Prayer Quotes

When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

Oscar Wilde

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

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

Martin Luther King Jr

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

Saint Augustine

The greatest prayer is patience


Prayer is the voice of faith.

William Van Horne

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

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

John Bunyan

Prayers go up and blessings come down

Yiddish Proverb

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.


It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.


Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

Ambrose Bierce

Prayer is a wine which makes glad the heart of man

Bernard of Clairvaux

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

Thomas Fuller

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

Burton Hills

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

A man does not serve God when he prays, for it is himself he is trying to serve

Thomas Paine

Fear drives the wretched to prayer


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

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

Martin Luther

Never, never, never, never, never! Pray you, undo this button.

William Shakespeare

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


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


You cannot petition the Lord with prayer.

Jim Morrison

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