quotes

prayer

Real Prayer—determined, prevailing prayer—is the greatest outlet of power on earth. • A.A. Allen

Love is kindled in a flame, and ardency is its life. Flame is the air which true Christian experience breathes. It feeds on fire; it can withstand anything rather than a feeble flame; but when the surrounding atmosphere is frigid or lukewarm, it dies, chilled and starved to its vitals. True prayer must be aflame. • E.M. Bounds

But the soul renounced shall abide in the boundlessness of God's life. This is liberty, this is prosperity. The more we lose, the more we gain. • Watchman Nee

Prayer and prayer alone, much prayer, persistent prayer is the door of entrance into the heart of God. • John G. Lake

Prayer is the key to the morning and the bolt of the evening. • Anonymous

Prayer delights God’s ear, it melts His heart, it opens His hand; God cannot deny a praying soul. • Thomas Watson

Prayer baths the soul in an atmosphere of the divine presence. • Charles Finney.

Daniel would rather spend a night with the lions than miss a day in prayer. • Anonymous

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray. • Samuel Chadwick

Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man’s will done in Heaven, but for getting God’s will done on earth. • Robert Law

Prayer is not about informing God of your needs, nor is it even about trying to convince God to help you. Prayer is about connecting to God. It is about experiencing His presence and moving with Him in intimate communion. • Erwin Raphael McManus

There are some forms of spiritual life which are not absolutely essential, but prayer is the very essence of spirituality. • C.H. Spurgeon

Prayer is never the least we can do; it is always the most! • A.W. Tozer

Prayer moves the arms that moves the world. • Annie Armstrong

Pray as if it’s all up to God, work as if it’s all up to you. • Anonymous

A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God. • Leonard Ravenhill

Untutored, we tend to think that prayer is what good people do when they are doing their best. It is not. Inexperienced, we suppose that there must be an “insider” language that must be acquired before God takes us seriously in our prayer. There is not. Prayer is elemental, not advanced, language. It is the means by which our language becomes honest, true, and personal in response to God. It is the means by which we get everything in our lives out in the open before God. • Eugene H. Peterson, from The Message (Excerpt taken from the introduction to Psalms)

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. • Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear Lord, grant me the grace of wonder. Surprise me, amaze me, awe me in every crevice of Your universe. Delight me to see how Your Christ plays in ten thousand places, lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not His, to the Father through the features of men’s faces. Each day enrapture me with Your marvelous things without number. I do not ask to see the reason for it all; I ask only to share the wonder of it all. • Joshua Abraham Heschel

Oh, will you pray? Stop now and pray, lest desire turn to feeling and feeling evaporate. • Amy Carmichael