Prayer Quotes

Prayer only from the mouth is no prayer

Jamaican Proverb

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

Leonard Cohen

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

Meister Eckhart

Praying is like a rocking chair - it'll give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere

Gypsy Rose Lee

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

Meister Eckhart

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

St. Teresa of Avila

Whoever in prayer can say, "Our Father," acknowledges and should feel the brotherhood of the whole race of mankind

Tryon Edwards

Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.

Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God.

Edwin Keith

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

William Feather

Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom.

Evelyn Waugh

I have been benefited by praying for others; for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself

Samuel Rutherford

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.

Philip James Bailey

Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.

George Meredith

Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man.

Francis Cardinal Spellman

One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.

G. E. Lessing

The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon as we get out of it.

Josh Billings

You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.


When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing - nothing.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

S¯ren Kierkegaard

The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort.

Will Rogers

I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.

Josephine Baker

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo

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 Inge

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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