Top 121 Praying Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Praying Quotes from famous people such as Jack Dee, Michaela Coel, Angelina Grimke, Mike Huckabee, Chieh Huang, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

In particular, I found praying very disturbing, like sw

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 definitely believe in spirituality. I like to pray, but I’m not praying to something that I can define; I’m just speaking because I know it does have an effect.
Michaela Coel
I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.
Angelina Grimke
Prayer’s important, not just as some kind of a metaphysical exercise, but I think it’s a way to refresh one’s own mind and motive. If you’re praying, you’re really looking beyond your own personal thoughts and the pressures that are around you.
Mike Huckabee
Everyone is now praying at the altar of every last dollar of profits to please shareholders. If you invest in your people and treat them well, it’s a different way to increase profits.
Chieh Huang
I don’t think you should spend your life praying for things, but I do believe you should thank God for what He’s given you… but I think the scripture teaches us that we can pray for our dreams, pray for the big things… he’s not a small God; this God is incredible.
Joel Osteen
At any one time the world has a very limited number of Steve Jobs or Winston Churchills or Thomas Watson the firsts. These are wonderful people and we can learn much from them, but praying for a few more of them to solve the world’s problems is not a great idea.
John P. Kotter
I don’t ever remember not praying. Bedtime prayers, the rosary, praying for friends, relatives, for the sick and for those who had died. It was a natural part of our lives.
Florence Henderson
I think praying is very important. I’m not going to say that I’m very religious and I don’t go to church as much as I should probably, but I definitely pray more than the average person. I’m a man of the Lord.
Jadakiss
My self healing lies in praying for those who have harmed me.
Marianne Williamson
I always knew that I was called to do something. I didn’t know what, but I finally rationalized after I met Martin – and it took a lot of praying to discover this – that this was probably what God had called me to do: to marry him.
Coretta Scott King
Prayer concerns God, whose purposes and plans are conditioned on prayer. His will and His glory are bound up in praying.
Edward McKendree Bounds
For some reason, no one wanted to give me money to make a movie written in early modern English that involved a lot of puritans praying – even if it did involve a witch.
Robert Eggers
First and foremost, praying about things and having the good Lord as a part of my life is a huge grounding thing for me.
Ashton Shepherd
When I’m standing in a stadium packed with 80,000 screaming fans, I can’t just whip out my Bible before I run. That’s when I start praying! It’s so loud that I can’t even hear what I’m saying, but it always helps.
Lolo Jones
The only times I’m consistent about praying are when I’m on an airplane or when an ambulance goes by.
China Chow
It’s different for every project. Some parts are quicker than others to get and know; sometimes right up until the last moment you’re just praying that something will click. But you can only do a certain amount of work and then at some point you’ve got to think: ‘OK, I’m just going to have to leap now.’
Sally Hawkins
I am open and respect everyone’s religious and spiritual choices because at the end of the day, in my opinion, I hope that we are all praying to the same God.
Yolanda Hadid
I remember being in my house from when I was, like, five to when I was, like, 12. When hurricanes would happen, you just hold hands, and you say, ‘You know what, we have each other. We’re praying,’ and this roof can literally peel off of your house.
Joshua Henry
My family is always praying for me.
YG
The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
Francois Rabelais
Over the years as I went through a lot more things, I’ve gotten closer and closer to God as far as praying a lot more, being into the Word.
LaDainian Tomlinson
I imagine the life of an atheistic praying mantis to be rather torturous.
Brian Celio
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
No praying, it spoils business.
Thomas Otway
As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. ‘Pears like I didn’t do nothing but pray for ole master. ‘Oh, Lord, convert ole master;’ ‘Oh, dear Lord, change dat man’s heart, and make him a Christian.’
Harriet Tubman
You spend all this time reading or thinking or praying or searching or exploring.Maybe there’s an Omega Point of love.
Sturgill Simpson
I was a disappointment to my parents before I drew my first breath. After five boys, they had been praying for a girl and were convinced their prayers would be answered. So when Dad rang the hospital from a public phone and heard about my arrival, he started kicking and punching the kiosk.
Nigel Benn
Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling, arising within the mind of the one praying.
Ernest Holmes
Sometimes even on an hourly basis we need to keep praying and keep our peace in God and remind ourselves on the promises of God that never fails.
Nick Vujicic
Beijing was such a different city. There were so few cars, I could walk in the middle of the road. In the summer, the streetlamps attracted swirling bugs. I loved those bugs: crickets, praying mantis, all kinds of beetles. I also have a vivid memory of dazzling sunlight coming out of the sky.
Ma Jun
There were questions I didn't have the answers to, and

There were questions I didn’t have the answers to, and I was trying to figure it out. I remember staying up until 4 A.M. reading the Bible and praying.
Burgess Owens
I am praying every day for peace.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
Leaders in the realm of religious activity are to be judged by their praying habits and not by their money or social position. Those who must be placed in the forefront of the Church’s business must be, first of all, men who know how to pray.
Edward McKendree Bounds
Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
Robert South
As far back as I can remember, my mother would have me down by the bed at night with her, praying. I can still hear her voice calling my name to God and telling him that she wanted me to follow him in whatever he called me to do.
Charles R. Swindoll
When Queer Eye hit, the church told my mom they were praying for me. She said, God loves him too. And I support him 100 percent.
Jai Rodriguez
I remember, as a child, lying in my bed at night praying that I would wake up the next day and be a girl, to be my authentic self, and to just have my family be proud of me. I remember looking into the mirror struggling to say just two words, ‘I’m transgender.’
Sarah McBride
I frequently find myself praying for punk, for something to come along and upset everybody and ignite a few fires and behave disreputably.
Richard Coles
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
Thomas a Kempis
Praying in Jesus’ name makes the distinction that all glory and honor belong to Christ, who is one with God the Father.
Monica Johnson
I remember being a kid and praying in the hell of my house to have somebody love me and somebody that I could love.
Tyler Perry
I’ve been praying to God to show me how to forgive myself. Because… maybe… that’s the thing I’ve been searching for.
Mary J. Blige
I feel like it is important to make sure you are always praying, always talking to have clarity of mind and peace.
Ayesha Curry
I don’t want to be like a flag in the wind one day like this and one day like the other, praying for a few points. Sometimes at this level we have to, sadly, work within this pressure in your day to day work, and that’s quite normal.
Daniel Farke
So in prison basically is when I started to build a good relationship with God and I started praying a lot. I read the bible a lot so I started to get a lot of knowledge about life.
Anuel AA
I can never bring myself to watch Mahesh’s films. It’s way too stressful for me. All his family members are eager to attend and enjoy the previews of his films like normal people. But I sit at home chewing my nails, praying, wondering if this one will be as big as the previous one, and so on.
Namrata Shirodkar
The reviewers tear me apart. I bleed. I’m a favorite target. They go along for six months looking at movies, praying for rain, and then a new Sandra Dee movie comes out, and their eyes open, and they lick their lips. Before they’ve ever seen it.
Sandra Dee
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
I have never been particularly good with languages. Despite a dozen years of Hebrew school and a lifetime of praying in the language, I’m ashamed to admit that I still can’t read an Israeli newspaper. Besides English, the only language I speak with any degree of fluency is Spanish.
Joshua Foer
I spent three weeks lamenting, ruminating and praying because football had been part of my life since age 6. Then I moved on. I’m glad I always had another clear plan. Several of my FSU teammates did not and do not. It’s hard to leave a sport that is embedded in you.
Myron Rolle
This is this thing I harp on: Sometimes acting can be a self-defeating psychological enterprise if we feel like we’re desperate, if we feel like we’re beggars at the door, praying that someone will take pity on us and give us a job. It would be so much better to feel like we’re tradesmen.
Michael Emerson
Never was a faithful prayer lost. Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but then they return with their richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.
William Gurnall
I don’t believe in praying to win.
John Wooden
The resistance to praying is like the resistance of tightly clenched fists. This image shows a tension, a desire to cling tightly to yourself, a greediness which betrays fear.
Henri Nouwen
‘You better do a lot of praying’ is good counsel for all of the Lord’s servants, new or seasoned. It is what His wise servants do. They pray. The disciples of Jesus Christ when He lived on the earth noticed that about Him.
Henry B. Eyring
I was praying one day and God literally gave me a song called ‘Healing Hand of God.’
Jeremy Camp
There are so many Al Anon fans and friends who have shown me wonderful love, prayers, thoughts! I thank everyone for this. It feels great to have wonderful people behind you, pushing and praying for you. Mostly, I don’t want to let myself down, but they encourage me not to let them down.
Steven Adler
I do a lot of reading, meditating, and praying to stay as grounded as I can be in this crazy world.
Jada Pinkett Smith
I was born odd. I was a strange child. My grandmother was always praying over me. She was always rubbing me and praying over me.
Lorraine Toussaint
I think adversity hits people and we all know what to do when adversity hits we keep praying and we find hope.
Devin McCourty
I was born Jewish, and I consider that my religion. But I’ve studied all religions, and as you learn more, you really learn that everyone’s praying to the same God.
Goldie Hawn
The Election Commission stopped me from campaigning. I

The Election Commission stopped me from campaigning. I accepted it and reached people through my prayer – in silence. People gave their approval. Praying in silence is important, and this spiritual prayer has paid off.
Yogi Adityanath
I’m not sure if President Obama is an ideologue or a pragmatist. I am hoping and praying he’s a pragmatist.
Rudy Giuliani
The Indian race are waiting and praying.
Chief Joseph
I just keep praying for Joan to get her power back. To resolve her problems and rise to the top. To fight back!
Christina Hendricks
Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
Peace Pilgrim
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
Make no mistake: conversion therapy is not about ‘praying away the gay.’ It’s an emotional torture against our most innocent citizens: our children.
Gavin Newsom
In the years when HIV was a killer, any parent of an openly gay person was terrified. I knew my mother well enough that she would spend every day praying that I didn’t come across that virus. She’d have worried like that.
George Michael
It puzzles me when writers say they can’t read fiction when they’re writing fiction because they don’t want to be influenced. I’m totally open to useful influence. I’m praying for it.
Laura van den Berg
My prayers are being answered for my career. These are prayers I’ve been praying for as a kid.
Andra Day
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
What I miss today more than anything else – I don’t go to church as much anymore – but that old-time religion, that old singing, that old praying which I love so much. That is the great strength of my being, of my writing.
Ernest Gaines
I hope we can see African American characters as the diva, as the villain, and also as the praying mother. We are all of those things. We tended to only be the best friend or the neighbor in everybody’s sitcom.
Angela Robinson
Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.
Lionel Blue
There’s something about the idea of writing, and thinking about writing as a form of prayer – the way as a writer you call out into the world and throw your words into the world. You’re not praying to a god, but you’re almost conjuring a reader to arrive. That’s what books do: they’re an invitation to readers.
Ruth Ozeki
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
I feel like people are now praying for some authenticity and some human touch to music. There’s no simpler outlet to that than guitar and piano.
Mura Masa
This disease, called COVID 19, will be over much sooner than you think. Christian people all over this country, praying, have overwhelmed it.
Kenneth Copeland
Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?
Lily Tomlin
I’ve noticed that worrying is like praying for what you don’t want to happen.
Robert Downey, Jr.
I know there are people who are praying for my downfall, but they’re going to be like, ‘Wow, Xan’s actually an artist.’
Lil Xan
Are you living for the things you are praying for?
Austin Phelps
When we are truly praying, then we can begin to see Christ in our neighbour; when we are really praying, we can begin to live for the Father.
Basil Hume
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
I want to talk about God in a literary way. But I think I would have a very hard time praying to God.
Jonathan Safran Foer
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
Social networking sites are an easy way to insult people. People have sent me messages saying that they are praying for me to get injured. Such messages are not nice, because I love playing football: I love playing for my club; I love playing football for Ghana.
Kevin-Prince Boateng
I don’t spend a lot of money on clothes, which is weird because I am a fashion model, but when it comes to the new collections coming out, I am just praying designers send it to me for free.
Irina Shayk
I’ve come to realize I’m more spiritual than I am religious. What I mean by this: As far as praying to God goes, I’m more about looking inside for inner guidance – tapping into our own abundantly powerful inner resources – which, I suppose, is where some might say God does indeed reside.
Karen Salmansohn
When I really discovered who God was and had a firm relationship with him my junior year of college, I journaled constantly. All day long. I had boxes of journals. They were really just love letters to God, just thanking him and praying out loud and telling him my desires.
Ainsley Earhardt
Instead of getting angry at somebody for opposing you on something, you’re just praying for them. You just pray blessings on them, blessings on their family.
Sam Brownback
Although both sides of my family were religious, I was

Although both sides of my family were religious, I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith. I did not really rebel against it, but then, as today, I disliked organized religion. I have a strange inhibition about praying with others.
Georg Solti
In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings, praying for strength and realizing that our lives have a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find out what that is and express it, was the only way I could have gotten through it.
Marlo Thomas
When people pray to ask for things they want, isn’t it basically an act of mistrust in their god. For if god already has a plan in mind for you, why are you praying to change the plan in the first place?
Uday Chopra
As for our great King, when we venture into His presence, let us have a purpose there. Let us beware of playing at praying; it is insolence toward God.
Charles Spurgeon
I always start my New Year at church with my family. I see it as a fresh beginning – like a new chance we get to renew our lives, perhaps? Starting it by praying gives me a lot of hope for the future.
Nivin Pauly
I am 55 years old now. It takes three years to write one book. I don’t know how many books I will be able to write before I die. It is like a countdown. So with each book I am praying – please let me live until I am finished.
Haruki Murakami
I’ve had a Hindu upbringing. There’s a lot about it I think is cool. Temples are amazing. It’s a nice vibe when people are praying. And there’s lots about it where I understand why they believe those things. But I’m not practising.
Romesh Ranganathan
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 grew up as a Muslim. I went to an Islamic elementary school. Most of my community was Muslim, so I grew up praying five times a day.
Ishmael Beah
I thought they loved me, and they would scarcely have known it if I had died. All through our troubles, I was comforted with the thought that the brethren in Maulmain and America were praying for us, and they have never once thought of us.
Adoniram Judson
I spent every day just praying that I didn’t look like a big dork on camera.
Lara Flynn Boyle
I have been benefited by praying for others; for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself.
Samuel Rutherford
Shooting a film is like a kismet quest. You have thirty days and you need magic to happen. So that’s why I wear suits. I’m praying to the gods, and I’m doing everything I can to respect the powers of the world.
Mike Mills
I studied a truckload of true crime, praying for illumination, but most true crime relies on luridness and voyeurism for effect.
Poe Ballantine
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
I don’t walk around with a bible or preach to people and I don’t want to disturb my team-mates on match days by praying in the dressing room, so I do that at the hotel before I leave. I respect their way of life and do not insist that my way is best. I have not tried to convert anybody.
Jay-Jay Okocha
Praying doesn’t mean repeating a prayer.
Juanes
Every time someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen – that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion. So we’re still praying to their gods.
Whitley Strieber
If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
Thomas Szasz
As a Catholic, I find mindfulness helps me participate in my religion more wholeheartedly. If you are praying the rosary, participating in the rituals at Mass, or listening to the priest preach, you will actually be paying attention! Whatever your religion is, it can enhance the experience of participating in that religion.
Tim Ryan
With Ciel and with Rex, I said ‘no epidural.’ I recovered, I was walking right after I had them, just did a lot of praying all through my pregnancy that they would be healthy and my deliveries would go without a problem. I was really blessed.
Niki Taylor
I’ve always believed in the power of prayer. One prayer can accomplish more than a thousand plans. That isn’t a magic formula, but it’s an idea that if you pray, keep praying and then praying some more.
Mark Batterson
I have a whole regimen to my day: my vocal warm-ups, my prayers, my meditations… I pray three times a day. I try to have a real experience praying, not just do it. I really get deep into the idea and really try to get somewhere with it, to have an in-depth understanding of the idea.
Matisyahu
I do destroy men on a weekly basis. It’s like a hobby. I’m like a praying mantis.
Kesha
Seeing a man praying to Allah is enough for some people to assume he is a terrorist.
Damian Lewis
The whole house came up and I came up with it… I was just praying to the Lord to take care of me.
Willie Nelson
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
I am not insulted by billions of Christians, Muslims and Jews believing there is a God and praying to this nonexistent deity on a regular basis.
Tariq Ali