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I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle.  There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

God punishes us mildly by ignoring our prayers and severely by answering them.  ~Richard J. Needham

When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing - nothing.  ~Saint Francis of Assisi

"Give us this day our daily bread" is probably the most perfectly constructed and useful sentence ever set down in the English language.  ~P.J. Wingate

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.  ~Søren Kierkegaard

No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.  ~Guy H. King

Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble.  ~Philip Melanchthen

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.  ~Satchel Paige, 1974

The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him.  ~William McGill

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.  ~Samuel M. Shoemaker

Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.  ~Author Unknown

Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.  ~Author Unknown

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.  ~Frederick Douglass, escaped slave

Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.  ~Austin O'Malley

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.  ~Author Unknown

When we talk to God, we're praying.  When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic.  ~Jane Wagner, In Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, 1985, performed by Lily Tomlin

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.  ~Oswald Chambers

When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep.  ~Author Unknown

When a man is at his wits' end it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality.  ~Oswald Chambers

Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt.  ~B. Graham Dienert

Some have been to the mountain.  I have been to my knees by the side of my bed.  ~Robert Brault,

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.  ~Author Unknown

Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble:  prayer is a life attitude.  ~Walter A. Mueller

The Lord's Prayer may be committed to memory quickly, but it is slowly learnt by heart.  ~Frederick Denison Maurice

Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it.  You can't pray a lie - I found that out.  ~Mark Twain

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.  ~Matthew Henry

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets.  I do not mean his maker, but himself.  ~William Inge

Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer.  ~Terri Guillemets

If we could all hear one another's prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burdens.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant

Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God.  ~Philip Henry

The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort.  ~Will Rogers

When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart.  ~John Bunyan

And help us, this and every day, to live more nearly as we pray.  ~John Keble

I believe in prayer.  It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.  ~Josephine Baker

Prayer must never be answered:  if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence.  ~Oscar Wilde

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
Uttered or unexpressed;
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.
~James Montgomery, What is Prayer?

Prayer is communication with the Divine.  It can be whispered or chanted or written or expressed in the work you do.  However it is expressed, it is never in vain.  ~Donna Wilk Cardillo

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

Certain thoughts are prayers.  There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.  ~Victor Hugo,Les Misérables, 1862

Complaint is the largest tribute heaven receives and the sincerest part of our devotion.  ~Jonathan Swift

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.  ~Abraham Lincoln