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"Each day, whatever I am doing, I am always praying and thinking of God." - Thomas Yellowtail

"When man is with God in awe and love, then he is praying." - Karl Rahner

"No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim." - Proverbs

"Praying men stop sinning and sinning men stop praying." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Sometimes prayer moves the hand of God, and sometimes prayer changes the heart of the person who is praying." - Mark Driscoll

"When God lays a burden on our hearts and thus keeps us praying, He obviously intends to grant the answer." - J. Oswald Sanders

"Praying is what confirms our true belief that we cannot succeed without God, and its absence confirms the exact opposite." - James MacDonald

"The God we've been praying to is deaf to our words and only responds to our actions." - Steve Maraboli

"Prayer delights God's ear; it melts His heart; and opens His hand. God cannot deny a praying soul." - Thomas Watson

"Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen." - Benjamin Franklin

"When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself." - Peter Otoole

"When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself." - Peter O'Toole

"Sometimes even on an hourly basis we need to keep praying and keep our peace in God and remind ourselves on the promises of God that never fails." - Nick Vujicic

"Do not have as your motive the desire to be known as a praying man. Get an inner chamber in which to pray where no one knows you are praying, shut the door, and talk to God in secret." - Oswald Chambers

"When we pray for the Spirit, we are not praying for an answer; we are praying for God to enter us, to fill us with his presence, his thoughts, and his words." - James Bryan Smith

"When the spirit of adoration takes over and we begin pondering God's attributes, we soon say from the heart, 'I am praying to a tremendous God!' Which only motivates us to keep on praying." - Bill Hybels

"God's cause is committed to men; God commits Himself to men. Praying men are the vice-regents of God; they do His work and carry out His plans." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"People can't see your root system, but God can. Praying and meditating on the Word of God will cause your roots to go down deep into His love." - Warren W. Wiersbe

"Prayer means that the total you is praying. Your whole being reaches out to God, and God reaches down to you." - E Stanley Jones

"Thou canst not pray to God without praying to Love, but mayest pray to Love without praying to God." - Richard B. Garnett

"Thou canst not pray to God without praying to Love, but mayest pray to Love without praying to God." - Richard Garnett

"The Indian race are waiting and praying." - Chief Joseph

"The secret of praying is praying in secret. A sinning man will stop praying, and a praying man will stop sinning." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Leave not off praying to God: for either praying will make thee leave off sinning; or continuing in sin will make thee desist from praying." - Thomas Fuller

"The body and the soul join in doing the work of the soul, ie. praying, meditating, praising and coming in communion with God." - Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria

"Prayer concerns God, whose purposes and plans are conditioned on prayer. His will and His glory are bound up in praying." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"That man is the most immortal who has done the most and the best praying. They are God heroes, God's saints, God's servants, God's vicegerents." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"In my opinion, there are two things that can absolutely not be carried to the screen: the realistic presentation of the sexual act and praying to God." - Orson Welles

"Sometimes it helps to begin our prayers by confessing we don't feel like praying-and ask God to help us with our preference to be doing something else." - David Jeremiah

"We never understand what we're praying, and God, in His mercy, does not answer our prayers according to our understanding, but according to His wisdom." - Rich Mullins

"Let us fall before the majesty of our great God, acknowledging our faults, and praying that he will make us ever more conscious of them." - John Calvin

"When Queer Eye hit, the church told my mom they were praying for me. She said, God loves him too. And I support him 100 percent." - Jai Rodriguez

"Praying in Jesus' name makes the distinction that all glory and honor belong to Christ, who is one with God the Father." - Monica Johnson

"The key is to practice praying - and to practice praying regularly, privately, sincerely and specifically." - Bill Hybels

"I'm praying to the Creator of the world, the King of the universe, the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-faithful God. I'm praying to the God who made the mountains and who can move them if necessary. I'm praying to the God who has always been faithful to me, who has never let me down no matter how frightened I was or how difficult the situation looked. I'm praying to a God who wants to bear fruit through me, and I am going to trust that he is going to use me tonight. Not because of who I am, but because of who he is. He is faithful." - Bill Hybels

"If you're praying, you're not worrying, and if you're worrying, you're not praying!" - Ruffin McNeill

"God... God...dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there and you can hear me, show me the way. I'm at the end of my rope. Show me the way, God..." - George Bailey

"When I pray for another person, I am praying for God to open my eyes so that I can see that person as God does, and then enter into the stream of love that God already directs toward that person." - Philip Yancey

"God is going to supply a million dollars, somebody is praying right now, right this second, you're praying for a million dollars and God said, "I have heard your prayer, I know your need, and I'm going to supply the need that you requested," it's done, in Jesus' name." - Pat Robertson

"Praying is not telling God what to do. It's trusting that God knows what to do." - Stormie Omartian

"When we talk to God, we're praying. When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic." - Jane Wagner

"If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia." - Thomas Szasz

"We need less travelling by jet plaes from congress to congress... but more kneeling and praying and pleading to God to have mercy on us, more crying to God to arise and scatter his enemies and make himself known." - David Lloyd-Jones

"Prayer crowns God with the honor and glory due to His name, and God crowns prayer with assurance and comfort. The most praying souls are the most assured souls." - Thomas Brooks

"I'm a huge advocate of prayer. I've been praying since I was fifteen years old and the doctor told me I was going to be a mother and I was like "what?" I started praying that day that God would help me do what I needed to do to be a good mother and to raise this baby boy that I was going to be blessed with. I haven't stopped praying in years." - Cathy Hughes

"Instead of waiting until crisis problems develop which result in panic praying for others, we need to trust God to protect them as we pray Spirit-led, thoughtful, caring prayers before the problems overwhelm them, and they are unable to cope. We need to engage in major battles, not just minor skirmishes, moving from surface praying to in-depth praying. We need to pray both defensively and offensively." - Bruce Willis

"None but praying leaders can have praying followers. A praying pulpit will beget praying pews. We do greatly need pastors and evangelists who will set the saints to this business of praying. We are not a generation of praying saints. Who will restore this breach? The greatest will he be of reformers who can set the Church to praying." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"And so I urge you: carry on an ongoing conversation with God about the daily stuff of life, a little like Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. For now, do not worry about "proper" praying, just talk to God." - Richard J. Foster

"The process of praying isn't about letting God know what you need, it's about letting you know more completely how much you need God and how vital having a relationship with Him is." - Karen Barber

"No judge can stop us from praying for our country and I pray that on May 6, millions of Americans will join me in praying for our President, all of our elected leaders, and even for this unjust judge and all those who rule from the bench - that God would guide them and give them wisdom." - Franklin Graham

"One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates his head off, and, if he has squeezed out a few tears, thinks that is prayer." - Teresa of Avila

"True praying has the largest results for good. Poor praying the least. We cannot do too much of real praying. We cannot do too little of the sham. If we would learn the wondrous power of prayer, we must not give a fragment here and there - A little talk with Jesus, as the tiny saintlets sing - but we must demand and hold with an iron grasp the best hours of the day for God and prayer, or there will be no praying worth the name." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"No one has failed who keeps trying and keeps praying." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"Three duties of every Christian are giving, praying, and fasting." - Jentezen Franklin

"Back in Georgie's attic, he yanks the phone out of the socket and begins scrolling down the names under dialed calls, praying to anyone who will listen. God. Baby Jesus. Saint Thomas the doubter. Saint Whoever, patron saint of losers. Praying, Please, please, don't let it be true. The first name shatters him. The second makes his head spin." - Melina Marchetta

"We do not pray for the sake of praying, but for the sake of being heard. We do not pray in order to listen to ourselves praying but in order that God may hear us and answer us. Also, we do not pray in order to receive just any answer: it must be God's answer." - Thomas Merton

"Importunate praying is the earnest inward movement of the heart toward God." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Praying for revival equates to blaming God for the condition of your local church." - Andy Stanley

"When God is about to do a mighty new thing He always sets His people praying." - Jonathan Edwards

"When God intends great mercy for his people, he first of all sets them praying." - Matthew Henry

"I never sleep in comfort save when I am hearing a sermon or praying to God." - Francois Rabelais

"Please join me in praying for America, that we will turn our hearts back toward God." - Billy Graham

"If you don't feel like praying, pray to God to give you the desire." - Timothy Keller

"Be sure that your motive in praying is to glorify God." - Billy Graham

"Blessed be God, I not only begin praying when I kneel down, but I do not leave off praying when I rise up." - Thomas Adams

"The Spirit, when He prays through us, or helps us to meet the mighty "ougthness" of right praying, trims our praying down to the will of God..." - R. A. Torrey

"The possibilities of prayer are found in its allying itself with the purposes of God, for God's purposes and man's praying are the combination of all potent and omnipotent forces." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"It is true that Bible prayers in word and print are short, but the praying men of the Bible were with God through many a sweet and holy wrestling hour. They won by few words but long waiting." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"No man can do a great and enduring work for God who is not a man of prayer, and no man can be a man of prayer who does not give much time to praying." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Ephesians 3:20 says that God is able to do "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think." And I'm praying that Ephesians 3:20 will be fulfilled-in my life personally, and also in the church." - Cliff Barrows

"I was born Jewish, and I consider that my religion. But I've studied all religions, and as you learn more, you really learn that everyone's praying to the same God." - Goldie Hawn

"It is the habit of faith, when she is praying, to use pleas. Mere prayer sayers, who do not pray at all, forget to argue with God; but those who prevail bring forth their reasons and their strong arguments" - Charles Spurgeon

"Any church may have a mighty man of God for its pastor, if it is willing to pay the price, and that price is not a big salary, but great praying." - R. A. Torrey

"Sam Harris made that great analogy. He said, 'If someone was talking into their hair dryer and claiming that they were speaking to God, they would call Bellevue. But, take away the hair dryer, it's just praying.'" - Bill Maher

"Let us love one another as God loves each one of us. And where does this love begin? In our own home. How does it begin? By praying together." - Mother Teresa

"I'm trying my best to sound like me rather than trying my best to write hits or praying to God that people respond. I've arrived in a very healthy place and it feels great!" - Andrew Ripp

"Although God certainly knows all our needs, praying for them changes our attitude from complaint to praise and enables us to participate in God's personal plan for our lives." - Ray Stedman

"To imagine that God wants prayers and hymns of praise is to make him out to a sort of oriental potentate; while praying for favours is an attempt to get him to change his allegedly all-wise mind." - Barbara Smoker

"Sometimes pain and illness are not meant to be removed. You can't second-guess God. Rather than praying for it to go away, it's often wiser to pray that you learn as much from it as you possibly can." - Stephen Levine

"Although God certainly knows all our needs, praying for them changes our attitude from complaint to praise and enables us to participate in God's personal plan for our lives." - Ray Stedman

"I have never found a problem with people from different religions praying together. What I have found is that people are just hungry for God, and be they Christian or Muslim we invite them to pray with us." - Mother Teresa

"Every Christian has unique opportunities to engage the most pressing social issues of our day by praying, proclaiming the gospel, and participating with God in all that he is doing in the world." - David Platt

"Over the years as I went through a lot more things, I've gotten closer and closer to God as far as praying a lot more, being into the Word." - Ladainian Tomlinson

"Instead of praying: 'Dear God, bring me someone fabulous,' try: 'Dear God, make me into someone fabulous.'" - Marianne Williamson

"We know that God is in control and we all have ups and downs and fears and uncertainty sometimes. Sometimes even on an hourly basis we need to keep praying and keep our peace in God and remind ourselves on the promises of God that never fails." - Nick Vujicic

"I believe that God prays in us and through us, whether we are praying or not (and whether we believe in God or not). So, any prayer on my part is a conscious response to what God is already doing in my life." - Reverend Malcolm Boyd

"Mirthfulness is in the mind, and you cannot get it out. It is the blessed spirit that God has set in the mind to dust it, to enliven its dark places, and to drive asceticism, like a foul fiend, out at the back door. It is just as good, in its place, as conscience or veneration. Praying can no more be made a substitute for smiling than smiling can for praying." - Henry Ward Beecher

"I have absolutely no doubt that if you are a praying Christian, your faith in God is what is carrying you, through both the good times and the hard times. However, if you are not a praying person, you are carrying your faith - you are trying to make your faith work for you apart from your source of power - and trying to carry the infinite is very exhausting." - Ravi Zacharias

"So many of us limit our praying because we are not reckless in our confidence in God. In the eyes of those who do not know God, it is madness to trust Him, but when we pray in the Holy Spirit we begin to realize the resources of God, that He is our perfect heavenly Father, and we are His children." - Oswald Chambers

"It is important for Christians to spend time praying with or in the spirit-that is, praying in tongues. The Bible says, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God"" - Chris Oyakhilome

"Prayer is the acid test of the inner man's strength. A strong spirit is capable of praying much and praying with all perseverance until the answer comes. A weak one grows weary and fainthearted in the maintenance of praying." - Watchman Nee

"God is able to do anything. All things are possible with Him, but we must not quit praying." - Joyce Meyer

"I am also praying for you, my beloved partner. God has a miracle breakthrough for your life." - Mike Evans

"I prayed to trees. This was easier than praying directly to God. There was nearly always a tree nearby." - Sharon Creech

"He prays well who is so absorbed with God that he does not know he is praying." - Saint Francis De Sales

"God in His providence hasn't called us to watch history, but to shape history by praying in His Name." - David Platt

"Whenever God is ready to do something new with His people, He always sets them to praying." - J. Edwin Orr

"There is no such thing as a powerful prayer; we only have powerful people praying to a powerful God." - Chris Oyakhilome

"If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting." - Abraham Cahan

"When you are praying alone, and your spirit is dejected, and you are wearied and oppressed by your loneliness, remember then, as always, that God the Trinity looks upon you with eyes brighter than the sun; also all the angels, your own Guardian Angel, and all the Saints of God." - John of Kronstadt

"If you're having a difficult time making the best decision then consider fasting. Fasting is simply taking something you regularly do and replacing it with praying and seeking God. For example instead of eating a meal you can take that time to seek God and allow Him to speak to you about the decision." - Dan Black

"The minute a man stops supplicating God for His Spirit and direction, just so soon he starts out to become a stranger to Him and His works. When men stop praying for God's Spirit, they place confidence in their own unaided reason, and they gradually lose the Spirit of God." - Heber J Grant

"I'm not praying for God to save me from cancer. I'm not. God will enlighten me when the time comes. And if I've done the right thing, I will be enlightened. And if I believe, I'll be saved. And that's all he promises me." - Elizabeth Edwards

"Don't be like the preacher who thought about praying while making love with his life and thought about love while praying." - Dan Millman

"Whatever this feeling is - this is what I have been praying for. And this is also what I have been praying to." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"The Secret of Praying is Praying in Secret. The secret place of prayer calls for every faculty of mind and heart." - Samuel Chadwick

"Every time before I throw my first pitch, I am praying. And not only that, in the bullpen I am praying." - Mariano Rivera

"I'm extremely blessed with my teammates. They're such an encouragement in my life. I have people praying for me and I'm praying for them as well." - Tobin Heath

"I was born odd. I was a strange child. My grandmother was always praying over me. She was always rubbing me and praying over me." - Lorraine Toussaint

"The Devil is perfectly willing that the church should multiply its organizations and its deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if it will only give up praying...The Devil is not afraid of machinery; he is only afraid of God. And machinery without prayer is machinery without God." - R. A. Torrey

"When the dream in our heart is one that God has planted there, a strange happiness flowers into us. At that moment all of the spiritual resources of the universe are released to help us. Our praying is then at one with the will of God and becomes a channel for the Creator's always joyous, triumphant purposes for us and our world." - Catherine Marshall

"During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I literally spent hours each day reading God's word, meditating on scripture and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God." - Rick Warren

"In passing around the holy aged house (Kaa'bah), and crossing the Safa and Marwa lanes, in prayer inside the Ka'bah, in bowing and prostration, Kuwait was a prayer throbbed in my heart and uttered by my tongue.. Praying for God to protect us from the evils of ourselves and our bad deeds, Praying for God to keep blessing the people of Kuwait with the grace of unity, not to be torn by a difference, and the grace of love not to be destroyed by disputes, and the grace of progress not to be hampered by prejudices." - Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

"Every praying person, every person who has an encounter with God, must have a passionate concern for his or her brother and sister, his or her neighbor. To treat any of these as if he were less than the child of God is to deny the validity of one's spiritual existence." - Desmond Tutu

"Praying men must be strong in hope, and faith, and prayer." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"When praying for the Lord's will about something questionable, don't give up if you don't receive clear leading after one prayer; just keep on praying until God makes it clear." - Curtis Hutson

"We should not be afraid, when praying to God, to give expression to a definite desire, even though we are in doubt at the time we are praying whether it is really the right thing to pray for or not." - Ole Hallesby

"Is the Son of God praying in me, or am I dictating to Him?... Prayer is not simply getting things from God, that is a most initial form of prayer; prayer is getting into perfect communion with God. If the Son of God is formed in us by regeneration, He will press forward in front of our common sense and change our attitude to the things about which we pray." - Oswald Chambers

"I'll pit my God against your god any day, I say to the Calvinists. It's not their god I'm praying to.... The God I'm praying to is neither male nor female. My God is the one who exists apart from all of men's agendas, the God who takes you away when there is no possible place you can go." - Brunonia Barry

"There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying." - John G. Lake

"One can believe intellectually in the efficacy of prayer and never do any praying." - Catherine Marshall

"I gave up on cussing - I'd run out of words filthy enough - and just started praying." - Sarah Monette

"No matter how dark and hopeless a situation might seem, never stop praying." - Billy Graham

"When things get bad enough, your only resort is to lie in bed and start praying." - Lana Del Rey

"The conditions of praying are the conditions of righteousness, holiness, and salvation." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Let's be diligent in giving, careful in our living, and faithful in our praying." - Jack Hyles

"Christian perfection consists in three things: praying heroically, working heroically, and suffering heroically." - Anthony Mary Claret

"The world needs more true praying to save it from the reign and ruin of Satan." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"The first and last stages of holy living are crowned with praying." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"I know there are millions of people praying for me, and I strongly believe in prayers." - Mariano Rivera

"No nation can last long when it stops praying and takes up playing." - Vance Havner

"Why is it when we talk to God we're said to be praying - but when God talks to us, we're said to be schizophrenic?" - Jane Wagner

"Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?" - Lily Tomlin

"Be constantly committed to prayer or to reading [Scripture]; by praying, you speak to God, in reading, God speaks to you." - Cyprian

"I want to talk about God in a literary way. But I think I would have a very hard time praying to God." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?" - Lily Tomlin

"When I am praying the most eloquently, I am getting the least accomplished in my prayer life. But when I stop getting eloquent and give God less theology and shut up and just gaze upward and wait for God to speak to my heart He speaks with such power that I have to grab a pencil and a notebook and take notes on what God is saying to my heart." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"When we gather for worship, whether with a handful in a storefront chapel or with thousands in St. Peter's Square, we perform a drama with different parts-speaking and singing and praying and giving money and baptizing and eating bread and drinking wine-all for the delight of God." - David Jeremiah

"I was brought up in a very religious household and did a lot of praying throughout a big part of my life and always thought of God as being not only a powerful father figure and the ruler of all time and dimension but also as a friend with whom I could chat and ask questions to and get advice from." - Paul Feig

"What do you mean by praying that God will have mercy upon all men, and save them with an everlasting salvation, and then tell the congregation that God has done all He can to save them, and the matter rests with them, whether they will be saved or not?...if God has done all He can, why pray for Him do more? And if He has not done all He can, why tell the people He has?" - William Gadsby

"Praying actualizes and deepens our communion with God. Our prayer can and should arise above all from our heart, from our needs, our hopes, our joys, our sufferings, from our shame over sin, and from our gratitude from the good. It can and should be a wholly personal prayer." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"I prayed hard and only gradually became aware that this fierce praying was a way of finding prologue and entrance into my own writing. This came as both astonishment and relief. When I thought God had abandoned me, I discovered that He had simply given me a different voice to praise the inexhaustible beauty of the made world." - Pat Conroy

"Devotion gradually progresses to higher levels. . . . One type goes to God and asks Him to remove his suffering. Another one will ask for money or material things. A third will request liberation or release from his bondage. And the fourth will not ask for anything. He will just enjoy praying and praising his Lord. That is the highest form of prayer. (Beyond Word, 119)" - Swami Satchidananda

"We frequently may press forward hoping and praying-but without absolute assurance-that we are acting in accordance with God's will. But as we honor our covenants and keep the commandments, as we strive ever more consistently to do good and to become better, we can walk with the confidence that God will guide our steps." - David A Bednar

"Writing is like praying, because you stop all other activities, descend into silence, and listen patiently to the depths of your soul, waiting for true words to come. When they do, you thank God because you know the words are a gift, and you write them down as honestly and cleanly as you can." - Helen Prejean

"We frequently may press forward hoping and praying-but without absolute assurance-that we are acting in accordance with God's will. But as we honor our covenants and keep the commandments, as we strive ever more consistently to do good and to become better, we can walk with the confidence that God will guide our steps." - David A Bednar

"Kingdom praying and its efficacy is entirely a matter of the innermost heart's being totally open and honest before God. It is a matter of what we are saying with our whole being, moving with resolute intent and clarity of mind into the flow of God's action." - Dallas Willard

"I've been thinking of a story from the Old Testament: Moses stood all day and all night with outstretched arms, praying to God for victory. And whenever he let down his arms, the enemy prevailed over the children of Israel. Are there still people today who never weary of directing all their thinking and all their energy, single-heartedly, to one cause?" - Sophie Scholl

"I hate it when people pray on the screen. It's not because I hate praying, but whenever I see an actor fold his hands and look up in the spotlight, I'm lost. There's only one other thing in the movies I hate as much, and that's sex. You just can't get in bed or pray to God and convince me on the screen." - Orson Welles

"One of the most effective ways to pray is to ask God to give you a promise from his Word concerning whatever it is you're praying for. Then hold him to his Word as you pray it back to him. It's what has been called "reversed thunder." God keeps his Word, and basing our prayer on his Word gives our prayers strength and confidence because we know we're asking for something God wants to give us." - Anne Graham Lotz



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