Thursday, May 26, 2005

Quotes on Prayer

True whole prayer is nothing but love--St.Augustine

Pray as you can, not as you can't--Dom John Chapman

To come to the pleasure you have not you must go by a way you enjoy not.--St. John of the Cross

Prayer is the inner bath of love into which we plunge ourself--St John Vianney

Tears are like blood in the wounds of the soul--Gregory of Nyssa

What we need is a desire to know the whole will of God, with the desire to do it--John Wesley

O my divine Master, teach me this mute language which says so many things--Jean-Nocholas Grou

Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous things...as to do ordinary things with the perception of their enourmous value--
Teilhard de Chardin

Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom.--Spurgeon

Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the fellowship must enter every day.--Bonhoeffer

It is the prayer of agony which saves the world--St. Mary of Jesus

God has instituted preayer as to confer upon his creatures the dignity of being causes.--Blaise Pascal

To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.--Barth

2 comments:

Don Tate II said...

My grandfather taught us to pray with our hands sort of a stretched up and out, like a modified "T"

The Gig said...

My dad always taught us to pray toward the "East," I believe he said that we would be facing the Temple of God.