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Paul Laurence Dunbar Quotes and Sayings

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But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core.
- Paul Laurence Dunbar

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

The fog unrolls itself to be a prayer rug to the mountains.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

 

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Gratitude is the prayer,
while Celebration is the song and the dance of praise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

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

Prayer is the key of the morning
and the bolt of the evening.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling,
arising within the mind of the one praying.
- Ernest Holmes

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want,
but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
- Kathleen Norris

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In our home there was always prayer -
aloud,
proud and unapologetic.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let everyone try and find that
as a result of daily prayer
he adds something new to his life,
something with which nothing can be compared.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

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

My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
- Toby Keith

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
- Philip James Bailey

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul;
man cannot live in health without them.
- Mahalia Jackson

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

I have been driven many times to my knees
by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go.
My own wisdom, and that of all about me,
seemed insufficient for the day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whatever a person may pray for, that person prays for a miracle.
Every prayer comes down to this - Almighty God,
grant that two times two not equal four.
- Ivan Turgenev

When the fire of prayer goes out, the barrenness of busyness takes over.
- George Carey

Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical
efforts to secure the desired end.
- George Santayana

I believe in prayer.
It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.
- Josephine Baker

Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night -
be it prayer,
tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.
- Frank Sinatra

I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

God is much in the difficult home problems as in the
times of quiet and prayer.
- Evelyn Underhill

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy,
especially in Presidents.
Those are prayer and fishing.
- Herbert Hoover

Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat,
leading to bad science and worse religion.
- Michael Shermer

The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession,
fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
- Horatio Alger

Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer.
That action is not always external, but it is always
some kind of effective energy.
- Dean Inge

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

Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty
reasons why he should grant this,
or that; he knows best what is good for us.
- John Selden

He knows the tax code as thoroughly as the pope knows the Lord's Prayer.
- William Proxmire

We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract
and general just as the monks let it wither in the
world of prayer and contemplation.
- Alexander Herzen

I have only ever made one prayer to God,
a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.
And God granted it.
- Voltaire

An authentic life is the most personal form of worship.
Everyday life has become my prayer.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible,
and singing the songs of David.
- William Brewster

To gather with God's people in united adoration of
the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
- Martin Luther

The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.
- Arthur Wellesley

Anything large enough for a wish to light upon,
is large enough to hang a prayer upon.
- George MacDonald

Never believe that true prayer consists in mere babbling,
reciting so many psalms and vigils, saying your beads
while you allow your thoughts to roam.
- Johannes Tauler

The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling;
even should we not lift up any great cry or shout,
God will yet hear us.
- Origen

When you lie down with a short prayer,
commit yourself into the hands of your Creator;
and when you have done so,
trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.
- Jeremy Taylor

Our prayer and God's mercy are like two buckets in a well;
while the one ascends the other descends.
- Mark Hopkins

About all I can say for the United States Senate is
that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
- Will Rogers

I believe in prayer and in strong belief.
- Tina Turner

It would be unthinkable in Canadian public life today
for the public inauguration of our supreme political
figures to be accompanied by prayer.
- Stockwell Day

The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic
seeker in the act of prayer.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
- Marcus Aurelius

Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.
- Laurence Sterne


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