Quotes about Prayer

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1. "Prayer keeps a man from sin--and sin keeps a man from prayer."

-Brigham Young-

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2. "Let prayer, night and morning, as a family and as individuals, become a practice in which children grow while yet young. It will bless their lives forever. No parent in this Church can afford to neglect it."

-Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley-

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3. "Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and He will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that He may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning, let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day."

-Alma 37:37-

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4. "Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always lest ye enter into temptation; for Satan desireth to have you, that he may sift you as wheat."

--3 Nephi 18:18--

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5. "Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore, I will lift up my voice unto thee..."

-2 Nephi 4:35-

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6. "Challenge for Today: Think about the people in your ward or neighborhood. Think about the problems and trials some of them are facing. Choose 3 people and pray for them, by name. Be specific in your prayers. Then DO something, if you can.

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7. "Pray that you will have good and correct attitudes about all your experiences-be they good or bad."

-Dallin Oaks-

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8. "7 days without prayer makes one weak."

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9. "Pray for a good harvest---------but keep plowing."   

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10. "It should be part of our daily prayers to ask the Lord for constant strength to resist temptation, especially temptations that involve the law of chastity."

-President Ezra Taft Benson-

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11. "Challenge For the Week: Each day this week, choose one person in your family to pray for. Think about that person's needs, problems, hopes, fears. Pray for his/her growth, happiness, and righteous desires. Express your gratitude and love to and for that person.

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12. "I prayed about it, I studied, and it came to me through my efforts. You can't expect the Lord to do it all."

-Elder Joseph Anderson-

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13. "I pray every day to overcome worldly temptations and my insecure feelings."

--Sister Bok Ja Moon Kim--

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14. "If people spent as much time praying as they do grumbling, they would soon have nothing to grumble about."

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15. "Pray as if everything depended on the Lord, then Work as if everything depended on YOU."

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16. “If we are practicing our faith and seeking the companionship of the Holy Spirit, his presence can be felt in our hearts and in our homes. A family having daily family prayers and seeking to keep the commandments of God and honor his name and speak lovingly to one another will have a spiritual feeling in their home that will be discernible to all who enter it. I know this, because I have felt the presence or absence of that feeling in many LDS homes.”

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, CR Oct. 1996

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17. "Do not pray for a light burden;  Pray for a strong back."

~Author Unknown~   

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18. "Avoid prayers that appear to be a set of instructions to the Lord—do this, bless that, change this, help me with that.  Rather, be a compliant student to the Ultimate Teacher.  He wants you to succeed even more than you do yourself."  

Richard G. Scott – BYU Dev., June 3, 1990

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19. "Prayer is the royal road between each of us and our Heavenly Father.  Whether it remains open or is closed is for our determination."

J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Conf. Report,  10/58:45

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20. "A praying man is a growing man."

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2l. "The prayers that carry the most weight and are of rarest beauty are those in which we don't demand, but just report for duty."

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22. "It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk."       

Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit 

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23. "Don't ask God for what you think is good; ask Him for what He thinks is good for you." 

Quoted in God's Little Devotional for Graduates, p. 52

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24. "Can you neglect to pray while there is one who needs the help your prayer can bring?"

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25. "Hands that work are more blessed than Lips that pray."         

Howard W. Hunter

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26. "God answers kneemail."   

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