Prayer Quotes

Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

St. Teresa of Avila

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is 'thank you', it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice

Meister Eckhart

Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.

Leonard Cohen

Prayer only from the mouth is no prayer

Jamaican Proverb

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.

W. R. Inge

Prayer changes things? No! Prayer changes people, and people change things.

Burton Hills

Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night

Thomas Fuller

Prayer is a wine which makes glad the heart of man

Bernard of Clairvaux

Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan

John Bunyan

Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.

Madame de Stael

Prayer is the voice of faith.

William Van Horne

The greatest prayer is patience


To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

Martin Luther King Jr

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Mahatma Gandhi

It's the simplest properties that will help you clear yourself of negativity ... The profound power of a simple prayer. The strength of a deep breath. The gentle guidance of good music.

Jeffrey Wands

More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.


The deepest life of nature is silent and obscure; so often the elements that move and mould society are the results of the sister's counsel and the mother's prayer.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere

James Martineau

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

Marcus Aurelius

Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. (Psalms 55:1)


Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.

Martin Luther

Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.

Margaret Mead

Fear drives the wretched to prayer

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