Prayer Power Quotes

For this week’s devotion, I simply wanted to share some of my favorite quotes on prayer. I hope they encourage you.

“Prayer is intimacy with God that leads to the fulfillment of His purposes.” Alvin Reed

“God aims to exalt Himself by working for those who wait for Him. Prayer is the essential activity of waiting for God: acknowledging our helplessness and His power, calling upon Him for help, seeking His counsel… Prayer is the antidote for the disease of self-confidence that opposes God’s goal of getting glory by working for those who wait for Him.” John Piper

“Prayer is our partnership with God in transforming history.” Unknown

“Prayerlessness is our declaration of independence from God.” Daniel Henderson

“If all we ever do is seek God’s hand we may miss His face. But if we seek His face He will be glad to open His hand in provision and power.” Daniel Henderson

“Without God we cannot – without us He will not.” Augustine

“Mastering the art of prayer, like any other art, will take time, and the amount of time we allocate to it will be the true measure of our conception of its importance.” J. Oswald Sanders 

“Mastering the art of prayer, like any other art, will take time, and the amount of time we allocate to it will be the true measure of our conception of its importance.” J. Oswald Sanders 

“Three things necessary for a successful crusade. The first is prayer, the second is prayer, and the third is prayer.” Billy Graham

“Two elder’s wives sat mending their husbands’ pants. One of them said to the other, ‘Poor John, he is so discouraged by his church work. Just the other day, he said that he was considering resigning. It seems like nothing ever goes right for him.’ The other wife replied, ‘That’s too bad. My husband was saying exactly the opposite. He’s been feeling so inspired lately, it seems like he’s closer to the Lord than ever.’ A heavy silence filled the room as the women continued mending the pants – one the seat and the other the knees.” Anonymous

“History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.” J. Edwin Orr

“History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.” J. Edwin Orr

“Keep praying, but be thankful that God’s answers are wiser than your prayers!” William Culbertson

“The devil is not terribly frightened of our human efforts and credentials. But he knows his kingdom will be damaged when we begin to lift up our hearts to God.” Jim Cymbala

“Prayer is not the only thing we do – just the first thing we do.” Anonymous

“A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.” Leonard Ravenhill

“A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.” Leonard Ravenhill

“You can do more than pray AFTER you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray UNTIL you have prayed… Prayer is striking the winning blow… service is gathering up the results.” Dutch Sheets

“If you can’t pray a door open, don’t pry it open.” Lyell Rader

“To desire revival…and at the same time to neglect prayer and devotion is to wish one way and walk another.” A.W. Tozer

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” Oswald Chambers

“No one’s a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.” Guy H. King

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” Corrie Ten Boom

“Prayer is one half of our ministry and it gives to the other half all its power and success. It is the appointed medium of receiving spiritual communication for the instruction of our people.” Charles Bridges 

“Prayer is one half of our ministry and it gives to the other half all its power and success. It is the appointed medium of receiving spiritual communication for the instruction of our people.” Charles Bridges 

“If the church wants to succeed in its God-given mission, its leadership must realize that one of its greatest needs is more prayer meetings, not more planning meetings. If the monthly leadership meetings would give more time to praying than to planning, leaders would soon find a change in attitude, in perspective on ministry, and in results…The bottom-line objective is for the leadership to face the fact that the church of which they are a part is not their church; it is God’s church. And the people they lead are not their flock but very distinctly God’s flock. The purpose of their meetings is not to come to a consensus about running the church but to wait upon God to find out how He wishes His church to run.” Dr. Donald McDougall

“I believe the greatest indictment on our generation of pastors and Christian leaders is the loss of confidence in calling our people to regular times of corporate prayer. The consequence is a church and leadership that have put their confidence in the wisdom of men, not the promise of God. God is too slow for our taste. It is easier to find the right talent, the right music or program, and give the people what they THINK they need rather than wait on God for what they REALLY need… Him!” Pastor Sandy Mason

“Do not work so hard for Christ that you have no strength to pray, for prayer requires strength.” J. Hudson Taylor

“Do not work so hard for Christ that you have no strength to pray, for prayer requires strength.” J. Hudson Taylor

“Brother, if you would enter that Province, you must go forward on your knees.” J. Hudson Taylor

“Prayer is the greatest power God has put into our hands for service – praying is harder than doing, at least I find it so, but the dynamic lies that way to advance the Kingdom.” Mary Slessor

“Intercessory prayer is an act of communion with Christ, for Jesus pleads for the sons of men.” Charles Spurgeon

“Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.” Jonathan Edwards

“Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.” Jonathan Edwards

“Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His aid.” E.M. Bounds

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

“Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other’s hearts in prayer.” Charles Finney

“Those who do not believe do not pray. This is a good functional definition of faith. Faith prays, unbelief does not.” John A. Hardon

“The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer.” John R. Mott

“Prayer is the supreme way to be workers together with God.” Wesley L. Duewel

“The men upon whose shoulders rested the initial responsibility of Christianizing the world came to Jesus with one supreme request. They did not say, ‘Lord, teach us to preach’; Lord, teach us to do miracles,’ or ‘Lord, teach us to be wise’…but they said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’” Billy Graham

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Martin Luther

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, prayer is to the soul.” Corrie Ten Boom

“All the Christian virtues are locked up in that word, prayer.” Charles H. Spurgeon

“All the Christian virtues are locked up in that word, prayer.” Charles H. Spurgeon

“Just as the business of the tailor is to make clothes, and that of the shoemaker to mend shoes, so the business of the Christian is to pray.” Martin Luther

“Prayer does not just fit us for the greater work. Prayer is the greater work.” Oswald Chambers

“The power of prayer rests in the faith that God hears it. The moment I am assured that God hears, I feel drawn to pray and to persevere in prayer.” Andrew Murray

“It matters little what form of prayer we adopt or how many words we use, what matters is the faith which lays hold on God and touches the heart of the Father who knew us long before we came to Him.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Prayer is more than a wish; it is the voice of faith directed to God.” Billy Graham

“Prayer projects faith on God, and God on the world. Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer moves God.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer is asking for rain. Faith is carrying the umbrella.” Robert C. Savage

“Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.” A.B. Simpson

“God desires to glorify His name by answering prayer.” E.M. Bounds

“Pray for great things, expect great things, work for great things, but above all pray.” R.A. Torrey

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