"We use prayer when we need something, but praying is also for giving thanks for all your blessings."
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice."
"Prayer is a conversation between you and God. Don't be afraid to talk to him. Don't worry about what you will say. Speak from your heart."
"A person without prayer is like a tree without roots."
Pope Pius XII
"Prayer is conversation with God."
Clement of Alexandria
"Our prayers are strengthened when we know God is listening and that He is faithful."
Dr. David Jeremiah
Prayer is the time exposure of the soul to the highest that we know and
he who practices it will learn its central, primary and transforming importance.
Prayer is the fulfillment of man's highest capacity to look not down alone nor out, but up, and to adore. Prayer is the road to the crowning experience of human life,
being carried out of ourselves by something greater than ourselves to which we give ourselves. Prayer is taking in earnest the central affirmation of religion that there
is a responsive Spirit at the heart of reality in communion with whom is our power and peace. True prayer is never an endeavor to change the divine
purpose but is always an endeavor to release it through the one who prays into the world.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
"Take time to be holy, be calm in thy soul, each thought and each motive beneath His control."
William D. Longstaff
"Personal prayer, it seems to me, is one of the simplest necessities of life, as basic to the individual as sunshine, food and water -and at times, of course, more so. By prayer I mean an effort to get in touch with the Infinite. We know that our prayers are imperfect. Of course they are. We are imperfect human beings. A thousand experiences have convinced me beyond room of doubt that prayer multiplies the strength of the individual and brings within the scope of his capabilities almost any conceivable objective."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Prayer is the pillow of religion."
"There is no one time that prayer is required nor is there just one place. Prayer is something that you may engage in more than you think."
Byron Pulsifer, Prayer Continued
"If you would never cease to pray, never cease to long after it. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer."
"Life has a way of presenting problems, difficulties and challenges that far supercede our own abilities but with the help of God through prayer, these issues can be put behind us."
Byron Pulsifer, A Story Of Guardians
"Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn't every going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment."
"He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day."
"Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow."
"Pray as though no work would help, and work as though no prayer would help."
"God does not listen to the prayers of the proud."
"When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message."
"Prayer is not conquering God's reluctance, but taking hold of God's willingness."
"Every time you pray if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education."
"All I know is that when I pray, coincidences happen; and when I don't pray, they don't happen."
"Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue; God's voice is its most essential part. Listening to God's voice is the secret of the assurance that He will listen to mine."
"No man ever prayed heartily without learning something."
Ralph Waldo Emerson