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It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.

Tags: God, Him  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.

Tags: Desire, Longing  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

Tags: Music, Sexual  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

Tags: Denied, Relief  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.

Tags: Religion, Truth  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

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

Tags: Best, Strength  ✍ Author: Josephine Baker

Scripture is the thing I like to share with people more than anything. My prayer reality is quite kooky. I have this very unique dialogue with the Lord. I utilize my own sort of street vocabulary - nothing slang that would be unacceptable.

Tags: Lord, Reality  ✍ Author: Stephen Baldwin

When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer.

Tags: Men, Soul  ✍ Author: Julia Margaret Cameron

I've got some repenting to do.

Tags: Depression, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

When the fire of prayer goes out, the barrenness of busyness takes over.

Tags: Fire, Takes  ✍ Author: George Carey

We don't have a prayer of defeating the Red Threat of our generation without a long boom of almost unprecedented duration.

Tags: Almost, Generation  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.

Tags: Blessings, Experience  ✍ Author: Mary Baker Eddy

Keep a journal, and learn how to see how you as an individuals sees information so you can learn your own sign language. Meditate and practice psychic self defense and surrounding yourself with prayer.

Tags: Self, Yourself  ✍ Author: John Edward

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.

Tags: Faith, Life  ✍ Author: Jonathan Edwards

We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.

Tags: Faith, Jesus  ✍ Author: George Eliot

No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn't have a prayer.

Tags: Group, Religion  ✍ Author: Jane Elliot

The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

Tags: Music, Romantic  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

Do I pray? Yes. Prayer is very important to me.

Tags: Pray, Yes  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

I do believe in the power of prayer.

Tags: Power  ✍ Author: Geraldine Ferraro

Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.

Tags: Key, Night  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

I never set out to write prayers at all. But there was a span of time when I didn't find it easy to pray, but, when I went to write one of the things I had to write, a prayer would come.

Tags: Easy, Time  ✍ Author: Gloria Gaither

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Tags: Heart, Words  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.

Tags: Old, Woman  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

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

Tags: Confession, Weakness  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

Tags: Evening, Morning  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.

Tags: Bless, Hands  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.

Tags: Between, God  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.

Tags: August, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God.

Tags: Between, God  ✍ Author: Ivan Illich

Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy.

Tags: Action, Energy  ✍ Author: Dean Inge

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

Tags: Getting, Mean  ✍ Author: William Ralph Inge

The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.

Tags: Act, Nature  ✍ Author: Muhammad Iqbal

I'm a true believer in prayer, a big believer in prayer.

Tags: Big, True  ✍ Author: Janet Jackson

The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.

Tags: Cure, Worry  ✍ Author: William James

I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer.

Tags: Night, Others  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

In our home there was always prayer - aloud, proud and unapologetic.

Tags: Home, Proud  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.

Tags: Strength, Striving  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

Writing about prayer to a secular audience is tap-dancing on the radio. I want to say, 'Gee whiz, isn't this great,' and have everyone's head cocked like the RCA dog.

Tags: Great, Writing  ✍ Author: Mary Karr

It's completely through prayer that I came to believe in God. I just sensed a presence south of my neck.

Tags: God, South  ✍ Author: Mary Karr

In centering prayer, the sacred word is not the object of the attention but rather the expression of the intention of the will.

Tags: Rather, Word  ✍ Author: Thomas Keating

While doing centering prayer, the practice is to let go of any thought or perception. The priority is to be as silent as possible and when that is not possible to let the noise of the thoughts be the sacred symbol for a while, without analyzing them.

Tags: Thought, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Thomas Keating

I lived in Saudi Arabia in the late 1970s. It was, for a Westerner, pretty idyllic. There were the religious police; there were the rules; there were the prayer times. But it was as if we were existing in two separate universes. The Westerners were just allowed to get on with their way of life.

Tags: Life, Pretty  ✍ Author: Robert Lacey

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.

Tags: Book, Give  ✍ Author: Charles Lamb

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.

Tags: Fewer, Words  ✍ Author: Martin Luther

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

Tags: Alive, Christian  ✍ Author: Martin Luther

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.

Tags: Christian, Strong  ✍ Author: Martin Luther

It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man well than to be always praying and fasting and touching one's head to a prayer mat.

Tags: Head, Treat  ✍ Author: Naguib Mahfouz

Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.

Tags: Energy, Love  ✍ Author: Margaret Mead

The Irish Catholic side was married to the life of an actor and I found out acting could be a form of prayer.

Tags: Acting, Life  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

I offer my performance as prayer for someone I've worked with as an actor or someone who has died. The image that comes into my head as I walk to the stage, I offer that performance up for that person.

Tags: Someone, Walk  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who, while I was kneeling down during the prayer, stood above me and squeezed my neck.

Tags: Great, Young  ✍ Author: Simon Newcomb

I first began to read religious books at school, and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old; and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer.

Tags: Old, School  ✍ Author: Francis W. Newman

No god ever gave any man anything, nor ever answered any prayer at any time - nor ever will.

Tags: God, Time  ✍ Author: Madalyn Murray O\'Hair

Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.

Tags: Practical, Shoes  ✍ Author: Kevin O\'Leary

I had wanted to be a regular character on a series for a while. 'The Brady Bunch' was an answer to a prayer.

Tags: Character, Wanted  ✍ Author: Susan Olsen

I'm just one of many moms who will say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way.

Tags: Daughters, Night  ✍ Author: Sarah Palin

It was the courts, of course, that took away prayer from our schools, that took away Bible reading from our schools. It's the courts that gave us same-sex marriage. So it is quite a battlefield, and the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land.

Tags: Away, Marriage  ✍ Author: Rod Parsley

Inaugurals conventionally start with a history lesson and finish with a prayer.

Tags: History, Start  ✍ Author: Jonathan Raban

For hundreds of millions of Americans who believe in God, prayer is our bridge between Earth and Heaven, our way of opening our hearts to the Lord. Through this intimate relationship we find peace and guidance.

Tags: God, Peace  ✍ Author: Nick Rahall

With that in mind and in celebration of National Prayer Day, today I have proposed in the House of Representatives a Constitutional Amendment that would restore voluntary prayer in our Nation's schools.

Tags: Mind, Today  ✍ Author: Nick Rahall

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.

Tags: Closes, United  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.

Tags: Lord, Rest  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.

Tags: Among, End  ✍ Author: George Santayana

Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.

Tags: Bottle, Night  ✍ Author: Frank Sinatra

Prayer is mans greatest power!

Tags: Greatest, Power  ✍ Author: W. Clement Stone

Music is a form of prayer.

Tags: Music  ✍ Author: Toru Takemitsu

If we really want to achieve true prayer, we must turn our backs upon everything temporal, everything external, everything that is not divine.

Tags: True, Turn  ✍ Author: A. Alfred Taubman

I pray to start my day and finish it in prayer.

Tags: Pray, Start  ✍ Author: Tim Tebow

Some people think that prayer just means asking for things, and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for, they think the whole thing is a fraud.

Tags: Means, Whole  ✍ Author: Gerald Vann

Some of us pray demands. Some of us pray complaints. Some of us pray knowing, and some of us pray not knowing. But prayer is the attitude that you hold in your heart.

Tags: Attitude, Heart  ✍ Author: Iyanla Vanzant

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.

Tags: Selfish, Talk  ✍ Author: Iyanla Vanzant

I grew up in the Holiness Church, where prayer was an event.

Tags: Church, Event  ✍ Author: Iyanla Vanzant

We're living in what I like to call the 'Thank You Economy,' because only the companies that can figure out how to mind their manners in a very old-fashioned way - and do it authentically - are going to have a prayer of competing.

Tags: Living, Mind  ✍ Author: Gary Vaynerchuk

If a prayer is the way we talk to God, if a million people pray, that's got to be one big message.

Tags: Big, God  ✍ Author: Tony Verna

There are a lot of farmers and ranchers who are struggling. I get on my knees every day. If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it.

Tags: Dance, Rain  ✍ Author: Tom Vilsack

If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it.

Tags: Dance, Rain  ✍ Author: Tom Vilsack

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

Tags: God, Short  ✍ Author: Voltaire

God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: 'Use me.'

Tags: God, Looking  ✍ Author: Rau\'Shee Warren

I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness.

Tags: Experience, God  ✍ Author: Marianne Williamson

When I write, I try to represent the ordinary person in the pew, which means that, ironically, I'm qualified to write about prayer by being unqualified!

Tags: Try, Write  ✍ Author: Mo Yan

For me, prayer is not so much me setting out a shopping list of requests for God to consider as it is a way of 'keeping company with God.'

Tags: Company, God  ✍ Author: Mo Yan

Most of the great books on prayer are written by 'experts' - monks, missionaries, mystics, saints. I've read scores of them, and mainly they make me feel guilty.

Tags: Great, Guilty  ✍ Author: Mo Yan

I believe that prayer is our powerful contact with the greatest force in the universe.

Tags: Greatest, Powerful  ✍ Author: Loretta Young

There is no problem with the opening of new houses of prayer for Lutherans and Pentecostals.

Tags: Houses, Problem  ✍ Author: Vladimir Zhirinovsky

The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer.

Tags: Himself, Night  ✍ Author: Horatio Alger

Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage, taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people. And using that as a vehicle for the intention.

Tags: Taking, Using  ✍ Author: Richie Allen

Prayer begins where human capacity ends.

Tags: Begins, Human  ✍ Author: Marian Anderson

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.

Tags: Sense, Unique  ✍ Author: W. H. Auden

People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.

Tags: Learned, Playing  ✍ Author: Mary Austin

I've always believed in the power of prayer. One prayer can accomplish more than a thousand plans. That isn't a magic formula, but it's an idea that if you pray, keep praying and then praying some more.

Tags: Keep, Power  ✍ Author: John Battelle

The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.

Tags: Evening, Sleep  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbour on our knees.

Tags: Loving, Might  ✍ Author: George Benson

Prayer is not so much the means whereby God's will is bent to man's desires, as it is that whereby man's will is bent to God's desires.

Tags: God, Means  ✍ Author: George Benson

The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us.

Tags: God, Wish  ✍ Author: Georges Bernanos

I don't need politicians doing a 24-hour prayer with Oral Roberts to get our country back on track.

Tags: Country, Track  ✍ Author: Lewis Black

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.

Tags: Concern, Small  ✍ Author: Corrie Ten Boom

By my definition, prayer is consciously hanging out with God. Being with God in a deliberate way.

Tags: God, Hanging  ✍ Author: Malcolm Boyd

I like the Kardashians, but I do keep them on the top of my prayer list.

Tags: Keep, Top  ✍ Author: Tamar Braxton

An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.

Tags: Become, Life  ✍ Author: Berkeley Breathed

We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible, and singing the songs of David.

Tags: Bible, Reading  ✍ Author: Paget Brewster
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