Prayer Quotes

Often we need reminders to ‘slow down,’ and get our focus back on Abba Father. It is so easy to lose sight of His desires for us. We can easily stray into a self-seeking attitude, which is common for these weak, earthen vessels of ours. To stay ‘on track,’ we must determine to pull ourselves away from the world’s pressures, and be still before our loving Father, Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God].

Listed below are some random quotes and Scripture verses that I have collected over several years. These have been helpful to inspire and remind me to always arrange my daily schedule to include a private prayer time.

“Oh Father, help us to to seek You daily,
and not neglect our quiet time of secret prayer and intercession.

[At the bottom of this page is a list of links to some brief articles on prayer.]

Helpful Prayer Reminders

  • Men ought always to pray, and not lose heart!! (Luke 18:1)
  • If you desire to pray effectively, you must pray a great deal!! – Charles Finney
  • I have become persuaded that the safe way to live is to ‘pray things through’ before they happen! – Derek Prince      (Note: to ‘pray things through’ is to talk about a situation in our prayers, thoroughly and often! It is to bring before the Father everything we can possibly think of regarding the matter, asking Father to cover each concern, each thought presented, with His guidance, direction, and purpose.)
  • Prayer is absolutely necessary to a man’s salvation!! – J. C. Ryle
  • Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work. – Oswald Chambers
  • In the morning, rising up a great while before day, Yahushua [the Hebrew name for Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. (Mark 1:35)
  • Blessed are they who attain to genuine, unreserved communication with God. – Francois Fenelon
  • A sinning man stops praying; a praying man stops sinning. – Leonard Ravenhill
  • One will be astonished at the results obtained in the quiet place of prayer. I have seen the Lord work wonders in answer to prayer offered before Him in the early hours of the morning. – T. M. Anderson
  • Give thanks always for all things to God the Father, in the Name of our Master Yahushua Messiah! (Ephesians 5:20)
  • Time given to prayer will yield more than time given to work! – Andrew Murray
  • More things are accomplished by prayer than this world ever imagines! – A. Tennyson
  • He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life! – William Law
  • Perhaps the greatest hindrance to our work is our own imagined strength. The Father taught me in my helplessness to pray, even about little things, in which another might have felt able to handle himself. To go forward with God, we must go forward on our knees. – Hudson Taylor  (Note: going forward on our knees means to be of a humble heart, not only in our posture, but also in our behaviour.)
  • When the trial of our faith comes, we must give God time to work for us! We must remain constant in prayer and wait patiently on God, allowing God to work on our behalf. These are keys to strengthening our faith! – George Mueller
  • God loves importunate prayer [earnest, pleading prayer] so much that He will not give us much blessing without it. – Adoniram Judson
  • It takes time in the secret place of prayer to get the full revelation of God. – E. M. Bounds
  • The great people of the earth today are the people who pray; not those who talk about prayer, or believe in prayer, but those who take the time to pray! – Samuel D. Gordon
  • To be much for God, we must be much with God! – Leonard Ravenhill

More Prayer Quotes

  • If it is important to you, then it is important to Abba Father. So put it on your prayer list!– Anonymous
  • The earnest prayer of a righteous person accomplishes much!! (James 5:16b)
  • Pray the prayer that prays on persistently, until it is prayed through, and assured of the answer. – Mary W. Booth
  • The secret of praying is praying in secret! – Leonard Ravenhill
  • Pray that we may enter into that travail of soul with Him. Nothing less is any good. Spiritual children mean travail of soul-spiritual agony. – Amy Carmichael
  • If you can’t pray a door open, don’t pry it open! – Eric Liddell
  • It takes great love, great sacrifice, great interceding to see others brought into the Kingdom. Being birthed is not an easy or painless process! – Anonymous
  • Prayer is the most important subject in practical religion.  All other subjects are second to it.  Reading the Bible, listening to sermons, attending public worship — all these are very important matters.  But none of them are so important as private prayer! – J. C. Ryle
  • We will not grow in prayer unless we plan to pray. Unless we plan to pray, we will not pray. – Donald A. Carson
  • Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. (James 5:16a)
  • I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. (1Corinthians 14:15)
  • Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. (Ephesians 6:18)
  • But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit. (Jude 1:20)
  • Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41)
  • I am convinced that God does everything by prayer, and nothing without it! – J. Wesley
  • Pray in a business-like fashion, earnestly, definitely, statedly (explicitly, clearly outlined). – Mary Slessor
  • Conserve your strength because prayer requires strength. – J. Hudson Taylor

A Few of King David’s Prayers from the Bible:

  • My voice You shall hear in the morning, Yahuwah; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto You, and will look up. (Psalms 5:3)  
  • But to You I have cried, Yahuwah; and in the morning my prayer comes before You. (Psalms 88:13)  
  • Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto You, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Psalms 61:1,2)  
  • Hold up my goings in Your paths, that my footsteps slip not. (Psalms 17:5)
  • Show me Your ways, Yahuwah; teach me Your paths. (Psalms 25:4)
  • Teach me Your way, Yahuwah, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies. (Psalms 27:11)
  • Make me to go in the path of Your commandments; for therein do I delight. (Psalms 119:35)  
  • Hear, Yahuwah, and have mercy upon me: Yahuwah, be my helper. (Psalms 30:10)
  • Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalms 51:10)  
  • Withhold not Your tender mercies from me, Yahuwah: let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me. (Psalms 40:11)   
  • I said, Yahuwah, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against You. (Psalms 41:4)
  • Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Your tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. (Psalms 51:1-3)  
  • Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for in You do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto You. (Psalms 143:8)

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