Quotes on the Power of Prayer
"Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men lifted out of sickness by the power of prayer. It is the only power in the world that overcomes the laws of nature."
Alexis Carrel (1873-1944) French surgeon and biologist
"Our prayers lay the track down on which God’s power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails."
see here for accounts of his experiences of supernatural healings at Lourdes
Watchman Nee (1903 –1972), Chinese Church leader & Christian teacher.
"That is the secret of true prayer, of true power in prayer, of real, living, face to face fellowship with God, and of power for service. there is no true, deep conversion, no true, deep holiness, no clothing with the Holy Spirit and with power, no abiding peace or joy, without being daily alone with God."
"I suspect that if we saw the difference even the tiniest of our prayers make, and all the people those little prayers were destined to affect, and all the consequences of those prayers down through the centuries, we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer that we would be unable to get off our knees for the rest of our lives."
(Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., American professor and writer)
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."
(Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist, 1879-1955)
Healing Prayer Quotes
"To pray is nothing more involved than to lie in the sunshine of His grace, to expose our distress of body and soul to those healing rays which can in a wonderful way counteract and render ineffective the bacteria of sin."
Ole Kristian O. Hallesby (1879-1961) Norwegian Christian teacher and writer.
"In this crazy world, there’s an enormous distinction between good times and bad, between sorrow and joy. But in the eyes of God, they’re never separated. Where there is pain, there is healing. Where there is mourning, there is dancing. Where there is poverty, there is the kingdom."
Henri J. M. Nouwen
"Both sin and sickness came into the world through the fall of the human race. Therefore, we must look for the healing of both in the savior of the human race. God is as willing to heal believers as He is to forgive unbelievers. Know this, if He was merciful enough to forgive you when you were unconverted, He is merciful enough to heal you now that you are in His family!"
"Emotional healing is almost always a process. It takes time. There is a very important reason for this. Our heavenly Father is not only wanting to free us from the pain of past wounds, he is also desirous of bringing us into maturity, both spiritually and emotionally. That takes time, because we need time to learn to make the right choices. He loves us enough to take the months and years necessary to not only heal our wounds, but also build our character. Without growth of character we will get wounded again."
Floyd McClung, Christian leader and writer
"There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer."
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge."
Thanks & Gratitude
"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1802-1883), American writer
"O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!"
William Shakespeare (King Henry VI, Part II. Act I, scene i)
"God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart."
Hope, Happiness & Blessings
"I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right."
(Billy Graham, b.1918, Christian evangelist)
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open"
John Barrymore (1882-1942)
“I will only add, God bless you”
Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Faith, Trust & Eternity
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired. "
(Martin Luther, 1483-1546)
"We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there's nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something that will get immediate results. We don't want to wait for God to resolve matters in His good time because His idea of 'good time' is seldom in sync with ours.”
Oswald Chambers Scottish teacher, writer and minister, 1874-1917
“The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger but for deliverance from fear.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson - American lecturer and poet (1803-1882)
Heaven and Eternity
"The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
Short Prayer Quotes on Wisdom and Guidance
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom"
"Go where your best prayers take you"
Frederick Buechner American writer and theologian, b.1926
“In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you"
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)