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If you know me at all you know that I love good quotes. In the back of one of my journals is a section of quotes on prayer. They are a huge help and reminder of the power and importance of prayer in our lives.
Because let’s be real, it’s super easy to go about life and toss our prayer time to the side. We put “doing” things as more important than “being” with Him. And I am guilty of it. So, I wanted to share some of my all-time favorite quotes on prayer with you all. I hope they stir up your faith and get you hungry to spend time with Him!
Oh, before we get started. If you enjoy these quotes on prayer and want to learn more I highly recommend checking out 7 POWERHOUSE BOOKS ON PRAYER AND INTERCESSION.
Quotes On Prayer
Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. — J. Sidlow Baxter
This is not a praying age; it is an age of great activity, of great movements, but one in which the tendency is very strong to stress the seen and the material and to neglect and discount the unseen and the spiritual. E. M. Bounds
God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. — Oswald Chambers
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? – Corrie ten Boom
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
To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God’s responses. – Charles Stanley
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
The [prayer] closet…is the battlefield of the Church; its citadel; the scene of heroic and unearthly conflicts. E. M. Bounds
Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work. Oswald Chambers.
The great people of the earth today are the people who pray, (not) those who talk about prayer. – S.D.Gordon
The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history. – Andrew Murray
True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.- C. H. Spurgeon
Devotion to prayer and intimacy with God is the only setting in which we can completely step into the fullness of God’s purposes. – Bill Johnson
Prayer can never be in excess. C. H. Spurgeon
Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. E.M. Bounds
I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working. James Hudson Taylor
To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees. Billy Graham
When prayer fails, the world prevails. E. M. Bounds
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
Please, drop me a comment below or your favorite quotes on prayer! I would love to hear from you!
Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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