These words and quotes about prayer have helped me to unlock the true potential and power of prayer. With prayer, I do not mean religious prayer. It is universal prayer; prayers that are not bound by a concept or a belief system. It is time that we set prayer free so it's true potential can be experienced as the powerful and immediate tool that it is.
Prayer is food for the soul. The soul thrives on prayer. The mind will resist it. The mind is a material thing.
Prayer is a way of expressing your desire, your hunger and your yearning for the Almighty, for the All That Is. And that calling out will be answered. It's just that you've got to wrestle with the material mind that would rather be distracted in a multitude of other endeavors. So it's going to take discipline to capture a state of prayer in your life.
So where do you want to be? Do you want to be with your heart's desire, your soul, your eternal self? Then commune and begin to reside within yourself in that place. Everything else is meaningless, ultimately.
A constant asking
A constant seeking
A constant desire to know the truth.
“… asking for the truth. You sit there and you do not understand where to go, what to do. Fill your mind with prayer:
‘Show me the way. Show me the light.
Show me how to find the truth that I know is there.’
What is this Love of God? What is this experience that saints and sages throughout the ages have spoken? How is it that a man sits alone on a mountaintop for years in stages of ecstasy, feeling such incredible love and bliss, yet no one is around? What is it that he is touching? What is it that he is seeing? What is it that he is hearing? What is it that he is experiencing?
"It is nothing that you can see with these eyes and ears,
and your mind and your senses.
It is love. But it is unlike any love you have known on this plane.
It is a love that satisfies all desires.
It is truth. But it is not just some knowledge.
It is a knowing which satisfies all hunger and thirst for knowledge.”
Most people have experienced a very natural form of prayer during times in which they’ve felt the most anguish — times in which people have felt extreme anxiety or torment about something. This kind of situation is actually a very real and natural form of prayer. Certainly it is not the prayer of religions, but it is actually a time in life when we feel deeply about something, and when we have an openness and an intense desire to receive help. These are things that are at the core of true prayer. The vulnerability and openness that often come during times of anguish help us receive some kind of insight, comfort, or clarity that helps relieve our torment and anxiety.
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul."
"Prayer is not an old woman's amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action."
“I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. ... I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.” One of the quotes about prayer that deserves much contemplation.
"Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of Containing God's gift of himself."
"God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer."
"Prayer is the song of the heart. It reaches the ear of God even if it is mingled with the cry and tumult of a thousand men."
This is one of the quotes about meditation that can give peace to the heart that is asking.
"A beginner must look on himself as one setting out to make a garden for his Lord's pleasure, on most unfruitful soil which abounds in weeds. His majesty roots up the weeds and will put in good plants instead. Let us reckon that this is already done when the soul decides to practice prayer and has begun to do so."
"The gift of our endeavoring in a constant prayer, a constant desire to know the truth is not that God will hear us, but that we will finally will be able to hear God in our heart"
Never give up prayer, and should you find dryness and difficulty, persevere in it for this very reason. God often desires to see what love your soul has, and love is not tried by ease and satisfaction.
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Prayer clears the mist
and brings back peace to the Soul . . .
The Ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal.
"If you only say one prayer in a day make it Thank You." With this one quotes about prayer, there can be no more excuse.