Prayers Quotes

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Voltaire
“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."

(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)”
Voltaire

Dan Brown
“God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is 'no'.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

John O'Donohue
“For Equilibrium, a Blessing:
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what's said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”
John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

Robert A. Heinlein
“The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognisance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Shannon L. Alder
“Dear Child,

Sometimes on your travel through hell, you meet people that think they are in heaven because of their cleverness and ability to get away with things. Travel past them because they don't understand who they have become and never will. These type of people feel justified in revenge and will never learn mercy or forgiveness because they live by comparison. They are the people that don't care about anyone, other than who is making them feel confident. They don’t understand that their deity is not rejoicing with them because of their actions, rather he is trying to free them from their insecurities, by softening their heart. They rather put out your light than find their own. They don't have the ability to see beyond the false sense of happiness they get from destroying others. You know what happiness is and it isn’t this. Don’t see their success as their deliverance. It is a mask of vindication which has no audience, other than their own kind. They have joined countless others that call themselves “survivors”. They believe that they are entitled to win because life didn’t go as planned for them. You are not like them. You were not meant to stay in hell and follow their belief system. You were bound for greatness. You were born to help them by leading. Rise up and be the light home. You were given the gift to see the truth. They will have an army of people that are like them and you are going to feel alone. However, your family in heaven stands beside you now. They are your strength and as countless as the stars. It is time to let go!

Love,

Your Guardian Angel”
Shannon L. Alder

Rebecca Wells
“Some women pray for their daughters to marry good husbands. I pray that my girls will find girlfriends half as loyal and true as the Ya-Yas.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Steve Maraboli
“Do Something!

I was sitting on a plane after a long, tiring business trip. I was a bit grouchy and irritable because the rigorous schedule I had made for myself left me exhausted. Looking to not talk to the person next to me and simply endure the flight, I decided to open my newspaper and read about what was happening in the world. As I continued to read, it seemed that everywhere I looked there were stories of injustice, pain, suffering, and people losing hope. Finally, fueled by my tired, irritable state, I became overcome with compassion and frustration for the way things were. I got up and went to the bathroom and broke down.
With tears streaming down my face, I helplessly looked to the sky and yelled to God.
“God, look at this mess. Look at all this pain and suffering. Look at all this killing and hate. God, how could you let this happen? Why don’t you do something?”
Just then, a quiet stillness pacified my heart. A feeling of peace I won’t ever forget engulfed my body.
And, as I looked into my own eyes in the mirror, the answer to my own question came back to me…
“Steve, stop asking God to do something. God already did something, he gave you life. Now YOU do something!”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Priscilla Shirer
“Lord, please do this ... or do something better!”
Priscilla Shirer, God is Able

أحمد بهجت
“إن الطريق إلى إقامة الصلاة حقاً هو استشعار عظمة الله فى القلب و الإحساس بأن يقف الإنسان بين يدى من بيده ملكوت كل شئ...إن المرء منا يتزين و يتجمل و يظهر بوجهه الجميل لمن يحب، أو يفعل ذلك إذا قابل مسؤلاً ما أو عظيماً من عظماء الأرض أو حاكماً أو أميراًأو سلطاناً و كل هؤلاء عبادإ مثلناً..كيف يجب أن نقف أمام رب العباد ؟،لو وقفنابالخشوع الواجب فليس على المؤمن أن يحمل هم الإجابة، فإذا ألهم الدعاء ..ألهم الإجابة معه ً”
أحمد بهجت, تأملات في عذوبة الكون

Catherynne M. Valente
“Children make prayers so thoughtlessly, building them up like sand castles—and they are always surprised when suddenly the castle becomes real, and the iron gate grinds shut.”
Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden

C.S. Lewis
“Our prayers for others flow more easily than those for ourselves. This shows we are made to live by charity.”
C.S. Lewis

Brian  Doyle
“Love is the story and the prayer that matters the most.”
Brian Doyle, The Wet Engine: Exploring Mad Wild Miracle of Heart

Kathryn Stockett
“Cause that's the way prayer do. It's like electricity, it keeps things going.”
Kathryn Stockett, The Help

Brian  Doyle
“All stories are, in some form, prayers.”
Brian Doyle, The Wet Engine: Exploring Mad Wild Miracle of Heart

Kristina McMorris
“Were prayers of murderers, when fighting on the “right side” of the war, ever heard—let alone answered?”
Kristina McMorris, Letters from Home

“I've always wondered how much can you do for your fellow man if your hands are constantly stuck together in Prayers for them?”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Toba Beta
“There are many problems which could only
be solved by generations which are still to be
born later. It's only one way of many how God
gives answers to human problems and prayers.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

John Masters
“As a child I had been taught to say my prayers at the start of every day, and so it did not seem an odd thing for me to stand out in the field and say "Oh God whatever happens today let it be under your perfect control.”
John Masters, 2 Pork Chops!

Enock Maregesi
“Ukitaka kujua maana halisi ya maisha yako kuwa tayari kufanya vitu vikubwa vitakavyohitaji nguvu ya Mungu kuvikamilisha – na kudumu katika maisha hayo kwa kafara ya maombi.”
Enock Maregesi

Israelmore Ayivor
“Fame is not the reason why brands are created and erected. Be diligent, focused and chain unceasing prayers to God who will continue giving you cheers.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Ann Marie Aguilar
“If prayers can move mountains, certainly it can drive evil spirits away from your house. Let Professional Prayer Warriors help you.”
Ann Marie Aguilar

Violet Hunt
“It came at last.

"'Dr. Graham, tell me,' she asked tremulously, 'do you believe that prayers - wicked unreasonable prayers - are granted?'

He helped himself to another slice of bread-and-butter before answering. 'Well-' he said slowly, 'it seems hard to believe that every fool who has a voice to pray with and a brain to conceive idiotic requests should be permitted to interfere with the economy of the universe. As a rule, if people were long-sighted enough to foresee the result of their petitions, I fancy very few of us would venture to interfere.' ("The Story of A Ghost")”
Violet Hunt, Ghostly By Gaslight

“The storm that is coming is indifferent to your prayers.”
Marty Rubin

Sophie Jordan
“I wish for adventure.

I wish to matter.

I wish for a home.”
Sophie Jordan, Sins of a Wicked Duke

“Hun samlede hænderne om sin koran og begyndte at messe Ayat al-Kursi højt for at overdøve både nattens stemmer og de levendes letsindige omgang med helvedes dæmoner.”
Sara Omar, Dødevaskeren

“Not only do I need friends who share in my desires and convictions, and not only do I need mentors who can support, encourage and advise me as I journey to God, but I also need a community with whom I can participate in the proclamation of the Word and the celebration of all that the Words means to me. Like the baby Jesus, I need a "holy family" to belong to. I need to belong to something bigger than myself. If I don't, then I run the risk of developing a sort of God-and-me spirituality with no support systems to hold me up when I am weak, no prophets to challenge me when I am wrong and no party-mates with whom I may celebrate the Lord's goodness in my life.”
Mark E. Thibodeaux, Armchair Mystic: Easing Into Contemplative Prayer

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
“I know God heard them both the same at the end, that he loved them both equally even though their prayers were different.”
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, The Map of Salt and Stars

“Spells are just prayers with more steps and a name that scares people.”
Lily Anderson, Undead Girl Gang

“Our prayers lie to deep for tears. Our dreams exceed human capacity. We live by necessity. We are more than poetic shadows, indiscrete reflections on the wall of a cave. We possess inner truth.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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