Sunday, 9 June 2013


Daily prayers can help us keep on the path that leads to eternal life. We are very unlikely to stray if we offer a humble, simple prayer at least each morning and evening to express thanks and to seek divine guidance. - Joseph B. Wirthlin

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. - John F Kennedy

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. - Satchel Paige

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray. - Aesop

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. - Rabindranath Tagor

Nature is impartial; it cannot be flattered by prayers. It does not grant any special favours on request. - Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera 

Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask but when we are challenged to be what we can be. - Morris Alder

Pray for a good harvest, but keep on plowing. - Unknown

Pray not for lighter burdens but for stronger backs. - Unknown

Pray to God, but hammer away. - Spanish Proverb

Prayer changes things? No! Prayer changes people, and people change things. - Burton Hillis

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. - Hippocrates

Prayer is not a ‘spare wheel’ that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a ‘steering wheel’ that directs the right path throughout. - Unknown

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. - George Herbert

Prayers don't change the situation, but it changes our attitude towards the situation. - Unknown

Properly understood, prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality – the ultimate integration of mans highest faculties. Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strengths. - Dr. Alexis Carrel

Some people just do not seem to realize, when they are moaning about not getting prayers answered, that ‘no’ is the answer. - Nelia Gardner White

The exercise of prayer, in those who habitually exert it, must be regarded by doctors as the most adequate and normal of all the pacifiers of the mind and ‘calmers’ of the nerves. - Unknown

The prayer of the monk is not perfect until he no longer realises himself or the fact that he is praying. - Unknown

When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t, they don’t. - William Temple

Who cared if there was really any Being to pray to? What mattered was the sense of giving thanks and praise, the feeling of a humble and grateful heart. - Oliver Sacks

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