81+ 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

Prayer is not a device for getting our wills done through heaven, but a desire that God’s will may be done on earth through us. – Croft M. Pentz

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

Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of: Wherefore, let they voice, Rise like a fountain for me night and day. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. – Anonymous

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. – Martin Luther

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

Prayer has mighty power to move mountains because the Holy Spirit is ready both to encourage our praying and to remove the mountains hindering us. – Wesley L Duewel

If you only pray when you’re in trouble, you’re in trouble. – Anonymous

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

Don’t forget to pray today, because God didn’t forget to wake you up this morning. – Anonymous

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. – Mahatma Gandhi

When you can’t put your prayer into words, God hears your heart. – Anonymous

Heavenly citizenship and heavenly homesickness are in prayer. Prayer is an appeal from the lowness, from the emptiness, from the need of earth, to the highness, the fullness and to the all-sufficiency of heaven. – E.M. Bounds

I do believe in the power of prayer. – Anonymous

We can be tired, weary, and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. – Charles Stanley

When life is rough pray, when life is great pray. – Anonymous

Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. – Alice Walker

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

Prayer is powerful. It can heal, prayer can give, and it can change lives. – Shane DeCreshio

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

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. – Teresa of Avila

The prayer of the feeblest saint who lives in the Spirit and keeps right with God is a terror to Satan. The very powers of darkness are paralyzed by prayer; no spiritualistic seance can succeed in the presence of a humble praying saint. No wonder Satan tries to keep our minds fussy in active work till we cannot think in prayer. – Oswald Chambers

Always pro to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God. – Anonymous

Prayer is one of the greatest assets that a Christian could possess, but sometimes it seems to be a real challenge to make it a full part of our devotional life. – Brian Johnston

Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill, they come only when they hurt. – B. Graham Dienert

Heavenly Father has given a simple pattern for us to receive the Holy Ghost not once but continually in the tumult of our daily lives. The pattern is repeated in the sacramental prayer: We promise that we will always remember the savior. We promise to take his name upon us. We promise to keep his commandments. – Henry B. Eyring

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

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth. – Philip James Bailey

When you feel like worrying, try praying instead. Worrying only creates more stress, but prayer creates more peace. God is bigger than whatever is stressing you out. – Dave Willis

Prayer is nothing but the breathing that out before the Lord, that was first breathed into us by the Spirit of the Lord. – Thomas Brooks

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

Prayer is to our relationship with our divine source what conversation is to our most intimate human relationships. Like water for a plant, it’s a condition for growth. – Daniel Murphy

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 the easiest and hardest of all things; the simplest and the sublimest; the weakest and the most powerful; its results lie outside the range of human possibilities they are limited only by the omnipotence of God. – Edward Mckendree Bounds

To pray rightly, you must make God your hope, stay, and all. Right prayer sees nothing substantial or worth being concerned about except God. – John Bunyan

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

Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness. – Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer is not a discourse. It is a form of life, the life with God. That is why it is not confined to the moment of verbal statement. – Jacques Ellul

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

Daily prayers to God should never be seen as a task. It should be a necessity in our life just as air is a necessity for us in order to breathe and live. – Oliver Powell

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue. – Adam Clarke

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

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

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. – Victor Hugo

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

We can take our questions, doubts, needs, dreams, and circumstances to the Lord in prayer, asking him to reveal the answers in Scripture. – Joel Patchen

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

Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. 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

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

Pray absolutely for those things you may pray for absolutely. Pray conditionally for those things you may pray for conditionally. For those things you can’t pray for don’t. – Paul Gerhardt

It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue for a time to pray; but we must patiently, believingly, continue in prayer until we obtain an answer; and further we have not only to continue in prayer unto the end, but we have also to believe that God does hear us, and will answer our prayers. Most frequently we fail in not continuing in prayer until the blessing is obtained, and in not expecting the blessing. – George Müller

And from the prayer of Want, and plaint of Woe, O never, never turn away thine ear! Forlorn, in this bleak wilderness below, Ah! what were man, should Heaven refuse to hear! – James Beattie

Spending time with God through prayer and his word is a prerequisite for having a great life and fulfilling your purpose. – Joyce Meyer

Prayer is no fitful, short-lived thing. It is no voice crying unheard and unheeded in the silence. It is a voice which goes into God’s ear, and it lives as long as God’s ear is open to holy pleas, as long as God’s heart is alive to holy things. – Edward Mckendree Bounds

True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love where with He loves us. – Mary Baker Eddy

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. – Mahatma Gandhi

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. – E.M. Bounds

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. – Meister Eckhart

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

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

Prayer is the forerunner of mercy. Turn to sacred history, and you will find that scarcely ever did a great mercy come to this world unheralded by supplication. – Charles Spurgeon

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

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

No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it. – Guy H. King

If we would pray aright, the first thing we should do is to see to it that we really get an audience with God, that we really get into His very presence. Before a word of petition is offered, we should have the definite consciousness that we are talking to God and should believe that He is listening and is going to grant the thing that we ask of Him. – Dr. R. A. Torrey

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God; it is a sincere seeking for a good thing; and it is a concentration on the thing sought, with faith that it is obtainable. – Peace Pilgrim

I believe in prayer. It’s the best way we have to draw strength from heaven. – Josephine Baker

Being light is turning the other cheek when you have been offended. Being light is not only publically forgiving a person that would choose to be your enemy, but it’s also including your enemy in your prayers at night. – Matthew Robert Payne

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

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, and thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in ‘t. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

All vital praying makes a drain on a man’s vitality. True intercession is a sacrifice, a bleeding sacrifice. – J.H. Jowett

Where there is much prayer, there will be much of the Spirit; where there is much of the Spirit, there will be ever-increasing prayer. – Andrew Murray

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life. – Jonathan Edwards

Our prayers are strengthened when we know God is listening and that he is faithful. – Dr. David Jeremiah

A godly man is a praying man. As soon as grace is poured in, prayer is poured out. Prayer is the soul’s traffic with Heaven; God comes down to us by His Spirit, and we go up to Him by prayer. – Thomas Watson

In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away. – Iyanla Vanzant

Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. – D. L. Moody

As it is the business of tailors to make clothes, and the business of cobblers to mend shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray! – Martin Luther

Intercessory prayer is exceedingly prevalent. What wonders it has wrought! The Word of God teems with its marvelous deeds. Believer, thou hast a mighty engine in thy hand, use it well, use it constantly, use it with faith, and thou shalt surely be a benefactor to thy brethren. – C. H. Spurgeon

What the church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men who the Holy Spirit can use—men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not come on machinery but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men—men of prayer. – E. M. Bounds

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