"Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem..."

Psalm 122:6



1. “He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day.” – John Bunyan

2. “Make time to pray. The great freight and passenger trains are never too busy to stop for fuel. No matter   how congested the yards may be, no matter how crowded the schedules are, no matter how many things demand the attention of the trainmen, those trains always stop for fuel.” – M.E. Andross

3. “God may pass by our elaborate programs and outstanding talents, but He will never pass by the prostrate form of an intercessor.” – A.A. Wilson

4. “Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us. Let our chief work as God’s messengers be intercession; in it, we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.” – Andrew Murray

5. “The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he says ‘Amen’ and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving Him our ideas.” – Frank Laubach

6. “A man that is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men.” – Leonard Ravenhill

7. “..the man on his knees has leverage underneath the mountain which can cast it into the sea, if necessary, and can force all earth and heaven to recognize the power that is in His name.” –  M.E. Andross

8. “All great soul-winners have been men of much and mighty prayer, and all great revivals have been preceded and carried out by preserving, prevailing knee-work in the closet.” – Samuel Logan Brengle

9. “Some people pray just to pray, and some people pray to know God.” – Andrew Murray

10. “I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I can do it.” – John Wesley

11. “Depend upon it; if you are bent on prayer, the devil will not leave you alone. He will molest you, tantalize you, block you, and will surely find some hindrances, big or little, or both. And we sometimes fail because we are ignorant of his devices…I do not think he minds our praying about things if we leave it at that. What he minds, and opposes steadily, is the prayer that prays on until it is prayed through, assured of the answer.” – Mary Warburton Booth

12. “The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray.” – S.D. Gordon

13. “The most important thing a born-again Christian can do is to pray.” – Chuck Smith

14. “Satan does not care how people read about prayer if he can only keep them from praying.” – Paul E. Billheimer

15. “There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers AND PRAYING.” – John G. Lake

16. “Wishing will never be a substitute for prayer.” – Ed Cole

17. “Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” – Corrie Ten Boom

18. “Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.” – John Bunyan

19. “Only those that see the invisible can attempt the impossible.” – Dick Eastman

20. “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” – Oswald Chambers

21. “The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unfired prayer.” – F.B. Meyer — Learn to Ask

22. “Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater.” – E.M. Bounds

23. “Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.” – Sidlow Baxter

24. “Prayer is where the action is.” – John Wesley

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

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

27. “When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t pray, they don’t.” – William Temple

28. “Pray, and let God worry.” – Martin Luther

29. “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

39. “Prayer in its highest form is agonizing soul sweat.” – Leonard Ravenhill

40. “Seven days without prayer makes one weak.” – Allen Bartlett

41. “Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” – D.L.Moody

42. “Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” – Benjamin Franklin

43. “If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.” Anonymous

44. “Prayer is the real work; Evangelism is just the mopping up.” – Anonymous

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

46. “Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.” – Martin Luther

47. “I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.” – Charles Spurgeon

48. “Prayer is the greatest of all forces because it honors God and brings Him into active aid.” – E.M. Bounds

49. “Prayer does not influence God, prayer does influence God, It does not influence His purpose. It does influence His action.” – S.D. Gordon

50. “Prayer is the acid test of devotion.” – Samuel Chadwick

51. “Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence.” – W.S. Bowd

52. “Our prayers must mean something to us if they are to mean anything to God.” – Maltbie D. Babcock

53. “Effective prayer is a prayer that attains what it seeks. It is a prayer that moves God, affecting its end.”  – Charles Finney

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

55. “Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity, none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer.”  – Francois Fenelon

56. “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

57. “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

58. “Intensity is a law of prayer. God is found by those who seek Him with all their heart. Wrestling prayer prevails. The fervent effectual prayer of the righteous is of great force.” – Samuel Chadwick

59. “The most fervent prayer meetings are in hell.” – Leonard Ravenhill

60. “When prayer has become secondary, or incidental, it has lost its power. Those who are conspicuously men of prayer are those who use prayer as they use food, or air, or light, or money.” – M.E. Andross

61. “.(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

62. “Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude-An attitude of dependency on God.” – Arthur W. Pink

63. “Mind how you Pray. Make a real business of it. Let it never be a dead formality..plead the promise..Believe you have the blessing, go..in full assurance..Go from your knees singing, the promise is fulfilled: your prayer will be answered…the strength {not the length} of your prayer…wins.The strength lies in your faith of the promise.” – Spurgeon

64. “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare Tire?” – Corrie Ten Boom

65. “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

66. “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

67. “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

68. “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

69. “In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – John Bunyan

70. “Prayer is a spiritual law which cooperates with the mind of God. It has more in it than mere petition. It clothes itself in reality and power with the force of God Himself. It is an attitude of spirit and mind. Language is secondary in true prayer.” – Gossner

71. “It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue for a time to pray; but we must patiently, believingly, continue in prayer until we obtain an answer.” – George Muller

72. “That person that knows the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer.” – R.A. Torrey

73. “Prayer can never be in excess.” – C.H. Spurgeon

74. “There is no life activity so important as prayer. Every other activity depends upon prayer for its best efficiency.” – M.E. Andross

75. “Neglected prayer is the birthplace of all evil.” – Spurgeon

76. “Prayer is a partnership with God in His planet-sized purposes.” –  S.D. Gordon

77. “Prayer may not change things for you, but it will sure change you for things.” – Samuel M. Shoemaker

78. “The best prayer often has more groans than words.” – John Bunyan

79. “God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” – Mother Teresa

80. “Prayer is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings.” – Chrysostom

81. “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

82. “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.” – Robert Murray McCheyne

83. “Pentecost did not come through a preaching service; Pentecost came to a prayer service. From Pentecost to Patmos, God never departs from the pattern. Everything by Prayer.” – Armin Gesswein

84. “Any church may have a mighty man of God for its pastor if it is willing to pay the price, and that price is not a big salary, but great praying.” – R.A. Torrey

85. “Nothing would turn the nation back to God so surely and so quickly as a Church that prayed and prevailed. The world will never believe in a religion in which there is no supernatural power. A rationalized faith, a socialized Church, and a moralized gospel may gain applause, but they awaken no conviction and win no converts.” – Samuel Chadwick

86. “God’s intense longing to bless is graciously limited by His dependence upon intercession. God regards intercession as the highest expression of our readiness to participate wholly and fully in the working of His will.” – Andrew Murray

87. “When we ask of the Lord coolly, and not fervently, we do as it were, stop His hand, and restrain Him from giving us the very blessing we “pretend” that we are seeking.” – C.H. Spurgeon

88. “Pray for “all men.” We usually pray more for things than we do for men. Our prayers should be thrown across their pathway as they rush in their downward course to a lost eternity.” – E.M. Bounds

89. “Prayer is the atmosphere of revelation, in that word’s strict and central sense. It is the climate in which God’s manifestation bursts open into inspiration.” – P.T. Forsyth

90. “Father, make me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” – Jim Elliott

91. “Prayer that sparks revival begins long before the countryside seems to awaken from its slumber in sin. When men fall on their knees and cry out to God…we begin the journey of being transformed…as men are transformed, the course of a nation can be changed.” – Wellington Boone

92. “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 privilege in Christ, and expect great things!” – Andrew Murray

93. “Ten minutes spent in the presence every day, aye, two minutes, will make the whole day different.” – Henry Drummond

94. “Intercession is truly universal work for the Christian. No place is closed to intercessory prayer. No continent – no organization – no city – no office. No power on earth can keep intercession out.” – Richard Halverson

95. “He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life. – William Law

96. “Our prayers lay the track down on which God’s power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, His power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.” –  Watchman Nee

97. “The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel.” – Thomas Watson

98. “The devil is not terribly frightened of our human efforts and credentials. But he knows his kingdom will be damaged when we begin to lift up our hearts to God.” – Jim Cymbala

99. “Rich is the person who has a praying friend.” – Janice Hughes