Morning Prayer Quotes
1. About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
2. Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
3. Do not neglect secret prayer, for it is the soul of religion.
4. I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.
5. Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
6. My grandmother took me to church on Sunday all day long, every Sunday into the night. Then Monday evening was the missionary meeting. Tuesday evening was usher board meeting. Wednesday evening was prayer meeting. Thursday evening was visit the sick. Friday evening was choir practice. I mean, and at all those gatherings, we sang.
7. Without prayer, without faith in the Almighty, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings.
8. We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
9. For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
10. Solemnity is proper in church, but things that are proper in church are not necessarily proper outside, and vice versa. For example, I can say a prayer while washing my teeth, but that does not mean I should wash my teeth in church.
11. Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
12. Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
13. Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.
14. Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.
15. Without our faith, we wouldn’t have been able to succeed. On many occasions, before we’d go out on a sit-in, before we went on the freedom ride, before we marched from Selma to Montgomery, we would sing a song or say a prayer. Without our faith, without the spirit and spiritual bearings and underpinning, we would not have been so successful.
16. To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
17. Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
18. The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it’s been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.
19. I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord’s side.
20. Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
21. The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’
22. The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
23. True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
24. Man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those chambers upright, with the Lord’s Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips.
25. To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
26. The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
27. Read my letter to the old folks, and give my love to them, and tell my brothers to be always watching unto prayer, and when the good old ship of Zion comes along, to be ready to step aboard.
28. It is a most delightful reflection that if I come to the throne of God in prayer, I may feel a thousand defects, but yet there is hope. I usually feel more dissatisfied with my prayers than with anything else I do.
29. If in prayer I come before a throne of grace, the faults of my prayer will be overlooked.
30. Sacrifice, discipline and prayer are essential. We gain strength through God’s word. We receive grace from the sacrament. And when we fumble due to sin – and it’s gonna happen – confession puts us back on the field.
31. The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.
32. I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God.
33. It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.
34. Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
35. Spend more time in study and prayer. That’s the secret of successful evangelism.
36. If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.
37. There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
38. The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.
39. I don’t know what heavy penance I would not have gladly undertaken rather than practice prayer.
40. The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave – caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition – cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner.
41. As we regularly spend time reading God’s Word and talking to Him in prayer, we put ourselves in position for Him to do things in our lives we could never do on our own.
42. God’s first line of defense – and offense – for every situation is prayer.
43. Begin each day with private reading of the Word and prayer.
44. Prayer is where the action is.
45. The relationship to one’s fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one’s striving.
46. ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
47. Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.
48. As you read or listen to God’s Word and spend time talking to Him in prayer, your spirit will eventually become stronger than your flesh.
49. Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
50. I’m healthy as can be – not an ache or a pain. A lot of my prayer is thanking the Lord that I am healthy. I pray for long life and good health.
51. A beginner must look on himself as one setting out to make a garden for his Lord’s pleasure, on most unfruitful soil which abounds in weeds. His Majesty roots up the weeds and will put in good plants instead. Let us reckon that this is already done when the soul decides to practice prayer and has begun to do so.
52. God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
53. The relationship to one’s fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one’s striving.
54. ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
55. Prayer is such a basic foundation of a Christian’s relationship with God. It’s how we communicate and fellowship with Him. But a surprising number of people, young and old, new and even long-time Christians, say they’re not satisfied with their prayer life.
56. Prayer doesn’t just change things – it changes us. If we are diligent in seeking God, slowly and surely we become better people.
57. A soul which gives itself to prayer, either much or little, should on no account be kept within narrow bounds.
58. Whoever has not begun the practice of prayer, I beg for the love of the Lord not to go without so great a good. There is nothing here to fear but only something to desire.
59. In our home there was always prayer – aloud, proud and unapologetic.
60. Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.