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What Pray-ers Say About Prayer

"Real prayer comes not from gritting our teeth but from falling in love." —Richard Foster

"Prayer is doing business with God." —Virginia Whitman

"Prayer means that we have come boldly into the throne room and we are standing in God's presence." —E.W. Kenyon

"I like to think of prayer as a conversation between two friends who love and understand each other. Prayer is the key that opens the door to a whole new world." —Hope MacDonald

"Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God's. . .grace and power." —R.A. Torrey

"Prayer unites the soul to God." —Juliana of Norwich

"Oh, this thing of keeping in constant touch with God, of making him the object of my thought and the companion of my conversations, is the most amazing thing I ever ran across." —Frank Laubach

"True, whole prayer is nothing but love." —Augustine

". . .prayer is not so much a way to find God as a way of resting in him. . .who loves us, who is near to us. . ." —Thomas Merton

"Prayer makes a difference in what happens." —Randy Hatchett

"We can read all the books that have ever been written about prayer, but until we actually choose. . .to pray, we will never learn." —Hope MacDonald

Taken from:
Prayer, The Foundation for Knowing God, Copyright 2000.
Karyn Henley.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Quote Sources:
Foster - Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home, by Foster, HarperCollins.
Whitman - Change the World School of Prayer manual, World Literature Crusade.
Kenyon - Ibid.
MacDonald - Ibid.
Juliana of Norwich - Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home, by Foster, HarperCollins.
Laubach - Ibid.
Augustine - Ibid.
Merton - Streams of Living Water, by Richard J. Foster, HarperCollins.
Hatchett - Holman Bible Dictionary, Holman Bible Publishers.
MacDonald - Change the World School of Prayer manual, World Literature Crusade.

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And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of compassion and supplication, so that, when they look on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a first-born.
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