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11 Inspirational Quotes About Prayer

November 29, 2013

It is easy to find excuses not to pray. The busyness of life, a short attention span, or a lack of desire might keep you off your knees and cause you to be dependent on yourself instead of dependent on God.

It is our hope and prayer that the following inspirational quotes on prayer will counter those excuses and fuel your desire for a strong and effective prayer life.

11 Inspirational Quotes on Prayer:

“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

“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

“While we are looking at God we do not see ourselves—blessed riddance.” A.W. Tozer

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

“The Master says (and the experience of His people has confirmed) that men of strong faith are men of much prayer.” Andrew Murray

“All our problems are theological ones, William Temple said. All of them have to do with our relationship to God and his to us, and this is precisely why it makes sense to come to God with them.” Elizabeth Elliot

“Prayer is the supreme instance of the hidden character of the Christian life.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“We think of prayer as a preparation for work, or a calm after having done work, whereas prayer is the essential work.” Oswald Chambers

“God has not changed; and His ear is just as quick to hear the voice of real prayer, and His hand is just as long and strong to save; as it ever was.” R.A. Torrey

“No duty is more earnestly impressed upon us in Scripture than the duty of continual communion with Him.” –David McIntyre

“The world was made partly that there may be prayer; partly that our prayers might be answered.” –C.S. Lewis

These quotes were taken from the devotional reader Come Boldly: Timeless Daily Encouragements on Prayer


The Author
Kevin Halloran

Kevin Halloran is a blogger and coffee aficionado. He serves with Leadership Resources International, training pastors to preach God’s Word with God’s heart. Follow Kevin on Twitter or visit his blog.



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