Quotes on Prayer! II
I think I shall use my blog to get all the quotes on prayer into one place. As I do this, I hope you do not mind if I share them!
The presence of God is not imaginary; neither is prayer the indulgence of a delightful fancy. . . . A purified and Spirit-controlled imagination is the sacred gift of seeing the ability to peer beyond the veil and gaze with astonished wonder upon the beauties and mysteries of things Holy and Eternal.
A. W. Tozer
Prayer is not designed to inform God, but to give man a sight of his misery; to humble his heart, to excite his desire, to inflame his faith, to animate his hope, to raise his soul from earth to heaven.
Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble.
What can be more excellent than prayer; what is more profitable to our life; what sweeter to our souls; what more sublime, in the course of our whole life, than the practice of prayer!
Augustine of Hippo
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
I have had prayers answered—-most strangely so sometimes–but I think our Heavenly Father’s loving-kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me.
We are silent at the beginning of the day because God should have the first word, and we are silent before going to sleep because the last word also belongs to God.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart.
It is only love that can fit us for the work of intercession.
Any concern too small to turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
Corrie Ten Boom