Favorite Quotations ~  Prayer, 2 Essential Gandhi

"To grow in prayer is to grow in awareness of what's real. We free ourselves from denial, from illusions, from addictions." ~ Thomas E. Clarke

Elvira Amrhein

A lot of trouble about prayer would disappear if only we realized — really realized — that we go to pray not because we love prayer, but because we love God. ~ Hubert Van Zeller

And so I urge you: carry on an ongoing conversation with God about the daily stuff of life, a little like Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. For now, do not worry about “proper” praying, just talk to God. ~ Richard J. Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home

I've found that prayers work best when you have big players. ~ Knute Rockne

Prayer is an invisible tool which is wielded in a visible world. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Each one prays to God according to his own light. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The fewer words the better prayer. ~ Martin Luther

Pray. It isn’t a sign of weakness; it is your strength. ~ Orville Kelly

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. ~ Oscar Wilde

Do not always ask when you pray, but instead affirm that God's blessings are being given, and spend most of your prayers giving thanks. ~ Norman Vincent Peale, Power of Positive Thinking

The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace. ~ Mother Teresa

Holding the heart of another in the comforting hands of prayer is a priceless act of love. ~ Janet L. Weaver

The effective prayers are affirmations. ~ James Redfield

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