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Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving.

Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts.

Let your requests be made known unto God.

Listen, my friend! Your helplessness is your best prayer. It calls from your heart to the heart of God with greater effect than all your uttered pleas. He hears it from the very moment that you are seized with helplessness, and He becomes actively engaged at once in hearing and answering the prayer of your helplessness.

Look, as a painted man is no man, and as painted fire is no fire, so a cold prayer is no prayer.

Man is the only creature which rises by bowing, for he finds elevation in his subjection to his Maker.

Many pray with their lips for that for which their hearts have no desire.

Many words do not a good prayer make; what counts is the heartfelt desire to commune with God, and the faith to back it up.

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; May the name of the God of Jacob protect you, May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.

Men would pray better if they lived better. They would get more from God if they lived more obedient and well-pleasing to God.

Minutes spent in praying for wisdom will save hours spent in overtaking your mistakes. See quote detail

More things are wrought by prayer than the world dreams of. What are men better than sheep or goats, that nourish a blind life within the brain, if, knowing God, they lift no hands of prayer both for themselves and those who call them friends!

Most people do not pray; they only beg.

My helpless friend, your helplessness is the most powerful plea which rises up to the tender father-heart of God. You think that everything is closed to you because you cannot pray. My friend, your helplessness is the very essence of prayer.

My prayers, my God, flow from what I am not; I think Thy answers make me what I am.

My praying friend, continue to make known your desires to God in all things. ... Let Him decide whether you are to receive what you ask for or not.

My strength is made perfect in weakness.

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

Natural ability and educational advantages do not figure as factors in this matter of prayer; but a capacity for faith, the power of a thorough consecration, the ability of self-littleness, an absolute losing of one's self in God's glory and an ever present and insatiable yearning and seeking after all the fullness of God.

Never be too proud to get down on your knees and pray.


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