Great Quotes on Prayer

“When we depend upon organizations, we get what organizations can do; when we depend upon education, we get what education can do; when we depend upon man, we get what man can do; but when we depend upon prayer, we get what God can do.”
– A.C. Dixon

“Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude – an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.”
– A.W. Pink

“The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love.”
– Andrew Murray

“A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.”
– Leonard Ravenhill

“Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. God’s voice in response to mine is its most essential part.”
– Andrew Murray

“To be much for God, we must be much with God. Jesus, that lone figure in the wilderness, knew strong crying, along with tears. Can one be moved with compassion and not know tears? Jeremiah was a sobbing saint. Jesus wept! So did Paul. So did John. Though there are some tearful intercessors behind the scenes, I grant you that to our modern Christianity, praying is foreign.”
– Leonard Ravenhill

“The secret of praying is praying in secret.”
– Leonard Ravenhill

“Whatever God can do faith can do, and whatever faith can do prayer can do when it is offered in faith. An invitation to prayer is, therefore, an invitation to omnipotence, for prayer engages the Omnipotent God and brings Him into our human affairs. Nothing is impossible to the man who prays in faith, just as nothing is impossible with God. This generation has yet to prove all that prayer can do for believing men and women.”

“If there are two persons praying, there are three. If three meet to pray, there are four praying. There is always one more than you can see.”
– S.D. Gordon

“Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence.”
– W.S. Bowd

“Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything. Unless in the first waking moment of the day you learn to fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day; but swing the door wide open and pray to your Father in secret, and every public thing will be stamped with the presence of God.”
– Oswald Chambers

“If we grow wiser and more learned in our intercourse with wise and learned persons, how much more will we gain in our inner life by communing with God in prayer.”
– Ulrich Zwingli

“It was not surprising ….that [my father] should seldom have long seasons of agonizing prayer such as some have experienced, for His closeness to God was not limited to special seasons, but was a continuous and uninterrupted service.”
– William Moody (about D.L. Moody)

“My friends, if we are going to do a great work for God, we must spend much time in prayer; we have got to be closeted with God.”
– D.L. Moody

“It is not the man that can preach the best that is the most successful, but the man who knows how to get his people together to pray.”
– D.L. Moody

“There is no true prayer without confession. As long as we have unconfessed sin in our soul, we are not going to have power with God in prayer. He says if we regard iniquity in our hearts, He will not hear us, much less answer. As long as we are living in any known sin, we have no power in prayer. God is not going to hear it.”
– D.L. Moody

“Pray as though everything depended upon God but work as though everything depended upon you.”
– D.L. Moody

“You are coming to a King, Large petitions with you bring, For his grace and power are such, None can ever ask too much.”
– John Newton

“We are not told that Jesus ever taught His disciples how to preach; but He taught them how to pray.
– D.L. Moody

“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance but cooperating with His willingness.”
– Richard C. Trench

“Forgive us for thinking that prayer is a waste of time and help us to see that without prayer our work is a waste of time.”
– Peter Marshall

“We ought to see the face of God every morning before we see the face of man.”
– Dwight L. Moody

“If you have so much business to attend to that you have no time to pray, depend upon it that you have more business on hand than God ever intended you should have.”
– Dwight L. Moody

“A man who prays much in private will make short prayers in public.”
– Dwight L. Moody

“Some men’s prayers need to be cut short at both ends and set on fire in the middle.”
– Dwight L. Moody

“We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives. If He has said much about prayer, it is because He knows we have much need of it.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“When we work, we work; but when we pray, God works.”
– Max Lucado

“God will do nothing on earth except in answer to believing prayer.”
– John Wesley

“If you are a praying person, you are one of God’s gifts to mankind.”
– Unknown

“The real victory in all service is won in secret beforehand by prayer.”
– S.D. Gordon

“Prayer is not designed to inform God, but… to humble man’s heart, to excite his desire, to inflame his faith, to animate his hope, and to raise his soul from earth to heaven.”
– Adam Clarke

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

“The petitions of Moses discomfited the enemy more than the fighting of Joshua. Yet both were needed.  No, in the soul’s conflict, force and fervor, decision and devotion, valour and vehemence, must join their forces, and all will be well.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services, but few conversions; much machinery, but few results.”
– R.A. Torrey

Prayer is not a means by which I seek to control God; it is a means of putting myself in a position where God can control me.”
– Charles L. Allen

“Prayer is speaking truth to Truth.”
– Phillip James Bailey

“Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the human soul.  Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.”
– Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“Prayer is an investment. The time you dedicate to prayer isn’t lost; it will return dividends far greater than what a few moments spent on a task ever could. If we fail to cultivate this discipline, prayer winds up being our last resort rather than our first response.”
– Charles Swindoll

“The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.”
– Samuel Chadwick

“The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.”
– Andrew Murray

“I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“What the church needs today is not machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Spirit can use – men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not flow through methods, but through men of prayer.” And we might add, through women of prayer.”
– E.M. Bounds

“Out of a very intimate acquaintance with D.L. Moody, I wish to testify that he was a far greater pray-er than he was preacher.”
– R.A. Torrey

“It is obvious that Paul did not regard prayer as supplemental, but as fundamental—not something to be added to his work but the very matrix out of which his work was born. He was a man of action because he was a man of prayer. It was probably his prayer even more than his preaching that produced the kind of leaders we meet in his letters.”
– Oswald Sanders, from Dynamic Spiritual Leadership

“A sinning man will stop praying. A praying man will stop sinning.”
– Leonard Ravenhill

“Prayer as a relationship is probably your best indicator about the health of your love relationship with God. If your prayer life has been slack, your love relationship has grown cold.”
– John Piper

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”
– Corrie Ten Boom

“The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.”
– Martin Luther

“Real prayer comes not from gritting our teeth, but from falling in love.”
– Richard Foster

“Do not attempt to assess the quality of your prayer. God alone can judge its value.”
– Macarious of Optino

“Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance, but taking hold of God’s willingness.”
– Phillips Brooks

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one ever bothered to ask.”
– Billy Graham

“Unless I had the spirit of prayer, I could do nothing.”
– Charles G. Finney

“Prayer is not a fruitless exercise that God asked us to perform to determine whether or not we’re faithful. Prayer is the vehicle that releases God to move in the earth!”
– Joseph Cameneti Sr.

“Prayer is simple, as simple as a child making known its wants to it parents.”
– Oswald Chambers

“God does nothing but in answer to prayer.”
– John Wesley

“Prayer is striking the winning blow. . . . Service is gathering up the results.”
– S.D. Gordon

“God shapes the world by prayer. The prayers of God’s saints are the capital stock of heaven by which God carries on His great work upon earth.”
– E.M. Bounds

“Beloved, it is not our long prayers but our believing God that gets the answer.”
– John G. Lake

“I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking Him to do his work through me.”
– James Hudson Taylor

“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.”
– John Wesley

“To pray is to cast off your burdens, it is to tear away your rags, it is to shake off your diseases, it is to be filled with spiritual vigor, it is to reach the highest point of Christian health.”
– C.H. Spurgeon

“I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me. His face, that hitherto may have been strange and intolerable to me, is transformed into the countenance of a brother for whom Christ died, the face of a forgiven sinner.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“You could remove the powerful preaching from our church and it would still continue. You could remove the administration of pastoral care through the cell group system and the church would still continue. But if you remove the prayer life of our church it would collapse.”
– David Yonggi Cho

“The character of our praying will determine the character of our preaching. Light praying makes light preaching.”
– E.M. Bounds

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