Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.
The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
This world has to be loved, this world has to be respected, this world has to be your temple, your mosque, your church. This world has to be your gratefulness, your gratitude. Enlightenment is not something of another world. Enlightenment happens now and here.
I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.
Pray, and let God worry.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.
What is a prayer? Prayer is sending blessing to all. Prayer is sending your compassion to all. Prayer is creating an antidote of negative thoughts.
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.