Verses and Quotes on Prayer
"The righteous cry out and the Lord hears,
and delivers them out of all their troubles."
- Psalm 34:17
"And whatever you ask in My name,
that I will do that The Father may be glorified
in The Son. If you ask anything in My name
I will do it."
- John 14:13, 14
"Anything big enough to occupy our minds
is big enough to hang a prayer on."
- George Macdonald
"Contemplative prayer... in my opinion
is nothing else than a close sharing between friends;
it means taking time frequently to be alone
with Him who we know loves us."
- St. Teresa of Avila
"Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance,
but laying hold of His willingness."
- Martin Luther
"It is necessary to rouse the heart to pray,
otherwise it will become quite dry.
The attributes of prayer must be:
love of God, sincerity, and simplicity."
- John of Kronstadt
"Praying without faith is like trying
to cut with a blunt knife -
much labor expended to little purpose."
"Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message,
oppose our arguments, despise our persons;
but they are helpless against our prayers."
- J. Sidlow Baxter