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An intercessor is one who reminds the Lord of promises and appointments not yet not yet fulfilled. - James W. Goll



An intercessor stands in the gap for a person or a group of people. – Allison Shorter

Prayer: ‘a subversive activity [that] involves a more or less open act of defiance against any claim by the current regime.  - Eugene Peterson


Intercessors are not mass-produced; they are individually and meticulously hand crafted by The Holy Spirit

-  Agner Ebild


It is impossible to worship God acceptably and not come to Him in right relationship to...the Word of God.

- Jack W Hayford

Prayer is conversation with our Creator 

Prayer is the vital breath of the Christian; not the thing that makes him alive, but the evidence that he is alive.

- Oswald Chambers

The Foundation of all true intercession is the cross of Calvary. For this reason, the intercession can never be an end in itself, but a means to an end. The sacrifice and reserection of Jesus is the basis for all intercession for a sick and dying world.  -  Suzette Hatting

"Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference." - Max Lucado

“Christ’s power to save, and save completely, depends on His unceasing intercession. The apostles’ withdrawing of themselves from other work to give themselves continually to prayer was followed by the number of the disciples multiplying exceedingly. As we, in our day, give ourselves to intercession, we will have more and mightier conversions.”

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God size faith to meet God size needs only happens when you pray! I have learned a prayer fact: when preparedness in prayer meets need, you have the making of a miracle.   - Jerry Nance, Ph.D., President, Global Teen Challenge

“The power of proclamation is the one weapon the church needs to major in these days.” Derek Prince

Your prayers can be the light in someone else´s darkness (=intercession) - Agner Ebild

Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the kingdom. - Charles Spurgeon

Movements of God are birthed in prayer and holiness

The passion of prayer is the cause of revival - unknown


“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” - Carl Barth

If we are not full of Him we have nothing to offer to anyone else. - Heidi Baker

"Open my eyes to see more of Your majesty, more of Your wonder and Your worth." - Jesus Culture

Prayer changes us from the inside out and invites God to work in our lives and the lives of those around us.   - Leslie Newman   

Jesus is our ultimate intercessor before God, so one way to be more like Jesus is to grow in intercession. – Allison Shorter

One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is time alone with God. - Joyce Meyer

"If God promised you something, the season for that is GUARANTEED." ~ Pastor Sam Carr

The moment we believe in what Jesus His Son did for us by dying on 
that Cross to pay for all our failings, our rebellion … our sin … God is
closer to us than the deepest secret of our heart.
Because God’s love for us in Jesus Christ is the bridge that spans the universe! - Berni Dymet


"She (my mother) became a warrior far superior to any epic hero. She became a giant on her knees. With a sword in one hand she battled the enemies of death and disease, and with her other hand stretched toward heaven she kept beseeching God’s help and His mercy." - Bishop T.D. Jakes 

Unanswered Prayer – Unexpected Answers

If we imitate Jesus, people will see Him when they look at us. - Heidi Baker

Some said a few days ago to me" I want to be like you" i smiled and said sweetly " No you dont, dont believe all you see , the anointing let us all look smarter than what we are"  Suzette Hattingh

Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies outside the will of God. 
- L.B. Cowan 

It’s much more fun to pray with God than merely to pray to Him. - Bill Johnson 

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The Word of God is fuel for intercessors - Agner Ebild

Until we hear from God, praying can feel like a waste of time, mostly because we don’t know what to pray. However, if we know we’ve heard from God, we can pray, intercede, and be at peace. We’ve done our job, and now He will do His. – Allison Shorter

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. - John F. Kennedy


Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God. --Andrew Murray

"True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that - it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth." - Charles Spurgeon

“And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things too. Don't run out ahead of Him.” - Corrie Ten Boom

As we pray we enter the throne room of God. We are encouraged to come boldly.His voice is often heard in our intimate moments alone with God.  

-  Jerry Nance PhD, President of Global Teen Challenge


"There are parts of our calling, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than through furious, fervent, faith-filled, unceasing prayer." - Beth Moore

There will never be anything more exciting or wonderful than being close to God. —Rick Joyner

Intimate lovers of God are full of power and passion. - Heidi Baker

Anyone who thinks they are too small to make a difference has never been in bed with a mosquito. Ron Corzine

"The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'" - Billy Graham

We never get so near God as when we plead for others. - F B Meyer

"Christians cannot reach the full blessing God is ready to bestow through His Spirit until they seek and receive it in fellowship with each other. It was to the hundred and twenty praying together in total agreement under the same roof that the Spirit came from the throne of the glorified Lord. In the same way, it is in the union and fellowship of believers that the Spirit can manifest His full power.” - Andrew Murray

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

"A side of prayer is also to enjoy Jesus!" - Agner Ebild

In worship we don't escape the real world, we introduce the real world.

"Only those who see the invisible can attempt the impossible.” 

- Dick Eastman

Prayer is a mystery of love - Agner Ebild

"The reality is, my prayers don't change God.  But, I am convinced prayer changes me.  Praying boldly boots me out of that stale place of religious habit into authentic connection with God Himself." - Lysa TerKeurst

While many of us, especially us extroverts, are good at talking with people, we often struggle when it comes to speaking with God. Prayer can be overwhelming for many because we don’t know the words to speak. That said, when it comes to prayer, the most important part isn’t speaking. It’s listening!  - Adam Weber

“We believe that our intimacy in relationship with God is the most intimidating thing about us.  Joy is our strength and it is our delight and passion for God that gives us purpose on the battlegrounds of prayer and training.” – Graham Cooke

"Prayer is the most important activity of our lives. It is the main way in which we develop a relationship with our Father in heaven." - Nicky Gumbel in "questions of Life, an opportunity to explore the meaning of life” 

God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces of against evil…….

- Edward McKendree Bounds

Faith is to the soul what life is to the body. Prayer is to faith what breath is to the body. How a person can live and not breathe is past my comprehension, and how a person can believe and not pray is past my comprehension too. - J.C. Ryle

There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up His power in answer to their prayers.

- Oswald Chambers

The purpose of prayer is always to one end, To Glorify God! - Jerry Nance

Ministry is not a showcase of your gifting, but of your serving. All ministry proceeds from your intimacy with The Lord. Philippians 2:5-7 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. - David Hudson

A dad stands tallest when he kneels to pray with his children. -  Rick Warren.

"If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith." - Charles Spurgeon

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." — Corrie ten Boom

Wishing will never be a substitute for prayer. --Ed Cole

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work. --Oswald Chambers

There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying. --John G. Lake

You may pray for an hour and still not pray. You may meet God for a moment and then be in touch with Him all day. --Fredrik Wisloff

An intercessor is a person who by his praying changes things in the spiritual realm and the changes are manifested in the visible realm. Unknown

"God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer." - Mother Teresa

Give me men and woman with a heart for prayer and I show you how we change a city. Prayer move mountains but combined prayer move nations! --- Suzette Hattingh

“So prayer is a matter of relationships and when we pray the whole Trinity is involved.”  - Nicky Gumbel (in the book "Questions of Life")

I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.—John Wesley

"To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees." - Billy Graham

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go. -- Abraham Lincoln

♪♫O theres power in prayer.♪power to spare.♫
All, that you'll ever need,♪♫ is waiting right there.♪♫
♪♫It takes a few words, a little childs faith.♪
♪Then its good bye dispare.♪♫
♫O, theres power,so much power,♪ theres power in prayer.♪♫

Your PRAYER is the SPARK that draws the SPARK of Heaven.  - Agner Ebild

The great battles, the battles that decide our destiny and the destiny of generations yet unborn, are not fought on public platforms, but in the lonely hours of the night and in moments of agony. - Samuel Logan Brengle

We shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians. - Charles Spurgeon

Prayer succeeds when all else fails.  - Edward McKendree Bounds


Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves. - David Wolpe

The prayer of the feeblest saint who lives in the Spirit and keeps right with God is a terror to Satan. The very powers of darkness are paralyzed by prayer; no spiritualistic seance can succeed in the presence of a humble praying saint. No wonder Satan tries to keep our minds fussy in active work till we cannot think in prayer. - Oswald Chambers

Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart. -Martin Luther

...the power of prayer can never be overrated. They who cannot serve God by preaching need not regret. If a man can but pray he can do anything. He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has Heaven and earth at his disposal.

- Charles Spurgeon

Worship changes the worshiper into the image of One worshiped.  - Jack W. Hayford

"Prayer should not be regarded as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty." - E.M. Bounds    

Prayer is not a convenient device for imposing our will upon God, or bending his will to ours, but the prescribed way of subordinating our will to his. - John Stott

Always respond to every impulse to pray. The impulse to pray may come when you are reading or when you are battling with a text. I would make an absolute law of this – always obey such an impulse. --Martyn Lloyd-Jones

"Prayer makes a godly man, and puts within him the mind of Christ, the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more like God, or else we will quit praying." - E.M. Bounds

One can believe intellectually in the efficacy of prayer and never do any praying. --Catherine Marshall

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

To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.

- Karl Barth

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Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused. - Charles Spurgeon

When God sets you on fire people will know you are on fire!   - Agner Ebild

Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things! - Andrew Murray

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan --John Bunyan

Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer. --François Fénelon

Fear not because your prayer is stammering, your words feeble, and your language poor. Jesus can understand you.  - J.C. Ryle

Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the kingdom.   - Charles Spurgeon

"God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil." - Mother Teresa

"The prayer offered to God in the morning during your quiet time is the key that unlocks the door of the day. Any athlete knows that it is the start that ensures a good finish." - Adrian Rogers

The only way to Heaven is prayer; a prayer of the heart, which every one is capable of, and not of reasonings which are the fruits of study, or exercise of the imagination, which, in filling the mind with wandering objects, rarely settle it; instead of warming the heart with love to God, they leave it cold and languishing. --Jeanne Guyon

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another. --William Law

"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day." - Abraham Lincoln

"Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts." - Mother Teresa

"Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I'll often simply say, 'let's pray about this right now.'" - Thomas Kinkade

The Third Petition of the Lord's Prayer is repeated daily by millions who have not the slightest intention of letting anyone's will be done but their own.--Aldous Huxley

Is the Son of God praying in me, or am I dictating to Him?....Prayer is not simply getting things from God, that is a most initial form of prayer; prayer is getting into perfect communion with God. If the Son of God is formed in us by regeneration, He will press forward in front of our common sense and change our attitude to the things about which we pray. --Oswald Chambers

"God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: 'Use me.'" - Rick Warren

Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing. --E. M. Bounds

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. ~Søren Kierkegaard

There is a general kind of praying which fails for lack of precision. It is as if a regiment of soldiers should all fire off their guns anywhere. Possibly somebody would be killed, but the majority of the enemy would be missed. --Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day." - Joyce Meyer

When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy. --Corrie Ten Boom

When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't pray, they don't. --William Temple

"I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord's side." - Abraham Lincoln

Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving Christian. --Andrew Murray

Do you know what prayer is? It is not begging God for this and that. The first thing we have to do is to get you beggars to quit begging until a little faith moves in your souls. --John G. Lake

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

Pray, and let God worry. -- Martin Luther

HIS love is so captivating and gives fuel for prayer.  - Agner Ebild


Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your task. --Phillips Brooks

This is our Lord's will... that our prayer and our trust be, alike, large.-- Julian of Norwich

If you can't pray a door open, don't try it open.-- Lyell Rader

God's answers are wiser than our prayers. –Unknown

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers. --Teresa of Avila

God does not delay to hear our prayers because He has no mind to give; but that, by enlarging our desires, He may give us the more largely. --Anselm of Canterbury

We waste most of our time trying to get God to do something He has already done—or praying for God to do something He told us to do. --Jacquelyn K. Heasley

If God will do whatever He wishes, regardless of whether we pray or not, then we do not need to pray at all, and the Lord's instructions on praying for the Kingdom and the Will are superfluous. But the truth is that God waits for a Remnant to rise up and to pray in agreement with His Purpose before He does anything - He will do nothing apart from the Church. Apart from HIM, we CAN do nothing; apart from US, He WILL do nothing –Chip Brogden

We lean to our own understanding, or we bank on service and do away with prayer, and consequently by succeeding in the external we fail in the eternal, because in the eternal we succeed only by prevailing prayer. --Oswald Chambers

The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men…Men of prayer." --E. M. Bounds

Prayer in its highest form is agonizing soul sweat. --Leonard Ravenhill

He longs to talk to His children and show us secrets of the Kingdom.  – Allison Shorter

How different the world would look, how different the state of our nation would be, if there were more sanctified priestly souls! These are souls who have the power to bless, for they intercede with sanctified hearts. They never begin their daily time of intercessory prayer without having first brought to the cross all that is unholy in their lives, so that their old self can be crucified there with Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb. –Basilea Schlink

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

I must secure more time for private devotions. I have been living far too public for me. The shortening of devotions starves the soul, it grows lean and faint. I have been keeping too late hours. --William Wilberforce

We hear it said that a man will suffer in his life is he does not pray; I question it. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God within him, which is nourished not by food but by prayer...Prayer is the way the life of God is nourished. --Oswald Chambers

Why is it so important that you are with God and God alone on the mountain top? It's important because it's the place in which you can listen to the voice of the One who calls you the beloved. To pray is to listen to the One who calls you "my beloved daughter," "my beloved son," "my beloved child." To pray is to let that voice speak to the center of your being, to your guts, and let that voice resound in your whole being. --Henri Nouwen

There are things that God only tells friends. - Bill Johnson

So when we sing, 'Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,' we are not thinking of the nearness of place, but of the nearness of relationship. It is for increasing degrees of awareness that we pray, for a more perfect consciousness of the divine Presence. We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts. --A.W. Tozer

The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret and God enlightens him. --John Climacus

Tell God all that is in your heart, as one unloads one's heart, its pleasures and its pains, to a dear friend. Tell God your troubles, that God may comfort you; tell God your joys, that God may sober them; tell God your longings, that God may purify them; tell God your dislikes, that God may help you conquer them; talk to God of your temptations, that God may shield you from them: show God the wounds of your heart, that God may heal them. If you thus pour out all your weaknesses, needs, troubles, there will be no lack of what to say. Talk out of the abundance of the heart, without consideration say just what you think. Blessed are they who attain to such familiar, unreserved intercourse with God. --Francois Fenelon

Our ordinary views of prayer are not found in the New Testament. We look upon prayer as a means for getting something for ourselves; the Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. --Oswald Chambers

If you are sick, fast and pray; if the language is hard to learn, fast and pray; if the people will not hear you, fast and pray, if you have nothing to eat, fast and pray. - Frederick Franson

Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons; but they are helpless against our prayers. --J. Sidlow Baxter

I believe that we must have a vibrant relationship

with the Lord through worship and prayer. This creates

the life of the vision that sustains us in all circumstances.

When we are engaged in worship and prayer, we see Jesus

– having a vision of Jesus sets our destiny in motion. - Gayle Claxton 

Prayer is not a hard requirement-it is the natural duty of a creature to its creator, the simplest homage that human need can pay to divine liberality. - Charles Spurgeon

So the preacher of the gospel asks your prayers: and it is a part of the duties arising out of the relationship between Christian men that those who are taught should pray for those who teach God’s Word. - Charles Spurgeon

Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent. --Leonard Ravenhill

God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. -- Oswald Chambers

There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him. --William Law

Rich is the person who has a praying friend. --Janice Hughes

A servant of the Lord stands bodily before men, but mentally he is knocking at the gates of heaven with prayer. –John Climacus

It is necessary to rouse the heart to pray, otherwise it will become quite dry. The attributes of prayer must be: love of God, sincerity, and simplicity. --John of Kronstadt

Whether we think of or speak to God; whether we act or suffer for him; all is prayer when we have no other object than his love, and the desire of pleasing him. --John Wesley

Accustom yourself gradually to carry Prayer into all your daily occupation -- speak, act, work in peace, as if you were in prayer, as indeed you ought to be. --François Fénelon

The true spirit of prayer is no other than God's own Spirit dwelling in the hearts of the saints. And as this spirit comes from God, so doth it naturally tend to God in holy breathings and pantings. It naturally leads to God, to converse with him by prayer. --Jonathan Edwards

God does not stand afar off as I struggle to speak. He cares enough to listen with more than casual attention. He translates my scrubby words and hears what is truly inside. He hears my sighs and uncertain gropings as fine prose. --Timothy Jones

Prayer is not a discourse. It is a form of life, the life with God. That is why it is not confined to the moment of verbal statement. --Jacques Ellul

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. -- John Bunyan

When a man has found the Lord, he no longer has to use words when he is praying, for the Spirit Himself will intercede for him with groans that cannot be uttered. --John Climacus

Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude—an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God. --Arthur W. Pink

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. --Brother Lawrence

 Thomas a Kempis made this the first part of his daily worship, using the prayer of submission: "As thou wilt; what thou wilt; when thou wilt." from —Disciplines of a Godly Man

"I would rather train twenty men to pray, than a thousand to preach; A minister's highest mission ought to be to teach his people to pray." -H. MacGregor

"Satan seeks to displace us in order to regain the authority Jesus stripped from him" --- John Bevere from "Braking Intimidation" 1995

Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent. --Leonard Ravenhill

God says no to our prayers when they would remove us from our purpose - Bill Johnson

God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. -- Oswald Chambers

There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him. --William Law

Rich is the person who has a praying friend. --Janice Hughes

A servant of the Lord stands bodily before men, but mentally he is knocking at the gates of heaven with prayer. –John Climacus

It is necessary to rouse the heart to pray, otherwise it will become quite dry. The attributes of prayer must be: love of God, sincerity, and simplicity. --John of Kronstadt

"The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer.”  - F.B. Meyer

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

Whether we think of or speak to God; whether we act or suffer for him; all is prayer when we have no other object than his love, and the desire of pleasing him. --John Wesley

"Prayer requires more of the heart than the tongue.” -  Adam Clarke

Accustom yourself gradually to carry Prayer into all your daily occupation -- speak, act, work in peace, as if you were in prayer, as indeed you ought to be. --François Fénelon

The true spirit of prayer is no other than God's own Spirit dwelling in the hearts of the saints. And as this spirit comes from God, so doth it naturally tend to God in holy breathings and pantings. It naturally leads to God, to converse with him by prayer. --Jonathan Edwards

God does not stand afar off as I struggle to speak. He cares enough to listen with more than casual attention. He translates my scrubby words and hears what is truly inside. He hears my sighs and uncertain gropings as fine prose. --Timothy Jones

Prayer is not a discourse. It is a form of life, the life with God. That is why it is not confined to the moment of verbal statement. --Jacques Ellul

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. -- John Bunyan

Because God is fun, partnering with Him can be fun. When we see ourselves the way God sees us and begin walking in our true identity, then we don’t want to compare ourselves to others because are completely happy in who we are. – Allison Shorter

When a man has found the Lord, he no longer has to use words when he is praying, for the Spirit Himself will intercede for him with groans that cannot be uttered. --John Climacus

"It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts." — Corrie ten Boom

"Dear Jesus...how foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here." — Corrie ten Boom (The Hiding Place)

Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude—an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God. --Arthur W. Pink

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. --Brother Lawrence

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work. --Oswald Chambers

"If the Christian does not allow prayer to drive sin out of his life, sin will drive prayer out of his life" - M.E. Andross

"I would rather train twenty men to pray, than a thousand to preach; A minister's highest mission ought to be to teach his people to pray." -H. MacGregor

"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden." — Corrie ten Boom

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

The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him. ~William McGill

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things. ~Samuel M. Shoemaker

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools. ~Author Unknown

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

When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep. ~Author Unknown

Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble: prayer is a life attitude. ~Walter A. Mueller

Prayer is essentially a partnership of the redeemed child of God working hand in hand with God toward the realization of His redemptive purposes on earth.

 - Jack W. Hayford

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice. ~Matthew Henry

When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart. ~John Bunyan

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,

Uttered or unexpressed;

The motion of a hidden fire

That trembles in the breast.

~James Montgomery, What is Prayer?

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue. ~Adam Clarke

God always answers our prayers, but sometimes the answer is no. ~Author Unknown

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. ~Mother Teresa

There come times when I have nothing more to tell God. If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said. At such times it is wonderful to say to God, "May I be in Thy presence, Lord? I have nothing more to say to Thee, but I do love to be in Thy presence." ~O. Hallesby

Prayer is the language of a man burdened with a sense of need. ~E.M. Bounds

"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of."

Alfred Lord Tennyson

"It is the habit of faith, when she is praying, to use pleas. Mere prayer sayers, who do not pray at all, forget to argue with God; but those who prevail bring forth their reasons and their strong arguments” - 

Charles H. Spurgeon

 "No learning can make up for the failure to pray. No earnestness, no diligence, no study, no gifts will supply its lack." E.M. Bounds

Prayer katalyses fellowhsip. - Agner Ebild

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"Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instruments afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him."  - Hudson Taylor

When it comes to impartation, God doesn't want to negotiate with what you want. He just wants you to yield and receive. - Randy Clark

"God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it."

John Wesley

"Most men pray for power, the strength to do things. Few people pray for love, the quality to be someone."

Robert Foster

"Seven days without prayer makes one weak.” - Allen Vartlett

Your prayers can be the light in someone else´s darkness - Agner Ebild

The great battles, the battles that decide our destiny and the destiny of generations yet unborn, are not fought on public platforms, but in the lonely hours of the night and in moments of agony. - Samuel Logan Brengle

The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord. - Charles Stanley

The secret of praying is praying in secret.   - Leonard Ravenhill

Prayer pulls the rope below and the great bell rings above in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly. Others give but an occasional pluck at the rope. But he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might.  - Charles Spurgeon

We may be always praying but not seeing results. We may think intercession and prayer are about us and how much we press in or how much time we spend praying, but what we don’t realize is that intercession is about who we are.  – Allison Shorter

"Effective prayer is prayer that attains what it seeks. It is prayer that moves God, effecting its end.” - Charles Finney

"Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” - D. L. Moody

"Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."

Benjamin Franklin

The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer, nor those who say they believe in prayer, nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean these people who take time and pray. They have not time. It must be taken from something else. This something else is important, very important, and pressing, but still less important and less pressing than prayer. There are people that put prayer first, and group the other items in life's schedule around and after prayer.

- S. D Gordon

God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. The lips that uttered them may be closed to death, the heart that felt them may have ceased to beat, but the prayers live before God, and God's heart is set on them and prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; they outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world.  - Edward McKendree Bounds.

"What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul. " — Corrie ten Boom

Praying in the Spirit reveals the mystery of God! -- Agner Ebild

Re the meaning of revival: “You cannot revive something that has never had life, so revival, by definition, is first of all an enlivening and quickening and awakening of lethargic, sleeping church members. Suddenly the power of the Spirit comes upon them … they are humbled, they are convicted of sin … then as a result of their quickening and enlivening, they begin to pray. New power comes into the preaching of the ministers, and the result of this is large numbers are converted. So the two main characteristics of revival are, first, this extraordinary enlivening of the members of the church, and, second, the conversion of masses of people who have been outside in indifference and in sin.” ---D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“From the Day of Pentecost, there has not been one great spiritual awakening in any land which has not begun in a union of prayer, though only among two or three; no such outward, upward movement has continued after such prayer meetings have declined.” --Dr. A. T. Pierson

"Nothing so clears the vision and lifts up the life, as a decision to move forward in what you know to be entirely the will of the Lord." John Paton

"This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see." — Corrie ten Boom (The Hiding Place)

"You must pray with all your might. That does not mean saying your prayers, or sitting gazing about in church or chapel with eyes wide open while someone else says them for you. It means fervent, effectual, untiring wrestling with God. This kind of prayer be sure the devil and the world and your own indolent, unbelieving nature will oppose. They will pour water on this flame." General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army

"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest." — Corrie ten Boom

"Confident praying comes by knowing you are praying according to the will of God. If you will find out what God’s will is, and you will pray according to His will, He will answer you every time." - Nehemiah Christie

Prayer fills you with excitement, because you step into the divine mysteries. -- Agner Ebild

My one purpose in life is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ." --Billy Graham

I am convinced that God works in the world primarily through his presence. If you look through the whole of the Old Testament and the whole of the New Testament, culminating in the person of Jesus Christ—Emmanuel, “God with us”—“tabernacling” among us in John 1, all the way through to Revelation 21 and the new heavens and earth, God is seeking to fully dwell with humanity. That is what he is seeking and doing through his mission to the world. - David Fitch 


But if God works in the world by being present in it, that’s revolutionary. Mission and ministry aren’t about me or my effort to get something done, although God can and sometimes does use that. It is primarily about making space for his presence to work. - David Fitch


Many people think they have to have money, facilites or a ministery to do something for God. How about kneeling in your bedroom in prayer on the behalf of those in need, sorrow or broken hearted. I am amazed how much of our prayers and actions can turn just arround ourselves." lift up your eyes... the harvest is ripe" yes lift up your eyes away from yourslef... and see those arround you... they need you    Suzette Hattingh 9th Nov 2010


Mary Slessor wrote to a friend who had long prayed for her: "I have always said that I have no idea how or why God has carried me over so many funny and hard places, and made these hordes of people submit to me, or why the Government should have given me the privilege of a Magistrate among them, except in answer to prayer made at home for me. It is all beyond my comprehension. The only way I can explain it is on the ground that I have been prayed for more than most. Pray on, dear one — the power lies that way."

"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

As for her rewards, she had but one question: "What would I do with starry crowns except to cast them at His feet?" 

Your faith is only as good as the object in which you place your faith. - Gayle Claxton

‎"Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life."

Satan gains more ground in the believer's life through unforgiveness than any other thing, so be sure you let go of all offense and pray for those who have hurt you. 
It may be hard, but it is the best thing you can do for yourself and the kingdom of God. Don’t stay angry at anyone today because it will hurt you more than it hurts them.  Joyce Meyer 


PRAYER IS PERSISTANT SOLICITATION.. MELODIOUS IN SOUND AND INEXHUSTIBLE IN ABILITY INTELLIGENCE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER!!! - PATRICIA GRADNEY

"You do not test the resources of God until you attempt them impossible"  -  F. B. Meyer

We are in the days of miracles and wonders that will eventually eclipse those of any other time. —Rick Joyner


“Catch on fire and others will love to come watch you burn.”  - John Westley

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” ― Mother Teresa

“Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” ― Mother Teresa

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.Where there is hatred, let me sow love,Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console,to be understood as to understand,to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” ― Francis of Assisi

“The Simple PathSilence is PrayerPrayer is FaithFaith is LoveLove is ServiceThe Fruit of Service is Peace” ― Mother Teresa

“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.” ― Khalil Gibran

May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.” ― Mother Teresa

“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.” ― Corrie ten Boom

Praying scary prayers means asking for the impossible and believing it could happen. - Lisa Bevere

Let me encourage you to increase your prayer and worship time and effort, and then you are destined to succeed because the Word brings vision and with vision you cannot perish! - Gayle Claxton                         

“In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.” ― Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers

“Prayer may just be the most powerful tool mankind has.”― Ted Dekker

“Give me the Love that leads the wayThe Faith that nothing can dismayThe Hope no disappointments tireThe Passion that'll burn like fireLet me not sink to be a clodMake me Thy fuel, Flame of God” ― Amy Carmichael

“Sometimes I go to God and say, "God, if Thou dost never answer another prayer while I live on this earth, I will still worship Thee as long as I live and in the ages to come for what Thou hast done already. God’s already put me so far in debt that if I were to live one million millenniums I couldn’t pay Him for what He’s done for me.” ― A.W. Tozer

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

[Quoting Reverend Phillips Brooks, during Remarks at Presidential Prayer Breakfast, February 7 1963]” ― John F. Kennedy

The reason why our prayers so often fall flat or come out “stale” is because they have been “uprooted from the soil of the word of God.  - Eugene Peterson

“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

“Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.” ― Andrew Murray

“God will answer you prayers better than you think. Of course, one will not always get exactly what he has asked for....We all have sorrows and disappointments, but one must never forget that, if commended to God, they will issue in good....His own solution is far better than any we could conceive.” ― Fanny J. Crosby

“The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger but for deliverance from fear.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“He who kneels the most, stands the best.” ― D.L. Moody

“Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying, but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?” ― Lily Tomlin

“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” ― Thérèse de Lisieux

As people who stand in the gap for individuals, situations and nations, we need to see them the way God does and let go of our personal opinions and ideas about things. – Allison Shorter

Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.” ― Mother Teresa

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

“Today Lord I am going to do my best with Your help and for Your glory. I realize that there are many different people in the world with a variety of opinions and expectations. I will concentrate on being a God-pleaser and not a self-pleaser or man-pleaser. The rest I leave in Your hands lord. Grant me favor with You and with men and continue transforming me into the image of Your dear Son. Thank You Lord.” 

“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.” ― James Hudson Taylor

“If you want to protect me, prayer is just as powerful a weapon as that gun you carry.” ― Karen Witemeyer, Short-Straw Bride

“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.” ― John Bunyan

Prayer build bridges. - Agner Ebild

“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.” ― Corrie ten Boom

“When I pray for another person, I am praying for God to open my eyes so that I can see that person as God does, and then enter into the stream of love that God already directs toward that person.” ― Philip Yancey

“How many of us have conflicts with someone else- and how many of us pray for that person? We have individuals with whom we are competitive, or whom we dislike or have a quarrel with; but very few of us have true enemies in the martial sense. And yet if Lincoln could pray fervently- and contemporary reports indicate he did- for the people who were opposing him, how much more can we do for someone we just find a little irritating?” ― John Wooden, A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring

“Not being changed by prayer is sort of life standing in the middle of a spring rain without getting wet. It's hard to stand in the center of God's acceptance and love without getting it all over you.” ― Steve Brown, Approaching God: Accepting the Invitation to Stand in the Presence of God

“Answered prayer is the interchange of love between the Father and His child.” ―  Murray


“The goal of prayer is to live all of my life and speak all of my words in the joyful awareness of the presence of God.Prayer becomes real when we grasp the reality and goodness of God's constant presence with 'the real me.' Jesus lived his everyday life in conscious awareness of his Father.” ― John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You

“Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.” ― Thomas Goodwin

“When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of 'No answer.' It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, 'Peace, child; you don't understand.” ― C.S. Lewis

No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.” ― Leonard Ravenhill

“The heart overflows with gladness, and leaps and dances for the joy it has found in God. In this experience the Holy Spirit is active, and has taught us in the flash of a moment the deep secret of joy. You will have as much joy and laughter in life as you have faith in God.” ― Martin Luther

“If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. That is one of the rules common to the whole house.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“Praying and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer.” ― J.C. Ryle, A Call to Prayer

“The sooner I learn to forget myself in the desire that He may be glorified, the richer will be the blessing that prayer will bring to myself. No one ever loses by what he sacrifices to the Father.” ― Andrew Murray

“[Prayer] is the link between God's inexhaustible resources and people’s needs...God is the source of power, but we are the instrument He uses to link the two together.” ― Charles F. Stanley

“The 3 most powerful resources you have available to you : love, prayer and forgiveness.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“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

“Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the human soul. Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.” ― D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon

“God takes everyone he loves through a desert. It is his cure for our wandering hearts, restlessly searching for a new Eden... The best gift of the desert is God's presence... The protective love of the Shepherd gives me courage to face the interior journey.” ― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

“I want to tell you a growing conviction with me, and that is that as we obey the leadings of the Spirit of God, we enable God to answer the prayers of other people. I mean that our lives, my life, is the answer to someone’s prayer, prayed perhaps centuries ago.It is more and more impossible to me to have programmes and plans because God alone has the plan, and our plans are only apt to hinder Him, and make it necessary for Him to break them up. I have the unspeakable knowledge that my life is the answer to prayers, and that God is blessing me and making me a blessing entirely of His sovereign grace and nothing to do with my merits, saving as I am bold enough to trust His leading and not the dictates of my own wisdom and common sense.” ― Oswald Chambers

Just like we read the Bible or have fellowship with other believers, walking in creativity can be one more way you develop friendship and connection with God.  – Allison Shorter

“Remember: He WANTS your fellowship, and He has done everything possible to make it a reality. He has forgiven your sins, at the cost of His own dear Son. He has given you His Word, and the priceless privilege of prayer and worship.” ― Billy Graham, Hope for Each Day: Words of Wisdom and Faith

“Sometimes when we say "God is silent," what's really going on is that he hasn't told the story the way we wanted it told. He will be silent when we want him to fill in the blanks of the story we are creating. But with his own stories, the ones we live in, he is seldom silent.” ― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

“Prayer is the most powerful resource we have in this life; yet, many only turn to it as a last resort. When unbelievers pray for repentance of sin and ask for God’s forgiveness, prayer is the spiritual dynamite that obliterates the darkness and despair of a sin-soaked soul.” ― Franklin Graham

“After much prayer, careful study and reliance on the Holy Spirit, I have concluded this about Christ’s intercession for us. Jesus died on the cross to purchase peace with God for me – and He is in heaven now to maintain that peace, for me and in me.” ― David Wilkerson

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;where there is hatred, let me sow love;when there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;and where there is sadness, joy.Grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console;to be understood, as to understand,to be loved as to love;for it is in giving that we receive,it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.” ― Francis of Assisi

If you don't pray often, you won't gain a love for praying. Prayer is work, and therefore it is not very appealing to our natural sensibilities. But the simple rule for prayer is this: Begin praying and your taste for prayer will increase. The more you pray, the more you will acquire the desire for prayer, the energy for prayer, and the sense of purpose in prayer.” ― Leslie Ludy, Wrestling Prayer

“Oh, will you pray? Stop now and pray, lest desire turn to feeling and feeling evaporate.” ― Amy Carmichael

“Revival begins by Christians getting right first and then spills over into the world.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon

“You asked the Holy Spirit for a miracle, and now that you’ve got one you’re trying to argue it away. People who don’t believe in miracles shouldn’t pray for them.” ― David Wilkerson, The Cross and the Switchblade

 “God will either give you what you ask, or something far better.” (Robert Murray McCheyne - Scottish Evangelical Pastor)

“Men and women are needed whose prayers will give to the world the utmost power of God; who will make His promises to blossom with rich and full results. God is waiting to hear us and challenges us to bring Him to do this thing by our praying. He is asking us, to-day, as He did His ancient Israel, to prove Him now herewith." Behind God's Word is God Himself, and we read: "Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, his Maker: Ask of me of things to come and concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands, command ye me." As though God places Himself in the hands and at the disposal of His people who pray - as indeed He does. The dominant element of all praying is faith, that is conspicuous, cardinal and emphatic. Without such faith it is impossible to please God, and equally impossible to pray.” ― E.M. Bounds, Weapon of Prayer

“If the Devil says you cannot pray when you are angry, tell him it is none of his business, and pray until that species of insanity is dispelled and serenity is restored to the mind. (p. 175)” ― Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses: Volume 10

“If you wait, your heavenly Father will pick you up, carry you out into the night, and make your life sparkle. He wants to dazzle you with the wonder of his love.” ― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

“The value of consistent prayer is not that [God] will hear us, but that we will hear Him.” ― William McGill

“There is nothing that we are enduring that Jesus does not understand, and He waits for us to go to our Heavenly Father in prayer. If we will be obedient and if we are diligent, our prayers will be answered, our problems will diminish, our fears will dissipate, light will come upon us, the darkness of despair will be dispersed, and we will be close to the Lord.” ― Robert D. Hales

“Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!” ― Andrew Murray

It is of great significance if there is a person who truly prays in a family. Prayer attracts God's Grace and all the members of the family feel it, even those whose hearts have grown cold. Pray always.” ― Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

The Lord gave the wonderful promise of the free use of His Name with the Father in conjunction with doing His works. The disciple who lives only for Jesus' work and Kingdom, for His will and honor, will be given the power to appropriate the promise. Anyone grasping the promise only when he wants something very special for himself will be disappointed, because he is making Jesus the servant of his own comfort. But whoever wants to pray the effective prayer of faith because he needs it for the work of the Master will learn it, because he has made himself the servant of his Lord's interests.” ― Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer

“If we seem to get no good by attempting to draw near to Him, we may be sure we will get none by keeping away from Him.” ― John Newton

“For most of us the prayer in Gethsemane is the only model. Removing mountains can wait.” ― C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

“I don't pray because it makes sense to pray. I pray because my life doesn't make sense without prayer.” ― Noah Benshea, Jacob the Baker: Gentle Wisdom For a Complicated World

“What a blessed habit I have found my prayer list, morning by morning, it takes me via the Throne of all Grace straight to the intimate personal heart of each one mentioned here, and I know that He Who is not prescribed by time and geography answers immediately.” ― Oswald Chambers

“Self-will and prayer are both ways of getting things done. At the center of self-will is me, carving a world in my image, but at the center of prayer is God, carving me in his Son's image.” ― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

“If prayer stands as the place where God and human beings meet, then I must learn about prayer. Most of my struggles in the Christian life circle around the same two themes: why God doesn't act the way we want God to, and why I don't act the way God wants me to. Prayer is the precise point where those themes converge.” ― Philip Yancey

“In Gethsemane the holiest of all petitioners prayed three times that a certain cup might pass from Him. It did not.” ― C.S. Lewis, The World's Last Night: And Other Essays

“It has been said by many great Christians that prayer is our secret weapon. If we desire to be free from every enemy stronghold over our lives and fully fortified to live the superhuman existences God intended us to live, then we must learn how to pray.” ― Leslie Ludy, Set-Apart Femininity: God's Sacred Intent for Every Young Woman

“Prayer is an acknowledgment that our need of God's help is not partial but total.” ― Alistair Begg, Made For His Pleasure: Ten Benchmarks of a Vital Faith

“Our forgiving love toward men is the evidence of God's forgiving love in us. It is a necessary condition of the prayer of faith.” ― Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer

“The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray. It is not the only thing; but it is the chief thing. The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; not those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time and pray” ― S.D. Gordon

“The day you learn to be publically specific in your prayer, that is the day you will discover power.” ― David Wilkerson, The Cross and the Switchblade

“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

“You can do more than pray after you have prayed but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.” ― A.J. Gordon

“As long as we have unsolved problems, unfulfilled desires, and a mustard seed of faith, we have all we need for a vibrant prayer life.” ― John Ortberg

“Time spent in prayer is never wasted.” ― Francois de Fenelon

“Where there is prayer, the fallen spirits have no power.” ― Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

“You might not be able to change your situation but prayer can.” ― Jerry Kinard

“Loving someone is waking up a little bit earlier than they do so you can pray for their day.” ― Melissa Z

Understanding the language of the Spirit is essential to your connection with God.  – Allison Shorter

“Prayer is not a means of removing the unknown and predictable elements in life, but rather a way of including the unknown and unpredictable in the outworking of the grace of God in our lives.” ― Philip Yancey, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?

“Every true revival . . . has had its earthly origin in prayer.” ― R.A.Torrey

“The ministry of prayer, if it be anything worthy of the name, is a ministry of ardor, a ministry of unwearied and intense longing after God and after his holiness.” ― E.M.Bounds

“Grace is not a little prayer you say before you eat. It is a way of life. Eph 2:8,9” ― John Paul Warren

“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 Grandison Finney

“I have questioned God sometimes whether prayers have gone unanswered. But answered prayer is still harder to believe.” ― David Wilkerson, The Cross and the Switchblade

“Intercessory prayer is exceedingly prevalent. What wonders it has wrought! The Word of God teems with its marvelous deeds. Believer, thou hast a mighty engine in thy hand, use it well, use it constantly, use it with faith, and thou shalt surely be a benefactor to thy brethren.” ― C.H.SPURGEON

I believe being poor in spirit is a choice-a decision-we all have to make to go lower still, fully dependent on the One who is always dependable. - Heidi Baker

“The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.” ― E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer

“History belongs to the intercessors” -  Walter Wink

 We have all been uniquely created to experience God’s Presence and Kingdom and release it wherever we go.  – Allison Shorter

“Do you often feel like parched ground, unable to produce anything worthwhile? I do. When I am in need of refreshment, it isn't easy to think of the needs of others. But I have found that if, instead of praying for my own comfort and satisfaction, I ask the Lord to enable me to give to others, an amazing thing often happens - I find my own needs wonderfully met. Refreshment comes in ways I would never have thought of, both for others, and then, incidentally, for myself.” ― Elisabeth Elliot

"Prayer breaks all bars, dissolves all chains, opens all prisons, and widens all straits by which God's saints have been held." E. M. Bounds

“No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes.” ― Martin Luther

“The Christian should work as if all depended upon him, and pray as if it all depended upon God.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon

“We must never forget to pray, and to ask God to remember us when He is arranging things, so that we too may feel safe and have no anxiety about what is going to happen.” ― Johanna Spyri, Heidi

“A concentrated mind and a sitting body make for better prayer than a kneeling body and a mind half asleep.” ― C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

“If God were not only to hear our prayers, as he does ever and always, but to answer them as we want them answered, he would not be God our Saviour but the ministering genius of our destruction.” ― George MacDonald, Weighed and Wanting

“Prayer [is] the quiet, persistent living of our life of desire and faith in the presence of our God.” ― Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer

“I believe God has heard my prayers. He will make it manifest in His own good time that He has heard me. I have recorded my petitions that when God has answered them, His name will be glorified.” ― George Müller, The Autobiography of George Muller

“Work as if everything depended upon work and pray as if everything depended upon prayer.” ― William Booth

“Prayer is a moment of incarnation - God with us. God involved in the details of my life.” ― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

“As we wait and pray, God weaves his story and creates a wonder. Instead of drifting between comedy (denial) and tragedy (reality), we have a relationship with the living God, who is intimately involved with the details of our worlds. We are learning to watch for the story to unfold, to wait for the wonder.” ― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

“God formed an alliance based on the world as it is, full of flaws, whereas prayer calls God to account for the world as it should be.” ― Philip Yancey, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?

“The prayer of faith is the only kind that is real prayer, and it is trust in God with full acknowledgment of God’s power and love.” ― A.T.Robertson

“Prayer without study would be empty. Study without prayer would be blind.” ― Karl Barth, Evangelical Theology

“Prayer is not a check request asking for things from God. It is a deposit slip – a way of depositing God’s character into our bankrupt souls.”

-Dutch Sheets,

Until you know that life is war, you cannot know what prayer is for. -John Piper

"Prayer is not a discourse. It is a form of life, the life with God. That is why it is not confined to the moment of verbal statement."- Jaques Ellul

"Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude -- an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.” - Arthur Pink

"There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightul that that of a continual conversation with God.”  - Brother Lawrence

"God warms his hands at man's heart when he prays.” - John Masefield

  “God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces of against evil" - E.M. Bounds

Praying most often doesn’t get us what we want but what God wants, something quite at variance with what we conceive to be in our best interests. - Eugene Peterson

"In worship, God imparts himself to us.” - C. S. Lewis

"God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.".

- E. M. Bounds

"Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God.” - Oswald Chambers

"Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation -- and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies.” - Frank C. Laubach

"Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.”  - J. Sidlow Baxter

 The Holy Spirit longs to talk to you and is talking to you more than you know.  – Allison Shorter

"The supreme thing is worship. The attitude of worship is the attitude of a subject bent before the King... The fundamental thought is that of prostration, of bowing down.” - Campbell Morgan

 If ministry is not about compassion and passion, let it die. - Heidi Baker

“In his life Christ is an example showingus how to live in his death he is a sacrifice satisfying our sins in his resurrection a conqueror in his ascension a king in his intercession a high priest.” ― Martin Luther

"God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope, and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction."

- Richard Cecil

"I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone" - D.L. Moody

"Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul.”   - Hannah More

“My prayer time alone with the Lord Jesus is more important than any other thing I do each day. There in the secret place, the devil's plans are shattered and God's victories are won, evil is thwarted and blessings are unleashed, sicknesses are overcome and sin is denied its sway over the lives of the weak. Our God is an answering God.” - Lee Ann Rubsam 

"We are either in the process of resisting God's truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth."- Charles Stanley 

"Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn't ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment." - Charles Stanley 

"An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate."- Charles Stanley 

 Faith brings an answer. Enduring faith brings the answer with character - Bill Johnson

"The amount of time we spend with Jesus, meditating on His Word and His majesty, seeking His face, establishes our fruitfulness in the kingdom."- Charles Stanley 

 “If we had more sleepless nights in prayer, there would be fewer souls to have a sleepless eternal night in hell.” - Leonard Ravenhill; Revival God's Way

"The essence of meditation is a period of time set aside to contemplate the Lord, listen to Him, and allow Him to permeate our spirits."-       Charles Stanley 

Dale Carnegie was asked, “what is the secret of your life?” Dale Carnegie replied, “Every day I pray. I yield myself to God, the tensions and anxieties go out of me and peace and power come in.

 Prayer is a two-way relationship of communion with Jesus. It is intimacy with him. - Sylvia Gunter  

"Often times God wants us to sit before Him in quietness. He doesn't want us to do all the talking. As Is. 30:15 says "In quiet and confidence will be your strength.”   -       Charles Stanley

A lot of prayer is actually an expression of unbelief. - Bill Johnson

Our faith can only go as far as our awareness of God’s goodness. - Bill Johnson

“The gift of prayer is priceless gift.”  ― Lailah Gifty Akita 

"To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.” - Charles Stanley 

Praying in faith is not denying that you have problems, but believing that God is BIGGER than your problems. - Dr. Jerry Fowler

"He wants you all to Himself to put His loving, divine arms around you."     - Charles Stanley 

 “If you want a sense of purpose for experiencing pressures, use your knowledge of Jesus Christ's comforting, enlivening, energizing presence to be a comfort to others.”―William P. Barker

 “The very act of praise releases the power of God into a set of circumstances and enables God to change them if this is His design… I have come to believe that the prayer of praise is the highest form of communication with God, and one that always releases a great deal of power into our lives.” - Merlin R. Carothers (author of “Prison to Praise”)

"God will never tell us to do something that gratifies the flesh." - Charles Stanley 

Most Christians repent enough to get forgiven, but not enough to see the Kingdom. - Bill Johnson

"The engagement of the heart in worship is the coming alive of the feelings and emotions and affections of the heart.  Where feelings for God are dead, worship is dead.”  -John Piper

 Has someone wronged you recently? Resist the urge to judge that person. Instead, pray that God might use you to reach the offender. - Warren Wiersbe

" When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.” - Charles Stanley 

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

We learn to pray by praying. - Sylvia Gunter 

 "Faith is not the absence of doubt, it is the presence of belief." - Bill Johnson 

"His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness." - Charles Stanley 

“A Christian fellowship lives and exists by the intercession of its members for one another, or it collapses. I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me. His face, that hitherto may have been strange and intolerable to me, is transformed in intercession into the countenance of a brother for whom Christ died, the face of a forgiven sinner.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community 

It is a crime for us to pray and think nothing will happen. - Bill Johnson

"The greatest gift we can give to others is our prayers." - Unknown 

The fear of diligently praying for blessing may be the most acceptable selfish attitude in the church. Tragically it’s called humility. - Bill Johnson

We experience the measure of presence we are willing to jealously guard. - Bill Johnson

"Worship is [our] response of all that [we] are -- mind, emotions, will and body -- to all that God is and says and does." 

- Warren Wiersbe (Real Worship)

 The most natural dynamic for a Christian is answered prayer. - Bill Johnson

“Prayer is the rope that pulls God and man together. But, it doesn’t pull God down to us: It pulls us up to Him.” - Billy Graham

Prayer gets us in on what God is doing.  - Eugene Peterson

“Fear not because your prayer is stammering, your words feeble, and your language poor. Jesus can understand you.” ― J.C. Ryle

Being alone with God is a reminder of priorities. Quiet time forces busyness to find its victims elsewhere. - Bill Johnson

"Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of His worth."  

- John Piper (Desiring God) 

"Prayer is essentially the expression of our heart longing for love.  It is not so much the listing of our requests but the breathing of our own deeprest request, to be united with God as fully as possible." 

- Jeffrey D. Imbach (Recovery of Love) 

PRAYER is the difference between the best YOU CAN DO and the best GOD CAN DO.

 Prayer itself is an art which only the Holy Ghost can teach us. He is the giver of all prayer. Pray for prayer- pray till you can pray. - Charles Spurgeon

"Like all good things, prayer requires some discipline. Yet I believe that life with God should seem more like friendship than duty. Prayer includes moments of ecstasy and also dullness, mindless distraction and acute concentration, flashes of joy and bouts of irritation. In other words, prayer has features in common with all relationships that matter." 

- Philip Yancey 

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” - W. H. Auden 1907-1973, Anglo-American Poet

He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has heaven and earth at his disposal. - Charles Spurgeon

“Sometimes when your child talks, your friends cannot understand what he says; but the mother understands very well. So if our prayer comes from the heart, God understands our language.” - D. L. Moody (19th Century Evangelist)

“Always keep on praying” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). 

"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” - John Bunyan 1628-1688, British Author

If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ. - Charles Spurgeon

 “Never make the blunder of trying to forecast the way God is going to answer your prayer.” –Oswald Chambers, English devotional writer.

A grandmother's special calling is to pray and to be a fellow worker in the battle in which her children or her grandchildren are engaged."- Elisabeth Elliott.

 As we see ourselves as God sees us, we are freed up from striving and we begin to simply enjoy His Presence. – Allison Shorter

“Every time I have had a breakthrough in my life, it has been because of Prayer” - John Maxwell

Prayer is more caught than taught. - Sylvia Gunter 

Obedience is measured by our response to God’s voice. - Bill Johnson

“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.” ― Corrie ten Boom

“True intercession involves bringing the person, or the circumstance that seems to be crashing in on you, before God, until you are changed by His attitude toward that person or circumstance. People describe intercession by saying, "It is putting yourself in someone else’s place." That is not true! Intercession is putting yourself in God’s place; it is having His mind and His perspective.” ― Oswald Chambers

True prayer is the trading of the heart with God.  - Charles Spurgeon

 “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.” – Brother Lawrence

"Strange fire is not our problem, but lack of fire” - Michael Brown

Abiding faith attracts the promises of God. - Bill Johnson

 “Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the kingdom” – Charles Spurgeon, Baptist revivalist preacher.

 “Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.”  ― John Bunyan

Christians are made to glorify God. We are never in our element until we are praising Him. - Spurgeon 

“When you are in an upsetting situation, pray for everyone involved. Pray hard and be open to the power of God." Prayer is a gift that blesses you and those for whom you pray and it is something that can be done at any time, in any place, whenever you have a moment to give. - Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

"Fasting is important---more important, perhaps, than many of us have supposed, as I trust this book will reveal...when exercised with a pure heart, and a right motive, fasting may provide us with a key to unlock doors where other keys have failed; a window opening up new horizons in the unseen world; a spiritual weapon of God's providing, "mighty to the pulling down of strongholds.'  May God use this book to awaken many of his people to all the spiritual possibilities latent in the fast that God has chosen."             -Arthur Wallis

Since God is creative, don’t limit Him to one way of communicating with you.  – Allison Shorter

“He who has learned to pray has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.” – William Law, (Anglican author).

"Prayer needs fasting for its full and perfect development.  Prayer is the one hand with which we grasp the Invisible; fasting the other, with which we let loose and cast away the visible.”  - Andrew Murray

All spiritual warfare is about revealing the majesty and supremacy of God. - Sylvia Gunter 

Obedience out of love is joy. - Heidi Baker

"We are calling on Him to invade the impossibilities more than ever" - Jesus Culture

Until we know we are freely loved, giving love away in prayer or intercession or with our teams can be difficult. It can come off with an edge of condemnation and taint our prayers and purity of heart. – Allison Shorter

 “Ask God for what you want, but you cannot ask if you are not asking for a right thing. When you draw near to God, you cease from asking for things.“Your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.” Then, why ask? That you may get to know Him.” - Oswald Chambers

Sometimes we have to pray for the answer, but sometimes we have to pray to be the answer. - Bill Johnson

“There is no way to learn to pray but by praying.” – Samuel Chadwick 

We know not what prayer cannot do! Charles Spurgeon


God did not promise to answer our prayers once we became robots. He actually makes Himself vulnerable to the desires of His people. This is easier to understand in friendship over servanthood. - Bill Johnson

“Our rest lies in looking to the Lord, not to ourselves.” – Watchman Nee 

"Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one bothered to ask" - Billy Graham

Devotion to prayer and intimacy with God is the only setting in which we can completely step into the fullness of God’s purposes. - Bill Johnson

“We don’t look at problems. Whatever you look at becomes bigger. We look at God.” – Pastor Spinoza 

Every person should have a hunger to hear the voice of God. - Bill Johnson

“Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” – Mother Teresa 

When you have a heart for God, you have access to the secrets of God. - Bill Johnson

“Joy makes way for hope, which leads to faith that creates the atmosphere for God’s miraculous answers.” – Kevin Shorter 

Faith moves Heaven, so that Heaven will move earth. - Bill Johnson

“God wants us to push the limits of what we can ask or imagine.” – Steven Furtick 

Prayer is giving input for the outcome. Bill Johnson

All fruitfulness flows from intimacy. Heidi Baker

Never lose consciousness of the God that invades the impossible. - Bill Johnson

The secret of praying is praying in secret. Leonard Ravenhill

The whole difficulty of embracing and seeing the miraculous has everything to do with our understanding of the Father. - Bill Johnson

No man can progress in grace if he forsakes prayer. -Charles Spurgeon

If it matters to you, it matters to him. Bill Johnson

“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it.” - Corrie Ten Boom

The hardest part of the prayer of faith is waiting. - Jim Cymbala

The very act of prayer is a blessing. Charles Spurgeon

God's "no" is not a rejection, it's a redirection.

To pray is to enter the treasure-house of God and to gather riches out of an inexhaustible storehouse. - Charles Spurgeon

Persistence in prayer doesn’t change God. It shapes us for the answer. - Bill Johnson

When life knocks you on your knees, you're in a perfect position to pray!

Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great detergent. - Leonard Ravenhill


 All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. - Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the USA

As well could you expect a plant to grow without air and water as to expect your heart to grow without prayer and faith. - Charles Spurgeon

I try to live in such a way that nothing gets bigger than my awareness of God’s presence on my life. - Bill Johnson

 “Many a person is praying for rain with his tub the wrong side up.” – Sam Jones, American revivalist.

Some unanswered prayers are only because God doesn’t want to do something for us. He wants to do something through us. - Bill Johnson

God has told me that I can always pray for one thing: to expand our hearts to love more. - Heidi Baker

“Lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.” - C.S. Lewis

His Presence is what you want, not results. Results happen in the Presence. – Allison Shorter

“Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer.” R. A. Torrey

Complaining is to the devil what praise is to God. Bill Johnson

The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. - Eugene Peterson

No man – I don’t care how colossal his intellect – No man is greater than his prayer life. - Leonard Ravenhill

If we want to pray powerful prayers—prayers that are heard in heaven and shake the earth—we must start with the Word of God. -Kenneth Copeland

"Prayer is the secret of power." Evan Roberts

Trials without God will break you. Trials with God will make you.

You can’t go in faith where you haven’t gone in intimacy. - Bill Johnson

"I pray God I may be given the wisdom and the prudence to do my duty in the true spirit of this great people. I am their servant and can succeed only as they sustain and guide me by their confidence and their counsel. The thing I shall count upon, the thing without which neither counsel nor action will avail, is the unity of America—an America united in feeling, in purpose and in its vision of duty, of opportunity and of service." - Woodrow Wilson

Make your thoughts and conversations consistent with your prayers. - Bill Johnson

“What are the things we should pray for? First, our personal troubles…The greatest trouble we can ever know is thinking that we have no trouble for we can become hard-hearted and insensible to what is inside of us.”- Martin Luther

Running to God should be your first response not your last resort.   - Lisa Bevere

No problem is too great to place in God's hands.

Prayer begets Revival, which begets more prayer. - Jim Cymbala

One of the most important features of being a minister unto the Lord is to have a heart for the voice of God. - Bill Johnson

“Today any successful and competent businessman will employ the latest and best-tested methods in production, distribution, and administration. Many are discovering that one of the greatest of all efficiency methods is prayer power.” - Norman Vincent Peale

The name of Jesus, the power of his blood, and the prayer of faith have never lost their power over the centuries. - Jim Cymbala

Where ever the church fails to pray, the enemy is happy to move in. - Bill Johnson

 "Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.”  - George Herbert 1593-1632, British Metaphysical Poet

You belong to God. This makes you fully capable of hearing His voice.  - John Bevere

The world has yet to see a Christlike, victorious, fruitful believer who was not a person of considerable prayer. - Jim Cymbala

All good is born in prayer, and all good springs from it - Spurgeon

God loves and there is nothing we can do to cause His love to pull away from us. - Heidi Baker

 “It is important that we know and hear God’s voice, for the words of God reveal the will of God.” - Larry Lea 

Ministers who do not spend two hours a day in prayer are not worth a dime a dozen – degrees or no degrees. - Leonard Ravenhill

Faith never denies reality but leaves room for God to grant a new reality. -Jim Cymbala

More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones. - Mother Teresa 1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

Prayer is the most unexplored area of the Christian life. - Leonard Ravenhill

Prayer is the best response to hatred. Charles Spurgeon

God gives promises so that we will pray the promise back to Him and wait and worship until He fulfills that which He has said. -Jim Cymbala

Prayer gets us in on what God is doing.  - Eugene Peterson

Prayer is an art which only the Spirit can teach us. He is the giver of all prayer. - Charles Spurgeon

Some of the ways we intercede are to speak up for another as an advocate, speak into a conflict that needs resolution, and stand up for the downtrodden and silenced. The Word shows us when we should get involved, where to find our answers, and ways to right what’s been wronged, and it directs us to the light at the end of the path    - Lisa Bevere

"If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has."

Since God is creative, don’t limit Him to one way of communicating with you.  – Allison Shorter

“When I cannot read, when I cannot think, when I cannot even pray, I can trust.” ― James Hudson Taylor

Let the fires go out in the boiler room of the church and the place will still look smart and clean, but it will be cold. The Prayer Room is the boiler room for its spiritual life. --Leonard Ravenhill

 Every believer has the ability to receive inspiration from God because we are His sheep and we know His voice.  – Allison Shorter  

Praying scary prayers means surrendering control and letting go of our idea of “better” in exchange for God’s best for us.   - Lisa Bevere

“Don't forget to pray today because God did not forget to wake you up this morning.” ― Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest Journal

We need to be firm and stable in our connection with God and other people so we can pray into things without our own problems getting in the way.  – Allison Shorter

The goal of reading the Word is to listen for the voice of the God who speaks. - Eugene Peterson

"Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things 'above all that we ask or think.'" Andrew Murray

All good is born in prayer, and all good springs from it. - Charles Spurgeon

“Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. He will never talk well and with real success to men for God who has not learned well how to talk to God for men.” ― E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer

Interaction with the Holy Spirit enables you to operate on a level far above your own abilities.  - John Bevere

“Unless the leader is especially prepared, the prayer meetings will dwindle.” - Charles Finney

A changed world begins with us … and a changed us begins when we pray.  - Eugene Peterson

In order to be effective, prayer has to be the first thing we do, not the last.  - Eugene Peterson

No need for hurry if you’re confident in who you are in God.  - Eugene Peterson

Pastors must pay attention to God and then lead others to pay attention to God.  - Eugene Peterson

Prayer and poetry are the closest of kin. In poetry we say it; in prayer we become what we say.  - Eugene Peterson

 With the wrong identity, intercession can also look like control or manipulation. We pray out of our flesh and what we want to see happen, not what God wants to see happen.  – Allison Shorter

"God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, courage to change things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” - Reinhold Niebuhr (American Theologian)

Your understanding of the Holy Spirit will mature as your devote yourself to time in His presence.  - John Bevere

When we are double-minded, we can end up praying multiple-choice prayers. If a man is sick, we may pray for 1.) his miraculous healing, 2.) for God to use the illness to instruct him, and 3.) to comfort him as he dies, all at the same time. Which one do we want God to answer? How do we know if He did answer when we give Him so many options? One of them has to work eventually. So what is God saying? Is He planning to heal this person? Or is it his time to meet God in heaven?  – Allison Shorter

When we know the Word, we pray the Word, and heaven echoes.    - Lisa Bevere

There is tremendous power when God’s people mobilize in prayer.  - John Bevere

"To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.” - Billy Graham

Until the Holy Spirit changes our thinking about identity, intercession can also look like gossip. – Allison Shorter

“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.” ~ John Wesley

“If Jesus preached the same message minister's preach today, He would have never been crucified.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill

There is tremendous power when God’s people mobilize in prayer.  - John Bevere

If you are not praying the type of prayers that scare you, your prayers are certainly not frightening our enemy.  - Lisa Bevere

The cure of souls is Scripture directed and prayer shaped. - Eugene Peterson

“The gospel we preach must not be just something we hear from men or read from books or even conceived through our meditation. Unless it is delivered to us by God, it can serve no spiritual utility.” ~ Watchman Nee

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” ~ Francis of Assisi

“I'd rather be able to pray than to be a great preacher; Jesus Christ never taught his disciples how to preach, but only how to pray.” ~ D.L. Moody

Rejecting God’s voice is rejecting His face as it rejects the opportunity for an authentic relationship with Him. - Bill Johnson

Someone is praying for the things you take for granted.

Stop making prayer your backup plan.   - Lisa Bevere


PRAYER is the difference between the best YOU CAN DO and the best GOD CAN DO.

 God only gives three answers to prayer:
1. Yes!
2. Not yet.
3. I have something better in mind.

God doesn't move in your life when you struggle; He moves when you pray.

 When life is tough, PRAY. When life is great, PRAY.

Thank God for what you have, Trust God for what you need.

Don't worry; it never helps anything.
       • Pray
       • Trust God
       • Let it go

When my day starts with prayer and ends with prayer, everything in between seems to always work out!

By becoming the answer to someone's prayer, we often find the answers to our own.

God cares about everything that concerns you, so feel free to talk to Him about anything.

A church without a prayer meeting is like a ship without a rudder - ??

 “If Christians spent as much time praying as they do grumbling, they would soon have nothing to grumble about.” - Anonymous

Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. -Garth Brooks

 If you cannot trust God for the temporal, how dare you trust him for the eternal? - Charles Spurgeon

“Our prayers are heard by God not according to what we try to be when we pray, but who we are when we are not praying" - Joyce Meyer

 “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.”- Abraham Lincoln

 “God never ceases to speak to us, but the noise of the world without and the tumult of our passions within bewilder us and prevent us from listening to him (Francois Fenelon, Franch mystical theologian).”

 “In prayer we shift the center of living from self-consciousness to self-surrender” – Abraham Joshua Heschel, American Jewish Theologian.

If you are not praying the type of prayers that scare you, your prayers are certainly not frightening our enemy.  - Lisa Bevere


 “At the profoundest depths in life, men talk not about God but with Him.” - Elton Trueblood (Quaker Philosopher)

“We should spend as much time in thanking God for his benefits as we do in asking him for them.” –Vencent de Paul, Roman Catholic priest and spiritual writer.

A changed world begins with us … and a changed us begins when we pray.  - Eugene Peterson

In order to be effective, prayer has to be the first thing we do, not the last.  - Eugene Peterson

So if God says pray without ceasing, then He’s willing to communicate without ceasing.  - John Bevere

Listening and giving God a chance to speak isn’t just good advice, it’s necessary and vital to having a true conversation with God. - Adam Weber


No need for hurry if you’re confident in who you are in God.  - Eugene Peterson


  “After we have made our requests known to Him, our language should be, “Thy will be done.” I would a thousand times rather that Gods’ will should be done than my own.” - D. L. Moody (19th Century Evangelist)

  “Hurry is the death of Prayer.” -  Samuel Chadwick (Puritan preacher)

Pray in a way that makes room for God’s answer to astound you.    - Lisa Bevere

Prayer is never the first word; it is always the second word. God has the first word.  - Eugene Peterson

 “if the devil can get the church to withdraw from prayer by believing reasonable excuses, the church is under his dominion.” - E.M. Bounds

Being vigilant in prayer gives you insight into things unseen. It allows you access into the spiritual realm.  - John Bevere


“Prayer meetings are the most difficult meetings to sustain because they are the most spiritual meetings of the church.” - Charles Finney

“Whoever can take a church and develop in it a good prayer meeting, carry it on through years and still have it fruitful, various, spiritual -- he is a General.” - Henry Ward Beecher

When you pray in tongues long enough, your soul quiets down.  - John Bevere

“The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.” - Warren W. Wiersbe


The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America. - Lyndon B. Johnson 1908-1973, Thirty-sixth President of the USA

Prayer is the way we work our way out of the comfortable but cramped world of self and into the spacious world of God.  - Eugene Peterson

May we be known for building them up in prayer rather than tearing them down with our words.  - John Bevere

Prayers that don’t move you, won’t move Him. Bill Johnson

 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, German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him. - Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993, American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

“Every Christian needs a half-hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour.” - Francis de Sales
Interaction with the Holy Spirit enables you to operate on a level far above your own abilities.  - John Bevere

The task is not to get God to do something I think needs done, but to become aware of what God is doing so that I can participate in it. - Eugene Peterson

“When it seems as if God is far away, remind yourself that He is near. Nearness is not a matter of geography. God is everywhere. Nearness is likeness. The more we become like the Lord, the nearer He is to us.” ― Warren W. Wiersbe

Real prayer is communion with God, so that there will be common thoughts between His mind and ours. What is needed is for Him to fill our hearts with His thoughts, and then His desires will become our desires flowing back to Him. - - Arthur W. Pink

Waiting in prayer is a disciplined refusal to act before God acts.  - Eugene Peterson


 "If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ.” -  C. H. Spurgeon

A healthy prayer life allows you to recognize and respond to attacks from the enemy before they even happen.  - John Bevere

“Never doubt in the darkness what God has told you in the light.”  - Warren W. Wiersbe

“The mind grows by taking in, but the heart grows by giving out.”

- Warren W. Wiersbe in "Why Us?: When Bad Things Happen to God's People"

 "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

 “Prayer is naught but a rising desire of the heart into God by withdrawing of the heart from all earthly thoughts.” – Walter Hilton

“The battle is always the most spiritually intense wherever the key issues of God’s kingdom are focused. Wherever God is at work, you will find Satan at work, also. The enemy’s name essentially means “the resistor.” How true! He resists God’s purposes and His people. (See, for example, Zechariah 3:1 kjv.) He can’t help it—he is a slave of his own nature. It is paramount that we carry out spiritual warfare so that God’s purposes for His people will be fulfilled. Daniel is a marvelous example of someone who, by prayer and fasting, affected the history and destiny of his people.” - Derek Prince

Most Christians don’t pray scary prayers, they pray scared prayers. - Lisa Bevere

Prayer quiets our flesh and builds up our inner person. - John Bevere

Prayer is the disciplined refusal to act before God acts.  - Eugene Peterson

When you don’t know what to say or how to pray, the Spirit of Christ living in you does.  - John Bevere


God doesn't want us to have rigid rituals with Him. In the new covenant, He is more interested in having a relationship with us.  - Joseph Prince

When you pray dangerous prayers, your life is no longer safe… boring or small!

- Lisa Bevere

Consistent communication is key to building relationships to Jesus - Agner Ebild

We need only to realize that God is close to us and to turn to Him at every moment. - Brother Lawrence

Pray the kind of prayers that scare what’s scared inside of you!     - Lisa Bevere

‘There must be time for Him, just to love Him & have Him love us, no other agendas, no list of prayer requests… we need to put loving Him first, because only as we are filled with His love do we have love to give away.’ - Carol Arnott

“God is not the author of boredom, especially when we are talking with Him.”  - Daniel Henderson

“Before we can minister to others, we must permit God to minister to us.” 
- Warren W. Wiersbe Be Comforted

Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude - an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.   

- Arthur W. Pink

One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time. - John Piper

The words of the Bible are powerful tools in the mouth of an intercessor! - Agner Ebild

 “When it comes to prayer, the most important part isn’t speaking. It’s listening!” - Adam Weber 

- Warren W. Wiersbe Qoutes:

 Intercession is grapping hold of the Light and share HIm with someone else. – Agner Ebild



 

 

“God does not reveal His will to those who are curious. He reveals His will to those who are obedient. God guides those who are concerned about His glory.” 
- Warren W. Wiersbe Prayer, Praise & Promises: A Daily Walk Through the Psalms

 

 

“God doesn’t promise to remove the stones from the path, but He does promise to make them stepping-stones and not stumbling blocks. He promises to help us climb higher because of the difficulties of life.” 
- Warren W. Wiersbe,  The Bumps Are What You Climb on: Encouragement for Difficult Days

 

 

“Is your Christian experience a set of definitions, a list of orthodox doctrines, or a living relationship with God?” 
- Warren W. Wiersbe 10 People Every Christian Should Know

 

 

“The person whose happiness depends on ideal circumstances is going to be miserable much of the time.” 
- Warren W. WiersbeBe Joyful (Philippians): Even When Things Go Wrong, You Can Have Joy

 

 

“Sow a thought and you reap an action. Sow an action and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” 
- Warren W. Wiersbe 10 Power Principles for Christian Service

 

 

“The erosion of character usually begins with neglect: we stop reading the Word, or worshiping with God’s people, or taking time to meditate and pray.” 
- Warren W. Wiersbe 10 Power Principles for Christian Service