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Prayer Quotes

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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)

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

My longing for truth was a single prayer.
- Edith Stein

In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread.
No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
- Woodrow Wilson

Experience teaches us that we do not always receive
the blessings we ask for in prayer.
- Mary Baker Eddy

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

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

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

Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
- George Meredith

Everytime someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen -
that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion.
So we're still praying to their gods.
- Whitley Strieber

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
- George Herbert

A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer
is a soul open to any religious infection.
- Alexander Cockburn

Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer
just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I pray for miracles.
I have always found prayer to bring quick results.
- Martha Reeves

Prayer is talking with God.
God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your
words as He is with the attitude of your heart.
- Josh McDowell

Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language,
or music without atmosphere.
- James Martineau

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
- Adam Clarke

The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
- Henry Ellis

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know
a gentleman he hardly ever meets.
I do not mean his maker, but himself.
- William Ralph Inge

A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.
- Doris Lessing

God knows, we don't want prayer.
- Oliver North

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

Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbour on our knees.
- Charles Bent

I have never made but one prayer to God,
a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous."
And God granted it.
- Voltaire

Patients describing the benefits of prayer often talk
about how it provides a sense of well being.
- Armstrong Williams

Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage,
taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people.
And using that as a vehicle for the intention.
- Rick Allen

I mean, George Bush is a man of prayer.
He talks to the lord.
He tries to get his direction from the lord.
- Pat Robertson

Prayer is commitment.
We don't merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within.
We, the total person, co-operate.
This means that co-operation equals committment.
- E. Stanley Jones

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

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

Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation.
It makes history possible.
- Jacques Ellul

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

We spend millions of dollars per year supplying more
than adequate meals and a Koran to every detainee along
with a prayer rug that meets their religious standards.
- Bill Shuster


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