Bible verses / Christian quotes about prayer

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Quotes by Christian pastors and authors

  • “Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” – Corrie Ten Boom
  • “Any concern too small to be turned into prayer is too small to be made into a burden.” – Corrie Ten Boom
  • “Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies outside the will of God.” – Phillips Brooks
  • “In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart.” – John Bunyan
  • “We won’t get knocked to our knees during battles in this life if we first bow on our knees in prayer before those battles rage.” – James Callen
  • “Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other’s hearts in prayer.” – Charles Finney
  • “To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.” – Billy Graham
  • “The great people of the earth today are the people who pray, (not) those who talk about prayer – S. D. Gordon
  • “If your day is hemmed in with prayer, it is less likely to come unraveled. – Cynthia Lewis
  • “Work, work, from morning until late at night. In fact, I have so much to do that I shall have to spend the first three hours in prayer.” – Martin Luther
  • “One way to get comfort is to plead the promise of God in prayer. Show Him His handwriting. God is tender of His Word.” – Thomas Manton
  • “He who kneels the most, stands the best.” – Dwight L. Moody
  • “Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us.” – Dwight L. Moody
  • “Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.” – Dwight L. Moody 
  • “I’d rather be able to pray than be a great preacher. Jesus Christ never taught his disciples how to preach, but only how to pray.” – Dwight L. Moody
  • “Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. God’s voice is its most essential part. Listening to God’s voice is the secret of the assurance that He will listen to me.” – Andrew Murray
  • “Learn to worship God as the God who does wonders, who wishes to prove in you that He can do something supernatural and divine.” – Andrew Murray
  • “The more you praise, the more vigor you will have for prayer; and the more you pray, the more matter you will have for praise.” – J. I. Packer
  • “We can be tired, weary, and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy power and strength.” – Charles Stanley
  • “All that God is, and all that God has, is at the disposal of prayer. Prayer can do anything that God can do, and as God can do everything, prayer is omnipotent.” – R. A. Torrey
  • “To desire revival . . . and at the same time to neglect prayer and devotion is to wish one way and walk another.” – A. W. Tozer
  • “In prayer, we can approach God with complete assurance of His ability to answer us. There is no lmit to what we can ask, if it is according to His will.” – John Walvoord
  • “Prayer is not a means for us to persuade a reluctant God to do something which is against His better judgment. Prayer, rather is coming to God for the fulfillment of His will, coming to a God who delights to answer prayer.” – John Walvoord 
  • “The prayers that seek to glorify God, to honor Him, to further the work of His kingdom, to transform the heart of nonbelievers, to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ, and to reveal His majesty—those are the prayers that are most powerful.” – Michael Youssef


Bible verses on prayer:

  • From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. (Jonah 2:1)
  • Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)
  • Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:21-22)
  • [Jesus said] “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” (John 14:13-14)
  • [Paul wrote] “As you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.” (2 Corinthians 1:11)
  • And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:18)
  • Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)
  • Pray continually. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  • Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. (1 Timothy 2:8)

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