Quotes On Prayer

I hope these quotes on prayer are a blessing to you.  It is a good thing to let ourselves be encouraged, blessed, and even challenged by what other Christians have learned and lived.

Never tell me of a humble heart where I see a stubborn knee. – Thomas Adams

Our prayers must mean something to us if they are to mean anything to God. – Maltbie D. Babcock

Most of modern man’s troubles stem from too much time on his hands and not enough on his knees. – Ivern Boyett

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

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

The pride of learning is against the dependent humility of prayer. – E.M. Bounds

The little regard we give prayer is evident from the little time we spend in it. – E.M. Bounds

Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. – E.M. Bounds

Prayer and a holy life are one. They mutually act and react. Neither can survive alone. The absence of the one is the absence of the other. – E.M. Bounds

To give prayer the secondary place is to make God seconday in life’s affairs. – E.M. Bounds

When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words than thy words be without heart. – John Bunyan

Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God and a scourge to Satan. – John Bunyan

Prayer – secret, fervent, believing prayer – lies at the root of all personal godliness. – William Carey

Hurry is the death of prayer. – Samuel Chadwick

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

God is still on the throne, we’re still on his footstool, and there’s only a knee’s distance between. – Jim Elliot

Those blessing are sweetest that are won with prayers and worn with thanks. – Thomas Goodwin

There is more you can do after you pray, but there is nothing you can do until you pray. – A.J. Gordon

Those that forget to attend God with their praises may perhaps be compelled to attend him with their prayers. – Matthew Henry

The greatest of men must turn beggars when they have to do with Christ. – Matthew Henry

What a man is on his knees before God, that he is – and nothing more. – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

There is nothing a natural man hates more than prayer. – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it. – F.B. Meyer

The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer but unoffered prayer. – F.B. Meyer

The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe. – Dwight L. Moody

I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk about, when I lie down and when I rise up. And the answers are always coming. – George Muller

To know how to speak to God is more important than knowing how to speak to men. – Andrew Murray

All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer. – Isaac Newton

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

He who prays as he ought will endeavor to live as he prays. – John Owen

Prayer is not designed for the furnishing of God with the knowledge of what we need, but it is designed as a confession to him of our sense of need. – A.W. Pink

The measure of our love for others can largely be determined by the frequency and earnestness of our prayers for them. – A.W. Pink

The self-sufficient do not pray, the self-satisfied will not pray, the self-righteous cannot pray. – Leonard Ravenhill

No one ever said at the end of his days: ‘I have read my bible too much; I have thought of God too much; I have prayed too much; I have been too careful with my soul. – J.C. Ryle

If you are too busy to pray then you are too busy. – W.E. Sangster

You have no time for the prayer meeting, but you have time enough to be brushing your hair to all eternity; you have no time to bend your knee, but plenty of time to make yourselves look smart and grand. – Charles Spurgeon

The goal of prayer is the ear of God. – C.H. Spurgeon

Large asking and large expectation on our part honour God. – A.L. Stone

If you are strangers to prayer you are strangers to power. – Billy Sunday

Do not have your concert first and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and go first of all into harmony with Him. – Hudson Taylor

Could we be content to meet a loved on only in public? – Hudson Taylor

The chief purpose of prayer is that God may be glorified in the answer. – R.A. Torrey

The Devil is perfectly willing that the church should multiply its organizations and its deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if it will only give up praying…The Devil is not afraid of machinery; he is only afraid of God. And machinery without prayer is machinery without God. – R. A. Torrey

Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience. – A.W. Tozer

Abandon the secret chamber and the spiritual life will decay. – Isaac Watts

Some people treat God as they do a lawyer; they go to him only when they are in trouble. – Anonymous

If we cannot go to God with a broken heart, let us go to him for one. – Anonymous

God has no reward for prayerless, faithless, loveless work. – Unknown

Prayer is an open highway to the heart of God. – Unknown

There are three answers to prayer – Yes! No! Wait! – Unknown

Prayerless pews make powerless pulpits. – Unknown

A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.   – Unknown

The prayers a man lives on his feet are just as important as those he says on his knees. – Unknown

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