Top 110 Inspirational Prayer Quotes

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110 Prayer Quotes

1. “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.” – Mahatma Gandhi

2. “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” – Soren Kierkegaard

3. “I believe that prayer is our powerful contact with the greatest force in the universe.” – Loretta Young

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

5. “Prayer is man’s greatest power!” – W. Clement Stone

6. “Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.” – E. Stanley Jones

7. “Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home in God.” – Henri Nouwen

8. “Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness.” – Mahatma Gandhi

9. “In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.” – Iyanla Vanzant

10. “Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.” – George Meredith

11. “Prayer is the most important thing that I do.” – Wayne Huizenga

12. “The soul is a muscle, and it needs to be exercised a little every day. Say a morning prayer just to say something.” – Catherine Hicks

13. “I do believe in the power of prayer.” – Geraldine Ferraro

14. “I know no words of prayer – God help me because I can not help myself.” – Harold E. Hughes

15. “I believe in prayer. I pray every night.” – John McCain

16. “I had a mother who prayed for me, and prayer changes everything.” – Dennis Edwards

17. “I am walking proof of the power of prayer.” – Fabrice Muamba

18. “Our real work is prayer. What good is the cold iron of our frantic little efforts unless first we heat it in the furnace of our prayer? Only heat will diffuse heat.” – Mother Maribel

19. “Forgiving the men who killed my parents and brother was a process, a journey into deeper and deeper prayer.” – Immaculee Ilibagiza

20. “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart.” – John Bunyan

21. “I’m a true believer in prayer, a big believer in prayer.” – Janet Jackson

22. “Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling, arising within the mind of the one praying.” – Ernest Holmes

23. “People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.” – Mary Hunter Austin

24. “Prayer is a form of meditation, isn’t it? It’s laws of attraction: whatever you put out into the universe is what it receives. It’s just kind of putting your thoughts out into the universe.” – Anthony Joshua

25. “I believe in prayer. I believe in gratitude and serving people.” – Kiran Bedi

26. “Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you’re listening. Playing the piano allows you to do both at the same time.” – Kelsey Grammer

27. “Prayer becomes more meaningful as we counsel with the Lord in all of our doings, as we express heartfelt gratitude, and as we pray for others.” – David A. Bednar

28. “Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.” – Victor Hugo

29. “The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.” – Billy Graham

30. “Pray till prayer makes you forget your own wish, and leave it or merge it in God’s will.” – Frederick William Robertson

31. “God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.” – John Wesley

32. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa

33. “Your heart has to be prepared ahead of time through faith and prayer and grace and mercy and love and forgiveness so you can keep your heart open in hell, when hell happens.” – Richard Rohr

34. “Prayer is the beginning and the end, the source and the fruit, the core and the content, the basis and the goal of all peacemaking.” – Henri Nouwen

35. “Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.” – Thomas Fuller

36. “Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.” – Joyce Meyer

37. “Prayer is omnipotent: its breath can melt adamantine rocks – its touch can break the stoutest chains.” – William Lloyd Garrison

38. “My prayer is to learn new things, imbibe fresh insights. You must not take life too seriously. You must enjoy the process of living.” – Sonu Nigam

39. “Prayer begins where human capacity ends.” – Marian Anderson

40. “Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.” – Madame de Stael

41. “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

42. “I spend a lot of time in prayer. God doesn’t always show up on my time, but he always shows up!” – Rachel Boston

43. “Amen is not the end of a prayer, it just gets us ready to go to the next level.” – Gary Busey

44. “The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.” – Charles Baudelaire

45. “A soul which gives itself to prayer, either much or little, should on no account be kept within narrow bounds.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

46. “Prayer is the medium of miracles; in whatever way works for you, pray right now.” – Marianne Williamson

47. “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther

48. “Do not neglect secret prayer, for it is the soul of religion.” – Ellen G. White

49. “Prayer is our invitation to God to intervene in the affairs of earth. It is our request for Him to work His ways in this world.” – Myles Munroe

50. “I believe in prayer. It’s the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.” – Josephine Baker

51. “True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.” – Charles Spurgeon

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

53. “For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

54. “Fasting, coupled with mighty prayer, is powerful.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

55. “Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.” – Chiang Kai-shek

56. “Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul prays in us with unspeakable groanings.” – Edith Stein

57. “Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.” – Margaret Mead

58. “The fewer the words, the better the prayer.” – Martin Luther

59. “When you recognize the festive and the still moments as moments of prayer, then you gradually realize that to pray is to live.” – Henri Nouwen

60. “Prayer is good: but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is naught but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism.” – Charles Studd

61. “The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.” – William James

62. “Prayer in any form is efficacious because it is an action. It will, therefore, have a result. That is the law of this universe in which we find ourselves.” – Dayananda Saraswati

63. “Without prayer, without faith in the Almighty, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings.” – John Lewis

64. “For me, prayer is not so much me setting out a shopping list of requests for God to consider as it is a way of ‘keeping company with God.” – Philip Yancey

65. “Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.” – Mahalia Jackson

66. “Don’t be discouraged if the answer to your prayer does not come immediately. Study, ponder, and pray, sincerely having faith, and live the commandments.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

67. “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

68. “I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God.” – Billy Graham

69. “True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us.” – Mary Baker Eddy

70. “A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.” – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

71. “Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.” – Hippocrates

72. “The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.” – Joseph Smith, Jr.

73. “To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.” – Victor Hugo

74. “Sacrifice, discipline and prayer are essential. We gain strength through God’s word. We receive grace from the sacrament. And when we fumble due to sin – and it’s gonna happen – confession puts us back on the field.” – Lou Holtz

75. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

76. “Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” – George Herbert

77. “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

78. “Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.” – Martin Luther

79. “If I could have one prayer answered, I would pray for patience. I move so fast sometimes. I try to slow down.” – Debra Winger

80. “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

81. “Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.” – Alan Cohen

82. “Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon.” – George MacDonald

83. “Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things.” – Joyce Meyer

84. “Prayer is where the action is.” – John Wesley

85. “Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.” – Laurence Sterne

86. “Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.” – Joseph Murray

87. “Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

88. “Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.” – Mahatma Gandhi

89. “Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.” – Mary Baker Eddy

90. “Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.” – Jonathan Edwards

91. “I really believe in prayer.” – Shanice Williams

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

93. “What keeps me sane the most is, honestly, the Serenity Prayer.” – Bryce Dallas Howard

94. “Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

95. “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

96. “Let God’s grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat. Let the Quran be the good conduct.” – Guru Nanak

97. “Prayer is a specific divine appointment, an ordinance of Heaven, whereby God purposes to carry out His gracious designs on earth and to execute and make efficient the plan of salvation.” – Edward McKendree Bounds

98. “I pray to start my day and finish it in prayer. I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.” – Tim Tebow

99. “I think of prayer as a spiritual lifeline back to where I most want to be.” – Marianne Williamson

100. “Frequent prayer has great value. On its surface, this sounds simplistic. But if we’re to keep prayer at the forefront of our ministry, we and our people have to pray again and again.” – Adam Hamilton

101. “Spending time with God through prayer and His Word is a prerequisite for having a great life and fulfilling your purpose.” – Joyce Meyer

102. “Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.” – Billy Graham

103. “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

104. “I’ve taught a lot about prayer over the years and how it is really just talking to God.” – Joyce Meyer

105. “For me, it is essential to have the inner peace and serenity of prayer in order to listen to the silence of God, which speaks to us, in our personal life and the history of our times, of the power of love.” – Adolfo Perez Esquivel

106. “Prayer doesn’t just change things – it changes us. If we are diligent in seeking God, slowly and surely we become better people.” – Joyce Meyer

107. “Whoever has not begun the practice of prayer, I beg for the love of the Lord not to go without so great a good. There is nothing here to fear but only something to desire.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

108. “Some of us pray demands. Some of us pray complaints. Some of us pray knowing, and some of us pray not knowing. But prayer is the attitude that you hold in your heart.” – Iyanla Vanzant

109. “I pray to start my day and finish it in prayer.” – Tim Tebow

110. “I believe in prayer and in strong belief.” – Tina Turner