Favorite Quotations ~  Prayer Prayer Of Jesus

"It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray." ~ Billy Graham


You should not take prayer too seriously. There is something playful about God. You only have to look at a penguin ... to realize that He likes to play little jokes on creatures. ~ Thomas Keating, Open Mind, Open Heart, 1986

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. ~ Corrie ten Boom, Peace of Mind: Daily Meditations

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God. ~ Billy Graham

I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves. ~ David J. Wolpe

Everyone prays in their own language, and there is no language that God does not understand. ~ Duke Ellington

Pray, for all men need the aid of the gods. ~ Homer

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire, uttered or unexpressed; the motion of a hidden fire that trembles in the breast. ~ James Montgomery

When you cannot pray as you would, pray as you can. ~ Dean M. Goulburn

Be patient in trials, watchful in prayer, and never cease working. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Another of the things I started to do during this time was what Buddhists normally call "meditation" or, in Christian terms, "contemplative prayer". It began to supersede deipnosophy as my favorite hobby. ~ Sara Maitland, A Book of Silence

Prayer as focus is not a way of limiting what can be seen; it is a habit of attention brought to bear on all that is. ~ Patricia Hampl, Prayer Does It Make a Difference

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