Instructive Prayer Quotes #18

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“Prayer changes lives, move mountains, and alters the course of history.” ~Dr. Michael Youssef

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

“Prayer rests in God’s provision. True prayer isn’t spoken in a panic, but in a spirit of trust and rest. You know that the One to whom you pray is near, faithful, and willing to meet your every need.” ~Paul David Tripp

“I have been greatly encouraged and helped in my own prayer life by looking at the words of music and prayers of others.” ~Elisabeth Elliot

“Prayer is God’s backstage pass into a personal audience with Him.” ~Pastor Tony Evans 1 John 5:14Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

“The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm, where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power. Nothing is too small for His love.” ~Corie ten Boom

“If you only pray when you feel like it, you probably don’t have much of a prayer life.” ~David Jeremiah Colossians 4:2a Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”

“Goals not bathed in prayer or brought in humility before the Lord turn out to be downright useless. They don’t go anywhere. They don’t accomplish anything.” ~Charles R. Swindoll

Instructive Prayer Quotes #17

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“He that is a stranger to prayer is a stranger to God.” ~Billy Sunday

And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13

“There is no such thing as a distance when God’s children pray.” ~Pastor John Hagge

“True prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue. It means we talk to God, then we listen.” ~Charles Stanley

“The path to peace is paved with prayer.” ~Max Lucado

“What a person is on his knees before God, that he is, and nothing more. ~Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Prayer is one of the most important activities for a Christian. It is to continually include God in every situation.” ~Elton Streyle

“Prayer changes hearts.” ~Joni Eareckson Tada

“When I get down, I get down on my knees.” ~Anonymous



Instructive Prayer Quotes #16

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“Prayer is the hand of faith that translates God’s promises into performance.” ~Dr. Howard Hendricks

“Why pray? 1. Develops our intimacy with God, 2. Prayer unleashes the power of God, 3. Protects with the peace of God.” ~Dr. Robert Jeffress

“God promises to hear my prayers, but never my orders.” ~Anonymous

“Looking Through the Windshield vs. the Rearview Mirror: Spend only enough time in prayer looking back to be forgiven of sins. Satan wants us to dwell on past mistakes. Jesus wants us to be looking forward to all that He has in store for our future.” ~Elton Streyle

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers;
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:12

“To really give prayer its power, I must take God’s thoughts from His Word and present them before Him. Then I am enabled to pray according to God’s Word. How indispensable God’s Word is for all true prayer.” ~Andrew Murray



Prayer Quotes to Think About #13

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“If I try to pray for people or events without having God’s Word in front of me, guiding my prayers, then severe negative things happen. One is that I tend to be very repetitive… I just pray the same things all the time. Another negative thing is that my mind tends to wander.” ~John Piper

“If we pray without reading the Word, we shall be ignorant of the mind and will of God, and liable to be blown about by every wind of doctrine.” ~D.L. Moody

“Dare not live without prayer.” ~Charles Swindoll

“A. Establish the priority of prayer, B. Rearrange your schedule to meet this prayer, C. Plan your prayer life.” ~Dr. Sidlow Baxter

“Prayer is not only a comfort in times of need; it is essential for survival. It guided Jesus through His life. Let it guide you.” ~Charles Stanley

“Instead of telling God how big the storm is, tell the storm how big God is.” ~Anonymous

Prayer Quotes to Think About #12

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“Prayer without variety eventually becomes words without meaning.” -Donald S. Whitney

“As private prayer is the key to open Heaven, so is it the key to shut the gates of hell.” -Charles Spurgeon

“I don’t care how you have backslidden and wandered; if you want to come back, God accepts the willing mind. God will hear your prayer and answer.” -D.L. Moody

“We can leave a lasting inheritance for our children and grandchildren by prayers lifted to God long before they are born and prayers that will be answered long after we are gone.” -Elton Streyle

“Intercessory prayer is like a missile, it can be fired toward any spot on earth. It travels undetected at the speed of thought and it hits the target every time. It can be armed with a delayed detonating device.” -Anonymous

“The more you pray, the easier is becomes. The easier it becomes the more you will pray.” -Mother Teresa


Prayer Quotes to Think About #10


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“When you pray, use the prayer book (the Bible).” -R.F. Gates

“As water is to physical life, so prayer is to spiritual life. It’s not too much to say that prayer allows our spiritual life to exist. Without it we wither and crumble inside.” -E.M. Bounds

“Praying now about developing correct habits for walking with the Lord, eating, exercise, work, recreation, and fellowship will produce a big pay off later.” -Elton Streyle

“Prayer does not fit us for greater works, prayer is the greater work.” -Oswald Chambers

“No believer’s spiritual life will ever rise to stay above the level of his praying. You are what you are on your knees, nothing more. The effectiveness of a Christian’s life is gauged by his prayer life.” -J. Gordon Henry

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“Prayer is the most important gift next to salvation.” -Charles Stanley

“We can voluntarily develop a prayer relationship with God, or He can allow circumstances to develop it.” -Elton Streyle

“Praying for someone is a way of loving them.” -Anonymous

“Prayer: not the easiest, but the most important thing we can do.”  -Wernher von Braun

“Prayer is a great discipline and its exercise contributes very greatly to the work of perfecting which the Spirit is carrying on in the soul. It is the least sensational and least obstructive of our spiritual activities, but it is the most important and the most potent.” -Alexander Whyte

“A day without prayer is a day without blessing.” -Anonymous


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“Prayer is… talking with God and telling Him you love Him… Conversing with God about all things that are important in life, both large and small, and being assured He is listening.” -C. Neil Strait

“It’s not the number of words you say, or how eloquent you are that counts with God. As we speak, it is the sincerity of our words that matter to God.” -John Maxwell

“Where there is much prayer, there is much power. Where there is little prayer, there is little power. And where there is no prayer, there is no power.” -Anonymous

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“To give thanks when you don’t feel like it is not hypocrisy, it’s obedience.” -Dr. John G. Mitchell

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

“He who kneels the most stands the best.” -D.L. Moody