Prayer sayings & inspiration

Prayer is heartfelt connection with God that goes beyond words. Jesus is my PrayPal. We talk together all day long!

Prayer is not Amazon Prime. It often takes more time.

Prayer is scrappy. It embraces good & refuses to be deterred by evil!

Prayer is preferable to panic. To pray is to admit that you need help.

What’s learned in prayer is hard to forget. Refusing to pray is often more a result of pride than of belief.

Prayers don’t need to reach the ceiling. God’s so much closer than that. You can’t out ask God. Prayer for beginners: Simply & honestly talk to God.

If you don’t believe in miracles, don’t pray for one because that prayer will miss up your belief system.

Here are more original quotes on prayer. (Is that an oxymoron?) Yes, I’m quoting myself.

Prayer’s not just saying; it also involves listening. Just saying: There’s more to praying that just saying words. Prayer is like breathing — pulling in God’s presence & blowing out self-will.

When my mind could make no sense of life, prayer brought me encouragement & insight. Prayer is the ultimate communication devise, sending to & receiving from God. A surge of prayer in your heart can give your life a brand new start!

Praying for others often allows you to feel a bit of God’s great love for them. Heartfelt prayer will eventually overcome & overpower self-focus.

3-step prayer: 1) Hang up on self; 2) Connect with God; 3) Follow His instructions. Prayer makes the heart grow stronger.

A prayer acrostic:

Return to
Yield to God.

Prayer makes the heart grow fonder of God & others! To hear everyday people pray from the heart is a powerful experience.

Prayer’s not natural; it’s supernatural. Try it and see. When hearts open to God in Spirit-led prayer, His presence becomes almost tangible.

The Bible says effective prayer is fervent–passionate, intense, burning, heartfelt. Prayer changes you! Say a few & see! Let your pain produce passionate prayer.

Prayer is not limited to words. It’s a human heart crying out to God. The way beyond guilt & shame is not denial; but to humbly confess your sins to God.

Prayer, direct connection with God, can continue though out your day–24/7/365. “To pray or not to pray?” shouldn’t really even be a question! Every pain & every problem is an invitation for you to talk to God.

To ignore prayer is to isolate from God. To pray is to open the door of your heart to God. To dare honest, humble, heartfelt prayer is to become aware of God’s presence! Prayer is an experience of the heart, not just religious words we run through our mind.

Treat those who mistreat you to your prayers for their transformation. Pray with gratitude; not with platitude.

Prayer is not confined by time, place, words, posture, or circumstances. Just pray! When things are troubling you, take the trouble to pray!

As you pray let your heart & words go where the Holy Spirit leads you. To laugh at prayer is to declare yourself unaware of the transforming joy & peace it brings to multitudes.

A current of prayer flowing through your heart can be more powerful than the flowing of a mighty river. Prayer is a soul-opener, exposing your heart to the love & reality of God.

God’s love calls us to turn away from our rebellion and to draw near to Him. Instead of putting people down; put down their names on your prayer list. Pray for someone who has done you wrong & before long your bitterness will be gone.

Spirit-led prayer is a chain breaker, setting captives free. There’s no need to read or rehearse a prayer. Just share your heart with God. To pray is to open yourself to the possibility of God.

Ultimately, prayer is not getting what you want from God. It’s surrender to what God wants in you. If you let prayer burn in your heart, you’ll discover more than you can ever learn with your mind.

If you’re not growing through what you’re going through, you’re missing a blessing. What to do on a typical weakday: pray! Need someone to talk to? God’s listening.

The media needs to get in touch with the real world where most people pray! Lord, help me! (Just prayin’ . . .) I’d rather pray than make a wish!

“Prayer is where the action is.” John Wesley–founder of the Methodists.

Love is to care enough to let your heart be broken by the trouble & shortcomings of others. Pray that God will stop the demons of violence that are terrorizing the world.

Prayer is how a hungry soul begins to open up to God. Here are two amazingly helpful addictions: 1) Spontaneous prayer; & 2) Reading the Bible with an open heart.

When people don’t like what God tells them, they sometimes say, “God’s not real.” When people don’t like what Scriptures say, they sometimes say, “You can’t trust the Bible.”

What happens when Christians gather to pray as led by the Spirit? Learn more @ this link for my book Beyond Church.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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