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Praying Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Praying.

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... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

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Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

 

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If God listened to the prayers of men,
all men would quickly have perished:
for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
- Epicurus

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

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Play and pray; but on the whole do not pray when you
are playing and do not play when you are praying.
- Charles Williams

It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man
well than to be always praying and fasting and touching
one's head to a prayer mat.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Everytime someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen -
that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion.
So we're still praying to their gods.
- Whitley Strieber

I'm praying that was my one little dip in the cancer pool.
I hope never to have to revisit that,
but I learned a lot, I'm cancer free with a bright and hopeful future.
- Julie Gold

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about
the deficiencies of their memories and always began
poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
- David Antin

I imagine the life of an atheistic praying mantis to be rather torturous.
- Brian Celio

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

I spent every day just praying that I didn't look like a big dork on camera.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation
as the tempter is in pressing it,
and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
- Robert South

No praying, it spoils business.
- Thomas Otway

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

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

Even if I had nothing to do with the Canada Council,
I'd be praying for it.
- Karen Kain

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

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

The Indian race are waiting and praying.
- Chief Joseph

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading,
or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring
something for the public good.
- Thomas a Kempis

Praying privately in churches, I began to discover
that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now,
woven into this life.
- Lionel Blue

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

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

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

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

The whole house came up and I came up with it...
I was just praying to the Lord to take care of me.
- Willie Nelson

Are you living for the things you are praying for?
- Austin Phelps

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

I have been benefited by praying for others;
for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself.
- Samuel Rutherford

She died praying that she might die.
- Mary Chesnut

Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that,
with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops,
their spouses, and their families.
- Michael Enzi

I have not placed reading before praying because I
regard it more important,
but because, in order to pray aright,
we must understand what we are praying for.
- Angelina Grimke

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

I'm sickened by all religions.
Religion has divided people.
I don't think there's any difference between the pope
wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking
purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.
- Howard Stern

I am 55 years old now.
It takes three years to write one book.
I don't know how many books I will be able to write before I die.
It is like a countdown.
So with each book I am praying - please let me live until I am finished.
- Haruki Murakami

It's been a difficult thing because some great opportunities
have come and I've just been holding my breath and praying...
I'm basically gambling hoping something will come along this season and if not,
I don't know what the future holds.
- Charisma Carpenter

Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old,
and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee.
During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman.
I know a lot about politics.
- Roger Ebert

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ;
farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments;
farewell reading and preaching,
praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches,
and sufferings.
- Donald Cargill

Well, of course it was a very trying time for me,
and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive.
A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying
they were praying for me.
Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped.
- Anita Hill

In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings,
praying for strength and realizing that our lives have
a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find
out what that is and express it,
was the only way I could have gotten through it.
- Marlo Thomas

Although both sides of my family were religious,
I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith.
I did not really rebel against it, but then,
as today, I disliked organized religion.
I have a strange inhibition about praying with others.
- Georg Solti

Never was a faithful prayer lost.
Some prayers have a longer voyage than others,
but then they return with their richer lading at last,
so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.
- William Gurnall

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

I pray that my greatest desires will always be for
exactly what Spirit is offering me at that very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

I do not pray for success,
I ask for faithfulness.
- Mother Teresa

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the
number of the families who call upon God.
- Christopher Love

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're
not going to change the form in which we live.
- Godfrey Reggio

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
- Elbert Hubbard

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.
- Junipero Serra

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
- George Herbert

I have a really great relationship with God.
I pray.
I read the Bible.
- Hunter Tylo

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle.
There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If I want to be alone, some place I can write,
I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want -
I go to the bathroom.
- Alicia Keys

For it is we who must pray for our daily bread,
and if He grants it to us, it is only through our labour,
our skill and preparation.
- Paracelsus

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts,
for it is impossible to live one way and pray another.
- William Law


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