"Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night."
Thomas Fuller Serenity |
"Prayer pushes us through life's slumps, propels us over the humps,
and pulls us out of the dumps.
Prayer is the oomph we need to get the answers we seek."
Max Lucado, The Greatest Gift
Words of Encouragement |
"The most famous prayer of all says, 'Give us today our daily bread'
(Matt. 6:11), not 'my daily bread.'
I believe that means we can ask not only for what we need each day
but also for what others in our lives need."
Holley Gerth, The Encouragement Project
"When you were small and just a touch away, I covered you with blankets
against the cold night air. But now that you are tall and out of reach,
I fold my hands and cover you with prayer."
Dona Maddux Cooper
"Her way of speaking to her creator is like a conversation. It's very
personal. It really commands
the attention of the people there because they're not used to that kind
Words of Faith |
"In matters of prayer, we must make sure that our prayer requests are in line
with His will. His word is His will."
James Revie, Prayer: Win The War Room Battle Through The Power Of Prayer!!
Inspirational Sayings |
"We need to connect with God. We need prayer."
Ronald Rolheiser, Prayer: Our Deepest Longing
Simple Prayers |
"When we pray we are looking for an answer, a solution to a problem
or some form of guidance from a power that is stronger and more
knowledgeable then ourselves."
Alexander Neal, Prayer: Keep Your Faith In Very Hard Times - 100 Powerful Prayers Everyone Needs To Know!
"If you do all the talking when you pray, how will you ever hear God's answers?"
A. W. Tozer Listening |
"Prayer is not a substitute for work, thinking,
watching, suffering, or giving; prayer is a support for all other efforts."
George Buttrick Work |
"Prayer is self-discipline which comes as a result of discovering
God's will and then making the necessary adjustments within one's
thoughts, feelings and acts."
Harry Emerson Fosdick Expressions of God |
"I have lived to thank
God that not all my prayers have been answered."
Jean Ingelow Thanksgiving |
"Prayer is need finding a voice. Prayer is embarrassment seeking relief.
Prayer is friend in search of friend. Prayer is a quest in the darkness of midnight.
Prayer is knocking on a barred door. Prayer is communion through both darkness and closed doors.
Prayer is shameless insistence in the name of another.
Prayer is expecting and receiving all things whatsoever we need to meet the
demands when Jesus our Friend calls on us."
Ralph A. Herring Friend |
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers
equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no
miracle, but you shall be the miracle."
Phillips Brooks Miracle |
"He who has ceased to pray has lost a great friendship."
Richard L Evans Friendship |
"Christ's lifestyle was a life of prayer."
Adrian Ryan Lyons, Prayer: Why We Pray
"Pray always with special reference to the needs of the day and the hour; -
the warfare to be waged, the temptations to be resisted, the work to be done,
the sorrow to be borne; put your life into your prayer; and let it be the most
real and the most immediate business of your life."
Walter Rauschenbusch Quotes about Life |
"Prayer introduces us to the Great Companion who meets our
human mind with His divine response. The man who has learned to
pray is no longer alone in the universe. He is living in his Father's house."
Williams Adams Brown Knowledge |
"The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray.
It is not the only thing; but it is the chief thing.
The great people of the earth today are the people who pray.
I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say
they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer;
but I mean those people who take time to pray."
S.D. Gordon Great |
"Pray for peace on earth this Christmas."
Kathryn Shirey, Pray Deep for Advent
"Seek God's face with fasting and prayer."
Bill Vincent, Glory: Increasing God's Presence
Quotes about God |
"Since prayer is considered to be a crucial facet in every Christian's life,
we need to develop the habit and discipline to come to God in prayer,
before we reach out for that cup of coffee."
Steven Johnson, Prayer: Morning Prayers That Energize Including Bible Verses That Inspire
"Jesus is the head of His church. While He allows us to pray through
and make decisions from our hearts and with our minds, He rules,
which is what we mean by saying He is our 'Lord.'"
Jim Richards, Revelation: The Best is Yet to Come
"Jesus is just a prayer away!"
Greg Laurie, What the Devil Doesn't Want You to Know
Poems about Prayer |
"If the Bible and prayer are taken out of school,
education will produce leaders with complex intellects but hollow
Keith Intrater, Covenant Relationships: A More Excellent Way
"With all the promises contained in the bible, believers may at times
be complacent in prayer."
Carol Nkambule, Power Filled Word: Winning every battle, with the Word
"Sometimes we're so busy waiting for God to answer our prayers
that we sit waiting for an answer instead of living faithful,
purposeful lives in the meantime."
Jennifer Carter, Women of Courage : 31 Daily Devotional Bible Readings
"If we ask anything, but only if we ask according to His will.
There is the key to effective prayer."
Tony Watson, It's All About Relationships: A Study of the Five Fundamental Relationships
A Prayer to the Father |
"When a Christian is unhealthy, his prayers will primarily be selfish -
concerned with one's own needs."
Gregory Brown, Philippians: Pursuing Spiritual Maturity
"Prayer confesses our absolute dependence on God and his mighty
hand in our lives."
Matt Brown, Awakening: How God's Great Move Inspires and Influences Our Lives Today
Prayer Continued |
"The importance of prayer in the life of every Christian cannot be
overemphasized. Your personal growth and relationship with God is
determined by the effectiveness and intensity of your prayer life."
Bobbie Parsons Jr, Prayers: Praying For Gods Will In Your Life
"Prayer is a way to intercede for others. Words can be hollow when
people are in great pain. Be intentional in the days ahead to pray for
someone you know who is in a season of pain."
Marsha Woodard, I Choose to Thrive
"Spend time in prayer and ask for wisdom on how to handle your
toughest situations in a calm and mature way."
Dianne Kane, Anger Management
"Most of us probably talk to God on a daily basis within our minds,
or in the form of setting aside some time for prayer and devotion.
So why not pass along this gift of communicating with the Divine to our
Jason E. Royle, Jesus vs. Santa: Christmas Misunderstood
"Nobody I meet ever says they feel like they spend too much time praying,
or that they're too good at it."
Rob White, Teach us to Pray
"Prayer is what allows you to hear from God."
Mathew Sunny, The Blessed Christian Walk
Favorite Quote on Prayer: ". . . we should pray and intercede for our family members
and especially those who cannot or will not pray for themselves." Miriam Kinai, Boxed Set 5 Christian Sermons
I find that Miriam's quote reminds us that we are not to only pray for ourselves, but
we should pray for others. When you look at Jesus's life you will find that
he prayed often and we can be sure that he prayed for others first.
So what is the meaning of prayer and intercede? When you look up the definition of prayer it states,
"a request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God."
And when you look up the definition of intercede it states,
"intervene on behalf of another."
How often do we try and take things into
our own hands and try to convince other people of our beliefs only to have
it go very wrong? Personally, I have had situations I would rather not relive
as it went from bad to worse. We may try to intervene ourselves by
discussing God with the family member, but many times the person
will not listen to us and in some cases it can cause dissension in families. In
most cases, the discussion does not go well.
Rather than argue and fight with our family member,
it is always better to turn to God and pray
to him to open their hearts.
In so many families there is disagreement and, in some cases, disillusion with
what and who God is. It is heartbreaking to realize that the people you love
are missing out on the greatest thing this life has to offer - a relationship with
a loving God. So when we pray, we should always pray for those family members
and friends who do not know God. As we know, our prayers do make a difference
and we know that nothing is impossible for God!