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Unanswered Prayer Quotes


"The most common cause of unanswered prayer is prayerlessness." - Bill Hybels

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

"Prayer busters (causes of unanswered prayer) are prayerlessness, unconfessed sin, unresolved relational conflict, selfishness, uncaring attitudes, and inadequate faith." - Bill Hybels

"I have questioned God sometimes whether prayers have gone unanswered. But answered prayer is still harder to believe." - David Wilkerson

"One of the earliest religious disappointments in a young girl's life devolves upon her unanswered prayer for a horse." - Phyllis Grissim-Theroux

"Our Lord never referred to unanswered prayer; he taught that prayers are always answered. He ever implied that prayers were answered rightly because of the Heavenly Father's wisdom." - Oswald Chambers

"All prayers are answered. We need to distinguish between a prayer unanswered, and one not answered how or when we would like it to be." - Lloyd John Ogilvie

"Now anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity. It is the fruit of unanswered questions. But questions cannot go unanswered unless they first be asked." - Thomas Merton

"Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh; Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear; To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh; Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer." - George Croly

"My brother kneels, so saith Kabir, To stone and brass in heathen-wise But in my brother's voice I hear My own unanswered agonies. His God is as his fates assign His prayer is all the world's - and mine." - Rudyard Kipling

"Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh; Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear; To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh; Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer." - George Croly

"If God can bring blessing from the broken body of Jesus and glory from something that's obscene as the cross, He can bring blessing from my problems and my pain and my unanswered prayer." - Anne Graham Lotz

"Thank God for unanswered prayers." - Garth Brooks

"Prayer is a groan." - Jerome

"Prayer keeps me centered." - Alicia Keys

"Prayer ardent opens heaven." - Edward Young

"Short prayer pierceth heaven." - Dionysius of Halicarnassus

"I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without." - Anna Julia Cooper

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

"God doesn't answer prayer, He answers desperate prayer!" - Leonard Ravenhill

"My love for prayer was an answer to prayer." - Francis Chan

"Either worrying drives out prayer, or prayer drives out worrying." - D A Carson

"Prayer is not ever thing, but everything is by prayer." - Fred A. Hartley, Jr.

"Prayer less pulpits will produce prayer less and powerless congregations." - Wesley L Duewel

"Persistence in prayer brings results that casual prayer does not." - Max Anders

"Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer." - J C Ryle

"Prayer turns theology into experience." - Timothy Keller

"Your desire is your prayer." - Joseph Murphy

"Poetry to me is prayer ..." - Anne Sexton

"There's no prayer like desire." - Tom Waits

"Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer." - Simone Weil

"If faith fails, prayer perishes." - Saint Augustine

"Making their lives a prayer." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Buddhism in one long prayer." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I'm for prayer in schools." - Charles Evers

"God hears a mother's prayer." - Victoria Gotti

"Prayer is mans greatest power!" - W Clement Stone

"Prayer is man's greatest power!" - W Clement Stone

"Labor, you know, is prayer." - Bayard Taylor

"Increase in prayer, increase in prayer, increase in prayer until Jesus comes." - Karen Wheaton

"Prayer presupposes faith. No prayer is in vain. Prayer is like any other action." - Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

"He was near tears, 'Who do I blame?' he kept asking me. 'There is no God.I can only blame myself.'" The Reb's face tightened, as if in pain. "That," he said, softly, "is a terrible self-indictment." Worse than an unanswered prayer? "Oh yes. It is far more comforting to think God listened and said no, than to think that nobody's out there." - Mitch Albom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"No prayer is complete without presence." - Rumi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Complaint is a prayer to the devil." - Michael Beckwith

"When fear replaces faith, remember prayer." - Thomas S Monson

"Time spent in prayer is never wasted." - Francois Fenelon

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

"Seven days without prayer makes one weak." - Anonymous

"Like one in prayer I stood." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Real prayer is communion with God" - Arthur W. Pink

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

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

"A church that likes power likes prayer." - Jacob Peterson

"The greatest encouragement is conveyed in prayer." - David Jeremiah

"Prayer is your personal key to heaven." - Boyd K. Packer

"Frequently, only silence can express my prayer." - Therese Of Lisieux

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

"Poetry and prayer are very similar" - Carol Ann Duffy

"Prayer succeeds when all else fails" - Edward Mckendree Bounds

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

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

"A good deed is the best prayer." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Prayer flies where the eagle never flew." - Thomas Guthrie

"Fear drives the wretched to prayer" - Seneca the Younger

"Prayer means dependence on the Lord." - Joseph Prince

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

"Invoke often! Inflame thyself with prayer!" - Aleister Crowley

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

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

"Prayer is a shield to the soul" - John Bunyan

"meditation vs prayer = listening vs talking" - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Prayer is futility when compared to belief." - James Cook

"Prayer allows us to wait without worry." - John Ortberg

"Prayer is - keeping company with God." - Philip Yancey

"Holy living is essential preparation for prayer." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

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

"Prayer is happy company with God." - Clement of Alexandria

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

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

"Prayer is the best response to hatred." - Charles Spurgeon

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

"Oh, goddammit, we forgot the silent prayer." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Without prayer there is no inward peace." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The Rosary is my favorite prayer." - Pope John Paul Ii

"The prayer that is faithless is fruitless." - Thomas Watson

"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

"Prayer is faith passing into action." - Richard Cecil

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

"A hungry stomach makes a short prayer." - Proverbs

"Prayer and practice is good rhyme." - Proverbs

"Worry increases pressure; prayer releases peace." - Joyce Meyer

"Prayer is the passport to peace." - Thomas S Monson

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

"Prayer begins where human capacity ends." - Marian Anderson

"Poetry and prayer are very similar." - Carol Ann Duffy

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

"Prayer is where the action is." - John Wesley

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

"The sovereign cure for worry is prayer." - William James

"Fasting, coupled with mighty prayer, is powerful." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"A coward cannot have any prayer answered." - Nichiren

"God shapes the world by prayer." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

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

"More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones." - Mother Teresa

"Al-Jazeera should not go unanswered in the Middle East." - Kenneth Tomlinson

"Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions." - Joel Osteen

"More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones." - Saint Teresa Of Avila

"In politics, a lie unanswered becomes truth within 24 hours." - Willie Brown

"Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers." - Garth Brooks

"The law demands good works and uses its terror-rejection, shame, fear of punishment, unanswered prayer, personal tragedy, etc.-as motivation. Here performance is a necessity to secure the blessings and avoid the curses. Grace, on the other hand, allows us to serve on a different basis-not from fear but on the basis of love and gratitude, from appreciation and gladness for blessings freely given and freely received." - Richard Jordan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Prayer is not just getting ready for Christian service. Prayer is Christian service." - Adrian Rogers

"Meditation is earnest prayer, and when prayer progresses, it becomes true meditation." - Ilchi Lee

"Prayer continues to provide power-spiritual power. Prayer continues to provide peace-spiritual peace." - Thomas S Monson



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