prayer

Prayer quotes
Prayer
1.

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.

- West, Charles C.
2.

If you can't pray a door open, don't pry it open.

- Rader, Lyell
3.

Prayer is the only refuge against the Walpurgis-dance of the witches and the fiends, which at hapless moments whirl unbidden through a mortal brain.

- Two Years Ago, chap. xix. 1856.
4.

The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.

- Johnson, Lyndon B.
5.

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

- Augustine, St.
6.

Pray. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

- Bierce, Ambrose
7.

Prayer and practice is good rhyme.

- Proverb, Scottish
8.

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.

- Pilgrim, Peace
9.

FOREORDINATION, n. This looks like an easy word to define, but when I consider that pious and learned theologians have spent long lives in explaining it, and written libraries to explain their explanations; when I remember the nations have been divided and bloody battles caused by the difference between foreordination and predestination, and that millions of treasure have been expended in the effort to prove and disprove its compatibility with freedom of the will and the efficacy of prayer, praise, and a religious life, -- recalling these awful facts in the history of the word, I stand appalled before the mighty problem of its signification, abase my spiritual eyes, fearing to contemplate its portentous magnitude, reverently uncover and humbly refer it to His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons and His Grace Bishop Potter.

- Ambrose Bierce
10.

Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us.

- Selden, John
11.

By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder -- infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, Our Father Who Art in Heaven.

- Macarthur, Douglas
12.

To be sure, this requires effort and love, a careful cultivation of the spiritual life, and a watchful, honest, active oversight of all one's mental attitudes towards things and people. It is not to be learned by world-flight, running away from things, turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, one must learn an inner solitude, where or with whomsoever he may be. He must learn to penetrate things and find God there, to get a strong impression of God firmly fixed on his mind.

- Eckhart, Meister
13.

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.

- Lessing, Gotthold
14.

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.

- Gandhi, Mahatma
15.

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.

- Mark Twain
16.

Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.

- Gandhi, Mahatma
17.

If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.

- Epicurus
18.

I was not born for courts and great affairs, but I pay my debts, believe and say my prayers.

- Pope, Alexander
19.

More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage stop to pray before cutting his throat.

- Twain, Mark
20.

The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.

- Lawrence, Brother


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