Encouraging Words Concerning Prayer

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Psalm 145:18

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer…
Peter 3:12

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.
Matthew 7:7

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you. Hear my prayer O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy. In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me. 
Psalm 86:5-7

Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Let us then approach the throne of grace with so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. 
Hebrews 4:16

You do not have, because you do not ask God. 
James 4:2

As it is the business of tailors to make clothes, and the business of cobblers to mend shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray! 
Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. 
John Bunyan (1628 - 1688)

God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it. 
John Wesley (1703 - 1791)

Our praying…needs to be pressed and pursued with an energy that never tires, a persistency which will not be denied, and a courage which never fails. 
E.M. Bounds (1835 - 1913)

We must move from asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts, to praying about the things that are breaking His heart. 
Margaret Gibb (1944 - )

Prayer is where it dawns on us that the resurrection changes everything, where we begin to know that unimaginable hardship is as much a part of grace as is prosperity. If the cross is the final sacrifice, it changes every obligation into an opportunity. Even loss becomes a grace-laced discipline. Prayer is where this radical change takes root. 
Milo Rediger (1913-1988)

Live your life as a prayer. 
Eugene Habecker (1946 - )

I felt to pray very earnestly, not for happiness, but holiness, not a life of ease, but that I might clearly know and promptly do the will of God in all things…
Bishop William Taylor (1821 – 1902)