"Jesus answered. Therefore I tell you, whatever you
ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it, and it will be yours."
"Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will
entice a man to cease from prayer."
"Prayer is the acid test of devotion."
"Men give advice; God gives guidance."
"A person without prayer is like a tree without roots."
"The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures
of gold and silver."
"...a man who kneels before God will stand before men."
"True prayer is a lonely business."
"Never say you will pray about a thing; pray about
"In all your prayers forget not to thank the Lord for
"The only power that God will yield to is that of prayer."
"Seven days without prayer makes one weak."
"he that is never on his knees on earth, shall never
stand upon his feet in heaven."
"If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere."
"Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer
is the greater work."
"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart."
"The greatest and best talent that God gives to any
man or woman in this world is the talent of prayer."
"A sinning man stops praying, a praying man stops sinning."
"He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely
find Him the rest of the day."
"If your faith does not make you pray, have nothing
to do with it: get rid of it, and God help thee to begin again."
"I live in the spirit of prayer; I pray as I walk,
when I lie down and when I rise, and the answers are always coming."
"Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude—an
attitude of dependency, dependency upon God."
"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
"No man - I don't care how colossal his intellect - No man
is greater than his prayer life."
"Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a
sacrifice to God. and a scourge for Satan."
"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties."
"Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no
one ever bothered to ask."
"Prayer is the spiritual gymnasium in which we exercise
and practice Godliness."
"See that you do not use the trick of prayer to cover
up what you know you ought to do."
"You can do more than pray after you've prayed, but
you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed."
"He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has
heaven and earth at his disposal."
"Nothing you can do will benefit you more than prayer."
"A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot
live without the closet."
"In souls filled with love, the desire to please God
is continual prayer."
"The more helpless you are, the better you are fitted
to pray, and the more answers to prayer you will experience."
"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
"Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more
essential and yet more neglected than prayer."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Learn to worship God as the God who does wonders,
who wishes to prove in you that He can do something supernatural and divine."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"If you take care of yourself and walk with integrity,
you may be confident that God will deal with those who sin against you.
Above all, don't give birth to sin yourself; rather, pray for those who
persecute you. God will one day turn your persecution into praise."
starts with prayer. Love to pray--feel the need to pray often during the
day and take the trouble to pray. If you want to pray better, you must
pray more. The more you pray, the easier it becomes. Perfect prayer does
not consist of many words but in the fervor of the desire which raises
the heart to Jesus."
"The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is
pray. It is not the only thing; but it is the chief thing. The great people
of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk
about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those
who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time to
"I invite you to bow your head and quietly whisper
the prayer that will change your eternity: Jesus I believe in you and
I receive you."
Compiled by Thomas George
Compiled by Thomas George