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Prayer Quotes

Prayer

Religion is in the heart, not in the knees.

- Douglas Jerrold Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

In attempting to develop a life of prayer, one becomes conscious of the fact that he is two persons, and this is true of all of us. There is our outside self, the person who is seen and watched by others, who lives and speaks and acts in public, the person we reveal to others with varying degrees of frankness or affectation. And there is that other self - the inner self, which is ever partly hidden even from our closest friends, and which we, ourselves, but dimly apprehend. It is this self, our better self, that the Master sees and values. To him the door of this interior castle is always open. He sees the real person. He knows that the fiercest battles are fought in this 'Sector of the Soul,' and he whispers hope to all who have not surrendered there. . . . 'It was this understanding of the inner man which caused him to advise us to go alone into our closets and close the door when we would commune with the Father. Man, when alone with God, knows there can be no pretense, or make believe. Here at least he is absolutely honest. 'We feel the thing-we- ought-to-be beating beneath the thing-we-are.' Realizing that he knows before we tell him, we lay bare our souls to God. It is the antiseptic washing of the wound which makes healing possible, and in religion this is called repentance, and forgiveness. It is a time when our souls are naked and perhaps ashamed, but, when no longer distracted by fear of discovery, we can really concentrate on prayer. Rich and radiant living is generated in the hour of quiet meditation, of self-examination, of confession of weaknesses and prayer for forgiveness. This searching of our own souls and admitting what we see, is sometimes painful, but its effects are healing and wholesome. Probing a wound is sometimes more beneficial than applying an ointment.

- Hugh B. Brown Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.

- Alfred Tennyson Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

You can't pray a lie.

- Mark Twain Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

He whom prayer preventeth not from wrongdoing and evil, increaseth in naught save in remoteness from the Lord.

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Short prayers reach heaven.

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There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

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Spiritual favors are not always to be looked for, and not always to be relied on.

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Say your prayers standing but if you are not able, sitting and if unable, on your sides.

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Pray to God but continue to row to the shore.

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The Lord doth not regard a prayer in which the heart doth not accompany the body.

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Prayer and practice is good rhyme.

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There are few men who dare to publish to the world the prayers they make to Almighty God.

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Bow, stubborn knees

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