Ten Quotes on Prayer

by Lee Buford on October 12, 2010

Perhaps no other aspect of our lives, as followers of Jesus, is more important, yet more neglected, than that of prayer. As we are reminded in Romans 12:12, we are to “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

Ten Quotes on Prayer

“Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still.”
– E.M. Bounds

“The little estimate we put on prayer is evidence from the little time we give to it.” 
– E.M. Bounds

“I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.”  
– Charles Spurgeon

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.”  
– Oswald Chambers

“Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer.”  
– E. M. Bounds

“Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.”
– Martin Luther

“Prayer is my chief work, and it is by means of it that I carry on the rest.”  
– Thomas Hooker, Puritan

“There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.”  
– A.T. Pierson

“If we are to pray aright, perhaps it is quite necessary that we pray contrary to our own heart. Not what we want to pray is important, but what God wants us to pray. The richness of the Word of God ought to determine our prayer, not the poverty of our heart.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan”
– John Bunyan

What others would you add? Please share your favorites in the comment section below.



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