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National Day Of Prayer Quotes


"It is wrong for a secular government to promote prayer. We think the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. What if the president declared a National Day of Cursing God because He failed us on September 11? Americans would say, "You've overstepped your authority." That's how we feel when he promotes prayer." - Dan Barker

"...and Britain was saved, because of a national day of prayer. Ladies and gentlemen, we desperately need our own Miracle of Dunkirk today." - James Dobson

"Our President has given symbolic support to the National Day of Prayer but I believe that our nation needs an impassioned call to our collective knees." - Jonathan Falwell

"President George Bush declared a National Day of Prayer for Peace. This was after he had carefully arranged and started the war." - George Carlin

"With that in mind and in celebration of National Prayer Day, today I have proposed in the House of Representatives a Constitutional Amendment that would restore voluntary prayer in our Nation's schools." - Nick Rahall

"Since 1775, when the first Continental Congress called for a national day of prayer, there have been such events called for by almost every President. I saw the figures - 34 out of 44 Presidents have called for a national day of prayer. Some of those who didn't have died in office." - James Dobson

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

"Each day begins with a prayer of thank you..." - Wayne Dyer

"Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation..." - Abraham Lincoln

"My last vestige of 'hands off religion' respect disappeared in the smoke and choking dust of September 11th 2001, followed by the 'National Day of Prayer,' when prelates and pastors did their tremulous Martin Luther King impersonations and urged people of mutually incompatible faiths to hold hands, united in homage to the very force that caused the problem in the first place." - Richard Dawkins

"I regret that the Army felt it was necessary to rescind their invitation to the National Day of Prayer Task Force to participate in the Pentagon's special prayer service. I want to express my strong support for the United States military and all our troops. I will continue to pray that God will give them guidance, wisdom and protection as they serve this great country." - Franklin Graham

"On this National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, we ask almighty God to watch over our nation, and grant us patience and resolve in all that is to come. We pray that He will comfort and console those who now walk in sorrow. We thank Him for each life we now must mourn, and the promise of a life to come." - George W Bush

"At a time when our country is waging two wars, approval ratings for Congress are at historic lows, unemployment is at a 70-year high and financial institutions have collapsed around us, I can't imagine anyone seriously opposing a National Day of Prayer." - Franklin Graham

"If a minister can lead the Senate in prayer every day... what is so wrong with beginning every day of school with an ecumenical prayer?" - Jim Webb

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

"Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night." - Thomas Fuller

"And on Thursday, President Obama seized the opportunity of the National Prayer Breakfast to forthrightly criticize the 'terrible deeds' . . . committed 'in the name of Christ.' ..." - Jonah Goldberg

"I homeschool, so the start of the day is reading Bible scripture, memorization, and prayer." - Jodi Benson

"Prayer and dependence on God has been our history. How unfortunate it is now that an unaccountable and unelected and misguided judge from Wisconsin, Judge Barbara Crabb, has declared National Days of Prayer - established by the Congress - to be unconstitutional." - James Dobson

"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

"Scripture says: "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." I call on every American family and the family of America to observe a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, honoring the memory of the thousands of victims of these brutal attacks and comforting those who lost loved ones. We will persevere through this national tragedy and personal loss. In time, we will find healing and recovery; and, in the face of all this evil, we remain strong and united, "one Nation under God."" - George W Bush

"Pray a little each day in a childlike way for the Spirit of prayer. If you feel that you know, as yet, very little concerning the deep things of prayer and what prayer really is, then pray for the Spirit of prayer. There is nothing He would rather do than unveil to you the grace of prayer." - Ole Hallesby

"Today is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Let us work and pray." - Pope Francis

"If I should neglect prayer but a single day, I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith." - Martin Luther

"The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer." - John Mott

"Every Christian needs a half-hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Prayer that runs its course till the last day of life needs a strong and tranquil soul." - Clement of Alexandria

"It is my humble prayer that I may be of some use in my day and generation." - Hosea Ballou

"No day should be lived unless it was begun with a prayer of thankfulness and an intercession for guidance." - Robert E Lee

"Prayer is - not just bowing your head a few times a day, it pervades all of life." - Philip Yancey

"I still say the 'Lord's Prayer' every day. It covers a lot of ground in our relation to the world." - Rupert Sheldrake

"On each national day of inauguration since 1789, the people have renewed their sense of dedication to the United States." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children." - Walt Disney

"It upset me that, five days after the hurricane hit down in New Orleans, the President's plan was for a day of prayer. I would have thought a truck of food. A day of prayer. Now, maybe I'm mistaken here and, again, I'm not a scientific expert, but isn't a hurricane officially an act of God? Isn't a day of prayer kind of redundant? Hasn't God already made up his mind on that sort of thing? So we do a day of prayer. The President has his stupid day of prayer. Three days later, Hurricane Rita hits. Somebody must have said something... something like, is that all you got?" - Jon Stewart

"I sang at the Inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral." - Michael W Smith

"The main problem in developing a deep prayer life is by far the failure to live the radicality of the Gospel, hour by hour and day by day." - Thomas Dubay

"Don't tell me that you have a Reformed Church in the tradition of Calvin until you have the preaching of the Word every day of the week, devote Wednesday's to prayer and have the church gather together for prayer." - Sinclair B. Ferguson

"As white snowflakes fall quietly and thickly on a winter day, answers to prayer will settle down upon you at every step you take, even to your dying day. The story of your life will be the story of prayer and answers to prayer." - Ole Hallesby

"I cannot neglect prayer for a single day." - Martin Luther

"A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel." - Charles Spurgeon

"The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Let us pray for ourselves, that we may not lose the word "concern" out of our Christian vocabulary. Let us pray for our nation. Let us pray for those who have never known Jesus Christ and redeeming love, for moral forces everywhere, for our national leaders. Let prayer be our passion. Let prayer be our practice." - Robert E Lee

"If you ever feel distressed during your day - call upon our Lady - just say this simple prayer: 'Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.' I must admit - this prayer has never failed me." - Mother Teresa

"My prayer is to linger with you At the end of the day in a dream that's divine; My prayer is a rapture in blue With the world far away and your lips close to mine." - Jimmy Kennedy

"Over the trackless past, somewhere, Lie the lost days of our tropic youth, Only regained by faith and prayer, Only recalled by prayer and plaint, Each lost day has its patron saint!" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I think the Lord's Prayer is a very powerful prayer. And the prayer of St. Francis." - Dennis Kucinich

"A perfect example of the power of prayer is when a blizzard closes the schools on the day of a big exam." - Doug Larson

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"A national language is a band of national union." - Noah Webster

"National honor is the national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"The National Socialist Party in Austria never tried to hide its inclination for a greater Germany. That Austria would one day return to the Reich was a matter of course for all National Socialists and for true Germans in Austria." - Arthur Seyss-Inquart

"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"I am told that tens of thousands of prayer meetings are being held on this day; for that I am deeply grateful. We are a nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free. It would be fitting and good, I think, if on each inaugural day in future years it should be declared a day of prayer." - Ronald Reagan

"The White House released documents it claims validates the president's (National Guard) service ... When deciphered the documents showed that in a one-year period, 1972 and 1973, Bush received credit for nine days of active National Guard service. The traditional term of service then and now for the National Guard is one weekend a month and two full weeks a year, meaning that Bush's nine-day stint qualifies him only for the National Guard's National Guard. That's the National Guard's National Guard, an Army of None." - Jon Stewart

"In your morning prayer each new day, ask Heavenly Father to guide you to recognize an opportunity to serve one of His precious children." - M Russell Ballard

"Journey to the end of day, Come the fire-fly, Come the moon; Say a prayer for God's good grace And sleep with lore upon your face." - Clive Barker

"Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of: Wherefore, let they voice, Rise like a fountain for me night and day." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"There was a wise man in the East whose constant prayer was that he might see to-day with the eyes of tomorrow." - Alfred Mercier

"To be faithful in prayer it is indispensable that we arrange all the activities of the day with a regularity that nothing can disturb" - Francois Fenelon

"Just as you wouldn't leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn't start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading." - Marianne Williamson

"I do not suspect that Jefferson or Madison ever envisioned Congress honoring the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius or supporting the designation of National Pi Day." - Eric Cantor

"There is no sports event like Opening Day of baseball, the sense of beating back the forces of darkness and the National Football League." - George Vecsey

"It takes waking prayer and working prayer and going to bed in prayer each day with increasing dedication. I must be the best person that I am able to be when I am painting. Tonight the wind is howling and the barrels are full of sky water." - Morris Graves

"The seed has been sown that will grow one day . . . to the glorious rebirth of the National Socialist movement of a truly united nation." - Adolf Hitler

"Two thirds of a century ago, we were given a national policy. It was made to fit the conditions of the day." - John Bracken

"Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"If you spend an extra hour each day of study in your chosen field you will be a national expert in that field in five years or less." - Earl Nightingale

"Why is Earth Day, today, also Lenin's birthday? Coincidence? Or does it signal the true intent of the national and worldwide environmental movement?" - Alan Caruba

"Conservation of national sanitation is Swaraj work and it may not be postponed for a single day on any consideration whatsoever." - Mahatma Gandhi

"One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day. This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience." - Lee H Hamilton

"Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business." - Bruce Barton

"Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures." - Paul D Boyer

"Prayer is like practicing the piano or ballet or writing: you have to bring your body for a very long time, in spite of your body's frailties and conflicts and general revolt, and then one day your body is not separate any more. You"ve in a sense become the piano or the dance or the word or the prayer. The prayer is in your heart. The prayer is your heart." - Heather King

"Prayer is like practicing the piano or ballet or writing: you have to bring your body for a very long time, in spite of your body's frailties and conflicts and general revolt, and then one day your body is not separate any more. You've in a sense become the piano or the dance or the word or the prayer. The prayer is in your heart. The prayer is your heart." - Heather King

"The true believer can no more live without prayer, than without food day by day." - George Whitefield

"I know this will sound naive, but I often wonder what America would be like if our national ethos was simply to minimize suffering. Period. To try, every day, to convert our wonderful wealth and national energy into the cessation of suffering wherever we find it. Imagine if that was our national mindset. Well, we can-we must-dream." - George Saunders

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

"All writing is a form of prayer." - John Keats

"Prayer is the voice of faith." - William Van Horne

"Prayer never changes the laws of nature." - Dan Barker

"There's no Biblical definition of contemplative prayer" - Mike Bickle

"Prayer is the instrument of miracles." - Marion G. Romney

"Prayer is the oxygen of the soul." - Pio of Pietrelcina

"The beginning of prayer is silence ..." - Mother Teresa

"Prayer is the life of the soul." - Madame De Stael

"Prayer is an attitude of the heart." - Larry Dossey

"Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Praying solves the problems of prayer." - Samuel Chadwick

"The fruit of Silence is Prayer." - Mother Teresa

"Attentiveness is the heart of prayer." - Simone Weil

"The imperfect offices of prayer and praise." - William Wordsworth

"Her eyes are homes of silent prayer." - Alfred Tennyson

"Prayer is the laying aside of thoughts." - Evagrius Ponticus

"Music is a form of prayer." - Toru Takemitsu

"Writing [is] a form of prayer." - Franz Kafka

"Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance." - Victor Hugo

"Prayer is a concentration of positive thoughts." - Peace Pilgrim

"National festivals should become festivals of development. Republic Day or Independence Day should not be only about unfurling the Tricolour in the state capitals. We have to make them opportunities of Lok Shikshan (Mass Education)." - Narendra Modi

"Not prayer without faith, nor faith without prayer, but prayer in faith, is the cost of spiritual gifts and graces." - Henry Clay Trumbull

"Have I missed a national holiday? There must be celebrations in the streets for you to be home at this hour of the day." "I'm calling it Summerset Goes Mute Day. The city's gone mad with joy." - Nora Roberts

"The entire day receives order and discipline when it acquires unity. This unity must be sought and found in morning prayer. The morning prayer determines the day." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"A spiritual prayer is a humble prayer. Prayer is the asking of an alms, which requires humility... The lower the heart descends, the higher the prayer ascends." - Thomas Watson

"The religion of England is part of good-breeding. When you see on the continent the well-dressed Englishman come into his ambassador's chapel and put his face for silent prayer into his smooth-brushed hat, you cannot help feeling how much national pride prays with him, and the religion of a gentleman." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Since announcing his candidacy in June of 2015, Donald Trump morphed into a national phenomenon, captivating the country, dominating news cycles day in and day out and creating a white hot debate about our national media like nothing we have seen in a long, long time." - Megyn Kelly

"Whatever else I might have thought of [President George W] Bush's call, with its assumption that prayer is some sort of miracle Vicks VapoRub for the national charley horse, it's clear that his hands were reaching for any hands but mine." - Natalie Angier

"War is the national industry of Prussia." - Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Tuckerman

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Theodore Tuckerman

"I watch a lot of 'National Geographic.'" - Ridley Scott

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

"Prayer does not change the purpose of God. But prayer does change the action of God." - Chuck Smith

"What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men, men of prayer." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Houses of Congress have . . . requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God." - George Washington

"It is an old custom of the servants of God to have some little prayer ready and to be frequently darting them up to heaven during the day, lifting their minds to God out of the mire of this world." - Philip Neri

"It is a good thing to let prayer be the first business in the morning and the last in the evening. Guard yourself against such false and deceitful thoughts that keep whispering, "Wait a while. In an hour or so I will pray. I must first finish this or that." Thinking such thoughts we get away from prayer into other things that will hold us and involve us till the prayer of the day comes to naught." - Martin Luther

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

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

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

"Prayer is spiritual exercise and every act of prayer stretches the soul." - James Dillet Freeman

"The purpose of all prayer is to find God's will and to make that our prayer" - Catherine Marshall

"We often think of prayer as a means to an end. Prayer is the goal." - Francis Chan

"Prayer bends omnipotence of heaven to your desire. Prayer moves the hand that moves the world." - Charles Spurgeon

"If prayer is to leave the public schools, let the ridicule of prayer leave also." - Boyd K. Packer

"Assume the attitude of prayer, and in time, the attitude will become prayer." - Mercedes Lackey

"From the day of Pentecost until the present time, it has been necessary to be of one accord in prayer before the Spirit of God will work with mighty converting power." - John Mott

"Everything starts with prayer. Love to pray-feel the need to pray often during the day and take the trouble to pray. If you want to pray better, you must pray more. The more you pray, the easier it becomes. Perfect prayer does not consist of many words but in the fervor of the desire which raises the heart to Jesus." - Mother Teresa

"Don't be overwhelmed . . . take it one day and one prayer at a time." - Stormie Omartian

"Do' be overwhelmed . . . take it one day and one prayer at a time." - Stormie Omartian

"Unless we fix certain hours in the day for prayer, it easily slips from our memory." - John Calvin

"If you only say one prayer in a day make it Thank You." - Rumi

"I pray to start my day and finish it in prayer." - Tim Tebow

"Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved." - Augusta E. Rundel

"For the happy man prayer is only a jumble of words, until the day when sorrow comes to explain to him the sublime language by means of which he speaks to God." - Alexandre Dumas

"Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him." - Hudson Taylor

"In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs." - David Herbert Donald

"One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution." - Bob Schaffer

"It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something, and for me, that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith." - Pierce Brosnan

"It seems to me that the prayers of the Bible can be distilled into one. The result is a simple, easy-to-remember, pocket-sized prayer: Father, you are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus' name, amen. Let this prayer punctuate your day." - Max Lucado

"The day you learn to be publically specific in your prayer, that is the day you will discover power." - David Wilkerson

"The National Book Festival is a great way for families and friends to share the creative works of some of America's most-loved authors, .. Readers of all ages can listen to favorite writers speaking about their books, have books autographed, meet many storybook characters and enjoy a day on the National Mall." - Laura Bush



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