Famous Quotes & Quotations About Prayer:
A Short History of Medicine
2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."
1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."
1985 A.D. - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root."
~ Author Unknown.
Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
~ Augusta E. Rundel.
God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.
~ Author Unknown.
If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word - prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell.
~ Charles Spurgeon.
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
~ Mark Twain.
A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.
~ Doris Lessing.
All that lives will press palms together in prayerful adoration of those who refuse to slaughter and savor meat.
Prayer is not a way of making use of God; prayer is a way of offering ourselves to God in order that He should be able to make use of us. It may be that one of our great faults in prayer is that we talk too much and listen too little. When prayer is at its highest we wait in silence for God's voice to us; we linger in His presence for His peace and His power to flow over us and around us; we lean back in His everlasting arms and feel the serenity of perfect security in Him.
~ William Barclay.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one`s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
~ Mahatma Gandhi.
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is to small to be made into a burden.
~ Corrie Ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook.
Astrological prayers seem to me to be built on as good reason as the predictions.
~ Benjamin Stillingfleet.
Mystics knew how to channel grace through prayer and they knew the power of that. They knew how to receive guidance through reflection and contemplation; they knew how to share the gift of illumination with each other. These are great gifts of life and profound grace that we are capable of providing for each other and the world. This is what it means to be a mystic without a monastery. You make a commitment to your own interior illumination and through that discover the “sacred” part of your “contract” and the true meaning of your highest potential.
~ Caroline Myss.
Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.
~ Diana Robinson.
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
~ Garth Brooks.
Spirituality exists wherever we struggle with the issue of how our lives fit into the greater cosmic scheme of things. This is true even when our questions never give way to specific answers or give rise to specific practices such as prayer or meditation. We encounter spiritual issues every time we wonder where the universe comes from, why we are here, or what happens when we die. We also become spiritual when we become moved by values such as beauty, love, or creativity that seem to reveal a meaning or power beyond our visible world. An idea or practice is "spiritual" when it reveals our personal desire to establish a felt-relationship with the deepest meanings or powers governing life.
~ Robert C. Fuller.
When we worship God, our angels add their prayers and turn our single voices into hundred-part harmony.
~ Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994.
Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there;
And 'twill be found, upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation.
~ Daniel Defoe.
There are two main pitfalls on the road to mastery of the art of prayer. If a person gets what he asks for, his humility is in danger. If he fails to get what he asks for, he is apt to lose confidence. Indeed, no matter whether prayer seems to be succeeding or failing, humility and confidence are two virtues which are absolutely essential.
~ Author Unknown.
To one who has been long in city pent,
'Tis very sweet to look into the fair
And open face of heaven, - to breathe a prayer
Full in the smile of the blue firmament.
~ John Keats, Sonnet XIV.
Your prayer can be poetry, and poetry can be your prayer.
~ Noelani Day.
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