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106 Inspiring Quotes About Prayer (POWERFUL)

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“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.”

Max Lucado
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without heart. - Mahatma Gandhi
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without heart. – Mahatma Gandhi
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. – Martin Luther
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. – Martin Luther
Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow. — Benjamin Franklin
Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow. — Benjamin Franklin
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. ― Soren Kierkegaard
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. ― Soren Kierkegaard
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. - Saint Teresa of Avila
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. – Saint Teresa of Avila
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. — Corrie Ten Boom
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. — Corrie Ten Boom
It is true that a prayer that comes from the heart can move mountains, it increases your faith, and brings you closer to God. - Rebecca Small
It is true that a prayer that comes from the heart can move mountains, it increases your faith, and brings you closer to God. – Rebecca Small
The world was made partly that there may be prayer; partly that our prayers might be answered. - C.S. Lewis
The world was made partly that there may be prayer; partly that our prayers might be answered. – C.S. Lewis
Praying without faith is like shooting without a bullet; it makes a noise but does no execution. - Francis Burkitt
Praying without faith is like shooting without a bullet; it makes a noise but does no execution. – Francis Burkitt

10 Inspirational Quotes About Prayer

The greatest and best talent that God gives to any man or woman in the world is the talent of prayer. - Alexander Whyte
The greatest and best talent that God gives to any man or woman in the world is the talent of prayer. – Alexander Whyte
The Holy Spirit turns prayer from activity into energy. - John Blanchard
The Holy Spirit turns prayer from activity into energy. – John Blanchard
True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. Make it a habit, and when the need arises you will be in practice. - Billy Graham
True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. Make it a habit, and when the need arises you will be in practice. – Billy Graham
When a man makes alliance with the Almighty, giants look like grasshoppers. - Vance Havner
When a man makes alliance with the Almighty, giants look like grasshoppers. – Vance Havner
Prayer is the forerunner of mercy. Turn to sacred history, and you will find that scarcely ever did a great mercy come to this world unheralded by supplication. - Charles Spurgeon
Prayer is the forerunner of mercy. Turn to sacred history, and you will find that scarcely ever did a great mercy come to this world unheralded by supplication. –Charles Spurgeon
The man who kneels to God can stand up to anything. - Louis H. Evans
The man who kneels to God can stand up to anything. – Louis H. Evans
Within God’s limitations prayer is unlimited. - E. F. Hallock
Within God’s limitations prayer is unlimited. – E. F. Hallock
Prayer is that mightiest of all weapons that created natures can wield. - Martin Luther
Prayer is that mightiest of all weapons that created natures can wield. –Martin Luther
Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man’s will done in heaven, but for getting God’s will done in earth. - Robert Law
Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man’s will done in heaven, but for getting God’s will done in earth. – Robert Law
The marvellous and supernatural power of prayer consists not in bringing God’s will down to us, but in lifting our will up to his. - Robert Law
The marvellous and supernatural power of prayer consists not in bringing God’s will down to us, but in lifting our will up to his. – Robert Law

7 Quotes on the Power of Prayers

“I can take my telescope and look millions of miles into space; but I can go away to my room and in prayer get nearer to God and heaven than I can when assisted by all the telescopes of earth.”

Isaac Newton
I judge that my prayer is more than the devil himself; if it were otherwise, Luther would have fared differently long before this. - Martin Luther
I judge that my prayer is more than the devil himself; if it were otherwise, Luther would have fared differently long before this. – Martin Luther
I had rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous. - Thomas Lye
I had rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous. – Thomas Lye
When prayers are strongest, mercies are nearest. - Edward Reynolds
When prayers are strongest, mercies are nearest. – Edward Reynolds
All our perils are as nothing, so long as we have prayer. - C. H. Spurgeon
All our perils are as nothing, so long as we have prayer. – C. H. Spurgeon
Time spent on the knees in prayer will do more to remedy heart strain and nerve worry than anything else. - George D. Stewart
Time spent on the knees in prayer will do more to remedy heart strain and nerve worry than anything else. – George D. Stewart
The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe. - Augustus M. Toplady
The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe. – Augustus M. Toplady

12 Quotes on Faith and Prayer

“What an excellent ground of hope and confidence we have when we reflect upon these three things in prayer – the Father’s love, the Son’s merit and the Spirit’s power!”

Thomas Manton
If we cannot go to the house of the Lord we can go by faith to the Lord of the house. - Matthew Henry
If we cannot go to the house of the Lord we can go by faith to the Lord of the house. – Matthew Henry
Faith is the fountain of prayer, and prayer should be nothing else but faith exercised. - Thomas Manton
Faith is the fountain of prayer, and prayer should be nothing else but faith exercised. – Thomas Manton
God may turn his ears from prattling prayers, or preaching prayers, but never from penitent, believing prayers. - William S. Plumer
God may turn his ears from prattling prayers, or preaching prayers, but never from penitent, believing prayers. – William S. Plumer
Prayer, it is the very natural breath of faith. - William Gurnall
Prayer, it is the very natural breath of faith. – William Gurnall
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them. - Mahalia Jackson
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them. – Mahalia Jackson
There are no depths from which the prayer of faith cannot reach heaven. - John Blanchard
There are no depths from which the prayer of faith cannot reach heaven. – John Blanchard
Pray not for crutches but for wings. - Phillip Brooks
Pray not for crutches but for wings. – Phillip Brooks
We lie to God in prayer if we do not rely on him afterwards. - Robert Leighton
We lie to God in prayer if we do not rely on him afterwards. – Robert Leighton
The man who prays without faith has a radical defect in his character. - H. W. Fulford
The man who prays without faith has a radical defect in his character. – H. W. Fulford
The prayer of faith is the only power in the universe to which the great Jehovah yields. - Robert Hall
The prayer of faith is the only power in the universe to which the great Jehovah yields. – Robert Hall
All the storehouses of God are open to the voice of faith in prayer. - D. M. McIntyre
All the storehouses of God are open to the voice of faith in prayer. – D. M. McIntyre

12 Prayer Quotes that will Encourage You to Pray More

Many of us cannot reach the mission fields on our feet, but we can reach them on our knees. - T. J. Bach
Many of us cannot reach the mission fields on our feet, but we can reach them on our knees. – T. J. Bach
God does nothing except in response to believing prayer. - John Wesley
God does nothing except in response to believing prayer. – John Wesley
God warms his hands at man's heart when he prays. — John Masefield
God warms his hands at man’s heart when he prays. — John Masefield
Prayer is the means of sustaining a faith that at times can grow weak. The power of prayer is enriching, uplifting to hear our God speak. - Greta Zwaan
Prayer is the means of sustaining a faith that at times can grow weak. The power of prayer is enriching, uplifting to hear our God speak. – Greta Zwaan
The measure of our love for others can largely be determined by the frequency and earnestness of our prayers for them. - A. W. Pink
The measure of our love for others can largely be determined by the frequency and earnestness of our prayers for them. – A. W. Pink
The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love. - Andrew Murray
The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love. – Andrew Murray
Sometimes we think we are too busy to pray. That is a great mistake, for praying is a saving of time. - C. H. Spurgeon
Sometimes we think we are too busy to pray. That is a great mistake, for praying is a saving of time. – C. H. Spurgeon
Time spent in prayer is never wasted. - François Fénelon
Time spent in prayer is never wasted. – François Fénelon
Time spent with God in the secret place is never the cause of spiritual inefficiency. - Maurice Roberts
Time spent with God in the secret place is never the cause of spiritual inefficiency. – Maurice Roberts
If we can bring our woes before God in prayer we have done the best possible thing. - William S. Plumer
If we can bring our woes before God in prayer we have done the best possible thing. – William S. Plumer
Prayer should be fundamental, not supplemental. - William J. C. White
Prayer should be fundamental, not supplemental. – William J. C. White
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 ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. – Meister Eckhart

10 Quotes About Christian Life and Praying

As long as we continue living we must continue praying. - Matthew Henry
As long as we continue living we must continue praying. – Matthew Henry
I have many times been driven to my knees by the utter conviction that I had nowhere else to go. - Abraham Lincoln
I have many times been driven to my knees by the utter conviction that I had nowhere else to go. – Abraham Lincoln
The measure of any Christian is his prayer life. - Vance Havner
The measure of any Christian is his prayer life. – Vance Havner
Prayer is the breath of the new-born soul, and there can be no Christian life without it. - Rowland Hill
Prayer is the breath of the new-born soul, and there can be no Christian life without it. – Rowland Hill
He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and a happy life. - William Law
He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and a happy life. – William Law
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
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
No man is greater than his prayer life. - Leonard Ravenhill
No man is greater than his prayer life. – Leonard Ravenhill
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian’s weapon. - Martin Luther
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian’s weapon. –Martin Luther
He that is never on his knees on earth shall never stand upon his feet in heaven. - C. H. Spurgeon
He that is never on his knees on earth shall never stand upon his feet in heaven. – C. H. Spurgeon
A prayerless Christian should be a nonexistent species. - Geoff Treasure
A prayerless Christian should be a nonexistent species. – Geoff Treasure

17 Quotes About The Importance of Prayer

“Love to pray. Feel often during the day the need for prayer, and take trouble to pray. Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift of Himself. Ask and seek, and your heart will grow big enough to receive Him and keep Him as your own.”

Mother Teresa
To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the spirit of the world. - Karl Barth
To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the spirit of the world. – Karl Barth
Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God and a scourge for Satan. - John Bunyan
Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God and a scourge for Satan. – John Bunyan
Prayer does not enable us to do a greater work for God. Prayer is a greater work for God. - Thomas Chalmers
Prayer does not enable us to do a greater work for God. Prayer is a greater work for God. – Thomas Chalmers
Though we cannot by our prayers give God any information, yet we must by our prayers give him honour. - Matthew Henry
Though we cannot by our prayers give God any information, yet we must by our prayers give him honour. – Matthew Henry
Prayer honours God, acknowledges his being, exalts his power, adores his providence, secures his aid. - E. M. Bounds
Prayer honours God, acknowledges his being, exalts his power, adores his providence, secures his aid. – E. M. Bounds
The prime need of the church is not men of money nor men of brains, but men of prayer. - E. M. Bounds
The prime need of the church is not men of money nor men of brains, but men of prayer. – E. M. Bounds
To give prayer the secondary place is to make God secondary in life’s affairs. - E. M. Bounds
To give prayer the secondary place is to make God secondary in life’s affairs. – E. M. Bounds
You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. - S. D. Gordon
You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. – S. D. Gordon
Prayer is not the least we can do; it is the most. - John Blanchard
Prayer is not the least we can do; it is the most. – John Blanchard
The secret of reaching men is to know the secret of reaching God. - John Blanchard
The secret of reaching men is to know the secret of reaching God. – John Blanchard
We need more Christians for whom prayer is the first resort, not the last. - John Blanchard
We need more Christians for whom prayer is the first resort, not the last. – John Blanchard
When we miss out on prayer we cause disappointment to Christ, defeat to ourselves and delight to the devil. - John Blanchard
When we miss out on prayer we cause disappointment to Christ, defeat to ourselves and delight to the devil. – John Blanchard
If man is man and God is God, to live without prayer is not merely an awful thing, it is an infinitely foolish thing. - Phillips Brooks
If man is man and God is God, to live without prayer is not merely an awful thing, it is an infinitely foolish thing. – Phillips Brooks
The Christian will find his parentheses for prayer even in the busiest hours of life. - Richard Cecil
The Christian will find his parentheses for prayer even in the busiest hours of life. – Richard Cecil
The best Christian is he that is the greatest monopolizer of time for private prayer. - Thomas Brooks
The best Christian is he that is the greatest monopolizer of time for private prayer. – Thomas Brooks
What is the life of a Christian but a life of prayer? - David Brown
What is the life of a Christian but a life of prayer? – David Brown

3 Quotes About Hope and Prayer

Stay faithful. If you're hurting, stay hopeful. Pray and give thanks to God for the opportunity to grow; ask Him to shed light, ask Him for clarity. - Thomas Nelson
Stay faithful. If you’re hurting, stay hopeful. Pray and give thanks to God for the opportunity to grow; ask Him to shed light, ask Him for clarity. – Thomas Nelson
To pray rightly, you must make God your hope, stay, and all. Right prayer sees nothing substantial or worth being concerned about except God. - John Bunyan
To pray rightly, you must make God your hope, stay, and all. Right prayer sees nothing substantial or worth being concerned about except God. – John Bunyan
God always answers us in the deeps, never in the shallows of our soul. - Amy Carmichael
God always answers us in the deeps, never in the shallows of our soul. – Amy Carmichael

4 Quotes About Prayer and Christ’s Intercession

“Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between his will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer.”

Elisabeth Elliot
Let not our prayers die while our Intercessor lives.
Let not our prayers die while our Intercessor lives.

“Prayer as it comes from the saint is weak and languid; but when the arrow of a saint’s prayer is put into the bow of Christ’s intercession it pierces the throne of grace.”

Thomas Watson
The impulse to prayer, within our hearts, is evidence that Christ is urging our claims in heaven. - Augustus H. Strong
The impulse to prayer, within our hearts, is evidence that Christ is urging our claims in heaven. – Augustus H. Strong

7 Quotes on Unanswered Prayers

If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where would I be now? - C. S. Lewis
If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where would I be now? – C. S. Lewis
The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer but unoffered prayer. - F. B. Meyer
The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer but unoffered prayer. – F. B. Meyer
We ask for silver and God sometimes sends his denials wrapped in gold.
We ask for silver and God sometimes sends his denials wrapped in gold.
God has not always answered my prayers. If he had, I would have married the wrong man - several times! - Ruth Bell Graham
God has not always answered my prayers. If he had, I would have married the wrong man – several times! – Ruth Bell Graham
When the Lord is to lead a soul to great faith he leaves its prayers unheard. - Andrew Murray
When the Lord is to lead a soul to great faith he leaves its prayers unheard. – Andrew Murray
We ask what we think to be best; God gives what he knows to be best. - William Burkitt
We ask what we think to be best; God gives what he knows to be best. – William Burkitt
Did not God sometimes withhold in mercy what we ask, we should be ruined at our own request. - Hannah More
Did not God sometimes withhold in mercy what we ask, we should be ruined at our own request. – Hannah More

7 Quotes About Praying Together as a Church

Prayer is the barometer of the church. - Thomas V. Moore
Prayer is the barometer of the church. – Thomas V. Moore
Prayer is the breath of faith. Prayer meetings are the lungs of the church. - C. H. Spurgeon
Prayer is the breath of faith. Prayer meetings are the lungs of the church. – C. H. Spurgeon
Prayer meetings are the throbbing machinery of the church. - C. H. Spurgeon
Prayer meetings are the throbbing machinery of the church. – C. H. Spurgeon
If we ever forget our basic charter - ‘My house is a house of prayer’ - we might as well shut the church doors. - James S. Stewart
If we ever forget our basic charter – ‘My house is a house of prayer’ – we might as well shut the church doors. – James S. Stewart
The church upon its knees would bring heaven upon the earth. - E. M. Bounds
The church upon its knees would bring heaven upon the earth. – E. M. Bounds
Most churches don’t know that God rules the world by the prayers of his saints. - Andrew Murray
Most churches don’t know that God rules the world by the prayers of his saints. – Andrew Murray
To pray effectively we must want what God wants - that and that only is to pray in the will of God. - A. W. Tozer
To pray effectively we must want what God wants – that and that only is to pray in the will of God. – A. W. Tozer

7 Quotes About Prayer that Will Make You Think

It is necessary to draw near unto God, but it is not required of you to prolong your speech till everyone is longing to hear the word ‘Amen’. - C. H. Spurgeon
It is necessary to draw near unto God, but it is not required of you to prolong your speech till everyone is longing to hear the word ‘Amen’. – C. H. Spurgeon
We may pray when we say least, and we may pray least when we say most. - Augustine
We may pray when we say least, and we may pray least when we say most. – Augustine
Prayer may not get us what we want, but it will teach us to want what we need. - Vance Havner
Prayer may not get us what we want, but it will teach us to want what we need. – Vance Havner
Prayer is to religion what thinking is to philosophy. - Novalis
Prayer is to religion what thinking is to philosophy. – Novalis
There is nothing a natural man hates more than prayer. - Robert Murray M’Cheyne
There is nothing a natural man hates more than prayer. – Robert Murray M’Cheyne
I had rather learn what some men really judge about their own justification from their prayers than their writings. - John Owen
I had rather learn what some men really judge about their own justification from their prayers than their writings. – John Owen
One cannot get deep into religion until one gets deep into prayer. - W. E. Sangster
One cannot get deep into religion until one gets deep into prayer. – W. E. Sangster

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