Prayer Quotes - Quotes about Prayer

Prayer Quotes

“Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry.” --Padre Pio of Pietrelcino

Good Quotes about Prayer


No Man can do a great and enduring work of God, who is not a man of prayer, and no man can be a man of prayer who does not give much time to praying.

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God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.

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Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.

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Until you are convinced that prayer is the best use of your time, you will not find time for prayer.

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Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.

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I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.

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Prayer is the key to Heaven, but faith unlocks the door.

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Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

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Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.

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Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.

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All that true prayer seeks is God Himself, for with Him we get all we need.

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If you really want to know where a person's heart is - listen to their prayers.

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When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message.

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Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow.

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Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.

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Prayer breaks all bars, dissolves all chains, opens all prisons, and widens all straits by which God's saints have been held.

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When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.

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Prayer is not given us as a burden to be borne or an irksome duty to fulfill, but to be a joy and power to which there is no limit.

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Prayer must carry on our work as much as preaching; he preacheth not heartily to his people that will not pray for them.

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Prayer does not change the purpose of God. But prayer does change the action of God.

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Satan laughs at our toiling, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.

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The word of God is the food by which prayer is nourished and made strong.

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Jesus taught that perseverance is the essential element in prayer.

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The secret of all failure is our failure in secret prayer.

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The only power that God will yield to is that of prayer.

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Don't pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs.

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Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

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The secret of praying is praying in secret.

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God warms his hands at man's heart when he prays.

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God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.

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It is possible to move men, through God, by prayer alone.

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Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God.

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Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work.

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If your day is hemmed in with prayer, it is less likely to come unraveled.

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O, let the place of secret prayer become to me the most beloved spot on earth.

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

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Saint Quotes about Prayer


God does not delay to hear our prayers because He has no mind to give; but that, by enlarging our desires, He may give us the more largely.

- Saint Anselm of Canterbury




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

- Saint Augustine




He whose attitude towards Christ is correct does indeed ask ‘in His Name’ and receives what he asks for, if it is something which does not stand in the way of his salvation. He gets it, however, only when he ought to receive it, for certain things are not refused us, but their granting is delayed to a fitting time.

- Saint Augustine




For me prayer is an upward leap of the heart, an untroubled glance toward heaven, a cry of gratitude and love which I utter from the depths of sorrow as well as from the heights of joy.

- Saint Thérèse of Lisieux




What does the poor man do at the rich man’s door, the sick man in the presence of his physician, the thirsty man at a limpid stream? What they do, I do before the Eucharistic God. I pray. I adore. I love.

- Saint Francis of Assisi




A good and perfect prayer requires that we forget self, that we be ready to sacrifice all that we are for God.

- Saint Jane Frances de Chantal




Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.

- Saint John Damascene




By humble and faithful prayer, the soul acquires, with time and perseverance, every virtue.

- Saint Catherine of Siena




I am certain of it that Our Lord will eventually bring to the harbor of salvation, the one who gives himself to prayer.

- Saint Teresa of Avila




Mental prayer is nothing else than an intimate friendship, a frequent heart-to-heart conversation with Him by whom we know ourselves to be loved.

- Saint Teresa of Avila




How pleasing to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is the short quarter of an hour that we steal from our occupations, from something of no use, to come and pray to Him, to visit Him, to console Him.

- Saint John Vianney




Individual praying is like straw scattered over a field. If you set a straw alight, the flame is small. But if you gather up all the bits of straw the flame fills out, rising high up in the sky, and it’s the same with communal prayer.

- Saint John Vianney




It is morally impossible for him who neglects meditation to live without sin.

- Saint Alphonsus




The principal means of acquiring an ardent love of Christ are mental prayer, Communion, mortification, retirement.

- Saint Alphonsus




All the reprobate have been damned in consequence of their neglect of prayer; had they prayed they should not be lost; and all the saints have become saints by prayer; had they neglected prayer, they would not have become saints. We must live in the persuasion, St. John Chrysostom says, that to neglect prayer, and to lose the grace of God, are one and the same thing.

- Saint Alphonsus




Without the aid of mental prayer, the soul cannot triumph over the forces of the demon.

- Saint John of the Cross




If thou wouldst be certain of being in the number of the elect, strive to be one of the few, not of the many. And if thou wouldst be quite sure of thy salvation, strive to be among the fewest of the few… Do not follow the great majority of mankind, but follow those who enter upon the narrow way, who renounce the world, who give themselves to prayer, and who never relax their efforts by day or by night, that they may attain everlasting blessedness.

- Saint Anselm




A want of due attention to mental prayer is the reason why some have so little fervor in the service of God, and give so great scope to their passions.

- Saint Aloysius




‘Francisco! Francisco, are you going to pray with me? It is necessary to pray a great deal to save souls from Hell. So many are going there! So many!’ And they said the prayer again together, for those who said no prayers.

- Jacinta Marto




You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips but with your heart; in fact on certain occasions you should speak to Him only with your heart

- Padre Pio of Pietrelcino




Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry.

- Padre Pio of Pietrelcino





More Quotes about Prayer


Prayer gives us strength for great ideals, for keeping up our faith, charity, purity, generosity; prayer gives us strength to rise up from indifference and guilt, if we have had the misfortune to give in to temptation and weakness. Prayer gives us light by which to see and to judge from God's perspective and from eternity. That is why you must not give up on praying!

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How to pray? This is a simple matter. I would say: Pray any way you like, so long as you do pray.

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To pray is to talk to God, but about what? About Him, about yourself; joys, sorrows, successes, and failures, noble ambitions, daily worries, weaknesses! And acts of thanksgiving and petitions: and Love and reparation. In a word: to get to know Him and to get to know yourself: to get acquainted.

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You don’t know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, ‘Lord, I don’t know how to pray!’ you can be sure you’ve already begun.

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Remember that when we ask the Lord for something important, he may want to be asked for many years. Keep on! But keep on with ever increasing trust.

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Action is worthless without prayer; prayer is worth more with sacrifice.

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Prayer is the foundation of the spiritual edifice. Prayer is all powerful.

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The Ministry of Prayer, if it be anything worthy of the Name, is a ministry of ardor, a ministry of unwearied and intense longing after God and His holiness.

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Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other's hearts in prayer.

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To pray is to change. Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us. If we are unwilling to change, we will abandon prayer as a noticeable characteristic of our lives. The more we pray, the more we come to heartbeat of God. Prayer starts the communication process between ourselves and God. All the options of life fall before us. At that point we will either forsake our prayer life and cease to grow, or we will pursue our prayer life and let Him change us.

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The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time and pray. They have not time. It must be taken from something else. This something else is very important. Very important and pressing, but still less important and less pressing than prayer.

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Poverty stricken as the church is today in many things, she is most stricken here, in the place of prayer. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, but few prayers; many singers but few lingerers; lots of pastors but few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, but little passion; many interferers, but few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.

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The Spirit, when He prays through us, or helps us to meet the mighty "ougthness" of right praying, trims our praying down to the will of God.

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There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.

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Worship and intercession must go together, the one is impossible without the other. Intercession means that we rouse ourselves up to get the mind of Christ about the one for whom we pray.

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The great people of the earth today are the people who pray, not those who talk about prayer...but I mean those who take time and pray.

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All vital praying makes a drain on a man's vitality. True intercession is a sacrifice, a bleeding sacrifice.

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Work, work, from morning until late at night. In fact, I have so much to do that I shall have to spend the first three hours in prayer.

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To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.

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Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God.

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There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying.

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Bible Quotes about Prayer


Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

- Hebrews 4:14-16




Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

- Revelation 3:20




Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

- Philippians 4:6-7




I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.

- 1 Timothy 2:8




And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

- Ephesians 6:18




The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

- James 5:16




Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18




Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.

- 1 Peter 4:7




But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.

- Jude 1:20




Men ought always to pray, and not faint.

- Luke 18:1




Pray without ceasing.

- 1 Thessalonians 5:17




Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.

- James 5:13-14





Even More Quotes about Prayer


Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue; God's voice is its most essential part. Listening to God's voice is the secret of the assurance that He will listen to mine.

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Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies.

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God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.

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To desire revival...and at the same time to neglect prayer and devotion is to wish one way and walk another.

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Prayer is not only asking, but an attitude of mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural.

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The supreme thing is worship. The attitude of worship is the attitude of a subject bent before the King...the fundamental thought is that of prostration, of bowing down.

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I did not see that it is the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men....

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If Christianity is to survive the present world upheaval, we shall need to have a fresh revelation of the greatness and the beauty of Jesus.... He alone can raise our cold hearts to rapture and restore again the art of true worship.

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Worship and intercession must go together, the one is impossible without the other. Intercession means that we rouse ourselves up to get the mind of Christ about the one for whom we pray.

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Learn to worship God as the God who does wonders, who wishes to prove in you that He can do something supernatural and divine.

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History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.

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The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity...if we want to see might wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God's standing challenge, 'Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and might things which thou knowest not.'

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Walking with God down the avenue of prayer we acquire something of His likeness, and unconsciously we become witnesses to others of His beauty and His grace.

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We lean to our own understanding, or we bank on service and do away with prayer, and consequently by succeeding in the external we fail in the eternal, because in the eternal we succeed only by prevailing prayer.

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If you are sick, fast and pray; if the language is hard to learn, fast and pray; if the people will not hear you, fast and pray, if you have nothing to eat, fast and pray.

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