54+ 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

Prayer is how we press our hands into the invisible and find the hand of Christ reaching back. James K. A. Smith

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

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. Mahatma Gandhi

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

Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him. Gordon B. Hinckley

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

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. Kahlil Gibran

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

In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. Mother Teresa

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

I think we have to pray in faith and with belief that His nos are always a providential yes to something else. Melissa Kruger

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

Be not forgetful of prayer. 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. Fyodor Dostoevsk

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

I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer. Martin Luther

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

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. Oswald Chambers

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

We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray. Corrie ten Boom

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

God will answer you prayers better than you think. Of course, one will not always get exactly what he has asked for.We all have sorrows and disappointments, but one must never forget that, if commended to God, they will issue in good. His own solution is far better than any we could conceive. Fanny J. Crosby

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

Through praying the Psalms, I just realized that prayer is so much about who God is. And so much about reminding myself who God is in the midst of whatever I’m going through. So as cliche as it sounds, the Psalms have been really pivotal in my understanding of prayer. Jasmine Holmes

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

Amen really just essentially means in Hebrew like, Let it be or So be it. It’s a true and heartfelt acknowledgment and an affirmation that we believe God will do as He’s promised. Amen is saying, Hear, hear, or I affirm in faith that God is hearing what I’m saying. Laura Wifler

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

We pray in Jesus’s name which is typically what we say at the end of the prayer to close because we’re acknowledging the reality of the gospel: that there is no way we can come to the Father, plead before the throne, even call him Father, without the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf. Emily Jensen

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

Teaching our kids to pray can seem so daunting when we don’t know what to say too. But the beauty of our gracious God is that he doesn’t need our perfectly crafted words. Growing in our own prayer lives has the ability to speak volumes to our kids. Valerie Woerner

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

Enjoy the simple presence of God in silence, without the need to offer words. Rich Villodas

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

Those who pray well are honest, vulnerable, frustrated, hopeful, learning, and most of all they are listeners. Scot McKnight

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

Praying the Bible isn’t complicated. Read through a few verses of Scripture, pause at the end of each phrase or verse, and pray about what the words suggest to you. Donald Whitney

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’s goal is to conform us into the image of Jesus and prayer is a gift to do it. It’s not about getting, it’s about becoming. Dr. Derwin L. Gray

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

We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. Oswald Chambers

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

So often, we want big directional signs from God. God just wants us to pay attention. But we need to leave enough space in our days to get up from our prayers and actually look for God in the moment to moment things that happen. Lysa TerKeurst

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

It is remarkable that in all of his writings Paul’s prayers for his friends contain no appeals for changes in their circumstances. Timothy Keller

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

I believe that the state of a person’s prayer life is an indicator of the condition of that person’s heart. Mary Kassian

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

God will either give us what we ask or give us what we would have asked if we knew everything he knows. Timothy Keller

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

What things do you need to tell the Lord from a place of concern and humility? What questions linger, what worries do you harbor, and what do you need to hand over to him? Annie VanderHeiden

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 prayers of the saints have brought me great comfort over the years, not only giving me language to express my deepest fears and best hopes to God but also reminding me that I’m not alone. Andrew Peterson

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