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Praying Church Quotes


"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

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

"A dynamic praying church must be built from the inside out, employing all four levels of prayer: the secret closet, the family altar, small group praying and finally, the congregational setting." - Richard Burr

"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

"Running is my church." - Joan Van Ark

"A church without the broken is a broken church." - Ed Stetzer

"The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church." - Ambrose

"The Church must send or the church will end." - Mendell Taylor

"The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church." - Saint Ambrose

"The Church in England is the Church of England." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"I don't attend [church] regularly..." - Fred Thompson

"Art, that great undogmatized church." - Ellen Key

"I enjoy going to church." - Katharine Mcphee

"The church which is not a missionary church will be a missing church when Jesus comes." - F.B. Meyer

"On day one, the Church wasn't for church people because there weren't any church people." - Andy Stanley

"Stop praying. Start thinking." - Marilyn Manson

"We still had the prayer support of our church. We shot this film [War Room] in Charlotte, North Carolina, and we had about 85 churches rise up and support us across racial and denominational lines, and many of them were praying for us, and we built some prayer teams where we had people on set praying." - Stephen Kendrick

"I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the church, and I'm not joking," - Raul Castro

"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

"To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it can be a better place to live in." - Fela Kuti

"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

"When I'm sitting in the church alone, I can hear singing of the old people. I can hear their singing and I can hear their praying, and sometimes I hum one of their songs." - Ernest Gaines

"The New Birth church is a church unto itself who has a board and it has a membership. How they choose to handle their leadership issues it's not something that we can control regardless of which side you stay on that issue. It is their church issue and their responsibility and their response. And I'm saying what I always said that we should just keep on praying for the New Birth church family." - T D Jakes

"Can any deny that in the modern church setup the main cause of anxiety is money? Yet that which tries the modern churches the most, troubled the New Testament Church the least. Our emphasis is on paying; theirs was on praying. When we have paid, the place is taken; when they had prayed, the place was shaken!" - Leonard Ravenhill

"The missionary church is a praying church. The history of missions is a history of prayer. Everything vital to the success of the world's evangelization hinges on prayer. Are thousands of missionaries and tens of thousands of native workers needed? Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He send forth laborers into His harvest." - John Mott

"Our spiritual immutarity never shows up more than in our lack of praying, be it alone or in a church prayer meeting. Let 20% of the chior members fail to turn up for rehearsal and the chior master is offended. Let 20% of the church members turn up for a prayer meeting, and the pastor is elated." - Leonard Ravenhill

"I was raised Catholic and I went to church until I was 16. I went through a phase when I was 15 of being quite fanatically Catholic. I was going to church a lot, receiving communion, saying the Rosary, praying, all that stuff. But when I started scrutinizing it, it just fell apart so quickly." - Robert Crumb

"When you're worrying you're not praying. Stop worrying start praying." - LeCrae

"A sinning man stops praying; a praying man stops sinning." - Leonard Ravenhill

"The secret of praying is praying in secret." - Leonard Ravenhill

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

"Out-of-balance praying leads to no praying at all!" - Bill Hybels

"I'm praying for a misdemeanor" - Bobby Bowden

"I'm praying for a misdemeanor" - Bobby Bowden

"Abiding fully means praying much." - Andy Murray

"No praying, it spoils business." - Thomas Otway

"Went to church and fasted all day." - George Washington

"The living Lord leads His living church." - Russell M Nelson

"A Gothic church is a petrified religion." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I was always laughing in church." - Tom Waits

"My mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine

"The Spirit hasn't deserted the church today." - William P Leahy

"The black church will accept anybody." - James Mcbride

"If you love god, burn a church." - Jello Biafra

"To be of no Church is dangerous." - Samuel Johnson

"I teach metaphysics and pastor a church." - Della Reese

"The church must always show compassion, always." - Rick Warren

"A church debt is the devil's salary." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The church has given me balance." - Jennifer Hudson

"Hey, I was raised in the church." - Cheech Marin

"There is no one true church." - Pat Buckley

"Not everything in church is truth ... And not all truth turns up in church." - Faith Sullivan

"Though you see a Church-man ill, yet continue in the Church still." - George Herbert

"Where Christ erecteth his church, the divell in the same church-yarde will have his chappell." - Richard Bancroft

"I grew up in the church. I was raised in the church." - Quinton Aaron

"The Catholic Church was the church of the colonial fascist regime." - Samora Machel

"I'm happiest in an empty church. I love the smell of a church." - Michael Patrick King

"In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church." - Tina Turner

"The diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart. If it is effectively promoted, this practice will bring to the Church-I am convinced of it-a new spiritual springtime." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Prayer is spiritual breathing; when we pray we breathe in the Holy Spirit; praying in the Holy Spirit (Jd. 1:20). Thus, all church prayers are the breathing of the Holy Spirit; as it were spiritual air and also light, spiritual fire, spiritual food and spiritual raiment." - John of Kronstadt

"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 I grew up in the church, we were praying because the Communists were going to come over and hang you upside down on a cross, and I so wanted to be a good person, and I had these rosary beads that I would sleep with every night, and I just wanted the blessed Virgin to be on my side." - Susan Sarandon

"When we talk about values, I think of rationality in solving problems. That's something I value. [Values are things like] Fairness, kindness, generosity, tolerance. When they [Conservative right wing Republicans] talk about values, they're talking about things like going to church, voting for Bush, being loyal to Jesus, praying. These are not values." - Bill Maher

"What I miss today more than anything else - I don't go to church as much anymore - but that old-time religion, that old singing, that old praying which I love so much. That is the great strength of my being, of my writing." - Ernest Gaines

"Thank you from the heart to all those who in various ways are near me or follow me spiritually with affection and prayers from afar. To each one of you, I ask you to continue to support me by praying to God to let me be his gentle and firm pastor of his church." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine

"I love the church, the church that God is establishing, that Jesus died for, so I'll never have any negative things to say about His church." - LeCrae

"What from the Church at Boston? I know no such church, neither will I own it. Call it the whore and strumpet of Boston, no Church of Christ!" - Anne Hutchinson

"Non-praying is lawlessness, discord, anarchy." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"She died praying that she might die." - Mary Chesnut

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

"Helping hands are better than Praying Lips" - Mother Teresa

"I am still praying for revolution." - Ani Difranco

"I got my own way of praying." - Tom Petty

"Praying Christians know nothing of their friends" - Leonard Ravenhill

"The key to prayer is simply praying." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Happiness is a way of praying." - Jose Bernardo

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

"She died praying that she might die." - Mary Boykin Chesnut

"I don't believe in praying to win." - John Wooden

"Praying doesn't mean repeating a prayer." - Juanes

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

"As a comedy writer, I'm always praying for the day I can tell a self-aware/break-the-fourth-wall style of joke." - Nicholas Stoller

"I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church." - Robin Williams

"Bells call others, but themselves enter not into the Church." - George Herbert

"the only door into her bedroom led through the church." - Frances Parkinson Keyes

"...the Church is the merciless heart of the State." - Pier Paolo Pasolini

"You want mercy? Take your ass to church!" - Stone Cold Steve Austin

"My religion is life, and my church is the universe." - Benjamin F Sullivan

"Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel." - Martin Luther

"You can't run the Church on Hail Marys." - Paul Marcinkus

"Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals." - Anonymous

"A lighthouse is more useful than a church." - Benjamin Franklin

"The church was made for mission-God's mission" - Christopher J. H. Wright

"Built God a church and laughed His word to scorn." - William Cowper

"There is no salvation for those outside the Church" - Mel Gibson

"I'm choking to death with this emerging church!" - Jeff Arnold

"In such a fearful world, we need a fearless church" - C S Lewis

"The church is under orders. Evangelistic inactivity is disobedience." - John Stott

"Singing is really where I got my start in church." - Danny Gokey

"You ain't gotta go to church to find your God." - Jay-Z

"Any opportunity to serve in the Church is a blessing." - Lance B. Wickman

"The church is the cross that Christ was crucified on." - Tripp York

"My response is that I love the church." - Oprah Winfrey

"God's covenant with the church and Israel is unbreakable." - David Wilkerson

"Attending church is one thing, belonging is another." - John Henrik Clarke

"Integrating in the Church doesn't mean receiving communion." - Pope Francis

"I once dieted so religiously I quit eating in church." - Zig Ziglar

"I'm not religious, so theres no church on Sunday." - Tamara Ecclestone

"Wherever Koreans are, they set up a church." - Sandra Oh

"Vatican II declares the Church... as necessary for salvation." - Francis Arinze

"I'm Presbyterian and I don't go to church very much." - Joan Van Ark

"Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand." - Leo Durocher

"The Roman Catholic Church isn't going to change its theologies." - Robert H Schuller

"We all know that a church is not a building." - Robert H Schuller

"My first solo was in church when I was five." - Suzy Bogguss

"The Church is presided over personally by Jesus Christ." - Richard G Scott

"Christianity means a lot more than church membership." - Billy Sunday

"Even at church, people would not shake my hand." - Ryan White

"What the church is really concerned about is what endures." - Donald Wuerl

"If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church." - Tom Brokaw

"My home base - pop music and the Catholic Church." - Madonna Ciccone

"The Roman Catholic Church is for saints and sinners alone - for respectable people, the Anglican Church will do." - Oscar Wilde

"The union of Church and State is not to make the Church political, but the State religious." - John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

"I do not speak for my church on public matters; and the church does not speak for me." - John F Kennedy

"Where a people prays, there is the church; and where the church is; there is never loneliness." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"In church they are taught to love God; after church they are practised to love their neighbor." - Walter Savage Landor

"The church is not the way to heaven; the church is the sign that points to heaven." - Adrian Rogers

"Your momma used to live at the church on Sunday You just go to LIV after church on Sunday" - Drake

"The early Church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity." - Leonard Ravenhill

"A lot of people are using the Church, but not a lot of people are loving the Church." - Mark Driscoll

"I do object to the sensationalism or even the voyeurism of doing things in church or out of church." - Pierre Trudeau

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church." - John Wesley

"When a church is faithless to its duties, the real church is outside its walls, in the community." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Church is great, but I found my church here. Hugh Hefner has been nothing but a gentleman." - Jessica Hahn

"I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges." - George Carey

"Personally, I am a church-going Christian. I love my church, my congregation; it's my favorite place to be." - Pauley Perrette

"The role of the church and the government are fundamentally different. The church must always show compassion - always." - Rick Warren

"I grew up in the United Methodist Church, and church was always a very big part of my growing up." - Hilarie Burton

"The church is always more than a school. But the church cannot be less than a school." - Jaroslav Pelikan

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

"Satan tries to limit your praying because he knows your praying will limit him." - Rick Warren

"Praying for freedom never did me any good til I started praying with my feet." - Frederick Douglass

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

"Shall I give you yet another reason why you should pray? I have preached my very heart out. I could not say any more than I have said. Will not your prayers accomplish that which my preaching fails to do? Is it not likely that the Church has been putting forth its preaching hand but not its praying hand? Oh dear friends! Let us agonize in prayer." - Charles Spurgeon

"Heaven is not a place for those who are afraid of hell; it's a place for those who love God. You can scare people into coming to your church, you can scare people into trying to be good, you can scare people into giving money, you can even scare them into walking down an aisle and praying a certain prayer, but you cannot scare people into loving God. You just can't do it." - Matt Chandler

"No father, no son, no mother, no daughter should get so busy that he or she does not have time to study the scriptures and the words of modern prophets. None of us should get so busy that we crowd out contemplation and praying. None of us should become so busy in our formal Church assignments that there is no room left for quiet Christian service to our neighbors." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Heaven is not a place for those who are afraid of hell; it's a place for those who love God. You can scare people into coming to your church, you can scare people into trying to be good, you can scare people into giving money, you can even scare them into walking down an aisle and praying a certain prayer, but you cannot scare people into loving God. You just ca' do it." - Matt Chandler

"The devil is perfectly willing that the Church should multiply its organization and its deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if it will only give up praying... Satan laughs softly, as he looks at the Church today, and says under his breath: "You can have your Sunday schools, your YMCAs...your grand choirs, and your fine organs, and your brilliant long as you do not bring into them the power of Almighty God, sought and obtained by earnest, persistent, believing, mighty prayers."" - R. A. Torrey

"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



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