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Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Whatever a person may pray for, that person prays for a miracle. Every prayer comes down to this - Almighty God, grant that two times two not equal four.
Each one prays to God according to his own light.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
He who labours, prays.
Augustine of Hippo
He who prays five times a day is in the protection of God, and he who is protected by God cannot be harmed by anyone.
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one's self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?
The forgotten man... He works, he votes, generally he prays, but his chief business in life is to pay.
William Graham Sumner
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat.