Prayer quotes
We are on the side of religion as opposed to religions, and we are among those who believe in the wretched inadequacy of sermons and the sublimity of prayer.

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

- Bierce, Ambrose
Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves.

- Wolpe, David J.
Safe! There is no safety but from God, and that comes by prayer and faith.

- Hypatia. 1852.
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.
Prayer puts you in touch with the infinite and prepares your mind for the finite.

- Daniel, Peter
Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.

- Graham, Ruth
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

- Saint Teresa of Avila
All writing is a form of prayer.

- John Keats
A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.

- Lessing, Doris
SHERIFF, n. In America the chief executive office of a country, whose most characteristic duties, in some of the Western and Southern States, are the catching and hanging of rogues. John Elmer Pettibone Cajee (I write of him with little glee) Was just as bad as he could be. 'Twas frequently remarked: "I swon! The sun has never looked upon So bad a man as Neighbor John." A sinner through and through, he had This added fault: it made him mad To know another man was bad. In such a case he thought it right To rise at any hour of night And quench that wicked person's light. Despite the town's entreaties, he Would hale him to the nearest tree And leave him swinging wide and free. Or sometimes, if the humor came, A luckless wight's reluctant frame Was given to the cheerful flame. While it was turning nice and brown, All unconcerned John met the frown Of that austere and righteous town. "How sad," his neighbors said, "that he So scornful of the law should be -- An anar c, h, i, s, t." (That is the way that they preferred To utter the abhorrent word, So strong the aversion that it stirred.) "Resolved," they said, continuing, "That Badman John must cease this thing Of having his unlawful fling. "Now, by these sacred relics" -- here Each man had out a souvenir Got at a lynching yesteryear -- "By these we swear he shall forsake His ways, nor cause our hearts to ache By sins of rope and torch and stake. "We'll tie his red right hand until He'll have small freedom to fulfil The mandates of his lawless will." So, in convention then and there, They named him Sheriff. The affair Was opened, it is said, with prayer. J. Milton Sloluck

- Ambrose Bierce
I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.

- Twain, Mark
But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before Him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. [Job 5:8-9]

- Bible
The fewer the words, the better the prayer.

- Luther, Martin
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
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one:'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.'And God granted it.

- Voltaire (Franžois-Marie Arouet)
If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice.

- Meister Eckhart
Prayer is a passport to heaven. Your communication with God.

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.
Ask God's blessing on your work, but don't ask him to do it for you.

- Robson, Dame Flora

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