praying quotes

I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I'm praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I'm grateful that I'm heard.Maya Angelou

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.David Antin

The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem.Yasser Arafat

The time I spend in the morning - praying, sipping coffee, and coming up with my list - is a ritual I relish. I have done it for so long now that I subconsciously measure whether or not the things I'm doing match with what I should be doing, what I want to be doing, and the life I want to live.Kristin Armstrong

I spent every day just praying that I didn't look like a big dork on camera.Lara Flynn Boyle

I'm a praying atheist. When I hear an ambulance siren, I ask for a blessing for those people in trouble, knowing that no one's listening. I think it's just a habit of mindfulness.Geraldine Brooks

If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting.Abraham Cahan

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.Donald Cargill

I imagine the life of an atheistic praying mantis to be rather torturous.Brian Celio

She died praying that she might die.Mary Boykin Chesnut

The only times I'm consistent about praying are when I'm on an airplane or when an ambulance goes by.China Chow

In particular, I found praying very disturbing, like swimming with bricks tied to your feet. And yet I was drawn to it constantly.Jack Dee

I come from a family of very devout, praying people. That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn't be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.Mos Def

I had to tell Dad, 'It will be okay and be positive; keep praying and have faith'. I have always known about cancer, but to be around someone who has it and to see what it does in such a short space of time was hard. It makes you think about your life, about what is important.Jermain Defoe

Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old, and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics.Roger Ebert

I'm not praying for God to save me from cancer. I'm not. God will enlighten me when the time comes. And if I've done the right thing, I will be enlightened. And if I believe, I'll be saved. And that's all he promises me.Elizabeth Edwards

Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that, with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops, their spouses, and their families.Michael Enzi

If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.Epicurus

I was brought up in a very religious household and did a lot of praying throughout a big part of my life and always thought of God as being not only a powerful father figure and the ruler of all time and dimension but also as a friend with whom I could chat and ask questions to and get advice from.Paul Feig

No matter what - rehearsed, under-rehearsed, over-rehearsed, doubts about rehearsing - the first gig is always the first gig, and you put on your little praying hat, batten down the hatch, and do what you do.Mick Fleetwood