The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.
Author: Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)
Profession: British Statesman, Military Leader
O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day: if I forget thee, do not thou forget me.
Author: Sir Jacob Astley
Profession: 15th Century British Squire
To pray is to pay attention to something or someone other than oneself. Whenever a man so concentrates his attention -- on a landscape, a poem, a geometrical problem, an idol, or the True God -- that he completely forgets his own ego and desires, he is praying. The primary task of the schoolteacher is to teach children, in a secular context, the technique of prayer.
Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)
Profession: Anglo-American Poet
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Author: St. Augustine (354-430)
Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian
Spiritual favors are not always to be looked for, and not always to be relied on.
Author: Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919)
Profession: Anglo-American Novelist
The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.
Author: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
Profession: French Poet
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer
The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us.
Author: Georges Bernanos (1888-1948)
Profession: French Novelist, Political Writer
If I regard wickedness in my heart the Lord will not hear. [Psalms 66:18]
So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, but I will instruct you in the good and right way. [I Samuel 12:23]
But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before Him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. [Job 5:8-9]
Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks. [I Thessalonians]
Pray. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"
The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.
Author: Robert Brault