It is easy to find excuses not to pray. The busyness of life, a short attention span, or a lack of desire might keep you off your knees and cause you to be dependent on yourself instead of dependent on God.
It is our hope and prayer that the following inspirational quotes on prayer will counter those excuses and fuel your desire for a strong and effective prayer life.
11 Inspirational Quotes on Prayer:
“To pray rightly, you must make God your hope, stay, and all. Right prayer sees nothing substantial or worth being concerned about except God.” John Bunyan
“Heavenly citizenship and heavenly homesickness are in prayer. Prayer is an appeal from the lowness, from the emptiness, from the need of earth, to the highness, the fullness and to the all-sufficiency of heaven.”–E.M. Bounds
“While we are looking at God we do not see ourselves—blessed riddance.” A.W. Tozer
“Prayer is the forerunner of mercy. Turn to sacred history, and you will find that scarely ever did a great mercy come to this world unheralded by supplication.” Charles Spurgeon
“The Master says (and the experience of His people has confirmed) that men of strong faith are men of much prayer.” Andrew Murray
“All our problems are theological ones, William Temple said. All of them have to do with our relationship to God and his to us, and this is precisely why it makes sense to come to God with them.” Elizabeth Elliot
“Prayer is the supreme instance of the hidden character of the Christian life.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“We think of prayer as a preparation for work, or a calm after having done work, whereas prayer is the essential work.” Oswald Chambers
“God has not changed; and His ear is just as quick to hear the voice of real prayer, and His hand is just as long and strong to save; as it ever was.” R.A. Torrey
“No duty is more earnestly impressed upon us in Scripture than the duty of continual communion with Him.” –David McIntyre
“The world was made partly that there may be prayer; partly that our prayers might be answered.” –C.S. Lewis
22 Motivating Quotes about Prayer
22 Time spent in prayer is never wasted.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Fervent prayers produce phenomenal results.
Prayer delights God’s ear; it melts His heart; and opens His hand. God cannot deny a praying soul.
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Prayer is not a hard requirement – it is the natural duty of a creature to its creator, the simplest homage that human need can pay to divine liberality.
To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God’s responses.
Prayer is the nearest approach to God and the highest enjoyment of Him that we are capable of in this life.
The right way to pray is to stretch out our hands and ask of One who we know has the heart of a Father.
Prayer is the link that connects us with God.
The best and sweetest flowers of paradise God gives to His people when they are upon their knees. Prayer is the gate of heaven.
O, let the place of secret prayer become to me the most beloved spot on earth.
When the devil sees a man or woman who really believes in prayer, who knows how to pray, and who really does pray, and, above all, when he sees a whole church on its face before God in prayer, he trembles as much as he ever did, for he knows that his day in that church or community is at an end.
When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t, they don’t.
God waits for you to communicate with Him. You have instant, direct access to God. God loves mankind so much, and in a very special sense His children, that He has made Himself available to you at all times.
There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him.
The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.
I would have no desire other than to accomplish thy will. Teach me to pray; pray thyself in me.
Do not work so hard for Christ that you have no strength to pray, for prayer requires strength.
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.