"One single grateful thought raised to
heaven is the most perfect prayer."
G. E. Lessing
(1729 - 1781)
"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action."
"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of
the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in
prayer to have a heart without words than words without a
"Prayer is an important practice that serves to
internalize the ideals of the Buddhist path."
G. R. Lewis
"Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift
of himself. "
(1910 - 1997)
"To be a Christian without prayer is no
more possible than to be alive without breathing."
Rev. Martin Luther King
Minister and Civil Rights Leader
(1929 - 1968)
"No prayer is complete without presence."
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Persian Sufi Mystic
"In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart."
Puritan Minister and Writer
"Our prayers must mean something to us if they are to mean anything to God."
Maltbie Davenport Babcock
Presbyterian Minister and Poet