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Inspiring Quotes on Prayer

“What matters is the power of God working in the midst of our ministry. The power of God comes through prayer–it’s the work of the ministry. When it’s all said and done, it’s prayer that made the difference.” ~Reese Kauffman

“All men that know anything of prayer speak glorious things of this duty, yet the truth is that not one half of its excellency, power, and effectiveness is known.” ~John Owen

“Do not work so hard for Christ that you have no strength to pray, for prayer requires strength.” ~J. Hudson Taylor

“Brother, if you would enter that Province, you must go forward on your knees.” ~J. Hudson Taylor

“Prayer is the greatest power God has put into our hands for service – praying is harder than doing, at least I find it so, but the dynamic lies that way to advance the Kingdom.” ~Mary Slessor

“Intercessory prayer is an act of communion with Christ, for Jesus pleads for the sons of men.” ~Charles Spurgeon

“Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.” ~Jonathan Edwards

“Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His aid.” ~E.M. Bounds

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

“Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other’s hearts in prayer.” ~Charles Finney

“Those who do not believe do not pray. This is a good functional definition of faith. Faith prays, unbelief does not.” ~John A. Hardon

“The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer.” ~John R. Mott

“The devil is not terribly frightened of our human efforts and credentials. But he knows his kingdom will be damaged when we begin to lift up our hearts to God.” ~Jim Cymbala

“Prayer is the supreme way to be workers together with God.” ~Wesley L. Duewel

“The men upon whose shoulders rested the initial responsibility of Christianizing the world came to Jesus with one supreme request. They did not say, ‘Lord, teach us to preach’; Lord, teach us to do miracles,’ or ‘Lord, teach us to be wise’…but they said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’” ~Billy Graham

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

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, prayer is to the soul.” ~Corrie Ten Boom

“Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the kingdom.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon

“All the Christian virtues are locked up in that word, prayer.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon

“Just as the business of the tailor is to make clothes, and that of the shoemaker to mend shoes, so the business of the Christian is to pray.” ~Martin Luther

“Prayer does not just fit us for the greater work. Prayer is the greater work.” ~J. Oswald Chambers

“The power of prayer rests in the faith that God hears it. The moment I am assured that God hears, I feel drawn to pray and to persevere in prayer.” ~Andrew Murray

“It matters little what form of prayer we adopt or how many words we use, what matters is the faith which lays hold on God and touches the heart of the Father who knew us long before we came to Him.” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Prayer is more than a wish; it is the voice of faith directed to God.” ~Billy Graham

“Prayer projects faith on God, and God on the world. Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer moves God.” ~E. M. Bounds

“Prayer is asking for rain. Faith is carrying the umbrella.” ~Robert C. Savage

“Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.” ~ A.B. Simpson

“God desires to glorify His name by answering prayer.” ~E.M. Bounds

“Pray for great things, expect great things, work for great things, but above all pray.” ~ R.A. Torrey