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Here are 20 great quotes on prayer from well-known believers in Christ that I believe will inspire you and encourage you to keep praying.


● “The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray.” –  S. D. Gordon

● “Prayer is where the action is.” – John Wesley

● “Satan does not care how many people read about prayer if only he can keep them from praying.” – Paul E. Billheimer

● “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

● “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees.”  – William Cowper

● “I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.”  – Charles Spurgeon

● “The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.”  – Andrew Murray

● “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.”  – Oswald Chambers

● “There is no other activity in life so important as that of prayer. Every other activity depends upon prayer for its best efficiency.”  – M.E. Andross

● “He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day.”  – John Bunyan

● “I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working.” – James Hudson Taylor

● “Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet.” – E. M. Bounds

● “We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring it’s power down to earth.”  – Andrew Murray

● “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His’ voice in the depth of our hearts.”  – Mother Teresa

● “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.” – C.S. Lewis

● “The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.” – Rick Warren

● “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” – Martin Luther

● “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.”  – Oswald Chambers

● “He who kneels the most, stands the best.”  – D.L. Moody

● “I’ll always say my prayers…and if God doesn’t answer them at once I shall know it’s because He’s planning something better for me.”  – Johanna Spyri Heidi


Here are some bible verses to help encourage you to pray.

1 Thess. 5:17, “Pray without ceasing”

Eph. 6:18, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints”

Phil. 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”



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