Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Prayer quotes

Some quotes on prayer, numbered for your commenting pleasure. Pass these on.

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

2. Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential yet more neglected than prayer. – Francois Fènelon

3. To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

6. 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

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

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

9. 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

10. Rich is the person who has a praying friend. – Janice Hughes

11. Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude – an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God. – Andrew W. Pink

12. If you are sick, fast and pray; if the language is hard to learn, fast and pray; if the people will not hear you, fast and pray; if you have nothing to eat, fast and pray. – Frederick Franson

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

14. Those who do not believe do not pray. This is a good functional definition of faith. Faith prays, unbelief does not. – John A. Hardon

15. If you can’t pray a door open, don’t pry it open. – Lyell Rader

16. The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret and God enlightens him. – John Climacus

17. 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

18. God’s answers are wiser than our prayers. – Unknown

19. Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart. – Martin Luther

20. A servant of the Lord stands bodily before men, but mentally he is knocking at the gates of heaven with prayer. – John Climacus

21. I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it. – John Wesley

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

23. Pray, and let God worry. – Martin Luther

24. Pray without ceasing. – Paul

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