Offering a Prayer Of Faith
31 Prayer Quotes – Be Inspired and Encouraged!
God promises us in His Word that He hears every word that we pray to Him. a good parent, He is waiting, ready, and willing to listen to our worries, concerns, and needs. Whether we are seeking forgiveness, strength, or healing, prayer provides the channel to communicate with God and receive supernatural strength and power!
The following prayer quotes will help inspire and encourage your prayer life as you seek a stronger faith. Share these verses with others who need to experience the power of prayer in their life!
Our Favorite Prayer Quotes:
“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado
“She (my mother) became a warrior far superior to any epic hero. She became a giant on her knees. With a sword in one hand she battled the enemies of death and disease, and with her other hand stretched toward heaven she kept beseeching God’s help and His mercy.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes
“There are parts of our calling, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than through furious, fervent, faith-filled, unceasing prayer.” – Beth Moore
“The reality is, my prayers don't change God. But, I am convinced prayer changes me. Praying boldly boots me that stale place of religious habit into authentic connection with God Himself.” – Lysa TerKeurst
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” – Corrie ten Boom
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther
“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'” – Billy Graham
“True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.” – Charles Spurgeon
“If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.” – Charles Spurgeon
“Let no one profess to trust in God, and yet lay up for future wants, otherwise the Lord will first send him to the hoard he has amassed, before He can answer the prayer for more.” – George Muller
“I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord's side.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Prayer is simply talking to God a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.” – Joyce Meyer
“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” – Soren Kierkegaard
“God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: 'Use me.'” – Rick Warren
“Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I'll often simply say, 'let's pray about this right now.'” – Thomas Kinkade
“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.” – Corrie Ten Boom
“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” – Mother Teresa
“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” – Abraham Lincoln
“The prayer offered to God in the morning during your quiet time is the key that unlocks the door of the day. Any athlete knows that it is the start that ensures a good finish.” – Adrian Rogers
“God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.” – Mother Teresa
“God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” – Mother Teresa
“To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.” – Billy Graham
“It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“Prayer makes a godly man, and puts within him the mind of Christ, the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more God, or else we will quit praying.” – E.M. Bounds
“Prayer should not be regarded as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.” – E.M. Bounds
Max Lucado video on Prayer: Pastor Max Lucado, author of Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer, may surprise you with his explanation of the most important aspect of any prayer. “Of all the words of a prayer,” Max teaches, “the most important one is the first one…”
Crosswalk.com: What is the most important aspect of prayer? – Max Lucado from crosswalkquestions on GodTube.
Bible Quotes on Prayer
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. – 1 John 5:14
And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. – 1 John 5:15
Hear the supplications of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive. – 2 Chronicles 6:21My prayer is not that you take them the world but that you protect them from the evil one. – John 17:15
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. – Mark 11:24
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
More Bible praying quotes at the BibleStudyTools.com Prayer Bible Verses page.
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7 Offering Prayers For A Church Service
Money, any topic, is an issue that needs to be addressed in the church. Jesus talked more about money than anything else in the Bible. If you are leading an offering prayer in your congregation, read through these seven different short prayers you can pray to God before you take up the offering.
The Cheerful Giver
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Father in Heaven,
We thank You today for Your blessings that you bestow upon us all. Father, I pray for our congregation today. Lord, may we all give with gladness and sincerity. Father, no one ever gives a present to someone with reluctance and we should never give You what already belongs to You with reluctance either. Bless these tithes and offerings this day. We love You, Father! Amen
Watch What I Will Do!
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. (Malachi 3:10)
We thank You for Your steadfast love and mercy on us. Father, we believe that every word in the Bible was breathed out by You (2 Tim 3:16), and we believe Your promise that You will bless us when we are obedient to Your Word. And so, without hesitation, we gladly give to You what is Yours. Bless these tithes and offerings, Father. We love You, Lord! Amen
You Reap What You Sow
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. (Proverbs 11:24)
We thank You for bringing us all to Your house safely today and we are so blessed by Your presence here today. Thank You for Your love and mercy on us, Father.Father, we believe in the Book of Proverbs and I pray that everyone here will look into their hearts and act in obedience to Your Word.
May we give not to become richer, though, may we give because we simply love You! Accept these tithes and offerings today. We love You, Lord! Amen
Honor the Lord with your wealth. (Proverbs 3:9a)
We praise Your Almighty Name! You have blessed our nation with immense wealth and opportunity. Lord, You have commanded us to honor You with our wealth, and I pray that You will be honored greatly this day as we give to You what is already Yours. Bless these cheerful givers and bless the tithes and offerings that they give. We love You! Amen
His Eyes See Your Intentions
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21)
There are some of us here today that didn’t want to come here. There are some of us today that will give to the offering with bitter hearts.
Father, I pray You will soften the hearts of those who are worried about giving You their money instead of spending it on themselves.
Father, I pray that You will bless all who give today and show them Your love in a mighty way because of their obedience. Bless these tithes and offerings, Father. We love You! Amen
The Tithe Belongs To The Lord
Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the Lord’s; it is holy to the Lord. (Leviticus 27:30)
We come to Your throne with humble hearts as we are so thankful for the blessings You give us daily. Lord, We believe in the Book of Leviticus.
Father, I pray that as we give You our offerings and tithes this morning that we all will think about the fact that the tithe is Yours. It belongs to You. May we never withhold what is Yours.
Please accept these offerings and tithes with gladness, Lord. We Love You! Amen
Love Is Essential
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:3)
We thank You for another chance for us to meet together in Your house to worship You. Father, we believe in the Book of 1 Corinthians and I pray that all offerings given today are love.
We experience Your blessings every day and Your blessings are always given to us freely and with ultimate love. Father, You loved us all of the way to the cross! May we love You enough to give You what is already Yours.
Bless these tithes and offerings today. We love you! Amen
Giving back to God is commanded, and is something that should be done with joy and cheerfulness. As you approach your next church service, consider tithing if you don’t already. You will be amazed at how God makes everything work out. May God continue to bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!
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The Prayer of Faith – GOSPEL BLOG
While mere Christian information can be as dry as the Atacama Desert, the knowledge of the Holy is a inner stream that can keep us alive in times of drought and cause us to bear fruit even in the most austere and barren wilderness.
For as much as God would not be God without His infinite knowledge, Christians are reduced to skeletons when separated from the fruit of revelation.
The Bible is literally flooded with scriptures asserting the vital importance of practical knowledge.
One of them is found in the Gospel of John chapter four. Jesus is therein explaining to a Samaritan woman the relevance of knowledge to the practice of prayer.
“If you knew the gift of God,” He told her, “and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water” (John 4:10). These words express clearly that a lack of knowledge can affect our prayer-life as negatively as a lack of faith.
At worst it will suffocate it; at best it will limit it. No wonder the heart of the prudent gets knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it (Proverb 18:15).
A Twofold Knowledge
The point Jesus is making with the Samaritan woman could be resumed in these words: “If you knew, you would have asked Him and would have received.
” It is interesting to notice that Jesus puts the emphasis on knowing rather than on believing.
This is due to the fact that knowledge always coexists with its corresponding faith as I have written elsewhere, that is, the person who believes knows what he believes, and the person who claims knowledge believes what he claims to know.
In the verse under consideration, the objects of knowledge are twofold. First we have the ‘what’ expressed with the words: “If you knew the gift of God,” then we have the ‘Who’: “and who it is who says to you”.Although Jesus refers here to a specific request, the principle He enounces is pertinent to any request. In other words, every time we ask with the certitude of receiving, i.e.
with faith, we reveal there are two things we know: First the nature of what we ask (the ‘what’); then the person to whom we ask (the ‘Who’).
In the Gospel of Mark Jesus points to the futility of asking something we know little or nothing about. In the passage I am referring to, James and John—the sons of Zebedee—were coming with a request.
Talking to Jesus they asked: “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory” (Mark 10:10:37). Jesus’ answer was sharp and to the point: “You don’t know what you ask” (Mark 10:38). The main problem these disciples were facing had to do with ignorance.
They didn’t know the object of their request, or not sufficiently. Hence their petition was lacking substance.
When Jesus says: “And whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13), He thereby excludes whatever is not asked in His name. But how can we know what we ask is in His name? The only way we can reach this knowledge is by knowing the ‘what’ and the ‘Who’ sufficiently.
If this knowledge is actual in our practical life we will know if the ‘what’ is in essence acceptable or pleasing to the ‘Who’. Hence the prayer of faith emerges. No wonder Martha could say to Jesus: “But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You” (John 11:22).
It was so and continues to be so because when the Son prays He always has full knowledge of both the ‘what’ and the ‘Who’. Consequently He unfailingly prevails in prayer.
Confirming the Principle
Another portion of scripture where the principle is sustained is found in 1 John 5:14,15: “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
” These two verses confirm what we have seen so far: We must know the ‘what’ is according to His will, otherwise the prayer of faith would lack substance. And the only way this knowledge can be substantialized is in knowing the ‘what’ and the ‘Who’ sufficiently.
This way we can come to know the relation existing between them.
When such knowledge is reached our prayer is no longer floating on our best wishes but rather established on factuality; it has past from religious mysticism to practical and effectual faith.
This is precisely what Jesus was transmitting to the Samaritan woman: “If you would have known the ‘what’ and the ‘Who’ you would have asked Him and you would have prevailed.
” This principle epitomizes beautifully the practical impact of effectual knowledge.
The Heartbeat of Knowledge
The Christian who is truly endued with knowledge coming from above will have more than a name to offer. Not only will he pray with greater understanding, he or she will also manifest the Life which sustains that knowledge in his daily activities and behavior.
The apostle James, in his practicality—a practicality often lacking in the warp and woof of modern evangelicalism—writes, “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13). The apostle knew that ultimately this is the final test. A mechanic for instance can have a diploma, but if he doesn’t know how to fix a broken car, what advantage does he have over a mechanic without a diploma able to fix it?
Christianity is not an academic exhibition but rather a manifestation of moral beauty. It follows that knowledge without its corresponding manifestation is twice dead.Referring to this sort of ‘static information’ Paul writes: “And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (1 Corinthians 8:2).
Brethren! Let us flee from that ignorance that can destroy us (Hosea 4:6), and pursue the knowledge of the Lord (Hosea 6:3) by which we can live, work, and pray.