People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.
~ Mary Austin
Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence.
~ W. S. Bowd
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do no pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
~ Phillips Brooks
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
~ Frederick Douglass
The true spirit of prayer is no other than God’s own Spirit dwelling in the hearts of the saints. And as this spirit comes from God, so doth it naturally tend to God in holy breathings and pantings. It naturally leads to God, to converse with him by prayer.
~ Jonathan Edwards
We honor God by asking for great things when they are a part of His promise. We dishonor Him and cheat ourselves when we ask for molehills where He has promised mountains.
~ Vance Havner
Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
~ William Ralph Inge
There is a way of ordering our mental life on more than one level at once. On one level we can be thinking, discussing, seeing, calculating, meeting all the demands of external affairs, but deep within, behind the scenes at a profounder level we may also be in prayer and adoration, song and worship and a gentle receptiveness to divine breathings.
~ Thomas Kelly, in A Testament of Devotion
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
~ Søren Kierkegaard
No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.
~ Guy H. King
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.
~ Brother Lawrence
As it is the business of tailors to make clothes and of cobblers to mend shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray.
~ Martin Luther
If the spiritual life be healthy, under the full power of the Holy Spirit, praying without ceasing will be natural.
~ Andrew Murray
Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.
~ Austin O’Malley
Pray, but when you pray, move to your feet.
~ African proverb
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
~ Indian proverb
If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word — prayer.
~ Charles Spurgeon
We should pray when we are in a praying mood, for it would be sinful to neglect so fair an opportunity. We should pray when we are not in a proper mood, for it would be dangerous to remain in so unhealthy a condition.
~ Charles H. Spurgeon
Many have found the secret of which I speak and, without giving much thought to what is going on within them, constantly practice this habit of inwardly gazing upon God. They know that something inside their hearts sees God. Even when they are compelled to withdraw their conscious attention in order to engage in earthly affairs, there is within them a secret communion always going on. Let their attention but be released for a moment from necessary business and it flies at once to God again. This has been the testimony of many Christians, so many that even as I state it thus I have a feeling that I am quoting, though from whom or from how many I cannot possibly know.
~ A.W. Tozer
When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic.
~ Jane Wagner
Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Give him a religion, and he’ll starve to death while praying for a fish.
~ Author unknown