Encouraging Words Concerning Prayer
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer…
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.
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.
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.
You do not have, because you do not ask God.
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)