There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying.— John G. Lake
Sentimental Saying A Prayer quotations
If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you", that will be enough.
Healing is not always obtained by saying a prayer. It is obtained by obeying God
Prevailing prayer is that which secures an answer.
Saying prayers is not offering prevailing prayer. The prevalence of prayer does not depend so much on quantity as on quality.
Sometimes, you just have to bow your head, say a prayer, and weather the storm.
If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift.
He will not deny us. God withholds what you are not yet ready for. He wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to say, pray always and do not lose heart.
You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.
How could we have such a low view of the gospel of Jesus Christ that we have to manipulate men psychologically to get them to come down and pray a prayer? …How many times have I heard evangelists say, “It’ll only take five minutes.”? No my dear friend, it will take your life–all of it!
If the only prayer you ever say is "Thank you", that will be enough.
The Christian life is not a constant high.
I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.
'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say.
I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.
I never went to bed in my life and I never ate a meal in my life without saying a prayer. I know my prayers have been answered thousands of times, and I know that I never said a prayer in my life without something good coming of it.
Before we can pray, "Lord, Thy Kingdom come," we must be willing to pray, "My Kingdom go."
Our prayers lay the track down which Gods power can come.
Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.
Those who have truly decided to serve the Lord God should practice the remembrance of God and uninterrupted prayer to Jesus Christ, mentally saying: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Stop for a minute and think about how you typically interact with God.
If prayer time is dominated by your own talking, some adjustments may be in order. Just as the Lord spoke to David, God also has many things to say to you, if you'll simply let Him speak.
Taylor Markham," said Raffaela, "I'm going to say a prayer for you.
" And although I wanted to mock her and explain I didn't believe in anything or anyone, I realised that no one had ever prayed for me before. So I let her.
The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he says 'Amen' and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving Him our ideas.
I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers because they do not wait long enough on God. They just drop down and say a few words, and then jump up and forget it and expect God to answer them. Such praying always reminds me of the small boy ringing his neighbor's door-bell, and then running away as fast as he can go.
Every time someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen - that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion. So we're still praying to their gods.
I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say.
A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.
What does it say about our churches today that God birthed the church in a prayer meeting, and prayer meetings today are almost extinct?
Prayer cannot truly be taught by principles and seminars and symposiums.
It has to be born out of a whole environment of felt need. If I say, "I ought to pray," I will soon run out of motivation and quit; the flesh is too strong. I have to be driven to pray.
If you look back on the times you’ve failed and the times that hurt the most, you’ll recognize that your intent and your actions weren’t in alignment. So you were saying a prayer nobody heard.
There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.
There come times when I have nothing more to tell God.
If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said. At such times it is wonderful to say to God, "May I be in Thy presence, Lord? I have nothing more to say to Thee, but I do love to be in Thy presence."
As the books of Job, Jeremiah, and Habakkuk clearly show, God has a high threshold of tolerance for what appropriate to say in a prayer. God can "handle" my unsuppressed rage. I may well find that my vindictive feelings need God's correction - but only by taking those feelings to God will I have the opportunity for correction and healing.
The Family that prays together, stays together.
Just before a game, I try to keep a clear mind so that I can focus better.
I'm the kind of person who plays fast and relies a lot on intuition, so being at peace with myself is vital. Saying my daily prayers helps me achieve this heightened state of mind.
Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God
When a faith-healer commands God to perform a miracle, in the absence of a prayer that says, 'Thy will be done,' it is, as far as I am concerned, the most rank form of arrogance . . . The faith-healer Bosworth once said that faith makes God act. If you follow that line of reasoning God is in His heaven, but Bosworth rules the world!
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer.
God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.
I don't like when people say, 'I'll pray for you.
I'm going to pray for you. Praying for you.' You're going to pray for me? So you're going to sit at home and do nothing? 'Cause that's what your prayers are; you doing nothing while I struggle with a situation. Don't pray for me - make me a sandwich or something.
Next time you pray any kind of prayer, whether it be for the resolution of healing, or for a house, or for a car, or for a husband, or for a family conflict, or for a solution to a problem, tell Him he can say yes or no. Because in the end, you're a winner. Every time.
I really feel like life will dictate itself.
You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.