60+ Inspirational Prayer Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Prayer is a way of approaching God and it brings light to darkness. Praying strengthens us. Famous quotes about prayer will lift the spirit, and motivate your prayer life while reminding you of the importance of having a relationship with God.

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Best Prayer Quotes

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference. Max Lucado

True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. Make it a habit, and when the need arises you will be in practice. Billy Graham

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

She (my mother) became a warrior far superior to any epic hero. She became a giant on her knees. With a sword in one hand she battled the enemies of death and disease, and with her other hand stretched toward heaven she kept beseeching God’s help and His mercy. Bishop T.D. Jakes

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True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is a spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Charles Spurgeon

Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between his will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer. Elisabeth Elliot

If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith. Charles Spurgeon

There are parts of our calling, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than through furious, fervent, faith-filled, unceasing prayer. Beth Moore

Prayer makes a godly man, and puts within him the mind of Christ, the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more like God, or else we will quit praying. E.M. Bounds

The reality is, my prayers don’t change God. But, I am convinced prayer changes me. Praying boldly boots me out of that stale place of religious habit into authentic connection with God Himself. Lysa TerKeurst

Short Prayer Quotes

Prayer should not be regarded as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty. E.M. Bounds

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? Corrie ten Boom

God can handle your doubt, anger, fear, grief, confusion, and questions. You can bring everything to him in prayer. Rick Warren

If your day is hemmed in with prayer, it is less likely to come unraveled. Cynthia Lewis

Prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world. E.M Bounds

God will do great things for you if you will wait for Him. Yield to Him. Cooperate with Him. John Smith

Prayer delights God’s ear; it melts His heart. Thomas Watson

It is possible to move men, through God, by prayer alone. Hudson Taylor

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ Billy Graham

To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees. Billy Graham

True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Charles Spurgeon

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. Andrew Murray

To desire revival… and at the same time to neglect (personal) prayer and devotion is to wish one way and walk another. A.W. Tozer

Let no one profess to trust in God, and yet lay up for future wants, otherwise the Lord will first send him to the hoard he has amassed, before He can answer the prayer for more. George Muller

I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord. George Mueller

I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord’s side. Abraham Lincoln

Our praying, however, needs to be pressed and pursued with an energy that never tires, a persistency which will not be denied, and a courage which never fails. E. M. Bounds

Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day. Joyce Meyer

God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it. John Wesley

Motivational Prayer Quotes

I firmly believe God continues to answer the prayers of His people even after He has taken them to heaven. Never forget that God isn’t bound by time the way we are. We see only the present moment; God sees everything. We see only part of what He is doing; He sees it all. Billy Graham

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work. Oswald Chambers

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Kierkegaard

Search for a person who claims to have found Christ apart from someone else’s prayer, and your search may go on forever. E. Bauman

Prayer is not only asking, but an attitude of mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural. Oswald Chambers

Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein, and mercy will come down. John Wesley

In the morning, prayer is the key that opens to us the treasures of God’s mercies and blessings; in the evening, it is the key that shuts us up under his protection and safeguard. Billy Graham

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.’ Rick Warren

A day without prayer is a day without blessing, and a life without prayer is a life without power. Edwin Harvey

Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I’ll often simply say, ‘let’s pray about this right now.’ Thomas Kinkade

We are to pray in times of adversity, lest we become faithless and unbelieving. We are to pray in times of prosperity, lest we become boastful and proud. We are to pray in times of danger, lest we become fearful and doubting. We are to pray in times of security, lest we become self-sufficient. Billy Graham

Quit playing, start praying. Quit feasting, start fasting. Talk less with men, talk more with God. Listen less to men, listen to the words of God. Skip travel, start travail. Leonard Ravenhill

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

None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience. It is a great matter when in extreme need to take hold on prayer. Martin Luther

If we would turn the time we spent discussing the other’s life into prayer time instead, no telling what would happen to the glory of God. Beth Moore

You know the value of prayer: it is precious beyond all price. Never, never neglect it. Sir Thomas Buxton

Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. Mother Teresa

Prayer is the first thing, the second thing, the third thing necessary to a minister. Pray, then my dear brother; pray, pray, pray. Edward Payson

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day. Abraham Lincoln

Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things! Andrew Murray

The prayer offered to God in the morning during your quiet time is the key that unlocks the door of the day. Any athlete knows that it is the start that ensures a good finish. Adrian Rogers

The reason why we obtain no more in prayer is because we expect no more. God usually answers us according to our own hearts. Richard Alleine

God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil. Mother Teresa

Satan cannot deny but that great wonders have been wrought by prayer. As the spirit of prayer goes up, so his kingdom goes down. William Gurnall

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. Mother Teresa

The devil is aware that one hour of close fellowship, hearty converse with God in prayer, is able to pull down what he hath been contriving and building many a year. Flavel

Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things ‘above all that we ask or think.’ Andrew Murray

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. Henry Ward Beecher

What is love if it be not fiery? What are prayers if the heart be not ablaze? They are the battles of the soul. Samuel Chadwick

Mind how you pray. Make real business of it. Let it never be a dead formality…plead the promise in a truthful, business-like way…Ask for what you want, because the Lord has promised it. Charles Spurgeon

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