Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
There is a time for all things; a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away; there is a time to fight, and that time has come!
Heaven ne'er helps the men who will not act.
The clue is not to ask in a miserly way-the key is to ask in a grand manner.
If the only prayer you say in your whole life is "Thank you," that would suffice.
Ask the gods nothing excessive.
My helpless friend, your helplessness is the most powerful plea which rises up to the tender father-heart of God. You think that everything is closed to you because you cannot pray. My friend, your helplessness is the very essence of prayer.
God delays, but doesn't forget.
Courage is not afraid to weep, and she is not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure who she is praying to.
There are few men who dare to publish to the world the prayers they make to Almighty God.
To Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love All pray in their distress.
God be kind to all good Samaritans and also bad ones. For such is the kingdom of heaven.
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
Pray, v: to ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
'Mr. President, I am praying for you. 'Which way, Senator?'
We offer up prayers to God only because we have made Him after our own image. We treat Him like a Pasha, or a Sultan, who is capable of being exasperated and appeased.
The fewer the words, the better the prayer.