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40 Inspiring Quotes About Prayer To Inspire Your Life

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Through the years, I’ve been thinking a lot about meditation and how it’s always relating to Him. Prayer is language. Prayer. A man transforms himself into a child who asks about all he has only learned in a script. I want to note that I don’t go somewhere or do anything without prayer and contemplation asking for divine guidance. Top 40 motivational prayer quotes to inspire your life about prayer.

1. “A prayer that must have a cannon behind it better never be uttered. Forgiveness ought not to go in partnership with shot and shell. Love needs not to carry knives and revolvers.” — Robert Green Ingersoll

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2. “I’m pretty much a good Catholic girl at heart and I believe in family. I also have a basic belief that God takes care of me. I believe in prayer, even though I’m not that religious. I just have that foundation from my family. I mean when you think that you’re just a human being and one of God’s creatures, you can’t take anything that seriously.” — Catherine O’Hara

3. “In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one.” — W. H. Auden

4. “Don’t be discouraged if the answer to your prayer does not come immediately. The study, ponder, and pray, sincerely having faith, and live the commandments.” — Joseph B. Wirthlin

5. “It is no wonder that advocates of Obamacare blindly push forward with their agenda to force religious Americans to violate their own precepts: in the war between the state and the individual, religion is on the side of the individual and his or her relationship with God. That is why symbolic prayer matters. It is symbolic.” — Ben Shapiro

6. “We observe that in the scriptures, fasting almost always is linked with prayer. Without prayer, fasting is not complete fasting; it’s simply going hungry.” — Joseph B. Wirthlin

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7. “I try to remind myself not to go anywhere or do anything without asking for spiritual direction through prayer and meditation.” — Marianne Williamson

8. “Our families should gather for family prayer morning and night.” — Joseph B. Wirthlin

9. “Remember that bodily exercise, when it is well ordered, as I have said, is also prayer by means of which you can please God our Lord.” — Saint Ignatius

10. “Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.” — Dag Hammarskjold

11. “Exercise, prayer, and meditation are examples of calming rituals. They have been shown to induce a happier mood and provide a positive pathway through life’s daily frustrations.” — Chuck Norris

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12. “I don’t know what in the world happened. I don’t know if it was the power of the prayer or God himself, but it just reached out, either while I was driving or walking down the sidewalk or sleeping, and it just – the power of God in Jesus just grabbed me… All of a sudden, I just believed in Jesus Christ. I did, I believed in him!” — Evel Knievel

13. “A walk in nature is a perfect backdrop to combine exercise, prayer, and meditation while enhancing the benefit of these activities.” — Chuck Norris

14. “Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.” — Corrie Ten Boom

15. “Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he wisely refrains from saying whether they are good or bad things.” — Samuel Butler

16. “I no longer wield the power of the office for the government of the church, but in the service of prayer I remain, so to speak, within St. Peter’s bounds. St. Benedict, whose name I bear as Pope, shall be a great example in this for me. He showed us the way to a life which, active or passive, belongs wholly to the work of God.” — Pope Benedict XVI

17. “Prayer doesn’t just change things – it changes us. If we are diligent in seeking God, slowly and surely we become better people.” — Joyce Meyer

18. “It is important to learn to understand in a historical text, a text from the past, the living Word of God, that is, to enter into prayer and thus read Sacred Scripture as a conversation with God.” — Pope Benedict XVI

19. “About four days a week, I do pretty well at having a morning prayer time. But even at that, it’s a rambling sort of thing. What I have learned to do better is to try to keep my mind turned toward God and ear inclined toward God throughout the day, and I think I’m doing better at that, but I’ve got a long way to go.” — Max Lucado

20. “I don’t need politicians doing a 24-hour prayer with Oral Roberts to get our country back on track.” — Lewis Black

21. “Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night – be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.” — Frank Sinatra

22. “I think you grow wherever God plants you. I hope I’m growing as a person of faith, as a Christian. That should be our number one objective in this journey of life. That all starts with a personal intimate relationship with Christ and then being in prayer every single day about all of those things – being tenacious about it.” — J. C. Watts

23. “I pray to start my day and finish it in prayer.” — Tim Tebow

24. “The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.” — Charles Baudelaire

25. “What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer.” — Thomas a Kempis

26. “Jews have a deep respect for the Queen and the royal family. We say a prayer for them every Sabbath in the synagogue. We recite a special blessing on seeing the Queen.” — Jonathan Sacks

27. “I pray to start my day and finish it in prayer. I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.” — Tim Tebow

28. “The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.” — Muhammad Iqbal

29. “Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead, it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God’s Book of Life.” — Jonathan Sacks

30. “I’m a true believer in prayer, a big believer in prayer.” — Janet Jackson

31. “Part of the beauty of Judaism, and surely this is so for other faiths also, is that it gently restores control over time. Three times a day we stop what we are doing and turn to God in prayer. We recover perspective. We inhale a deep breath of eternity.” — Jonathan Sacks

32. “Your heart has to be prepared ahead of time through faith and prayer and grace and mercy and love and forgiveness so you can keep your heart open in hell when hell happens.” — Richard Rohr

33. “Every Wednesday, my husband and I have a study group with our friends. I attend church. We try to devote time in the morning, say a prayer.” — Carrie Underwood

34. “I used a lot of pancake makeup and a prayer, and a Buddhist chant.” — Steven Cojocaru

35. “Prayer is omnipotent: its breath can melt adamantine rocks – its touch can break the stoutest chains.” — William Lloyd Garrison

36. “I don’t think there’s such a thing as a selfish prayer. Prayer puts you in communication so you can talk about whatever you want to talk about.” — Iyanla Vanzant

37. “My prayer is that the good news of Jesus, the crucified and risen Messiah, would flood Jewish communities around the world, that the veil would be lifted, and that we would see a massive turning of Israel to the Lord Jesus.” — John Piper

38. “Some of us pray demands. Some of us pray complaints. Some of us pray to know, and some of us pray not knowing. But prayer is the attitude that you hold in your heart.” — Iyanla Vanzant

39. “Prayer is God’s backstage pass into a personal audience with Him.” — Tony Evans

40. “A beginner must look on himself as one setting out to make a garden for his Lord’s pleasure, on most unfruitful soil which abounds in weeds. His Majesty roots up the weeds and will put in good plants instead. Let us reckon that this is already done when the soul decides to practice prayer and has begun to do so.” — Saint Teresa of Avila

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