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We offer up prayers to God only because we have made Him after our own image. We treat Him like a Pasha, or a Sultan, who is capable of being exasperated and appeased.

We ought not to tolerate for a minute the ghastly and grievous thought that God will not answer prayer.

We ought to act with God in the greatest simplicity, speak to Him frankly and plainly, and implore His assistance in our affairs.

We pray pious blether, our will is not in it, and then we say God does not answer; we never asked Him for anything. Asking means that our wills are in what we ask.

We read of preaching the Word out of season, but we do not read of praying out of season, for that is never out of season.

We should not be afraid, when praying to God, to give expression to a definite desire, even though we are in doubt at the time we are praying whether it is really the right thing to pray for or not.

We should not permit prayer to be taken out of the schools; that's the only way most of us got through.

We should pray for a sane mind in a sound body.

We should pray with as much earnestness as those who expect everything from God; and should act with as much energy as those who expect everything from themselves.

We should say to God as we mingle with our dear ones each day, "God, give them each Thy blessing. They need it, because they live with me, and I am very selfish and unwilling to sacrifice very much for them, although I do love them."

We, ignorant of ourselves, beg often our own harms, which the wise powers deny us for our good; so we find profit by losing of our prayers.

We, one and all of us, have an instinct to pray; and this fact constitutes an invitation from God to pray.

What I dislike least in my former self are the moments of prayer.

What men usually ask for when they pray to God is, that two and two may not make four.

What men usually ask of God when they pray is that two and two not make four.

Whatever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that you receive them, and ye shall have them.

Whatever you do in revenge against your brother will appear all at once in your heart at the time of payer.

Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.

When a man is at his wits' end it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality.

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


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