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Daily Prayer Quotes


"Daily, every moment, prayer is necessary to men." - Tertullian

"Prayer must not be our chance work but our daily business, our habit and vocation." - Charles Spurgeon

"Accustom yourself gradually to carry Prayer into all your daily occupation - speak, act, work in peace, as if you were in prayer, as indeed you ought to be." - Francois Fenelon

"Prayer should be the means by which I, at all times, receive all that I need, and, for this reason, be my daily refuge, my daily consolation, my daily joy, my source of rich and inexhaustible joy in life." - Saint John Chrysostom

"The third petition of the Lord's Prayer is repeated daily by millions who have not the slightest intention of letting anyone's will be done but their own." - Aldous Huxley

"Be sure to remember that nothing in your daily life is so insignificant and so inconsequential that the Lord will not help you by answering your prayer." - Ole Hallesby

"Prayer is the most powerful form of energy one can generate....It supplies us with a flow of sustaining power in our daily lives." - Alexis Carrel

"To pray is to let God into our lives. He knocks and seeks admittance, not only in the solemn hours of secret prayer. He knocks in the midst of your daily work, your daily struggles, your daily grind. That is when you need Him most." - Ole Hallesby

"The reason so many people do not pray is because of its cost. The cost is not so much in the sweat of agonizing supplication as in the daily fidelity to the life of prayer." - Samuel Chadwick

"When it becomes clear to us that prayer is a part of our daily program of work, it will also become clear to us that we must arrange our daily program in such a way that there is time also for this work, just as we set aside time for other necessary things, such as eating and dressing." - Ole Hallesby

"Nothing means so much to our daily prayer life as to pray in the name of Jesus. If we fail to do this, our prayer life will either die from discouragement and despair or become simply a duty which we feel we must perform." - Ole Hallesby

"My life is one long daily, hourly record of answered prayer. For physical health, for mental overstrain, for guidance given marvelously, for errors and dangers averted, for enmity to the Gospel subdued, for food provided at the exact hour needed, for everything that goes to make up life and my poor service. I can testify, with a full and often wonder-stricken awe, that I believe God answers prayer." - Mary Slessor

"Prayer begets Revival, which begets more prayer." - Jim Cymbala

"Doubtful prayer is no prayer at all." - John Calvin

"If we do not abide in prayer, we will abide in temptation. Let this be one aspect of our daily intercession: "God, preserve my soul, and keep my heart and all its ways so that I will not be entangled." When this is true in our lives, a passing temptation will not overcome us. We will remain free while others lie in bondage." - John Owen

"May I give you some advice for you to put into practice daily? When your heart makes you feel those low cravings, say slowly to the Immaculate Virgin: Look on me with compassion. Don't abandon me. Don't abandon me, my Mother! - And recommend this prayer to others." - Josemaria Escriva

"The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us, and carry out, in our ordinary conduct; the insignficances of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us." - Andrew Murray

"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white; And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still; No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill, And willow stems grow daily red and bright. These are days when ancients held a rite Of expiation for the old year's ill, And prayer to purify the new year's will." - Helen Hunt Jackson

"Seek worthy companions. Attend church faithfully. Never fail daily to seek for help through prayer. And I promise you that the way will be easier and you shall have a composure of mind and a confident attitude toward life and the future. You shall be warned of dangers and shall be guided through the whisperings of the Holy Spirit." - Boyd K. Packer

"Living your life constructs your soul, not a few seconds of daily prayer." - James Cook

"His daily prayer, far better understood in acts than in words, was simply doing good." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"The time of day we choose for prayer doesn't matter, so long as we keep it faithfully. Prayer must be part of the rhythm of our daily lives." - Bill Hybels

"I pray daily... for peace." - Paul O'Neill

"How different the world would look, how different the state of our nation would be, if there were more sanctified priestly souls! These are souls who have the power to bless, for they intercede with sanctified hearts. They never begin their daily time of intercessory prayer without having first brought to the cross all that is unholy in their lives, so that their old self can be crucified there with Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb." - Basilea Schlink

"Daily fervent prayers seeking forgiveness and special help and direction are essential to our lives and the nourishment of our testimonies. When we become hurried, repetitive, casual, or forgetful in our prayers, we tend to lose the closeness of the Spirit, which is so essential in the continual direction we need to successfully manage the challenges of our everyday lives. Family prayer every morning and night adds additional blessings and power to our individual prayers and to our testimonies." - Donald L. Staheli

"So when Jesus directs us to pray, "Thy kingdom come," he does not mean we should pray for it to come into existence. Rather, we pray for it to take over at all points in the personal, social, and political order where it is now excluded: "On earth as it is in heaven." With this prayer we are invoking it, as in faith we are acting it, into the real world of our daily existence" - Dallas Willard

"The purpose of daily prayer is the cultivation of a sense of the sacred. Sacred energy renews us." - Marianne Williamson

"Each activity of daily life in which we stretch ourselves on behalf of others is a prayer in action." - Richard J. Foster

"Prayer should be done regularly, persistently, resolutely, and tenaciously at least daily, whether we feel like it or not." - Timothy Keller

"Prayer is the only means of bringing about orderliness and peace and repose in our daily acts." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Prayer is asking; the answer to prayer is receiving." - John R. Rice

"We do not prescribe any prayer; we welcome all prayer." - George W Bush

"In the life of the Indian there is only one inevitable duty-the duty of prayer-the daily recognition of the Unseen and Eternal. Our daily devotions were more necessary to us than daily food." - Charles Alexander Eastman

"The normal Christian life is a life of regular, daily answer to prayer. In the model prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray daily for bread, and expect to get it, and to ask daily for forgiveness, for deliverance from the evil one, and for other needs, and daily to get the answers they sought." - John R. Rice

"The Prophet introduced a system of prayer in that it was interwoven into man's daily work: a prayer in the morning when he arose from his bed; a prayer at lunch time, as an indication that if his body needed a diet, so did his spirit; a prayer in the afternoon when he retired from his daily work; a prayer at sunset and a prayer when going to bed." - Muhammad Ali

"Bibles read without prayer; sermons heard without prayer; marriages contracted without prayer; journeys undertaken without prayer; residences chosen without prayer; friendships formed without prayer; the daily act of prayer itself hurried over, or gone through without heart: these are the kind of downward steps by which many a Christian descends to a condition of spiritual palsy, or reaches the point where God allows them to have a tremendous fall." - J C Ryle

"That's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar

"See what daily exercise does for one." - Seneca the Younger

"Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs." - Robin S. Sharma

"Your daily schedule reflects your deepest values." - Robin S. Sharma

"Dutch painting: daily life is enough." - Mason Cooley

"Everyone must hoe his plot daily..." - Vladimir Putin

"Teachers perform major miracles in America, daily." - Meryl Streep

"I listen and talk to God daily." - John Galliano

"Music really is our daily medicine." - Evelyn Glennie

"Daily vitamins are of no value." - Michael Specter

"Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I'll often simply say, 'let's pray about this right now.'" - Thomas Kinkade

"Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I'll often simply say, 'Let's pray about this right now." - Thomas Kinkade

"Accustom yourself gradually to carry prayer into all your daily occupations. Speak, move, work, in peace, as if you were in prayer, as indeed you ought to be. Do everything without excitement, by the spirit of grace." - Francois Fenelon

"If I fail to spend two hours in prayer each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day. I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer." - Martin Luther

"So live for the kingdom of God. Seek to bring glory to Jesus Christ and the Lord will use you. It is my prayer, my constant and daily prayer, that God would keep me useable." - Chuck Smith

"Prayer is listening as well as speaking, receiving as well as asking; and its deepest mood is friendship held in reverence. So the daily prayer should end as it begins - in adoration." - George Arthur Buttrick

"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

"We live by faith; but Faith is not the slave Of text and legend. Reason's voice and God's, Nature's and Duty's, never are at odds. What asks our Father of His children, save Justice and mercy and humility, A reasonable service of good deeds, Pure living, tenderness to human needs, Reverence and trust, and prayer for light to see The Master's footprints in our daily ways? No knotted scourge nor sacrificial knife, But the calm beauty of an ordered life Whose very breathing is unworded praise! - A life that stands as all true lives have stood Firm-rooted in the faith that God is Good." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"A social order bent on producing wealth as an end in itself cannot avoid the creation of a people whose souls are superficial and whose daily life is captured by sentimentalities. They will ask questions like "why does a good God let bad things happen to good people " such people cannot imagine that a people once existed who produced and sang the psalms. If we learn to say "God " we will do so with the prayer "My God my God why have you forsaken me?" - Stanley Hauerwas

"In the life of the Indian there was only one inevitable duty, - the duty of prayer - the daily recognition of the Unseen and Eternal." - Charles Eastman

"In the Lords prayer, the first petition is for daily bread; no one can worship God, or love his neighbor on an empty stomach." - Woodrow Wilson

"Surely our clergy need not be surprised at the daily increasing distrust in the public mind of the efficacy of prayer." - John Ruskin

"Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with him who alone can deliver us from solitude." - Georges Lefebvre

"The only things that really need to be accomplished in the home are daily scripture study and prayer and weekly family home evening." - Linda S. Reeves

"The simple, daily influences of prayer, persuasion, and promoting of godly values are the most powerful tools a mother can use to unleash the potential of her children." - David Jeremiah

"Our prayer cannot be reduced to an hour on Sundays. It is important to have a daily relationship with the Lord." - Pope Francis

"I obtain my center by remembering to breathe when in a difficult situation. My daily routine includes prayer, workouts, and meditation." - Ruthie Foster

"You can set your intention to better understand your soul, your spirit, through daily practices like prayer, yoga and meditation, etc." - Rob Bell

"I believe that ultimately it all comes down to whether we seek conscious contact with God on a daily basis through prayer and meditation." - Marianne Williamson

"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." - Mahatma Gandhi

"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

"Effective prayer is prayer that attains what it seeks. It is prayer that moves God, effecting its end." - Charles Grandison Finney

"Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only in prayer can they persevere and bear fruit." - Pope Francis

"Prayer can never be in excess." - Charles Spurgeon

"Hurry is the death of Prayer." - Samuel Chadwick

"Prayer is an effort of will." - Oswald Chambers

"Prayer is the acid test of devotion." - Samuel Chadwick

"God's solution is a prayer away!" - Max Lucado

"Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"True prayer is a lonely business." - Samuel Chadwick

"Purity is the fruit of prayer." - Mother Teresa

"My greatest weapon is mute prayer." - Mahatma Gandhi

"We can do nothing without prayer." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Mature prayer always breaks into gratitude." - Richard Rohr

"Every thought of God is prayer." - Rahel Varnhagen

"A prayer without faith is without accomplishment" - Smith Wigglesworth

"Prayer is the preview of God's action." - Mark Dever

"Habits of prayer need careful cultivation." - F.B. Meyer

"The prayer of Ajax was for light." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The root of prayer is interior silence." - Thomas Keating

"No prayer is complete without presence." - Rumi

"Prayer is the chief exercise of faith." - John Calvin

"Prayer is the thermometer of grace." - Charles Spurgeon

"Prayer is not flight, prayer is power. Prayer does not deliver a man from some terrible situation; prayer enables a man to face and to master the situation." - William Barclay

"Surely revival delays because prayer decays." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Prayer unites the soul to God." - Julian of Norwich

"Love is the only prayer I know." - Marion Zimmer Bradley

"Prayer is not eloquence but earnestness." - Hannah More

"No prayer fully expresses our faith." - Oscar Romero

"The love ofChrist is my prayer-book" - Gerhard Tersteegen

"Sincere prayer is answered by unfailing grace." - Shri Radhe Maa

"Prayer is continual abandonment to God." - Sadhu Sundar Singh

"I believe in prayer. It's the best..." - Josephine Baker

"Real prayer is union with God,..." - Mother Teresa

"A picture is like a prayer." - Harry Callahan

"Prayer begins where our power ends." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"The Press is not our daily bread but our daily sugar pill." - T.S. Mathews

"Your future is found in your daily routine. Successful people do daily what others do occasionally!" - Paula White

"The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer." - F.B. Meyer

"Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer." - Francois Fenelon

"Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer, and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble." - Francois Fenelon

"Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal godliness." - William Carey

"Helplessness united with faith produces prayer, for without faith there can be no prayer." - Ole Hallesby

"The first requirement for prayer is silence. People of prayer are people of silence." - Mother Teresa

"Pursuing prayer is prayer on a mission. It is diligent, fervent, constant, persevering, determined, and convinced." - David Bryant

"Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence." - Oscar Wilde

"Though prayer doesn't change God's mind or God's purposes, prayer does change something- It changes us." - Chuck Smith

"Work is prayer. Work is also stink. Therefore stink is prayer." - Aldous Huxley

"Prayer without study would be empty. Study without prayer would be blind." - Karl Barth

"Preaching affects men; prayer affects God. Preaching affects time; prayer affects eternity" - Leonard Ravenhill

"Prayer is a conversation with God, but prayer is no substitute for work." - Henry D. Moyle

"There can be no prevailing in prayer without travailing in prayer." - Oswald J. Smith

"The birth of the church was during a prayer meeting, not preaching, not singing, but prayer." - Jim Cymbala

"Prayer is the core of the day. Take prayer out, and the day would collapse ..." - Amy Carmichael

"Prayer worth calling prayer, prayer that God will call true prayer and will treat as true prayer, takes for more time by the clock than one man in a thousand thinks." - Alexander Whyte

"Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven." - Ephrem the Syrian

"Joy and patience are far above our strength... We must persevere in prayer that he may not permit our hearts to faint... Prayer and perseverance are necessary in our daily conflicts. The best remedy to the weariness is diligence in prayer." - John Calvin

"Know what you want to emphasize, then do it daily." - Larry Shyatt

"The daily work - that goes on, it adds up." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Peace is a daily commitment. It is a homemade peace." - Pope Francis

"Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results." - Robin S. Sharma

"Doing the right thing daily, compounds over time." - John C Maxwell

"To know God is to be adjusted to daily living." - Alfred Armand Montapert

"Success consists of a series of little daily efforts." - Mamie McCullough

"If at all possible, commune with nature daily." - Robin S. Sharma

"Peak performers replace depletion with inspiration on a daily basis." - Robin S. Sharma

"Which is the supplement? Fantasy or daily routine?" - Mason Cooley

"Not romance but companionship makes the happiness of daily life." - Mason Cooley

"Eternal Inner Peace has to be cultivated daily." - Delphine De Girardin

"Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value." - Denis Waitley

"The current tax code is a daily mugging." - Ronald Reagan

"Slow, steady progress is better than fast, daily excuses." - Robin S. Sharma

"Daily life is more instructive than the most effective book." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Apparently it's cool to watch The Daily Show." - Rob Corddry

"Why should I be feeling tension? It's The Daily Show." - Rob Corddry

"There's politics in all aspects of our daily lives." - Michael Moore

"I've been playing squash almost daily for 38 years." - Arlen Specter

"Trouble and prayer are closely related. Trouble often drives men to God in prayer, while prayer is but the voice of men in trouble." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Prayer is simple, prayer is supernatural, and to anyone not related to our Lord Jesus Christ, prayer is apt to look stupid." - Oswald Chambers

"Sometimes I'm asked to list the most important steps in preparing for an evangelistic mission, and my reply is always the same: prayer... prayer... prayer." - Billy Graham

"We ought as much to pray for a blessing upon our daily rod as upon our daily bread." - John Owen

"I only knew about daily life. It was said, well, it isn't everybody's daily life. That is why I started." - Martha Gellhorn

"If you think you don't have any time for prayer, and can't find any time, then ask God to forgive you... The Pope isn't too busy for his daily rosary; if you're busier than the Pope, you're too busy." - James Peterson

"I am always struggling in finding time to daily grow in my faith. If you are not in the Word or focusing on Christ, or into prayer, you can't help but slip at times." - Aaron Rodgers



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