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03 May, 2013

Quotes On Prayer


"He that is never on his knees on earth shall never stand upon his feet in heaven." C. H. Spurgeon

"A sinning man stops praying, a praying man stops sinning." Leonard Ravenhill

"None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience. It is a great matter when in extreme need to take hold on prayer. I know, whenever I have prayed earnestly, that I have been amply heard, and have obtained more than I prayed for. God indeed sometimes delayed, but at last He came."
Martin Luther

The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be; the mightier the forces against evil. E.M. Bounds

"If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere." — Leonard Ravenhill

"True prayer is a lonely business." Samuel Chadwick

"When I am praying the most eloquently, I am getting the least accomplished in my prayer life. But when I stop getting eloquent and give God less theology and shut up and just gaze upward and wait for God to speak to my heart He speaks with such power that I have to grab a pencil and a notebook and take notes on what God is saying to my heart." A.W. Tozer

"The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver." John Bunyan

"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties." Oswald Chambers

"See that you do not use the trick of prayer to cover up what you know you ought to do." Oswald Chambers

"You can do more than pray after you've prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed." John Bunyan

"He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has heaven and earth at his disposal." C. S. Spurgeon

"A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot live without the closet." E. M. Bounds

"In souls filled with love, the desire to please God is continual prayer." John Wesley

"The more helpless you are, the better you are fitted to pray, and the more answers to prayer you will experience." O. Hallesby

"I am as certain as I am standing here, that the secret of much mischief to our own souls, and to the souls of others, lies in the way that we stint, and starve, and scamp our prayers, by hurrying over them." Alexander Whyte

"Whether we think of, or speak to, God, whether we act or suffer for him, all is prayer, when we have no other object than his love, and the desire of pleasing him." John Wesley

"People can't see your root system, but God can. Praying and meditating on the Word of God will cause your roots to go down deep into His love." Warren Wiersbe

"Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other's hearts in prayer." Charles Finney

"He who is too busy to pray will be too busy to live a holy life. Satan had rather we let the grass grow on the path to our prayer chamber than anything else." E.M.Bounds

"Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing." E. M. Bounds

"True prayer is measured by weight,-not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length." C. H. Spurgeon

"Often times God wants us to sit before Him in quietness. He doesn't want us to do all the talking. As Is. 30:15 says "In quiet and confidence will be your strength." Charles
Stanley

"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." Billy Graham

"Prayer is not a hard requirement- it is the natural duty of a creature to its creator, the simplest homage that human need can pay to divine liberality." C. H. Spurgeon

"And there you have the reason why many people pray for the power of the Holy Ghost, and they get something, but oh, so little! because they prayed for power for work, and power for blessing, but they have not prayed for power for full deliverance from self." Andrew Murray

"Prayer is never an acceptable substitute for obedience. The sovereign Lord accepts no offering from His creatures that is not accompanied by obedience. To pray for revival while ignoring or actually flouting the plain precept laid down in the Scriptures is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble." A.W. Tozer


I don't often spend more than half an hour in prayer at one time, but I never go more than half an hour without praying. Smith Wigglesworth

“There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying.”John G. Lake

Prayer is not only asking, but an attitude of mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural. ~ Oswald Chambers

Worship and intercession must go together, the one is impossible without the other. Intercession means that we rouse ourselves up to get the mind of Christ about the one for whom we pray. ~ Oswald Chambers


History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.~ Edwin Orr

To pray well is the better half of study. ~ Martin Luther

Study your prayers, a great part of my time is spent getting in tune for prayer. ~ Robert McCheyne


I shall see no hope until the individual members of the church are praying for revival, perhaps meeting in one anothers' homes, meeting in groups amongst friends, meeting together in churches, meeting anywhere you like, and praying with urgency and concentration for a shedding forth of the power of God.... There is no hope until we do.~ D.D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude—an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God. --Arthur W. Pink

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work. --Oswald Chambers

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. -- John Bunyan

The true spirit of prayer is no other than God's own Spirit dwelling in the hearts of the saints. And as this spirit comes from God, so doth it naturally tend to God in holy breathings and pantings. It naturally leads to God, to converse with him by prayer. --Jonathan Edwards

Whether we think of or speak to God; whether we act or suffer for him; all is prayer when we have no other object than his love, and the desire of pleasing him. --John Wesley

God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. -- Oswald Chambers

There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him. --William Law

Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent. --Leonard Ravenhill

The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer. --John R. Mott

I must secure more time for private devotions. I have been living far too public for me. The shortening of devotions starves the soul, it grows lean and faint. I have been keeping too late hours. --William Wilberforce

We hear it said that a man will suffer in his life is he does not pray; I question it. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God within him, which is nourished not by food but by prayer...Prayer is the way the life of God is nourished. --Oswald Chambers

The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men…Men of prayer." --E. M. Bounds

Pray, and let God worry. -- Martin Luther

Is the Son of God praying in me, or am I dictating to Him?....Prayer is not simply getting things from God, that is a most initial form of prayer; prayer is getting into perfect communion with God. If the Son of God is formed in us by regeneration, He will press forward in front of our common sense and change our attitude to the things about which we pray. --Oswald Chambers

Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing. --E. M. Bounds

How often have we prayed something like, "O Lord, be with cousin Billy now in a special way"? Have we stopped to consider what it is we're requesting? Imagine that you are a parent who is preparing to leave your children with a babysitter. Would you dream of saying, "O Betsy, I ask you now that you would be with my children in a special way?" No way. You would say, "Betsy, the kids need to be in bed by
9 pm. They can have one snack before their baths, and please make sure they finish their homework. You can reach us at this number if there's any problem. Any questions before we go?" We are very specific with our requests and instructions for our babysitters. We want them to know specifics. It should be no different with prayer. --David Jeremiah

There is a general kind of praying which fails for lack of precision. It is as if a regiment of soldiers should all fire off their guns anywhere. Possibly somebody would be killed, but the majority of the enemy would be missed. --Charles Haddon Spurgeon

When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy. --Corrie Ten Boom

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

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

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan --John Bunyan

Always respond to every impulse to pray. The impulse to pray may come when you are reading or when you are battling with a text. I would make an absolute law of this – always obey such an impulse. --Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God. --Andrew Murray

There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying. --John G. Lake

"Prayer requires more of the heart than the tongue."
Adam Clarke



"The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer."
F.B. Meyer

"Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work."
Oswald Chanbers

"Do not make prayer a monologue-make it a conversation."
Author unknown

"Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure."
D. L. Moody

"O, let the place of secret prayer become to me the most beloved spot on earth." -- Andrew Murray

"The secret of praying is praying in secret." - Leonard Ravenhill

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