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It is not so true that "prayer changes things" as that prayer changes me and I change things. God has so constituted things that prayer on the basis of Redemption alters the way in which a man looks at things. Prayer is not a question of altering things externally, but of working wonders in a man's disposition.
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It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.
 

Never say you will pray about a thing; pray about it.
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One great effect of prayer is that it enables the soul to command the body. By obedience I make my body submissive to my soul, but prayer puts my soul in command of my body.
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Our Lord never referred to unanswered prayer; he taught that prayers are always answered. He ever implied that prayers were answered rightly because of the Heavenly Father's wisdom.
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Our understanding of God is the answer to prayer; getting things from God is God's indulgence of us. When God stops giving us things, He brings us into the place where we can begin to understand Him.
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Pray because you have a Father, not because it quietens you, and give Him time to answer.
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Prayer is God's answer to our poverty, not a power we exercise to obtain an answer.
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Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life.
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Prayer is not logical, it is a mysterious moral working of the Holy Spirit.
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Prayer is not only asking, it is an attitude of heart that produces an atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural, and Jesus says, "every one that asketh receiveth."
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Prayer is often a temptation to bank on a miracle of God instead of on a moral issue, i.e., it is much easier to ask God to do my work than it is to do it myself. Until we are disciplined properly, we will always be inclined to bank on God's miracles and refuse to do the moral thing ourselves. It is our job, and it will never be done unless we do it.
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Prayer is the evidence that I am spiritually concentrated on God.
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Prayer is the supreme activity of all that is noblest in our personality, and the essential nature of prayer is faith.
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The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
 

The greatest answer to prayer is that I am brought into a perfect understanding with God, and that alters my view of actual things.
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The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present, all the time, in every condition.
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The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God.
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The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
 

There is no need to get to a place of prayer; pray wherever you are.
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