Quotes About Prayer



Prayer moves the Hand which moves the world.
_There is an Eye that Never Sleeps_. J.A. WALLACE.

In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part
Without the sweet concurrence of the heart.
_Hesperides: The Heart_. R. HERRICK.

As down in the sunless retreats of the ocean
Sweet flowers are springing no mortal can see,
So deep in my soul the still prayer of devotion,
Unheard by the world, rises silent to Thee.
_As Down in the Sunless Retreats_. T. MOORE.

Her eyes are homes of silent prayer.
_In Memoriam, XXXII_. A. TENNYSON.

Be not afraid to pray--to pray is right.
Pray, if thou canst, with hope; but ever pray,
Though hope be weak or sick with long delay;
Pray in the darkness, if there be no light.
_Prayer_. H. COLERIDGE.

Pray to be perfect, though material leaven
Forbid the spirit so on earth to be;
But if for any wish thou darest not pray,
Then pray to God to cast that wish away.
_Prayer_. H. COLERIDGE.

And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.
_Exhortation to Prayer_. W. COWPER.

Still raise for good the supplicating voice,
But leave to Heaven the measure and the choice.
_The Vanity of Human Wishes_. DR. S. JOHNSON.

You few that loved me

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Go with me, like good angels, to my end;
And, as the long divorce of steel falls on me,
Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice,
And lift my soul to heaven.
_King Henry VIII., Act ii. Sc. 1_. SHAKESPEARE.


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