Thursday, July 25, 2013

Quotes on Prayer

Prayer Awakens, photo by Kevin Shorter from Flickr

“Pray, and let God worry” –Martin Luther

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” -James 5:16

“It is taken for granted that all the disciples of Christ pray.”
–Matthew Henry’s commentary

“You may as soon find a living man that does not breathe, as a living Christian that does not pray.” –Matthew Henry’s commentary

"There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God." –Brother Lawrence

"Seven days without prayer makes one weak." –Allen E. Vartlett

"Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees."
 –William Cowper

“Prayer is where the action is." –John Wesley

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” – St. Augustine

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work.”
–Oswald Chambers

“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.” –Corrie Ten Boom

“For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.”
–Saint Teresa of Avila

“Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.” –Billy Graham

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” –1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”
–James 5:17-18

"Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet." –E. M. Bounds

"Prayer does not influence God. Prayer surely does influence God. It does not influence His purpose. It does influence His action." –S.D. Gordon

"Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer." –E. M. Bounds

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” –Romans 8:26

“And when you pray. . .” –Matthew 6:5-8

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