13 coolest, wisest, wittiest words ever uttered about prayer

August 19, 2011

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“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it.” –Corrie ten Boom

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”  — Satchel Paige

“The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him.” – William McGill

“Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt.” – B. Graham Dienert

“The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort.” – Will Rogers

“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.” – Abraham Lincoln

“God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” – Blessed Mother Teresa

“What we usually pray to God is not that His will be done, but that He approve ours.” – Helga Bergold Gross

“We must move from asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts, to praying about the things that are breaking His heart.” – Margaret Gibb

“God has editing rights over our prayers. He will  . . . edit them, correct them, bring them in line with His will and then hand them back to us to be resubmitted.” – Stephen Crotts

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” – Corrie ten Boom 

“Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” – George Herbert

“Lord, please keep one hand on my shoulder and one over my mouth!” – Author Unknown

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  • Jackie

    I found all I need to hear about prayer is URGENT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathy-Schneeman/100000631707462 Kathy Schneeman

    Great list, Bob!