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30 More Great Quotes on Prayer:

“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.  Wherefore let thy voice rise like a fountain night and day.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson

prayer image“The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray. It is not the only thing; but it is the chief thing. The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those who take time to pray.” -S.D. Gordon

“I find it hard to begin any question about God with the word ‘can’.” -Steven Sheeley

“The biggest changes in the world don’t happen because one person does a lot; they happen because a lot of people did a little.” -Mother Theresa

“No one can do great things; only small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa

“The people who have had the biggest impact on my life are the people who pray about everything.” -Melany Raborn

“God is more interested in the prayers you say than in the prayers you don’t say.” -Phyllis Tickle

“Sit quietly with the Me a couple times a week.  Sow stillness and silence.  Reap peace, rest, and the Voice of God.” -God, to me, during a Solo Time on the 2009 TA Spring Retreat

“The truest thing about you is what God says about you.” -Tic Long

“Ten years seems like a long time to pray for someone, but you begin to realize that’s not very long when you’re praying for eternal change in someone’s life.” -Susan Barnes

“When a heart is really alive, then it is able to think live things.  There is one heart all whose thoughts are strong, happy creatures, and whose very dreams are lives.  When some pray, they lift heavy thoughts from the ground, only to drop them on it again; others send up their prayers in living shapes, this or that, the nearest likeness to each.  All live things were thoughts to begin with, and are fit therefore to be used by those that think.  When one says to the great Thinker:– ‘here is one of thy thoughts: i am thinking it now!’, that is a prayer–a word to the big heart from one of its own little hearts.– look, there is another!” -from George MacDonald’s Lilith

“I want to be known in heaven.  I want to be known in hell.  I could care less if I’m known on the earth.” -Bill Johnson

“Did we pray any prayers today that made God smile and say, ‘Wow, you must believe I am who I say I am!’?” -Louie Giglio

“By practicing the spiritual disciplines, we prevent the world from filling our lives to such an extent that there is no place left to listen.” -Henri Nouwen

praying hands 4“I’ll be the first to confess my inadequecies.  All I know is just to do my best and then pray like crazy!” -Donovon Palmer

“Prayer is friendship with God. Friendship is not formal, but neither is it formless: it has its cultivation, its behavior, its obligations – even its disciplines.” -George Buttrick

“Prayer, in its deepest mood, is friendship held in reverance.” -George Buttrick

“Prayers of thanksgiving should be quite specific: ‘I thank Thee for THIS friendship, THIS threat overpassed, THIS single grace.’ ‘For all Thy mercies’ is a proper phrase for a general collect, but not a private gratitude.” -George Buttrick

“Confession, like thanksgiving, should be specific. It should not be ruthless – neither should it excuse: ‘I confess THIS sharp judgment, THIS jealousy, THIS cowardice, THIS bondage of dark habit, THIS part in the world’s evil.’ ” -George Buttrick

“Contrition is not easy work: it is surgery. But, like surgery, it is not an end in itself: the prayer of confession which God desires for us always leads to an acceptance of God’s pardon.” -George Buttrick

“Genuine love sees faces, not a mass. Intercession is more than specific: it is pondered: it requires us to bear on our heart the burden of those for whom we pray.” -George Buttrick

“Sometimes, in sorrow, dread, or helplessness, petition will be a crisis cry of creaturehood – a beating on heaven’s door with bruised knuckles in the dark. Sometimes it will be friendship – talk with God about the affairs of everyday. Scripture affirms that both prayers will be approved by Christ.” -George Buttrick

“If the worth of our prayer life depended upon the maintenance of a constant high level of feeling or understanding, we would be in a dangerous place. For even when our heart is cold and our mind is dim, prayer is still possible to us through our will.” -Evelyn Underhill

“It is not so true that ‘Prayer changes things’ as that prayer changes me, and then I change things; consequently, we must not ask God to do what He has created us to do.” -Oswald Chambers

“The grace of God is unearned and unearnable, but if we ever expect to grow in grace, we must pay the price of a consciously chosen course of action which involves both individual and corporate disciplines.” -Richard Foster

“The posture of the heart is more important than the posture of the body, but prostrating our physical selves before God helps our heart posture.” -Ken Blanchard

“Transform today’s to-do list into today’s prayer list and let God into the picture.” -Ken Blanchard

“I don’t want you to just do stuff for me.  I don’t want you to just do stuff with me.  I want you to know Me.  That’s how I feel loved.  That’s My love language…”God, speaking to Judah Smith

“Pray continually.” -1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Far too often our confusion about hearing and discerning the voice of God comes not because God mumbles or doesn’t speak clearly or chooses to hide among other voices, but because we haven’t turned down the volume of our daily lives to hear what God is saying. We tend to demand that God raise His decibel level; He in turn calls us to slow down, be quiet, and learn to hear His clear-but-soft voice.” -Edward Hindson

“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.” -James 5:13-18

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