Prayer Quotes

"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties." Oswald Chambers

Prayer is to the soul as food, water, and air are to the body. If a young person gives up on prayer, he or she will not have the spiritual vitality to withstand the onslaughts of a pagan world.—FR. HUGH THWAITES

Prayer is intimate conversation with God. We put ourselves in the presence of God, so we may speak with the Lord in an honest and affectionate way. It is like talking with a friend.—DIVINE INTIMACY

As soon as you say, “Lord, I don’t know how to pray!”, you have begun to pray.—ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA


Prayer is an art that is learned through practice.—DIVINE INTIMACY

Prayer isn’t just telling our problems to God. It’s also listening. Would you go to the doctor, rattle off your symptoms, then get up and leave before he had a chance to say anything?—BISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN

I always begin my prayer in silence. God speaks to us in the silence of our hearts.—MOTHER TERESA

Prayer is not a matter of what you feel, but of love. When you try hard to say something to God, you are loving him.—ST. ESCRIVA

God answers our prayers of petitions in three ways: “Yes,” “No,” and “Wait.” God always answers our prayers, according to his perfect will.—OLD SPIRITUAL WISDOM


God answers the prayer for healing in five ways:
(1) complete and sometimes

miraculous healing;
(2) partial or temporary healing;
(3) spiritual healing;
(4) grace to bear and offer up our sufferings;
(5) release from this life.

Ask God, “Lord, help me know the prayer I should pray.”—ANN SHIELDS

One prayer of thanks when things go badly is worth a thousand when things go well.—ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS

For me, prayer is a glance toward heaven, a cry of gratitude and of love in times or sorrow as well as joy.—ST. THERESE

I passed more than 14 years unable to prayerfully meditate except with the help of a book. With this help, I was able to collect my wandering thoughts. Sometimes I read a little, at other times much, according to what the Lord showed me.—ST. TERESA OF JESUS

Practicing the presence of God means making an effort always to keep God present in our mind and heart, even when we are engaged in our daily tasks.—DIVINE INTIMACY

Your first audience every day should be with Jesus Christ. Then pray while you are dressing. You will have greater presence of God during the day.—ST. ESCRIVA

If you say you don’t have time to pray, then it’s because you don’t want to pray. Would you say you have no time to study?—ST. ESCRIVA

At the beginning of the day, God has ready for us all the graces we will need that day. That is why the Devil tries to get us to skip our morning prayers or say them badly.—ST. JOHN VIANNEY