Prayer is the gymnasium of the soul.
— Samuel Zwemer
Prayer, meditation, scripture study, and worship are just as essential to running a successful spiritual race as physical discipline is in preparing for athletic competition.
— Tom Osborne
Pray twice as much as you fret.
— Max Lucado
I have so much business I cannot go on without spending three hours daily in prayer.
— Martin Luther
Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God’s messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.
— Andrew Murray
Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.
— Vance Havner
Little minds have little worries. Big minds have no room for worries.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
I never want to dwell on spilled milk or worry about something that’s not life threatening.
— Nick Price
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
— Philippians 4:6
Worry distorts our thinking, disrupts our work, disquiets our soul, disturbs our body, disfigures our face. It destroys our friends, demoralizes our life, defeats our faith and debilitates our energy.
— William Ward
Good morning, God, I love You. What are You up to today? I want to be part of it.
— Norman Grubb
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
In prayer always express willingness to accept God’s will. Ask for what you want, but be willing to take what God gives you. It may be better than what you ask for.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
— Hebrews 4:16
Prayer is surrender – surrender to the will of God and cooperation with that will. If I throw out a boat hook from a boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but aligning my will with His.
— E. Stanley Jones
I have so much to do that I must spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.
— John Wesley
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
— James 5:16
To men who think praying their main business does God commit the keys of His kingdom, and by them does He work His spiritual wonders in this world.
— E.M. Bounds
I have found the greatest power in the world is the power of prayer.
— Cecil B. DeMille
The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless works and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.
— Samuel Chadwick
Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation – and for me the most important part is listening to God’s replies.
— Frank Laubach
Prayer is the key of heaven; faith is the hand that turns it.
— Thomas Watson
God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.
— John Wesley
The disquieting thing is not simply that we skimp and begrudge the duty of prayer. The really disquieting thing is that it should have to be numbered among the duties at all. For we believe that we were created “to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” And if the few, the very few, minutes we now spend on intercourse with God are a burden to us rather than a delight, what then? If we were perfected, prayer would not be a duty, it would be a delight.
— C.S. Lewis
I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Prayer is the secret of power.
— Evan Roberts
When you pray for our nation, God will change things – and He will change you in a way that will touch your country.
— Stormie Omartian
A sinning man will stop praying. A praying man will stop sinning.
— Leonard Ravenhill
Prayer is not bending God’s will to ours, but our will to God’s. In prayer, we tap vast reservoirs of spiritual power whereby God can find fuller entrance into the hearts of men.
— G. Ashton Oldham
Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.
— Katharine Hathaway
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
— Abraham Lincoln
I am amazed (and secretly delighted) at how many people stop me to have a look at my baby. Motherhood seems to break all social barriers as conversations with strangers of all ages and backgrounds evolve.
— Simone Bloom
You have omitted to mention the greatest of my teachers – my mother.
— Sir Winston Churchill, on being asked to check a list of those who had taught him
In the event of an oxygen shortage on airplanes, mothers of young children are always reminded to put on their oxygen mask first, to better assist the children with theirs. The same tactic is necessary on terra firma. There’s no way of sustaining our children if we don’t first rescue ourselves. I don’t call that selfish behavior. I call it love.
— Joyce Maynard