Prayers – Dialogue with God

prayerGod give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed;
Courage to change the things that should be changed;
And the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
– Reinhold Niebuhr
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I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.
—Socrates.

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O God, help us not to despise or oppose what we do not understand.
– William Penn
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Teach me to listen, Lord,
To those nearest to me
My family, my friends, my co-workers.
Help me to be aware that
No matter what words I hear,
Their message is,
‘Accept the person I am. Listen to me.’

Teach me to listen, Lord,
To myself.
Help me to be less afraid,
To trust the voice inside-
In the deepest part of me.

Teach me to listen, Lord,
For Your voice-
In busyness and in boredom,
In certainly and in doubt,
In noise and in silence.

Author Unknown
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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you”, that would suffice.
– Meister Eckhart

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go.
– Abraham Lincoln

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan
-John Bunyan

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
– Mahatma Gandhi

“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.”
Benjamin Franklin

The fewer words the better prayer.
-Martin Luther

“Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees.”
William Cowper

 

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