Prayer Quotes

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If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
Epicurus

Whatever a man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this: Great God, grant that twice two be not four
Ivan Turgenev

The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.
Charles Baudelaire

Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon.
George MacDonald

I admired and valued Robin as a colleague and friend and as one of the greatest parliamentarians of our time. His wife Gaynor and his two sons are in our thoughts and prayers. [on the death of Robin Cook]
Gordon Brown

In times of trouble or personal suffering remember that you always have the opportunity to make earnest request to God through your prayers for the strength you need to continue.
Patrick Gordon

Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilisers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.
Frank Sinatra

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Victor Hugo

To all my little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins and you will never go wrong.
Hulk Hogan

People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.
Mary Austin

O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day; if I forget thee, do not thou forget me. [Prayer before Battle of Edgehill, 1642]
Sir Jacob Astley

Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body.
Juvenal

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
George Herbert

A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages.
Tennessee Williams

The creator who could put a cancer in a believer's stomach is above being interfered with by prayers
Bret Harte

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
Voltaire

In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part
Without the sweet concurrence of the heart
Robert Herrick

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
Billy Graham

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Mahatma Gandhi

Many of our prayers were not answered, and for this we are now grateful
William Feather

If thou shouldst never see my face again, pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
Morris Adler

Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbour on our knees.
Charles Bent

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
Hippocrates

The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some whiskey afterwards as he was rather pious.
Daisy Ashford

The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.
Robert Brault

Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
Soren Kierkegaard

All the Saints of God are there to protect me, to sustain me and to carry me. And your prayers, my dear friends, your indulgence, your love, your faith and your hope accompany me.
Pope Benedict XVI

As we look upon that agony and those tearful prayers, let us not only look with thankfulness; but let that kneeling Saviour teach us that in prayer alone can we be forearmed against our lesser sorrows; that strength to bear flows into the heart that is opened in supplication; and that a sorrow which we are made able to endure is more truly conquered than a sorrow which we avoid
Alexander Maclaren

Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Saudis would struggle in Europe because of that problem with those prayers five times a day.
Don Howe

Far as distress the soul can wound 'Tis pain in each degree; Bliss goes but to a certain bound, Beyond is agony. (A Prayer for Indifference)
Frances Greville

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Soren Kierkegaard

We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
George Eliot

Prayer puts you in touch with the infinite and prepares your mind for the finite.
Peter Daniel

Prayer ardent opens heaven
Edward Young

I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.
Gerald Ford

And so with that spirit of confidence in our step and with that prayer in our heart, let us now quicken our pace to the victory that awaits us!
Perry Christie

I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.
Shania Twain

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
Herbert Hoover

The Church should go forward along the path of progress and be no longer satisfied only to represent the Conservative Party at prayer.
Maude Royden

The general atmosphere of Lord's is more like a prayer meeting than a ball game.
Alistair Cooke

Deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist attacks in central London, the Holy Father offers his fervent prayers for the victims and for all those who mourn. [on the London terrorist bombings, 7th July 2005]
Pope Benedict XVI

The works of God are great mysteries and may truly always be hidden from us, however it is not wrong to lead your own personal enquiry through your prayers to the Lord.
Jane Grey

Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
André Gide

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

He who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires a greater stock of religious merit than he could gain by the repetition of ten thousand prayers
Zoroaster

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
Billy Graham

The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
Havelock Ellis



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