Prayer Proverbs

Sayings about Prayers

Prayers go up and blessings come down. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Most people like short prayers and long sausages. ~ German Proverb

He who prays a lot is afraid of something. ~ South American Proverb

A pack of cards is the devil’s prayer book. ~ German Proverb

The fewer the words, the better the prayer. ~ German Proverb

If you pray for another, you will be helped yourself. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Prayer only from the mouth is no prayer. ~ Jamaican Proverb

Patience is the most beautiful prayer. ~ Indian Proverb

Pray to God, but hammer away. ~ Spanish Proverb

Don’t say amen to an unacceptable prayer. ~ Turkish Proverb

The family that prays together stays together. ~ Traditional Proverb

One sin is too much, a hundred prayers are not enough. ~ Iranian Proverb

Pray for revenge, and God will turn a deaf ear. ~ Russian Proverb

Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man –and after that, praying. ~ Irish Proverb

Who is forced to go to church will not pray. ~ Slovenian Proverb

He who prays for his neighbors will be heard for himself. ~ Hebrew Proverb

A good deed is the best form of prayer. ~ Serbian Proverb

Far from grave, no praying. ~ Palestinian Proverbs

One hour in the execution of justice is worth seventy years of prayer. ~ Traditional Proverb

Prayer and practice is good rhyme. ~ Scottish Proverbs

People fool themselves. They pray for a long life but fear old age. ~ Chinese Proverb

The prayer of the innocent has no wings. ~ Berber Proverb

You don’t go into a tavern to say your prayers. ~ Romanian Proverb

Short prayers reach heaven. ~ Traditional Proverb

Weaving a net is better than praying for fish at the edge of the water. ~ Chinese Proverb

No one can pray well, but those who live well. ~ Traditional Proverb

When the hand ceases to scatter, the heart ceases to pray. ~ Irish Proverbs

Those who don’t understand prayer — let them go to sea. ~ Italian Proverbs

Even in the tiniest little chapel there are some prayers said once a year. ~ Czech Proverb

Working on the land is better than praying in the desert. ~ German Proverb

Pray to God, but keep rowing to the shore. ~ Russian Proverb

A single prayer moves heaven. ~ Japanese Proverb

Man fools himself. He prays for a long life, and he fears an old age. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who cannot pray at home will celebrate mass somewhere else. ~ Armenian Proverbs

Pray to God for a good harvest, but keep on hoeing! ~ Slovenian Proverb

If a dog’s prayers were answered, bones would rain from the skies. ~ German Proverb

Pray to God but continue to row to the shore. ~ Russian Proverb

In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray. ~ German Proverb

Hussars pray for war and doctors for fever. ~ German Proverb

The worst devil is the one who prays. ~ Polish Proverb

Everything is formed by habit, even praying. ~ Egyptian Proverb

Pray as though no work could help, and work as though no prayer could help. ~ German Proverbs

If you are going to fight, pray once; if you are going to sail, pray twice; if you are getting married, then pray thrice. ~ Polish Proverb

What men usually ask for when they pray to God is, that two and two may not make four. ~ Russian Proverbs

Use medicine as well as prayers. ~ Indian Proverbs

Pray, pray very much; but beware of telling God what you want. ~ French Proverb

The chicken-thief does not listen to the chicken’s prayer. ~ Zanzibar Proverb

One hour of justice is worth seventy hours of prayer. ~ Turkish Proverbs

The gods just laugh when men pray to them for wealth. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Saying about Prayer

Quotations about Prayers

Prayer flies where the eagle never flew. ~ Thomas Guthrie

A lot of folks would do more prayin‘ if they could find a soft spot for their knees. ~ Ken Alstad

Many of our prayers were not answered, and for this we are now grateful. ~ William Feather

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things. ~ Samuel M. Shoemaker

Prayer is the wing wherewith the soul flies to heaven, and meditation the eye wherewith we see God. ~ Saint Ambrose

God always answers our prayers, but sometimes the answer is no. ~ Author Unknown

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. ~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes

The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort. ~ Will Rogers

Most people do not pray; they only beg. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones. ~ Truman Capote

Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered. ~ George Meredith

If you pray for rain long enough, it does eventually fall. If you pray for flood-waters to abate, they eventually do. The same happens in the absence of prayers. ~ Steve Allen

Let prayer be the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. ~ Matthew (Mathew) Henry

To pray without faith is to make a small fire while it is raining heavily. ~ William Scott Downey

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

How can He grant you what you do not desire to receive? ~ Saint Aurelius Augustine

When prayers go up, blessings come down. ~ Author unknown

If one man prays and another curses, whose voice will the Lord hear? ~ Ben Sira

When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart. ~ John Bunyan

Anything you say from your heart to God is a prayer. ~ Anne Lamott

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. ~ Mother Teresa Quotes

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~ Victor Hugo Quotes

If you just sit around praying, nothing gets done. ~ Nora Roberts

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. ~ Khalil Gibran

Prayer is the balloon of faith by which the soul rises heavenward. ~ James Lendall Basford

God’s answers are wiser than our prayers. ~ Croft M. Pentz

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. ~ Author Unknown

Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer. ~ John Bunyan

You should never trust a person who prays in public. ~ Stephen King

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. ~ Frederick Douglass

He that will learn to pray, let him go to Sea. ~ George Herbert

All is not done when we have spoken to God by prayer; our petitions are to be pursued with real endeavours. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

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

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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

When the gods would make us mad, they answer our prayers. ~ David Mamet

Prayer flies where the eagle never flew. ~ Thomas Guthrie

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