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"The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort." - Will Rogers

"In jail I was just like everybody else, I was sitting there praying, feeling caged." - Dennis Rodman

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

"I thank Him every chance I get - on my knees praying." - Magic Johnson

"I remember praying for peace all the time as a kid." - Queen Latifah

"Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another." - Jean Paul

"I danced out my pain...It felt like praying, like flying." - Christie Watson

"Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling, arising within the mind of the one praying." - Ernest Holmes

"Said the condor to the preying mantis, we're gonna lose this place just like we lost Atlantis." - Neil Young

"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 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

"If thou wouldst preserve a sound body, use fasting and walking; if a healthful soul, fasting and praying; walking exercises the body, praying exercises the soul, fasting cleanses both." - Francis Quarles

"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

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

"If thou wouldst preserve a sound body, use fasting and walking; if a healthful soul, fasting and praying. Walking exercises the body; praying exercises the soul; fasting cleanses both." - Francis Quarles

"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

"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

"I've always believed in the power of prayer. One prayer can accomplish more than a thousand plans. That isn't a magic formula, but it's an idea that if you pray, keep praying and then praying some more." - Mark Batterson

"After doing two years in prison, trust me, I've seen a lot of tough guys pray. They're not just praying for themselves; they're praying for their family and the people they've let down." - Ja Rule

"I can tell that you been crying all night, drinking all summer, praying for your happiness, hope that you recover" - Drake

"Longing desire prayeth always, though the tongue be silent. If thou art ever longing, thou art ever praying." - Saint Augustine

"Our praying, to be strong, must be buttressed by holy living. The life of faith perfects the prayer of faith." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Public prayers are of little worth unless they are founded on or followed up by private praying." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

"All vital praying makes a drain on a man's vitality. True intercession is a sacrifice, a bleeding sacrifice." - John Henry Jowett

"Little praying is a kind of make believe, a salve for the conscience, a farce and a delusion." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"We cannot ask in behalf of Christ what Christ would not ask Himself if He were praying." - A. B. Simpson

"Praying is begging for an unseen deity to alter the laws of nature for someone admittedly unworthy." - George Carlin

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

"Prior to the meeting, there was a prayer. In general, in the United States there was always praying." - Friedrich Durrenmatt

"The Constitution was never meant to prevent people from praying, it's declared purpose was to protect their freedom to pray" - Ronald Reagan

"The cause of Christ does not need less working, but it does need among the workers, more praying." - J C Ryle

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

"Praying without faith is like trying to cut with a blunt knife - much labor expended to little purpose." - James O. Fraser

"Praying is simple. Use the words that you know. You don't have to be eloquent, just sincere and reverent." - Oleta Adams

"When the Goths are at the gates, forming study groups and praying for deliverance is not effective defense." - G. Edward Griffin

"A severe apprenticeship in the trade of praying must be served in order to become a journeyman in it." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"And as it turns out, if one person is praying for you, buckle up. Things can happen." - Anne Lamott

"I was wasting my time, praying for love. For a love that never comes, from someone who does not exist." - Steven Morrissey

"While praying I passed into a state of entrancement, and in that state I saw the angel and the plates." - Martin Harris

"We are hoping and praying that they will not be able to deny what the Lord has ordained." - Roland Burris

"There are three ways that men get what they want: by planning, by working, and by praying." - George S Patton

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

"Pray and seek for strength to change our circumstances rather than praying for our circumstances to be changed" - David A Bednar

"One day of praying and six days of fun, the odds against going to heaven are six to one." - Brook Benton

"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

"Not by talking, but by praying And becoming something good, Can we offer peace to the world." - Sri Chinmoy

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

"It's not your schedule that keeps you from praying, it's your failure to realize the importance of prayer." - Jim George

"The best way to encourage your children is to let them know you are praying for them." - Jim George

"Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want to make a New Year's prayer, not a resolution. I'm praying for courage." - Susan Sontag

"I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me, Superman. Homer Simpson" - Matt Groening

"I'm not very good at praying, but what I experience when I'm writing a poem is close to prayer." - Denise Levertov

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

"Such is the compassion, such the love which Mary bears us, that she is never tired of praying for us." - Alphonsus Liguori

"If you would move me with your preaching, or with your praying, or with your singing, first be moved yourself." - Alexander Whyte

"Focus on the moment, not when you are praying with your intellect, but when you are fully experiencing the prayer" - Masami Saionji

"We give up too easily. We give up too soon. We quit praying right before the miracle happens." - Mark Batterson

"Keep on praying for faith, it is through prayer that you develop all your wonderful qualities of soul." - Myrtle Fillmore

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

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

"It is a reading age, a preaching age, a working age, but it is not a praying age." - Charles Spurgeon

"I desire that death find me ready and writing, or if it please Christ, praying and intears." - Petrarch

"Praying as a public function, particularly when led by a clergyman, is a vulgar display of an exclusively personal matter." - Joseph Lewis

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

"We cannot ask in behalf of Christ what Christ would not ask Himself if He were praying." - Albert Benjamin Simpson

"All your praying moments amount to just one breath. Please keep your victory But give me little death." - St Vincent

"If you're tolerating sin in your life, my friend, don't waste your breath praying unless it's a prayer of confession." - Bill Hybels

"One reason we stop praying or let our prayer lives fade is that we are too comfortable." - Bill Hybels

"If there were one million families praying the Rosary every day, the entire world would be saved." - Pope Pius X

"I pray, but who I pray to I'm not exactly sure, especially when I'm praying for more money." - Gary Panter

"It's difficult isn't it, when you're in a Mosque and everyone's praying and you really enjoy leapfrog." - Milton Jones

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

"If the spiritual life be healthy, under the full power of the Holy Spirit, praying without ceasing will be natural." - Andy Murray

"Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man -and after that, praying." - Proverbs

"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

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

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

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

"Praying and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer." - J C Ryle

"Praying through is all about CONSISTENCY and INTENSITY. It's 'all-nighter' prayer. It just won't take 'NO' for an answer!" - Mark Batterson

"The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!" - Francois Rabelais

"The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem." - Yasser Arafat

"The only times I'm consistent about praying are when I'm on an airplane or when an ambulance goes by." - China Chow

"I'm not sure if President Obama is an ideologue or a pragmatist. I am hoping and praying he's a pragmatist." - Rudy Giuliani

"Praying is like a rocking chair - it'll give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere." - Gypsy Rose Lee

"Seeing a man praying to Allah is enough for some people to assume he is a terrorist." - Damian Lewis

"I often find myself on my knees praying to something or someone to not be in control." - Dave Gahan

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

"Satan does not care how many people read about prayer if only he can keep them from praying." - Paul Billheimer

"I think that I failed by not studying more, and praying more, and spending more time with my family." - Billy Graham

"Praying which does not result in pure conduct is a delusion. We have missed the whole office and virtue of praying if it does not rectify conduct. It is in the very nature of things that we must quit praying, or quit bad conduct." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"I think that was when the headmaster realized he had lost; he realized then that he was finished. Because, what could he do? Was he going to tell us to stop praying? We kept our heads bowed; and we kept praying. Even as awkward as he was, the Rev. Mr. Merrill had made it clear to us that there was no end to praying for Owen Meany." - John Irving

"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

"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

"There is a tremendous strength that is growing in the world through sharing together, praying together, suffering together, and working together." - Mother Teresa

"The prayer of the monk is not perfect until he no longer recognizes himself or the fact that he is praying." - Anthony of Padua

"The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long. Perhaps when you are dead and gone your prayer will be answered." - Dwight L Moody

"Our prayers are heard by God not according to what we try to be when we pray, but who we are when we are not praying" - Joyce Meyer

"We read of preaching the Word out of season, but we do not read of praying out of season, for that is never out of season." - Matthew Henry

"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

"It is impossible to pray for someone without loving him, and impossible to go on praying for him without discovering that our love for him grows and matures." - John Stott

"There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up His power in answer to their prayers." - Oswald Chambers

"While praying, listen to the words very carefully. When your heart is attentive, your entire being enters your prayer without your having to force it." - Nachman of Breslov

"Just because they say they're praying for you in your face, doesn't mean they aren't laughing at your struggle behind your back." - Trent Shelton

"After the first couple of years recording I did a lot of praying. I said, 'Lord, please give me a hit.' I want one so bad." - George Jones

"It is good to pray for the repair of mistakes, but praying earlier would keep us from making so many. When puzzled, go to prayer and listen." - J. C. Macaulay

"There will be no Christian but what will have a Gethsemane, but every praying Christian will find that there is no Gethsemane without its angel!" - Thomas Binney

"Prayer isn't where we change God, but He changes us. Instead of praying for OUR desires, let's pray He burden us with HIS." - LeCrae

"When I was praying there was a Presence - I saw nothing and yet Our Lord Crucified seemed present for a few instants." - Mary Potter

"the inventor of the plow did more good than the maker of the first rosary - because, say what you will, plowing is better than praying." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"I'm folding up my little dreams Within my heart tonight, And praying I may soon forget The torture of their sight." - Georgia Douglas Johnson

"The man who can get believers to praying would, under God, usher in the greatest revival that the world has ever known." - Leonard Ravenhill

"We do our work for Jesus and with Jesus. It's not a matter of praying some times and working others. We pray the work." - Mother Teresa

"I believe the enemy has numerous tactics to keep us from praying because he knows that it is the greatest way for the kingdom of God to expand." - K.P. Yohannan

"Sometimes we think we are too busy to pray. That is a great mistake, for praying is a saving of time." - Charles Spurgeon

"Many of us in our praying are like nasty little boys who ring front door bells and run away before anyone answers." - D A Carson

"Our God has boundless resources. The only limit is in us. Our asking, our thinking, our praying are too small. Our expectations are too limited." - A. B. Simpson

"My praying friend, continue to make known your desires to God in all things. ... Let Him decide whether you are to receive what you ask for or not." - Ole Hallesby

"Praying, is recognizing yourself to be that which you desire to be, rather than begging God for that which you desire." - Neville Goddard

"I squirm when I see athletes praying before a game. Don't they realize that if God took sports seriously he never would have created George Steinbrenner." - Mark Russell

"Taqwaa is not by praying all night and fasting all day but rather it is abiding by the commands of Allah and staying away from His prohibitions." - Umar

"My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share." - Rita Mae Brown

"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

"Our praying, however, needs to be pressed and pursued with an energy that never tires, a persistency which will not be denied, and a courage which never fails." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Fatherhood has taught me when it's too quiet my kids are usually sinning. God the Father knows the same. Are you praying?" - Mark Hart

"I don't often spend more than half an hour in prayer at one time, but I never go more than half an hour without praying." - Smith Wigglesworth

"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

"We must not be contented however with praying, without exerting ourselves in the use of means for the obtaining of those things we pray for." - William Carey

"God gave us family so that when we have a hard time praying for ourselves, we have others who will pray for us." - James Potter

"Intercession means raising ourselves up to the point of getting the mind of Christ regarding the person for whom we are praying." - Oswald Chambers

"I believe that the obsessive worship of movie, TV and sports figures is less likely to produce spiritual gain than praying to Thor." - Chuck Lorre

"I don't mind praying to the Eternal Father, but I must be the only man in the country afflicted with an eternal mother." - Edward VII

"We're [parents]) always bluffing, pretending we know best, when most of the time we're just praying we won't screw up too badly." - Jodi Picoult

"I often find myself on my knees praying to something or someone to not be in control...My hotel check-in name used to be Mr BL Zebub." - Dave Gahan

"The good news is that Jesus is praying for us. The bad news is that we are going to need it!" - John Wimber

"By praying with friends, you will be able to hear and see facets of Jesus that you have not yet perceived." - Timothy Keller

"No one can pray and worry at the same time. When we worry, we aren't praying. When we pray, we aren't worrying." - Max Lucado

"I once said coaching a first-year team was a religious experience. You do a lot of praying - but most of the time the answer is NO." - Bill Fitch

"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

"The Great Spirit Chief who rules above all will smile upon this land... and this time the Indian race is waiting and praying." - Chief Joseph

"Seek by reading and you will find by meditating. Knock by praying, and it will be opened to you in contemplation." - John of the Cross

"It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests." - Gautama Buddha

"Got a brand new semi-automatic weapon with a laser sight. Oh, I'm praying that somebody tries to break in here tonight." - Al Yankovic

"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

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



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