Prayer Quotes: 125 Quotes About Prayer

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Prayer Quotes

Prayer Quotes: God has, in his words, promised us that any word we say to him as PRAYER, he hears it. Just like a responsible parent treats his/her child, God never gets tired of listening to our problems, needs, and worries.  No matter what we are seeking from God, we should understand that prayer is the channel through which we communicate with God.

Our collection of Prayer Quotes will give you the encouragement you need to remain steadfast and continue to have faith, stronger faith, in God. Prayer is truly the master key. Check these Prayer Quotes to see what others are saying about prayer.

Prayer Quotes

Here are Prayer Quotes.

1. “For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

2. “In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.” – Iyanla Vanzant

3. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

4. “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.” – James E. Faust

5. “Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

6. “Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.” – Mahalia Jackson

7. “One of the greatest attacks of the enemy is to make you busy, to make you hurried, to make you noisy, to make you distracted, to fill the people of God and the Church of God with so much noise and activity that there is no room for prayer. There is no room for being alone with God. There is no room for silence. There is no room for meditation.” – Paul Washer

8. “I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.” – Harvey Fierstein

9. “Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.” – E. Stanley Jones

10. “I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.” – Roy Orbison

Prayer Quotes In English

Here are Prayer Quotes In English.

11. “Exercise, prayer, and meditation are examples of calming rituals. They have been shown to induce a happier mood and provide a positive pathway through life’s daily frustrations.” – Chuck Norris

12. “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

13. “God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.” – John Wesley

14. “’Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

15. “Today we thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed upon this great Country and ask Him to continue to heal our land and meet our needs – and we do so through the power of prayer.” – Nick Rahall

16. “You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

17. “A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. But what is the best that we can offer to those who govern? Prayer!” – Pope Francis

18. “Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” – George Herbert

19. “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” – Billy Graham

20. “Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

Best Prayer Quotes

Here are Best Prayer Quotes.

21. “I had a mother who prayed for me, and prayer changes everything.” – Dennis Edwards

22. “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther

23. “Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

24. “Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.” – Billy Graham

25. “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.” – Mahatma Gandhi

26. “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” – Soren Kierkegaard

27. “You’re not gonna get through life without being worshipful or devoted to something. You’re either devoted to your job, or to your desires. So the best way to spend your life is to try to be devoted to prayer, to Allah.” – Mos Def

28. “Prayer doesn’t just change things – it changes us. If we are diligent in seeking God, slowly and surely we become better people.” – Joyce Meyer

29. “Beautiful things comfort; they bring a real clarity and ease. We have to continue to make our environments beautiful – it’s sort of like a prayer. If you surround yourself with beautiful things, you have a better life – one with more oxygen.” – Anjelica Huston

30. “True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.” – Charles Spurgeon

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Prayer Sayings

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31. “Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.” – Alan Cohen

32. “Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.” – Adam Clarke

33. “Get your mind right, get your spirit right, and get your body right. And keep it there. That requires working out; that requires fasting, eating well, prayer, and getting to know who you are. And not bending.” – Mya

34. “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” – Voltaire

35. “Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you’re listening. Playing the piano allows you to do both at the same time.” – Kelsey Grammer

36. “An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.” – Madalyn Murray O’Hair

37. “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” – Soren Kierkegaard

38. “My longing for truth was a single prayer.” – Edith Stein

39. “The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes.” – Os Guinness

40. “Ministers should not pray so loud, and long, as to exhaust the strength. It is not necessary to weary the throat and lungs in prayer. God’s ear is ever open to hear the heart-felt petitions of his humble servants, and he does not require them to wear out the organs of speech in addressing him.” – Ellen G. White

Inspiring Prayer Quotes

Here are Inspiring Prayer Quotes.

41. “Prayer is man’s greatest power!” – W. Clement Stone

42. “Just as you wouldn’t leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn’t start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading.” – Marianne Williamson

43. “Animals praise a good day, a good hunt. They praise rain if they’re thirsty. That’s prayer. They don’t live an unconscious life, they simply have no language to talk about these things. But they are grateful for the good things that come along.” – Mary Oliver

44. “I’m healthy as can be – not an ache or a pain. A lot of my prayer is thanking the Lord that I am healthy. I pray for long life and good health.” – Joel Osteen

45. “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart.” – John Bunyan

46. “Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.” – Joyce Meyer

47. “Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night – be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.” – Frank Sinatra

48. “I don’t believe in God, in prayer, in going to temples begging God to give me and my family happiness. I am not asking everyone to be an atheist, but good thoughts are not spent in a temple.” – Suhasini Maniratnam

49. “Those who are preparing for the coming of Christ should be sober, and watch unto prayer, for our adversary, the Devil, goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour; whom we are to resist steadfast in the faith.” – Ellen G. White

50. “Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.” – Laurence Sterne

Short Prayer Quotes

Here are Short Prayer Quotes.

51. “Man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those chambers upright, with the Lord’s Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips.” – Viktor E. Frankl

52. “Remember that bodily exercise, when it is well ordered, as I have said, is also prayer by means of which you can please God our Lord.” – Saint Ignatius

53. “Prayer is good: but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is naught but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism.” – Charles Studd

54. “God’s first line of defense – and offense – for every situation is prayer.” – Joyce Meyer

55. “I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God.” – Billy Graham

56. “I’m pretty much a good Catholic girl at heart and I believe in family. I also have a basic belief that God takes care of me. I believe in prayer, even though I’m not that religious. I just have that foundation from my family. I mean when you think that you’re just a human being and one of God’s creatures, you can’t take anything that seriously.” – Catherine O’Hara

57. “I begin each day with prayer and meditation. Throughout the day, I use affirmations and positive intentions to move through blocks, and each evening, I close the day with self-reflection and an inventory of my growth throughout the day.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

58. “Prayer is our invitation to God to intervene in the affairs of earth. It is our request for Him to work His ways in this world.” – Myles Munroe

59. “Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling, arising within the mind of the one praying.” – Ernest Holmes

60. “God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: ‘Use me.’” – Rick Warren

Prayer Quotes To Use In Your Prayers

Here are Prayer Quotes To Use In Your Prayers.

61. “God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

62. “’Safe Harbor’ is a state of mind… it’s the place – in reality or metaphor – to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song.” – Luanne Rice

63. “If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.” – Charles Spurgeon

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64. “Prayer is where the action is.” – John Wesley

65. “Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God’s Book of Life.” – Jonathan Sacks

66. “Without prayer, without faith in the Almighty, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings.” – John Lewis

67. “Every time in my life when I have chosen to delay following inspired counsel or decided that I was an exception, I came to know that I had put myself in harm’s way. Every time that I have listened to the counsel of prophets, felt it confirmed in prayer, and then followed it, I have found that I moved toward safety.” – Henry B. Eyring

68. “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

69. “Liturgy, in truth, is an event by means of which we let ourselves be introduced into the expansive faith and prayer of the Church. This is the reason why the early Christians prayed facing east, in the direction of the rising sun, the symbol of the returning Christ.” – Pope Benedict XVI

70. “Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon.” – Terry Pratchett

Prayers Quotes

Here are Prayers Quotes. Prayer Quotes!

71. “To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.” – Victor Hugo

72. “Sacrifice, discipline and prayer are essential. We gain strength through God’s word. We receive grace from the sacrament. And when we fumble due to sin – and it’s gonna happen – confession puts us back on the field.” – Lou Holtz

73. “It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.” – George Muller

74. “Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.” – George Meredith

75. “The music that I have learned and want to give is like worshipping God. It’s absolutely like a prayer.” – Ravi Shankar

76. “All I did was pray to God, every day. In prison camp, the main prayer was, ‘Get me home alive, God, and I’ll seek you and serve you.’ I came home, got wrapped up in the celebration, and forgot about the hundreds of promises I’d made to God.” – Louis Zamperini

77. “A beginner must look on himself as one setting out to make a garden for his Lord’s pleasure, on most unfruitful soil which abounds in weeds. His Majesty roots up the weeds and will put in good plants instead. Let us reckon that this is already done when the soul decides to practice prayer and has begun to do so.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

78. “Prayer is not a substitute for work. First we have to do all we can ourselves to understand a situation. Then when we ask for help, sometimes it is very evident, sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes we may well be helped by not getting a decision.” – George W. Romney

79. “The serenity prayer, ‘God grant me the strength to accept…’ That’s a prayer that’s actually in my car. I say it every day.” – Lauren London

80. “Begin each day with private reading of the Word and prayer.” – Jim Elliot

Inspirational Prayer Quotes

Here are Inspirational Prayer Quotes.

81. “Let God’s grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat. Let the Quran be the good conduct.” – Guru Nanak

82. “Fasting, coupled with mighty prayer, is powerful.” – Adoniram Judson

83. “Music is a form of prayer.” – Toru Takemitsu

84. “Never was a faithful prayer lost. Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but then they return with their richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.” – William Gurnall

85. “Prayer is a privilege and the soul’s sincere desire. We can move beyond routine and ‘checklist’ prayers and engage in meaningful prayer as we appropriately ask in faith and act, as we patiently persevere through the trial of our faith, and as we humbly acknowledge and accept ‘not my will, but Thine, be done.’” – David A. Bednar

86. “Do not neglect secret prayer, for it is the soul of religion.” – Ellen G. White

87. “As a people of faith, we know that prayer is a powerful instrument. And as one Nation under God, we know that many times our most powerful tool is prayer.” – Nick Rahall

88. “True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us.” – Mary Baker Eddy

89. “When you recognize the festive and the still moments as moments of prayer, then you gradually realize that to pray is to live.” – Henri Nouwen

90. “The fewer the words, the better the prayer.” – Martin Luther

Quotes About Prayer

Here are Quotes About Prayer. Prayer Quotes!

91. “How can we condemn those who are truly blinded by evil? We can’t. We shouldn’t. How do we bring about conversion of those living in blindness? By love. By truth in charity. By offering forgiveness. By offering mercy. With prayer.” – Abby Johnson

92. “My grandmother took me to church on Sunday all day long, every Sunday into the night. Then Monday evening was the missionary meeting. Tuesday evening was usher board meeting. Wednesday evening was prayer meeting. Thursday evening was visit the sick. Friday evening was choir practice. I mean, and at all those gatherings, we sang.” – Maya Angelou

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93. “My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.” – Toby Keith

94. “My prayer became ‘May I find peace… May I love this life no matter what.’ I was seeking an inner refuge, an experience of presence and wholeness that could carry me through whatever losses might come.” – Tara Brach

95. “The world calls for, and expects from us, simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility, detachment, and self-sacrifice. Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man.” – Pope Paul VI

96. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa

97. “The ‘means of grace’ are such as Bible reading, private prayer, and regularly worshiping God in Church, wherein one hears the Word taught and participates in the Lord’s Supper. I lay it down as a simple matter of fact that no one who is careless about such things must ever expect to make much progress in sanctification.” – J. C. Ryle

98. “Years of drought and famine come and years of flood and famine come, and the climate is not changed with dance, libation or prayer.” – John Wesley Powell

99. “To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” – Mahatma Gandhi

100. “As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.” – Cokie Roberts

Great Christian Quotes About Prayer

Here are Great Christian Quotes About Prayer. Prayer Quotes!

101. “Prayer begins where human capacity ends.” – Marian Anderson

102. “Your personal time with God is huge, your quiet time, your study, prayer, but being around other Christian followers… and the church just feeds you. You come away feeling rejuvenated, you get a great message.” – Ryan Tannehill

103. “Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.” – William Wilberforce

104. “Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.” – Leonard Cohen

105. “Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he wisely refrains from saying whether they are good or bad things.” – Samuel Butler

106. “When I was young, I really wanted to be a part of the end-of-year awards shows, but now that I’m actually there, it feels weird. I used to go to church and ended the year with a prayer, but now I spend it with people I’m not very familiar with at an award show, and I wonder if it’s something I should be doing.” – Park Bo-gum

107. “God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers.” – Richard Holloway

108. “It turns out that our ability to connect with other people is driven by our ability to connect deeply with ourselves. And that can be just a few minutes sitting on your porch feeling the breeze against your face. That can be a few moments spent in meditation or in prayer or remembering three things you’re grateful for.” – Vivek Murthy

109. “My life is one big prayer because my life is one big blessing.” – Rekha

110. “An investor doesn’t have a prayer of picking a manager that can deliver true alpha.” – Eugene Fama

Prayer Quotes Sayings

Here are Prayer Quotes Sayings.

111. “Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.” – Jonathan Edwards

112. “Poetry and prayer are very similar.” – Carol Ann Duffy

113. “Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.” – Mark Twain

114. “After much thought and prayer, I have come to my own personal conclusion that we shouldn’t tell people who they can love or who they can marry.” – Kay Hagan

115. “The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.” – William James

116. “Spend more time in study and prayer. That’s the secret of successful evangelism.” – Billy Graham

117. “Think of God; attachments will gradually drop away. If you wait till all desires disappear before starting your devotion and prayer, you will have to wait for a very long time indeed.” – Ramana Maharshi

118. “Prayer is God’s backstage pass into a personal audience with Him.” – Tony Evans

119. “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.” – Chiang Kai-shek

120. “I offer my performance as prayer for someone I’ve worked with as an actor or someone who has died. The image that comes into my head as I walk to the stage, I offer that performance up for that person.” – Liam Neeson

121. “Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.” – Martin Farquhar Tupper

122. “When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.” – Ernest Holmes

123. “I don’t know what in the world happened. I don’t know if it was the power of the prayer or God himself, but it just reached out, either while I was driving or walking down the sidewalk or sleeping, and it just – the power of God in Jesus just grabbed me… All of a sudden, I just believed in Jesus Christ. I did, I believed in him!” – Evel Knievel

124. “My religion would be a gentle faith that believed in the sacredness of leisure. Napping as a form of prayer.” – Garrison Keillor

125. “I’m into crystals and good energy and harnessing more. It’s just like prayer. It helps you be grateful, think about good things, and keep that positive energy around you.” – Kali Uchis

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