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From: The Prayer Meeting Handbook, A manual and resource for leaders and those who desire to be leaders of a Prayer Meeting

These are quotes that are designed to drive one thought deep into the mind and heart of the believer concerning some aspect of prayer. They can be used in the prayer meeting, in any correspondence, church communications such as bulletins and bulletin boards, letters, calendars, for personal encouragement, to warm the soul for personal prayer, SS classes, quote when praying before meals, prayer meetings in homes, church staff meetings, publications, devotional times and devotional material, daily planners etc.

Quotes concerning Corporate Prayer

The Ministry of Intercession, Andrew Murray, p 5.

A congregation without a prayer meeting is essentially defective in its organization, and so must be limited in its efficiency.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

A church is never more like the New Testament church than when it is praying.

A dynamic praying church must be built from the inside out, employing all four levels of prayer: the secret closet, the family altar, small group praying and finally, the congregational setting.
Developing your Secret Closet of Prayer, Richard Burr, p 19.

As prayer meetings fail in a congregation, so will the ministrations of the pastor become unfruitful, the preaching of the word fail to convert sinners and promote holiness in the professors of religion.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History
, J. B. Johnston

At other times what divine impressions of holiness have you felt in public worship in the congregation when this has been performed with holy skill and fervency and prayer you have received more solid edification than from the whole sermon? How dead have you been to all sinful temptations, and how much devoted to God? Do you not long to be able to pray in this way in your households and in your own room?
A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts, 174

“If we pray among a select society of Christians, we draw near to God with holy boldness, something like what we use in our duties of secret worship. We have reason to take more freedom among fellow saints and whose hearts have felt many of the same workings as our own.”
A Guide to Prayer
, Isaac Watts, p 58

Even though we may not take part audibly in the action, yet if we are there in a right spirit - there really to wait upon God, we marvelously help the tone of a meeting.
CHM

If you want to see how popular the church is, attend Sunday morning worship. If you want to see how popular the pastor is, attend Sunday evening. if you want to see how popular God is, attend the prayer meeting.
Armin Gesswein Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 123

God has appointed prayer as his way of dispensing, and our way of obtaining all promised good.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History
, J. B. Johnston

History confirms the truth that wherever evangelical and vital religion flourish, there lives the earnest gatherings for social prayer.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History,
J. B. Johnston

If one Jacob can prevail over the angel, then what could several Jacobs accomplish?

In the prayer meeting, as nowhere else, are Christian graces thus brought together with powerful reactionary and reflective force.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

Nothing is more calculated to begat a spirit of prayer than to unite in social prayer with one who has the Spirit himself.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

Prayer is the proper work of the heart; yet in this present state, in secret as well as in social prayer, the language of the lips is an excellent aid in this part of worship.
A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Wattts, p 68

Prayer meetings were the arteries of the early church. Through them, life-sustaining power was derived.

The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of die first tokens of His absence will be a slothfulness in prayer!
Charles Haddon Spurgeon Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 120

The New Testament prayer meeting reveals the master plan of Jesus. The last thing Jesus did on earth was to build that prayer meeting, and it is the only thing He left behind on planet Earth when He ascended to heaven.
Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 13

The power of the Church truly to bless rests on intercession—asking and receiving heavenly gifts to carry to men.
Power Through Prayer, E. M. Bounds

The prayer meeting answers to this demand of the spiritual brotherhood, with more exclusiveness and direct fitness than any other ordinance of religious worship.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

There is a power in conferring and covenanting, on the part of kindred spirits, to come before God, and plead together some special promise.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

The prayer meeting is a divine ordinance, founded in man’s social nature.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

The prayer meeting is a special means of developing and cultivating Christian graces, and of promoting individual and social edification.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

The prayer meeting is the pulse of the church.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

The prayer meeting is the rallying point where the power of faith in the church concentrates, and takes hold on the arm that moves the world.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

The simple fact is, we are too vague and, as a consequence, too indifferent in our prayers and prayer meetings. We do not seem like people asking for what they want, and waiting for what they ask. This is what destroys our prayer meetings, rendering them pithless, pointless, powerless; turning them into teaching or talking meetings, rather than deep-toned, earnest prayer meetings.
CHM

The spirit of prayer, and the love and practice of the prayer meeting, will so give organic strength to the church as to make her terrible as an army with banners.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

Using Acts 1:4 as his basis, Armin Gesswein often called the central all-church prayer meeting “Christ’s last command; our first responsibility.”
Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 16

We must never get away I from the fact that when Jesus built His Church He built a prayer meeting. Armin Gesswein Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley

What the Church needs today is not more or better machinery, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use – men of prayer.

When Christ ascended into heaven all He left behind was a prayer meeting. The early Church didn’t have a prayer meeting; the early Church was the prayer meeting. In fact, in the early Church every Christian was a prayer-meeting Christian. –Armin Gesswein
Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 12

When you join with others in prayer and you are not the speaker, let your heart be kept intent and watchful to the work, that you may pray so much the better when you are the mouth of others to God.
A Guide to
Prayer Isaac Watts, p 123.

Let us pray then, that when God has prepared our heart for worship, he would also teach our tongue to answer the thoughts and desires of the heart and to express them in words suitable and answering to all our inward spiritual feelings. A fitting variety of expression, and holy oratory prayer, is one of these good and perfect gifts that come from above, from God, the Father of lights and Knowledge. James 1:17
A Guide to Prayer Isaac Watts, p 75

Focusing on the personal prayer life only would be equivalent to trying to fly a plane on one wing.
John Franklin

Constance Garrett asserts, “our growth in grace and power depends largely upon our individual, personal prayer life. Yet public worship” is “nonetheless important and necessary.”
Quoted by John Franklin from Growth in Prayer, Constance Garrett, p 115

On the other hand, George Buttrick answers a rhetorical question. “Can’t a man pray without belonging to a church?” by declaring, “He cannot pray well or fully until he is a member of some fellowship of prayer.”
George Buttrick, Prayer, 283

J. Edwin Orr makes no bones where he stands, ‘No great spiritual awakening has begun anywhere in the world apart from united prayer.’
J. Edwin Orr, Prayer, Its Deeper Dimensions p. 21.

Every converted sinner is a soul revived to prayer. Every saint restored from backsliding, is a soul returned to the life and power of prayer. Every congregation enjoying an outpouring of the Spirit, is a congregation revived and alive to the prayer meeting.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

Do our churches that have a prayer meeting have a weekly prayer meeting or a weakly prayer meeting.

What we cannot obtain by solitary prayer we may by social...because where our individual strength fails, there union and concord are effectual.
Chrysostom 400 AD

Quotes concerning Prayer in General

A great part of my time is spent in getting my heart in tune for prayer.
Robert Murray McCheyne

A prayerless soul is a Christless soul.

A poor blanched thing may be produced in a dark cellar; and so may you maintain a poor, blanched miserable existence, if you live absent from your God, and apart from that strength which faith can give you, but you can never attain the healthy verdure of grace.

A graceless man will be a prayerless man.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

A man’s influence in the world can be gauged not by his eloquence, or his zeal, or his orthodox, or his energy, but by his prayers.
The Kneeling Christian

A man of prevailing prayer must be filled with the Spirit of God.
The Kneeling Christian

A child of God ought to expect answers to prayer.

A season of silence is the best preparation for speech with God.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 65

Ah, my brethren, we little know how many of our prayers are an abomination to the Lord.
C. H. Spurgeon

All good is born in prayer, and all good springs from it.
C. H. Spurgeon

All you need to do to learn to pray is to pray.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

All fruitfulness in service is the outcome of prayer — of the worker’s prayers, or of those who are holding up holy hands on his behalf.

All progress in prayer is an answer to prayer—our own or another’s.
The Soul of Prayer, by P. T. Forsyth

All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye have received them [that is, in heaven], and ye shall have them [on earth]
Mark 11: 24

All in God draws me; everything within and around drives me to the throne of grace.
The Hidden Life, Adolph Saphir

All real growth in the spiritual life- all victory over temptation, all confidence and peace in the presence of difficulties and dangers, all repose of spirit in times of great disappointment or loss, all habitual communion with God-depend upon the practice of secret prayer.
The Kneeling Christian

All the evil influences which seek to prevent our approach to God do not deserve to be compared with the attractive power of God.
The Hidden Life, Adolph Saphir

All true prayer is exercised in the sphere of the Holy Spirit, motivated and empowered by Him.
Eph 6:18

And all true prayer promotes its own progress and increases our power to pray.
The Soul of Prayer, by P. T. Forsyth

All of us would be wiser if we would resolve never to put people down, except on our prayer lists.
A Call to Spiritual Reformation
, D.A. Carson

Although God certainly knows all our needs, praying for them changes our attitude from complaint to praise and enables us to participate in God’s personal plan for our lives.
Ray Stedman

And many shall think they are praying to the Father in my name, whilst deceiving themselves.
The Kneeling Christian

An ounce of believing prayer is worth a ton of edifying talk.
John Cowan

An uneducated but disciplined believer may have a greater prayer life than a theologian who thinks and talks a lot about prayer.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions.
Eph 6:18

And surely it should be enough to restrain all ‘lightness’ and constrain an unceasing ‘earnestness’ did we apprehend the ‘“greatness of the Being’” before whom we plead.
C. H. Spurgeon

Andrew Bonar defined fasting as abstaining from anything that hindered prayer.

Anything is a blessing which makes us pray.
C. H. Spurgeon

Apostasy generally begins at the closet door.
E M Bounds

As impossible as it is for us to take a breath in the morning large enough to last us until noon, so impossible is it to pray in the morning in such a way as to last us until noon.
Prayer, O. Hallesby, p 146

As well could you expect a plant to grow without air and water as to expect your heart to grow without prayer and faith.

As we lift up our soul in prayer to the living God, we gain the beauty of holiness as surely as a flower becomes beautiful by living in the sunlight. The Kneeling Christian

As a painted man is no man, and as a painted fire is no fire, so a cold prayer is no prayer.
Thomas Brooks

Ask of Me — I will give, says an almighty, all-loving God, and we scarcely heed His words!

Ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers into His harvest.
Mat 9:38

Asking with shameless persistence, the importunity that will not be denied, returns with the answer in hand.

Believing prayer from a wholly-cleansed heart never fails.
The Kneeling Christian

Both Scripture and experience unite to indicate that there is cumulative power in unified praying.

But it is the Holy Spirit of God Who is prayer’s great Helper.
The Kneeling Christian

But if one neglects his closet, then all evil comes of it.
C. H. Spurgeon

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber..
Mt 6:6

Can we pray in earnest if we do not in the act commit ourselves to do our best to bring about the answer? Can we escape some king of hypocrisy? This is especially so with intercession.
The Soul of Prayer The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

Christians pray as they feel; and in prayer they feel themselves in the presence of God, the Hearer of prayer, and the Searcher of hearts.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

Cold prayers always freeze before they reach heaven.
Thomas Brooks

Cold prayers ask for a denial! C. H. Spurgeon

Communion is deeper than theology.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 65

Communion with God is essential before we can have real communion with our fellow-man.
The Kneeling Christian

Do I really believe that prayer is a power?

Do the angels veil their faces before You, and shall I be content to prattle through a form with no soul and no heart?
C. H. Spurgeon

Do believers or unbelievers ever say of us, “We know your prayers are answered”?
The Kneeling Christian

Do you imagine that you shall ever go far along in the heavenly pilgrimage if you neglect prayer?

Does prayer indeed “move the Hand that moves the world”?

Doubtful prayer is no prayer at all.
John Calvin

Draw nigh to God, so that you may dread the grave as little as your bed.

Draw nigh to God, that you may live a happy and useful life.

Drawing nigh to God is the most concentrated energy of the soul.

Effective prayer is the fruit of a relationship with God, not a technique for acquiring blessings.
A Call to Spiritual Refromation
, D.A. Carson

Either we pray or we faint.
Ray Stedman

Even pagan savages cry out to someone or something to aid them in times of danger and disaster and distress. How much more should we that know the true God.

Every prayerless day is a statement by a helpless individual, “I do not need God today.”
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Every unanswered prayer is a clarion call to search the heart to see what is wrong there; for the promise is unmistakable in its clearness: “If ye shall ask anything in My name, that will I do”
John 14:14

Failing to pray reflects idolatry–a trust in substitutes for God.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

For more than Thirty-five years. I have had much intercourse with dying saints and sinners of various ages and conditions. In all that time I have not heard one express regret that he had spent too much time in prayer; I have heard many mourn that they had so seldom visited a throne of grace.
Wm. S. Plumer in The Power of Prayer, by Samuel Prime, p 244

For the most part our repetitions are evidence not of the fervency, but of the barrenness of our minds and the slightness of our frame.” A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts, p 60 “Be not rash to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
Eccles. 5:2.

Give me Scotland or I die.
John Knox

God always does His new things in the same old way.
Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 5

God has left many things dependent upon man’s thinking and working, why should He not leave some things dependent upon man’s praying? The Kneeling Christian

God likes to see His people shut up to this, that there is no hope but in prayer. Herein lies the Church’s power against the world. –Andrew Bonar, 1853

God never intended for us to be left to pray on our own.

God never changes His purpose, but He often does purpose a change. John Owen

God has made gravity a law in one realm, he has made prayer a law in a higher realm, and it is even greater folly to ignore the latter than the former.
Prayer and its Remarkable Answers
, William Patton p 56

God hates insincerity or lukewarmness in prayer.
Rev 3:15-16

God delays in answering our prayers because men would pluck their mercies green; God would have them ripe.

God knew that Paul would be a better man with the “thorn” than without it.

God desires to glorify His name by answering prayer.

God does not bestow His gifts on the casual of hasty comers and goers. Much with God alone is the secret of knowing Him and of influence with Him.
E. M. Bounds

God is greater than His promises, and often gives more than either we desire or deserve — but He does not always do so.
The Kneeling Christian

God delights to answer prayer; and He has given us His word that He will answer.

God bestows His Holy Spirit in His fullness only on men of prayer.

God wills that men should pray everywhere, but the place of His glory is in the solitudes, where He hides us in the cleft of the rock, and talks with man face to face as a man talks with his friend.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 35

God’s acquaintance is not made hurriedly.
E. M. Bounds

Good praying is more easily caught than taught.
A Call to Spiritual Reformation, D. A. Carson

Good when He gives, supremely good;
Nor less when he denies:
Afflictions from His sovereign hand,
Are blessings in disguise.

Grace and glory flow from Thee; Shower, O shower them, Lord, on me.

Great pray-ers have always been great students of the Word of God.

Has not that which is heaven’s greatest boon to man (prayer), become to us a dry dead duty? C. H. Spurgeon

Have you advanced far enough in the Christian life to believe Him; that is, to believe what He says and all He says?
The Kneeling Christian

Have you only repeated many a “form of prayer”, while the breathing desire, the living words, have not come from your lips?
C. H. Spurgeon

Have you, when in prayer, ever had the witness borne in upon you that your request was granted?
The Kneeling Christian

He is the Giver not only of the answer, but first of the prayer itself.
The Soul of Prayer, by P. T. Forsyth

He manifests Himself to those who pray in secret as He cannot to those who have no inner sanctuary of the soul.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 79

He that lives without prayer or prays without life, has not the Spirit of God.
John Mason (1646-1694)

He who does not pray when the sun shines knows not how to pray when the clouds arise.
How Can God Answer Prayer?
, William Edward Biederwolf, p 21

He who prays in private is a real Christian.

He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and a happy life.
William Law

He who will not pray until, on good grounds, he is sure that he has all right affections and graces, will go to hell before his prayer begins.
The Power of Prayer
, Samuel Prime p 259

He has mastered but little of prayer who knows little of the Spirit-groaning which cannot be uttered.
The Greatest Force on Earth
, Payne

Helplessness is the real secret and the impelling power of prayer.
Prayer
, O. Hallesby

He that hears without ears understands us without our words. Yet as language is of absolute necessity in social prayer, that others may join with us in our addresses to God, so for the most part we find it necessary in secret, too, for there are few persons of so steady and fixed a power of meditation as to maintain warm devotion and to converse with God, or with themselves profitably, without words.
A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts, p 69

He who prays most prays best.

He works so naturally and so sweetly with our own spirits that we cannot with certainty distinguish his working by any fervour or strength of impression. His working is best known by the favour and relish of divine things that we feel in our souls, and the consequent fruits of sanctification in our hearts and lives. A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts, p 149

His Holy Spirit puts fresh ideas into the minds of praying people.
The Kneeling Christian

How dare we work for Christ without being much on our knees?
The Kneeling Christian

How many years of our short life are spent to learn the Greek, Latin and French tongues, that we may communicate among the living nations or understand the writings of the dead? Shall not the language in which we converse with heaven and the living God be thought worth equal pains? How laboriously do some persons study the art of conversation, that they may accepted in all company and share in the favour of men? Is not the same care due to seek all methods of acceptance with God, that we may approve ourselves in this presence? What a high value is set upon human oratory or the art of persuasion, by which we are equipped to debate and ail with our fellow creatures? This art of divine oratory which teaches us to utter our inward utterings of soul, and plead and prevail with our Creator through the asssitance of the Holy Spirit and mediation of our Lord Jesus – is it of no esteem with us?
A Guide to Prayer,
Isaac Watts, 171

How many periods of five, ten, or fifteen minutes that could be devoted to prayer do we waste or leave unemployed in the course of a day”
Prayer Power Unlimited, J. Oswald Sanders

Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Mt 17:21

Hurried prayers and muttered Litanies can never produce souls mighty in prayer.
Samuel Chadwick

I am convinced that when a Christian rightly prays the Lord’s prayer...His praying is more than adequate.
Martin Luther

I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me.
Ps 57:2

I should as soon expect life in a dead man as spiritual life in a prayerless soul! The Kneeling Christian

I had rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.
Thomas Lye

If prayer is the greatest achievement on earth, we may be sure it,will call for a discipline that corresponds to its power.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick. page 27

If the Holy Spirit doesn’t do it, there’s nothing to it. Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 5

In our prayer God returns from His projection in Nature to speak with Himself. When we speak to God it is really the God who lives in us speaking through us to Himself. His Spirit returns to Him who gave it; and returns not void, but bearing our souls with Him The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

In the book of Acts they are praying in every chapter except two; and in those chapters they are in trouble.
–Armin Gesswein Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 25

In these days there is no time to pray; but without time, and a lot of it, we shall never learn to pray. It ought to possible to give God one hour out of twenty-four all to Himself.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick page 24

Is there any proof that a man is a man of God like the fact that he is a man of prayer? Of Elijah it is said that he “prayed in his prayer” James 5: 17, A.V.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 17

It is reasonable that God should withhold a blessing, until we feel our need of it sufficiently. Prayer and its Remarkable Answers, William Patton p 73

It is truer to say that we live the Christian life in order to pray than that we pray in order to live the Christian life.
The Soul of Prayer, by P. T. Forsyth

It takes us long to learn that prayer is more important than organization, more powerful than armies, more influential than wealth, and mightier than all learning.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 81

It would revolutionize the lives of most men if they were shut in with God in some secret place for half an hour a day.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 29

I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking Him to do His work through me.
Hudson Taylor

I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything but it came at some time—no matter at how distant a day, somehow, in some shape, probably the last I would have devised, it came.
Adoniram Judson

I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Jacob

If God wants us to pray without ceasing, it is because He wants to answer without ceasing!
Armin Gesswein Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 137

If history be true, God’s great men were all men of prayer.

How Can God Answer Prayer?, William Edward Biederwolf, p 22

? If it is a fact that I must pray, and shall pray when “cornered” by circumstances, then the better I pray the better for me—let me master the practice while there is leisure and time, remembering that here as elsewhere only practice makes perfect.
The Practice of Prayer, Albert D. Belden, p 14

? If it be true that He “waits top be gracious” then is it not sheer insanity to make no “trial of His love”
The Practice of Prayer
, Albert D. Belden, p 14

If the life is not one of self-denial—of fasting—that is, letting the world go; of prayer—that is, laying hold of God then prayer is neither spiritual or profitable.

If pain afflict, or wrongs oppress,

If cares distract, or fears dismay,

If guilt deject, or sin distress,

The remedy’s before you: Pray
Joseph Hart

If our prayers are not answered — always answered, but not necessarily granted — the fault must be entirely in ourselves, and not in God.
The Kneeling Christian

If we would do much for God, we must ask much of God: we must be men of prayer.
Payson

If frequent prayer, and, at times, long hours of prayer, were necessary for our Savior, are they less necessary for us? The Kneeling Christian

If my people...will...then will I.
2 Chron 7:14

If we really loved our blessed Savior, should we not oftener seek communion with Him in prayer?
The Kneeling Christian

If the Spirit prays in us, shall we not share His “groanings” in prayer?
The Kneeling Christian

If there were no devil there would be no difficulty in prayer, but it is the evil one’s chief aim to make prayer impossible.
The Kneeling Christian

If Christ is dwelling in our hearts by faith: if the Holy Spirit is breathing into us our petitions, and we are “praying in the Holy Ghost,” ought we not to know that the Father “hears” us?
Jude 20

If prayer cannot influence the course of world events then Paul’s exhortation in 1 Tim 2:1-3 was and is pointless.

If we ask anything, according to His will, He hears us.
I John 5:14

If theology is the queen of the sciences; then prayer is the queen of the experiences.

Ignorance and helplessness in prayer are indeed blessed things if they cast us upon the Holy Spirit.
The Kneeling Christian

Importunate perseverance is a pre-requisite to success in prayer, because it has an intimate connection with the preparation of a right spiritual condition in us.
Prayer and its Remarkable Answers, William Patton p 82

Importunity is one of the instructors in God’s training school for Christian culture.
W.E. Biederwolf

In the midst of toppling thrones, Daniel maintained his serenity because he knew there was a sovereign God in heaven to whom he prayed.

In my name (John 14:13,14; 15:16; 16: 23, 24, 26). Evidently something very important is here implied. It is more than a condition — it is also a promise, an encouragement, for our Lord’s biddings are always His enablings.
The Kneeling Christian

In very love refuse -Whate’er Thou seest-Our weakness would abuse.

In all states of dilemma or of difficulty, prayer is an available source. The ship of prayer may sail through all temptations, doubts and fears, straight up to the throne of God; and though she may be outward bound with only griefs, and groans, and sighs, she shall return freighted with a wealth of blessings!
C. H. Spurgeon

Incense can neither smell not ascend without fire; no more does prayer unless it arises from spiritual warmth and fervency.
Acker

Influence at the court of heaven depends not upon birth, or brilliancy, or achievement, but upon humble and utter dependence upon the Son of the King.
The Kneeling Christian

In intercession our King upon the throne finds His highest glory; in it we shall find our highest glory too.
The Ministry of Intercession
, Andrew Murray, p 5.

In prayer the Church has received power to rule the world. The Church is always the little flock. But if it would stand together on its knees, it would dominate world politics—from the prayer room.
Prayer
, O. Hallesby, p 158

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
John Bunyan

Intercession is the noblest work God entrusts to us humans.
T.W. Hunt

In the fine and difficult art of prayer, intercession is undoubtedly the most difficult of accomplishment. As far as my understanding of these things goes, intercessory prayer is the finest and most exacting kind of work that it is possible for men to perform.
Prayer, O. Hallesby, p 164

Is his Holy Spirit promised to teach pray; and shall a Christian be careless or unwilling to receive such divine teaching?
A Guide to Prayer,
Isaac Watts, 172

Is not the lack of urgent desire, rather than the lack of adequate time, at the root of our meager praying?
Prayer Power Unlimited,
J. Oswald Sanders

Is not God, the Giver, more than all His gifts?

It is when we have failed and know not “what prayers to offer” or “in what way,” that the Holy Spirit is promised as our Helper.
The Kneeling Christian

It is no more true that God is a Creator of worlds, than it is that he is a Hearer of Prayer.
Prayer and its Remarkable Answers
, William Patton p 56

It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue for a time to pray; but we must pray patiently, believing, continue in prayer until we obtain an answer.
George Mueller

Is it not true that the folk who are most oppressed by the “problems” of prayer are the people who have least “praying” experience?
The Practice of Prayer, Albert D. Belden, p 13

It is atheism to pray and not wait on hope.
Richard Sibbes

It is only in times of great and grievous dullness that the believer regards prayer as a duty, and not as a privilege.
The Hidden Life, Adolph Saphir

It can easily be shown that all want of success, and all failure in the spiritual life and in Christian work, is due to defective or insufficient prayer.
The Kneeling Christian

It is as natural to Him to answer prayer as it is for us to ask.
The Kneeling Christian

It ought to be possible to give God one hour of twenty-four all to Himself.
Samuel Chadwick

It must be because I live too little in the Spirit that my prayer is to little in the Spirit.
Andrew Murray

It is a totally wrong and fatal idea for one who would really pray to think of God as reluctant or unwilling to bless.
The Practice of Prayer
, Albert D. Belden, p 17

It is in the atmosphere of prayer that the Holy Spirit nurtures and develops our faith or redirects our wills.

It is always man’s tendency to work and speak and run whether sent or not, and whether or not the hour is come.

It is when we pray, that the Holy Spirit takes of the things of Christ and reveals them unto us (John 16:15).
The Kneeling Christian

It is well said that neglected prayer is the birth-place of all evil.
C. H. Spurgeon

It is only when whatsoever we do is done in His name that He will do whatsoever we ask in His name.
The Kneeling Christian

It belongs to the very idea and nature of man to be in communion with God.

It was once said to a useful minister: “Sir, if you did not plough in your closet, you would not reap in your pulpit.”
The Power of Prayer
, Samuel Prime p 248

It would seem as if the biggest thing in God’s universe is a man who prays. There is only one thing more amazing, and that is-that man, knowing this, should not pray.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 15

Jesus puts “Abba” on the lips of those who trust in Him, for he bought their birth-right with his blood.

Jesus taught his desciples that the highest exercise of prayer was in obtaining God’s divinest bestowment, the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Lk 11:13 William Patton

Learning about prayer can be positively harmful because it increases our responsibility and intensifies our guilt if we fail to pray.
Principles and Practice of Prayer, Ivan French

Let me have your prayers, and I can do anything! Let me be without my people’s prayers, and I can do nothing!

Let us give God the chance of putting His mind into us, and we shall never doubt the power of prayer again.

Let it be your business every day, in the secrecy of the inner chamber, to meet the holy God.

Let no sense of your unworthiness prevent your taking hold of the boundless and all-sufficient grace of God.

Lifeless prayer is no more prayer than a picture of a man is a man.
Richard Watson

Lips cry “God be merciful” That ne’er cry “God be praised.” O come let us adore Him! The Kneeling Christian

Lukewarmness in prayer, as in everything else, is nauseating to God and comes away empty-handed.

Many of the most blessed seasons of prayer I have ever known have begun with the feeling of utter deadness and prayerlessness; but in my helplessness and coldness I have cast myself upon God, and looked to Him to send His Holy Spirit to teach me to pray, and He has done it.
R.A. Torrey

Many a person is praying for rain with his tub the wrong side up.
Sam Jones

Mary Queen of Scots (Bloody Mary as she was sometimes called) was more terrified of John Knox’s prayers than she was of any army that might be brought against her.

Men of power are without exception men of prayer.

Men who are reluctant about prayer do not belong in places of leadership in the church. Principles and Practice of Prayer, Ivan French

More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Tennyson

Most Christians do not give God a chance to show His delight in granting His children’s petitions; for their requests are so vague and indefinite.
The Kneeling Christian

Much secret prayer means much public power.
The Kneeling Christian

My prayer is Thy Will. Thou didst create it in me. It is Thine more than mine.
The Soul of Prayer, by P. T. Forsyth

Neglecting prayer is not a weakness; it is a sinful choice.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Never will man pray as he ought unless the Master will guide both his mouth and his heart.
John Calvin

No great spiritual awakening has begun anywhere in the world apart from united prayer—-Christians persistently praying for revival.
J. Edwin Orr

No church can be said to be fulfilling its ministry to any degree if it is not laying hold of the power of God through prayer.
Principles and Practice of Prayer, Ivan French

No man can progress in grace if he forsakes prayer.
C. H. Spurgeon

No form of Christian service is both so universally open to all and so high in Christ’s priority for all Christians as prevailing prayer.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

No one suffers from self-righteousness who spends much time in prayer.

No man can expect to make progress in holiness who is not often and long alone with God.

? No man realising God’s love will begrudge time for prayer or let business or pleasure take precedence of his sacred trust with love.
The Practice of Prayer
, Albert D. Belden, p 18

No reasoned philosophy of prayer ever taught a soul to pray.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 21

Nothing brings such leanness into a man’s soul as lack of prayer.
C. H. Spurgeon

Nothing is beyond the reach of prayer except that which was out of the will of God.
Prayer Power Unlimited, J. Oswald Sanders

Nothing exceeds in power a holy man at prayer.

Nothing more clearly illustrates Armin Gesswein’s philosophy of revival-prayer than the Upper Room. For this reason, throughout the book we will spell it with a capital U and a capital R. And for the sake of brevity, we could refer to it as the Just as every local hospital has an ER, every local church needs a UR.
Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 13

Nothing would turn the nation back to God so surely and so quickly as a Church that prayed and prevailed. The world will never believe in a religion in which there is no supernatural power. A rationalized faith, a socialized Church, and a moralized gospel may gain applause, but they awaken no conviction and win no converts.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 89

Not until we are shut up to a difficulty which we can in no way touch, may we rely on prayer alone.

Prayer and its Remarkable Answers, William Patton p 85

O Lord, grant that I may do Thy will as if it were my will, so that Thou mayest do my will as if it were Thy will.
Augustine

O let the excellency and high value of this gift of prayer engage our earnestness and endeavours in proportion to its superior dignity. Let us covet the best of gifts with the warmest desire, and pray for it with ardent supplications. (1 Cor. 12:31).
A Guide to Prayer,
Isaac Watts, 171

O let the place of secret prayer become to me the most beloved spot on earth.

Oh, believe it, Prayer is the only thing absolutely certain and attainable on earth—this is the only thing in which we can be perfectly successful!

Oh, those cold-hearted prayers that die on our lips! Those frozen supplications would not even move men’s hearts, how should they move the heart of God?
C. H. Spurgeon

Oh, to be known at the throne.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 141

One has said that while prayer is the day’s best beginning it must not be like the handsome title-page of a worthless book.
The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

One of the first things He commands is that there shall be a place of prayer.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 28

One sin allowed in the life wrecks at once our usefulness and our joy, and robs prayer of its power.
The Kneeling Christian

One’s spiritual life will never rise above the practice of one’s private prayer life.
Developing your Secret Closet of Prayer
, Richard Burr, p 1.

Only they who have the mind of strangers and pilgrims can expect to have fellowship with Jesus.

Only attempt to effect nearness to God by your own exertions, when He has departed from you.

Our faith may be resting on a wrong basis: faith in faith or faith in prayer rather than faith in God.
Principles and Practice of Prayer
, Ivan French

Our growth in prayer may be to us the test of our growth in all other respects.
C. H. Spurgeon

Our prayer is what God hears, not merely the words we utter; God hears our thoughts, the desires of our hearts

Our actions say that we do not consider prayer worth while.

Our prayers are so cold and dry because there is so little of Christ in them.

Our prayers may be an index of how small and self-centered our world is.

A Call to Spiritual Refromation,
D. A. Carson

Our Lord employed His time strategically, and in selecting His priorities, He always set aside abundant time for prayer.

Our Savior’s call to prayer is simply a clarion call to holiness. “Be ye holy!” for without holiness no man can see God, and prayer cannot be efficacious.
The Kneeling Christian

Our self-oblation stands on His; and the spirit of prayer flows from the gift of the Holy Ghost, the great Intercessor.
The Soul of Prayer
, P.T. Forsyth

Our disinclination to pray is our most painful experience; it is so irrational and unaccountable.
The Hidden Life, Adolph Saphir

Our prayer for a spiritual awakening will without question be most effective if we take up the work of interceding for certain individuals in particular.
Prayer, O. Hallesby, p 78

Our prayers are heard not so much because they are importunate but because they are filial.

Our prayers are always a result of Jesus’ knocking at our heart’s doors.
Prayer, Ole Hallesby, p 11

Our lives must be as holy as our prayers.
Andrew Murray

Our spirituality and our fruitfulness are always in proportion to the reality of our prayers.
The Kneeling Christian

Paul had prayed most of his life but as soon a he was converted it is said of him “Behold, he prayeth,” Acts 9:11

Pentecost didn’t come through a preaching service; Pentecost came to a prayer service. From Pentecost to Patmos, God never departs from the pattern.
Armin Gesswein Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 16

Praise and thanksgiving not only open the gates of heaven for me to approach God, but also “prepare a way” for God to bless me.
The Kneeling Christian

Pray until you can pray; pray to be helped to pray and do not give up praying because you cannot pray. For it is when you think you cannot pray that is when you are praying.
C. H. Spurgeon

Pray not to be seen of men but to be heard of God.
John Mason (1646-1694)

Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.
John Bunyan

Pray ye. Is an invitation to be accepted rather than a command to be obeyed.
The Kneeling Christian

Pray to thy Father who is in secret....
Mt 6:6

Prayer and theology both deal with God , but from different perspectives. Theology, like a telescope, views the distant stars of His qualities. Prayer, like a space vehicle, moves us among His qualities. Theology studies God and prayer engages Him. Both are adventuresome. Both necessary.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Prayer as it comes from the saint, is weak and languid; but when the arrow of a saint’s prayer is put into the bow of Christ’s intercession it pierces the throne of grace.” Thomas Watson

Prayer at its best is living with mind and heart utterly open to God.
The Practice of Prayer, Albert D. Belden, p 18

Prayer does not consist in gifted expressions and a volubility of speech; but in a brokenness of heart.
John Mason (1646-1694)

Prayer does not consist in the elegance of the phrase, but in the strength of the affection.
John Mason (1646-1694)

Prayer for Church unity will not bring that unity; but that which stirs, and founds, and wings prayer will.
The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

Prayer for the in-dwelling of the Spirit, with all the fullness of his sanctifying grace, ought then to be the most natural and continual of the petitions of the Christian. William Patton

Prayer gives vision in the secret place, intelligence in work, sense in judgment, courage in temptation, tenacity in adversity, and joyous assurance in the will of God.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 100

Prayer in secret is life finding expression in the realized Presence of God our Father.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 65

Prayer is keeping company with God.
Clement of Alexandria

Prayer is a mysterious instrumentality and can, in the final analysis, be employed to full effect and with perfect success only by those who are helpless.
Prayer, O. Hallesby, p 152

Prayer is not ever thing, but everything is by prayer.
–Armin Gesswein Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 51

Prayer is not mere wishing. It is asking—with a will. Our will goes into it. It is energy.
The Soul of Prayer, by P. T. Forsyth

Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance; it is adjusting to God’s willingness.
Principles and Practice of Prayer, Ivan French

Prayer is communion with God: the “home-life” of the soul.

Prayer is not like a good recipe: simply follow a set of mechanical directions and everything turns out right i the end.
A Call to Spiritual Reformation, D. A. Carson

Prayer is God’s appointed means for appropriating the blessings that are ours in Christ Jesus.
A Call to Spiritual Reformation, D. A. Carson

Prayer is practicing the presence of God, not mastering the mechanics of how to come to God. Prayer Made Easy, Mark Water

Prayer is so major we dare not minor on it any longer. –Armin Gesswein Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 52

Prayer is the atmosphere of revelation, in the strict and central sense of that word. It is the climate in which God’s manifestation bursts open into inspiration.
The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

Prayer is the proper work of the heart; yet in this present state, in secret as well as in social prayer, the language of the lips is an excellent aid in this part of worship. A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts, p 68

Prayer needs fasting for its full and perfect development.
Andrew Murray

Prayer needs three organs of the body that are all located on the head. The ear hears His word to us, the tongue repeats what we’ve heard from Him back to Him, and the eye looks expectantly for the answer. –Armin Gesswein Everything by Prayer, Fred Hartley, page 91

Prayer meets with obstacles, which must be prayed away. That is what men mean when they talk about praying through.
The Kneeling Christian

Prayer is the touchstone of true godliness.

Prayer is such a great effort to most of us because we do not pray right.
Prayer, O. Hallesby, p 42

Prayer worth calling prayer, prayer that God will call true prayer and will treat as true prayer, takes for more time by the clock than one man in a thousand thinks.
Alexander Whyte

Prayer is the one hand with which we grasp the Invisible; fasting the other, with which we let loose and cast away the visible.
Andrew Murray

Prayer is a golden chain: one end tied to the tongue of man, the other to the ear of God

Prayer is a sacred and appointed means to obtain all the blessings that we want, whether they relate to this life or the life to come. Shall we not know how to use the means God has appointed for our own happiness? A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts, 170

Prayer is not given us as a burden to be borne, or an irksome duty to fulfill, but to be a joy and power to which there is no limit.
The Kneeling Christian

Prayer is going into the secret place of the Most High and abiding under the shadow of the Almighty. Ps 91:1

Prayer, genuine and victorious, is continually offered without the least physical effort or disturbance.
Dr. Moule

Prayer is the key, and faith both turns the key and opens the door, and claims the blessing.
The Kneeling Christian

Prayer is like “time exposure” of the soul to God, in which process the image of God is formed on the soul.

Prayer is indeed a continuous violent action of the spirit as it is lifted up to God. This is comparable to that of a ship going against the stream.
Luther

Prayer is more than something you do; it is something God does through you.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Prayer does not change God’s will it implements it.

Prayer is omnipotent; it can do anything that God can do!

Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance, but taking hold of God’s willingness.
Phillips Brooks

Prayer is appointed to convey The blessing God designs to give.

Prayer is God’s plan to supply man’s great and continuous need with God’s great and continuous abundance.
E. M. Bounds

Prayer is not just our duty; it is our greatest dignity.

Prayer is the key, and faith both turns the key and opens the door, and claims the blessing.
The Kneeling Christian

Prayer is not a soliloquy, where everything comes from one side; but it is a dialogue, where God’s child listens to what the father says and replies to it, and then asks for the things he needs.

Prayer is the first thing, the second thing, the third thing necessary to a minister. Pray, then, my dear brother: pray, pray, pray.
Edward Payson

Prayer worth calling prayer, prayer that God will call true prayer and will treat as true prayer takes far more time by the clock, than one man in a thousand thinks.
Alexander Whyte

Prayer was the cause, transfiguration was the effect.
Luke 9:29

Prayer in the heart proves the reality of conversion.

Prayer delights God’s ear; it melts His heart; and opens His hand. God cannot deny a praying soul.
Thomas Watson

Prayer does not equip us for greater works–prayer is the greater work. Oswald Chambers

Prayer takes the soul beyond doctrine.

Prayer completes the return of all things back to Him from Whom they came.

Prayer does not consist in the elegance of the phrase, but in the strength of the affection.
John Mason (1646-1694)

Prayer grows in proportion to its grounding in God’s Word.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Prayer, if it be done as a task, is not prayer.
John Mason (1646-1694)

Prayer in the heart proves the reality of conversion.

Prayer completes the circuit of God’s action in the world.
The Arena of Prayer,
Ben Jennings

Prayer in the Spirit is prayer whose supreme object is the glory of God; only in a secondary sense does it seek a blessing for self or for others.

Prayer is more than something we do it is something that God does through us.

Prayer is an athletic of the soul

Prayer completes the circuit or God’s will, it affects His will.
The Arena of Prayer,
Ben Jennings

Prayer is omnipotent; it can do anything that God can do!

Prayer is the soul’s breathing itself into the bosom of its heavenly Father.
Thomas Watson

Prayer is a golden chain: one end tied to the tongue of man, the other to the ear of God

Prayer, real prayer, is the noblest, the sublimest, the most stupendous act that any creature of God can perform.
The Kneeling Christian

Prayer reaches its highest level when offered in the Name which is above every name, for it lifts the petitioner into unity and identity with Himself

Prayer is communion with God: the “home-life” of the soul.

Prayer is the native movement of the spiritual life that receives its meaning and its soul only in Eternity, that works in the style and scale of Eternity, owns its principles, and speaks its speech
The Soul of Prayer
, P.T. Forsyth

Prayer is the touchstone of true godliness.

Prayer is an art which only the Spirit can teach us. He is the giver of all prayer.
C. H. Spurgeon

Prayer Is What God Hears, Not Merely The Words We Utter; God Hears Our Thoughts, The Desires Of Our Hearts.

Prayer laid the tracks where the gospel was going to come. Wellington Boone
The Arena of Prayer,
Ben Jennings

Prayer is not just our duty; it is our greatest dignity.

Prayer still remains what it would have been if man had never fallen.

Prayer is going into “the secret place of the Most High,” and abiding under the shadow of the Almighty
Ps. 91:1

Prayer is measured, not by time, but by intensity.
The Kneeling Christian

Prayerless pulpits will produce prayerless and powerless congregations.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

Prayerless is an insult to God.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Prayerlessness means unavailability to God.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer
, Wesley Duewel

Prayerlessness proves that the person has very little love for God.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer
, Wesley Duewel

Prayers and praises go in pairs, they have praises who have prayers.

Prayers are measured neither by time nor by number, but by intensity.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 21

Prayers counted on a rosary are easier than the prayers of a soul poured out in unrestrained speech to God.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 18

Praying makes your Christian life supernatural; God gets His work done through your praying.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Praying solves the problems of prayer.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 87

Praying will make you leave off sinning, or sinning will make you leave off praying.

Praying makes your Christian life supernatural; God gets His work done through your praying. The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Preaching must necessarily be limited, but who can put a limit to the possibilities and power of prayer? Principles and Practice of Prayer, Ivan French

Prevailing prayer is the most divine ministry you will ever have.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

Prevailing prayer is almost always for the sake of others.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

Prevailing prayer is when intellect, emotion, and will unite to take hold of God.

Prevailing prayer is aggressive spiritual warfare.

Prevailing prayer makes men invincible.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 81

Proud prayers may knock their heads on mercy’s lintel, but they can never pass through the portal.
C. H. Spurgeon

Public prayer ought to be the overflow of one’s private praying.
A Call to Spiritual Reformation, D. A. Carson

Public praying is a pedagogical opportunity.
A Call to Spiritual Reformation, D. A. Carson

Real faith not only believes that God can, but that He does answer prayer.
The Kneeling Christian

Rest not or be satisfied with drawing nigh to God, but obtain the promise.

Rest assured that God never bestows tomorrow’s gift today.

Revivals come to those cities and communities, which have believers who have taken up the holy work of intercession.
Prayer, O. Hallesby, p 79

Satan laughs at our toiling, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.

Satan trembles when he sees, The weakest saint upon his knees.

Satan does not fear because we are eager and earnest Bible students —provided we are little in prayer.

Satan loves to see us “up to our eyes” in work: provided we do not pray.

Satan does not fear because we are eager and earnest Bible students: provided we are little in prayer.

Satan’s chief way of hindering us is to try to fill our minds with the thought of our needs, so that they shall not be occupied with thoughts of God, our loving Father, to Whom we pray.
The Kneeling Christian

Saul of Tarsus had been a praying man all his life, but it was not until then that he began to pray as God interprets prayer.
Act 9:11 The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 16

Secret prayer is one of the best tests of sincere religion.

See the incense of the Lord’s intercession and your prayer will rise up with and in His prayer.
The Hidden Life, Adolph Saphir

Shall I come into your presence, O my God, and mock You with cold-hearted words?
C. H. Spurgeon

Sin quenches prayer, affliction quickens it.
John Mason (1646-1694)

So important a factor is prayer in Christian experience, that the history of a man’s progress in the Divine life is just the history of his progress in the knowledge and in the use of prayer.
Macgregor quoted in How Can God Answer Prayer?, William Edward Biederwolf, p 23

Some place must be found that shall be a trysting place with God.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 34

Sometimes when we do not receive comfort in our prayers, when we are broken and cast down, that is when we are really wrestling and prevailing in prayer.
C. H. Spurgeon

Sometimes He delays so that greater glory may be brought to Himself.
The Kneeling Christian

So we pray because we were made for prayer, and God draws us out by breathing Himself in.
The Soul of Prayer, by P. T. Forsyth

Take time in the inner chamber to bow down and worship; and wait on him till he unveils himself and takes possession of you, and goes out with you, to show how a man may live and walk in abiding fellowship with an unseen lord.

That we may pray for others is the deepest mystery and the crowning glory of prayer.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 110

That which begins not with prayer, seldom winds up with comfort.
John Flavel

The angel fetched Peter out of the prison, but it was prayer fetched the angel.
Thomas Watson

The art of prayer is Nature gone to heaven. We become in prayer Nature’s true artists (if we may so say), the vehicles of its finest and inmost passion.
The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

The basis of prayer is sonship. Prayer is possible and reasonable because it is filial.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 14

The Bible unhesitatingly places all instrumentalities at his disposal, and represents him as working back of visible agencies.
Prayer and its Remarkable Answers, William Patton p 63

The biggest thing God ever did for me was to teach me to pray in the Spirit.
Samuel Chadwick

The breath of prayer comes from the life of faith.
John Mason (1646-1694)

The contemplation of the unseen, the attempt to think ion terms of the eternal, and the honest endeavor of the soul to enter in communion with God, in themselves, redeem life from all that is fitful, fretful and futile.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 77

The divine pattern of each life is still to be seen in the secret place of the Most High God.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 80

The effects of prayer may be conveniently divided into the results of prayer upon the person praying and the results of prayer upon the world.
The Practice of Prayer, Albert D. Belden, p 20

The first rule of right prayer is to have our heart and mind framed as becomes those who are entering into conversation with God
John Calvin

The great souls who became mighty in prayer and rejoiced to spend three and four hours a day alone with God were once beginners.
The Path of Prayer,
Samuel Chadwick, page 32

The great souls who became mighty in prayer and rejoiced to spend three and four hours a day alone with God were once beginners.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 32

The greatest need of most of us regarding prayer is not the clearing up of its logical problems, but its efficient practice. The Practice of Prayer, Albert D. Belden, p 13

The great point is never to give up until the answer comes, said Muller. I have been praying for sixty-three years and eight months for one man’s conversion. He is not converted yet, but he will be! How can it be otherwise?

The heartbeat of intercession is servanthood.
Love on its Knees, Dick Eastman p 6

The highest position, in the greatest and most complicated monarchy, did not keep Daniel from daily, frequent supplication.

The key that locks the prayer closet door unlocks the chambers of paradise.

The Lord Jesus makes intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25), and God cannot say Him “Nay.”
The Kneeling Christian

The man who has his mouth full of arguments in prayer shall soon have his mouth full of benedictions in answer to prayer.
C.H. Spurgeon

The man who never fasts is no more in the way to heaven than the man who never prays.
John Wesley

The missionary leaves by taking ship or plane; the intercessor leaves by shutting the door of his closet.
Principles and Practice of Prayer, Ivan French

The more we have of God’s glory, the less shall we seek His gifts.
The Kneeling Christian

The more you intercede, the more intimate will be your walk with Christ and the stronger you will become by the Spirit’s power.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

The more you prevail, the more you will learn the secrets of God’s grace and the powers of His kingdom.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

The most amazing feature of that life as it is looked back upon will be its prayerlessness.
The Kneeling Christian

The “oil” of the Holy Spirit will never cease to flow so long as there are empty vessels to receive it. I Kings 4: 6

The one thing above all others that bolts and bars the way into the “presence chamber’s of prayer is unwillingness to forgive from the heart.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 31

The only thing we can secure on earth is heaven. if we draw nigh to God, God does draw nigh

The only way to completely fail in prayer is to fail to pray! The Praying Church, Sue Curran p 83

The power of the Church truly to bless rests on–asking and receiving heavenly gifts to carry to men.
Ministry of Intercession, Andrew Murray p 5

The principle exercise which the children of god have is to pray. For in this way they give true proof of their faith.
John Calvin (the apostle of predestination)

The sin of prayerlessness is a proof.....that the life of God in the soul is in deadly sickness and weakness.
Andrew Murray

The greatest thing we can do for God or for man is to pray.
The Kneeling Christian

The amount of time we give to prayer indicates how important prayer is to us.

The best way to fight against sin is to fight it on our knees.
Phillip Henry

The Christian man at prayer is the secretary of Creation’s praise.
The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

The Holy Spirit is the “spirit of grace and supplication” Zech 12:10 He overcomes our reluctance.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of prayer.

The best prayer does not seek the God’s gifts but the experience of His person.

The Holy Spirit is prayer’s great Helper.

The Inner Chamber Is The Place Where The Decisive Victory Is Obtained.

The measure of believing, continued prayer will be the measure of the Spirit’s working in the Church. Direct, definite, determined prayer is what we need.
Ministry of Intercession, Andrew Murray, p 22

The measure of God’s giving the Spirit is our asking.
Ministry of Intercession, Andrew Murray, p 23

The omnipotent God we pray to cannot have degrees of difficulty.

The prayer-life of man lies rooted in his instinctive recognition of his dependence on some power or being greater than himself. The Practice of Prayer, Albert D. Belden, p 7

The prayer of faith is the only power in the universe to which the Great Jehovah yields. Prayer is the sovereign Remedy.
Robert Hall

The prayer of the vindictive for forgiveness is mockery.
The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

The promises to hear prayer are not made to the mere form, but to the appropriate spirit.
Prayer and its Remarkable Answers, William Patton p 73

The purpose of prayer is not to notify God but to express our trust, our faith, our expectation, and our heart desire.
Watchman Nee

The reason so many people do not pray is because of its cost. The cost is not so much in the sweat of agonizing supplication as in the daily fidelity to the life of prayer.
The Path of Prayer
, Samuel Chadwick, page 27

The reason we do not pray as we ought is because we do not enjoy prayer as we ought.

The results of prayer are, therefore, not dependent upon the powers of the one who prays. Prayer, Ole Hallesby, p 13

The revival of religion and the revival of prayer are inseparable.

The same Spirit of faith which teaches a man to cry earnestly, teaches him to wait patiently. John Mason (1646-1694)

The school of prayer has its conditions and demands. It is a forbidden place to all but those of set purpose and resolute heart.The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 27

The secret of all failure is our failure in secret prayer.
The Knelling Christian

The secret of much mischief to our souls, and to the souls of others, lies in the way that we stint, and starve, and scamp our prayers by hurrying over them.
Alexander Whyte

The Secret of Praying is Praying in Secret.

The secret place of prayer calls for every faculty of mind and heart.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 30

The secret place of prayer calls for every faculty of mind and heart.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 30

The short prevailing prayer cannot be prayed by one who has not prevailed in a mightier struggle of long continuance.
E. M. Bounds

The soul needs its silent spaces. It is in them we learn to pray.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 29

The Spirit helps us in our weakness.
Rom 8:26

The Spirit Himself intercedes for us.
Rom 8:26

The Spirit imparts a sense of sonship and acceptance that creates freedom and confidence in the presence of God.

The spirit in which we pray is much more important than the works in which our prayers are clothed.
Prayer Power Unlimited, J. Oswald Sanders

The Spirit of God, when he is poured out as a spirit of prayer in the most glorious measures, does not contradict the rules of a natural and reasonable method, although His methods may have infinite variety in them.
A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts, p 63

The study and the oratory are allies, but the inner chamber is better to be a place apart; then prayer enlightens thinking, and thinking kindles the altar fires of the heart.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 67

The subject is beset with problems, but there are no problems of prayer to the man who prays! The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 21

The true waiting for the Lord, and going forth to meet the Bridegroom, is hidden from outward observation.
The Hidden Life, Adolph Saphir

The truths that I know best I have learned on my knees. I never know a thing well, till it is burned into my heart by prayer. John Bunyan

The unvarnished truth is that what we most frequently give thanks for betrays what we most highly value. A Call to Spiritual Reformation, D.A. Carson

The value of a daily habit of withdrawal and hallowed seclusionis is beyond exaggeration.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 77

The walls of Jericho did not fall until the Israelites had circled them a full thirteen times and then shouted the shout of faith.
Josh 6:1-20

The wonder is not that God hears prayer, but that He is our Father. The greater wonder includes the less.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 63

The world seeks to go out into wide and boundless fields; we desire to abide within, where Jesus sups with us, and we with Him.
The Hidden Life, Adloph Saphir

There are many problems about prayer, but they lie outside the fact and experience of prayer, and apart from praying there is no solution to them.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 14

There is a kind of omnipotence in prayer.

There is much praying that avails nothing, so far as we can judge.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 21

There is no better way to serve others than to pray for them.

There is nothing about which I do not pray. I go over all my life in the presence of God. All my problems are solved there.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 100

There is no way to learn to pray but by praying.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 21

There is a cumulative effect in prayer. The focusing of many prayers on one life or on a situation can change defeat into victory.
Prayer Power Unlimited, J. Oswald Sanders

There is no easier sin to commit than the sin of prayerlessness. It is a sin against God and against Man.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

There is a need in the soul of the believer that can be satisfied only when we move from being a spectator to a participator in prayer.

There is an inseparable union between the Spirit, the Word and prayer.

There is a holy audacity in Christian life and faith which is not inconsistent with the profoundest humility. A. B. Simpson

There is nothing the devil dreads so much as prayer?
The Kneeling Christian

There is a marked absence of travail. There is much phrasing, but little pleading. Prayer has become a soliloquy instead of a passion. The powerlessness of the church needs no other explanation...To be prayerless is to be both passionless and powerless.
Samuel Chadwick

They who prevail in the secret place of the Most High cannot be beaten anywhere.
The Path of Prayer,
Samuel Chadwick, page 81

This is what prayer is all about: not what I can get from God, but to have my heart so radically changed by Him that I come to want only what God wants for me.
Developing your Secret Closet of Prayer, Richard Burr, p 6

Those postures of the body which the light of nature rule of Scripture seem to dictate as most proper for prayer are standing, kneeling or prostration…. But I cannot thank that sitting, or other postures of rest and laziness, ought to be indulged in solemn times of prayer, unless persons are in some respect infirm or aged.
A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts, p 93,95

Thou art coming to a King; Large petitions with thee bring.

Though in its beginnings prayer is so simple that the feeblest child can pray, yet it is at the same time highest and holiest work to which man can rise. It is fellowship with the unseen and most Holy One.

Three ways to fulfill the great commission:
1. In Person.
2. In Provision.
3. In Prayer.

Through prayer God gives humankind the dignity of limited causality.
Pascal

Thus our Lord gives us “power of attorney” over His kingdom, the kingdom of heaven, if only we fulfill the condition of abiding in Him.
The Kneeling Christian

Thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Mt 6:6

To begin our prayer with a petition for the hallowing of God’s name and to have no real and prime place for holiness in our life or faith is not sincere.
The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

To begin the day with prayer is but a formality unless it go on in prayer, unless for the rest of it we pray in deed what we began in word.
The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

To Him we may confide what we could in trust to no human friend.

To pray as God would have us pray is the greatest achievement of earth. Such a life costs. It takes time.
Samuel Chadwick

To pray “in His name” is to pray in His character, as His representative sent by Him: it is to pray by His Spirit and according to His will.
The Kneeling Christian

To stoop well is a grand art in prayer.

To strive in prayer means in the final analysis to take up the battle against all the inner and outward hindrances which would dissociate us from the Spirit of prayer.
Prayer, O. Halesby, p 114

To pray as God would have us pray is the greatest achievement on earth.
Samuel Chadwick

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”
Martin Luther

To have power with men, we must have power with God.

To pray well is the better half of study.
Martin Luther

To pray diligently is more than half the task.
Martin Luther

To pray in the Spirit means to pray in harmony with the Word of God, which He has inspired.

To be much alone with God is the secret of knowing Him and of influence with Him.
E. M. Bounds

To effect such a radical change in our lifestyles as will make more time for prayer will call for strength of purpose and a deep dependence on the Holy Spirit.
Prayer Power Unlimited, J. Oswald Sanders

Tomorrow’s achievements are determined by today’s preparation. This is especially true in regard to prayer.

Tragically, we have failed to realize that prayer is the launch pad of all ministry and without it we short-circuit God’s chosen method of work.
Developing your Secret Closet of Prayer, Richard Burr, p 18.

True prayer is an awareness of our helpless need and an acknowledgment of divine adequacy.
Ray Stedman

True prayer is not asking God for what we want but for what He wants.

True revival lives in prayer
The Prayer Meeting and Its History,
J. B. Johnston

True prayer is God the Holy Spirit talking to God the Father in the name of God the Son, and the believer’s heart is the prayer-room.
Samuel M. Zemer

Truly he who prays puts, not God, but his own spiritual life to the test!
The Kneeling Christian

Unless we are living the Victorious Life we cannot truly pray “in the name” of Christ, and our prayer-life must of necessity be feeble, fitful and oft-times unfruitful.
The Kneeling Christian

Unless we are willing to pay the price, and sacrifice time and attention and what appear legitimate or necessary duties, for the sake of the heavenly gifts we need not look for a large experience of the power of the heavenly world in our work.
Ministry of Intercession
, Andrew Murray, p 15

Unless we pray aright we cannot live aright or serve aright.

Unless the heart is right the prayer must be wrong.
The Kneeling Christian

Waiting on God is not in apathy and indifference; it implies intense activity.

We are never really men of prayer in the best sense, until we re filled with the Holy Ghost.
The Path of Prayer,
Samuel Chadwick, page 62

We do not pray to inform God. Neither do we pray to persuade Him, for His love needs neither to be induced nor coaxed.
The Path of Prayer,
Samuel Chadwick, page 66

We are so egoistically engrossed about God’s giving of the answer that we forget His gift of the prayer itself.
The Soul of Prayer, by P. T. Forsyth

We are the vehicle of the Spirit’s intercession.

We give lip service to prayer far more than we give our lips to the service of prayer.
The Praying Church
, Sue Curran

We have been so busy depending on our own natural strengths, our good training and our busyness for God that we are near spiritual bankruptcy.
Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

We must go many times every day into the unseen world.

We do not know what we ought to pray for.
Rom 8:26

We know not what prayer cannot do!
C.H. Spurgeon

We know not what we should pray for as we ought, and if prayer waits for understanding it will never begin.
The Path of Prayer, Samuel Chadwick, page 21

We must be earnest, otherwise we have no right to hope that the Lord will hear our prayer.
C. H . Spurgeon

We are to pray only for what God has promised, and for the communication of it unto us in that way whereby he will work it and effect it.
John Owen

We are never really men of prayer in the best sense, until we are filled with the Holy Spirit. J. Stuart Holden

We are taught to pray, not “Thy will be changed,” but “Thy will be done.”

We are tempted to treat God as an asset, and to exploit him. But true prayer, thinking most of the Giver, quells the egoism and dissolves it in praise.
The Soul of Prayer, P.T. Forsyth

We always pray best when we pray out of the depths—when the soul gets low enough she gets a leverage; she can then plead with God.
C. H. Spurgeon

We cannot be men of prevailing prayer unless we study God’s Word to find out His will for us.
The Kneeling Christian

We do not know much about prayer, but surely this need not prevent us from praying! The Kneeling Christian

We are never so high as when we are on our knees.
The Kneeling Christian

We are on the whole disposed to emphasize activity in prayer too much.
Prayer
, O. Hallesby, p 94

We enjoy His presence only when He comes of His own accord; this most precious of all gifts none can take to himself.

We dishonor God by distrusting Him!
The Kneeling Christian

We shall have our Mount of Transfiguration when prayer has its rightful place in our lives.
The Kneeling Christian

We shall find every attribute of God Most High to be, as it were, a great battering-ram, with which we may open the gates of heaven.
C. H. Spurgeon

We need to see much our deep needs, our great sins, for ah! that prayer shall go highest that comes from the lowest.
C. H. Spurgeon

We pray for ourselves, for the state of the world, for the peace of all things, and for the postponement of the end.
Tertullian

We should never think it unreasonable that God should make some things dependent upon our prayers.

We will not grow in prayer unless we plan to pray.
A Call to Spiritual Reformation
, D.A. Carson

We cannot justify our relative prayerlessness by saying that those who are peculiarly effective are more gifted than we.
A Call to Spiritual Reformation, D. A. Carson

Who can measure the influence of an hour a day spent alone with God?
The Path of Prayer,
Samuel Chadwick, page 30

We must turn God’s promises into prayer, and then they shall be turned into performance.
Principles and Practice of Prayer, Ivan French

What man is alone on his knees before God, that he is, and no more.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne

What does it mean to ask in His name? We must know this at all costs, for it is the secret of all power in prayer.

What is prayer? It is a sign of spiritual life.
The Kneeling Christian

What various hindrances we meet In coming to the mercy-seat.

What would happen to the Church if the Lord’s Prayer became a test for membership as thoroughly as the Creeds have been?
The Soul of Prayer
, P.T. Forsyth

When men only talk about God instead of with God they are manifesting a deteriorated faith, for the purpose of all faith is to bring us into direct, personal, vital touch with God.
Ray Stedman

When I pray coincidences happen, and when I do not, they don’t.
William Temple

When prayers are strongest, mercies are nearest.
Edward Reynolds

When the Lord returns, the hidden life and the hidden glory will become manifest.
The Hidden Life, Adolph Saphir

Where there is a willing heart there will be a continual crying to heaven for help. John Mason (1646-1694)

When we are alone with God we are less alone than any other time.

When God intends great mercy for His peoples, the first thing He does is to set them a-praying. Matthew Henry

When we ask of the Lord cooly, and not fervently, we do as it were, stop His hand, and restrain Him from giving us the very blessing we “pretend” that we are seeking.
C. H. Spurgeon

When we can declare, with St. John, “Yea, and our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ” (I John 1:3), people will say the same of us: “They have been with Jesus!” Acts 4:13 The Kneeling Christian

When we confess that we “never get answers to our prayers,” we are condemning not God, or His promises, or the power of prayer, but ourselves.
The Kneeling Christian

When we learn to come to God with an intensity of desire that wrings the soul, then shall we know a power in prayer that most of us do not know now.
R. A. Torrey

When you pray you step into the operation of the Trinity.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the kingdom. C. H. Spurgeon

Why do we piously favour prayer in general and devilishly resist it in particular? Ray Stedman

With God’s saints in all ages: nights of prayer with God have been followed by days of power with men.
The Kneeling Christian

Without committal to the wisdom of God, prayer would be a very dangerous weapon in proportion as it was effective
The Soul of Prayer
, P.T. Forsyth

Without its biblical principles being taught, prayer is unstable. Without our “catching” the principles by applying them to our lives, it is sterile.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

Word to find out His will for us.
The Kneeling Christian

Yet prayer is the key which unlocks the door of God’s treasure-house.
The Kneeling Christian

You that manifest a concern about religion, why don’t you pray?
Martin Luther

You should, in Tertullian’s phrase, with a holy conspiracy, besiege heaven.
Thomas Manton

You know the value of prayer: it is precious beyond all price. Never, never neglect it.
Sir Thomas Buxton

Your praying is training for reigning with Christ.
The Arena of Prayer, Ben Jennings

You cannot expect anything from God unless you put yourself in the right place, that is, as a beggar at his footstool. Then will he hear you, and not until then.

You can do more than pray, after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.
John Bunyan

You who never know what a groan is, or a falling tear, are destitute of vital godliness.

You will never be able to pray everywhere all the time, until you have learned to pray somewhere, some of the time.
Prayer Made Easy
Mark Water

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