Quoty: quotes tagged with 'prayer' Quoty search results for tag: prayer http://www.quoty.org/tag/prayer She prayed for me because she believed I was bl...She prayed for me because she believed I was blind to sin, wanting me to kneel and pray too, because people to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them salvation is just words too

Author: William Faulkner, Source: As I Lay Dying
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When Iím in a sober mood, I worry grumble and t...When Iím in a sober mood, I worry grumble and think. // When Iím in a drunken mood, I gamble play and drink.//But when my moods are over, and my time has come to pass,//I hope Iím buried upside-down so the world can kiss my ass.

Author: n/a, Source: Irish Blessing
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A Prayer Before Study † Ineffable Creator, Who,...A Prayer Before Study

Ineffable Creator,

Who, from the treasures of Your wisdom,

has established three hierarchies of angels,

has arrayed them in marvelous order

above the fiery heavens,

and has marshaled the regions

of the universe with such artfl skill,

You are proclaimed

the true font of light and wisdom,

and the primal origin

raised high beyond all things.

Pour forth a ray of Your brightness

into the darknened places of my mind;

disperse from my soul

the twofold darkness

into which I was born:

sin and ignorance.

You make eloquent the tongues of infants.

Refine my speech

and pour forth upon my lips

the goodness of Your blessing.

Grant to me

keenness of mind,

capacity to remember,

skill in learning,

subtlety to interpret,

and eloquence in speech.

May You

guide the beginning of my work,

direct its progress,

and bring it to completion.

You Who are true God and tru Man,

Who live and reign, world without end.


Author: Thomas Aquinas, Source: Raccolta #764, Pius XI Studiorum Ducem, 1923
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Author: Karleen Koen, Source: Through a Glass Darkly
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The time of business does not with me differ fr...The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clutter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the Blessed Sacrament.

Author: Brother Lawrence, Source: Practicing The Presence of God
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You who pray sometimes, why not pray more regul...You who pray sometimes, why not pray more regularly, more often, more devoutly? Is time so precious, life so short, or faith so scant? . . . Do you pray occasionally when you should be praying regularly, often, constantly? . . . Do you just speak, or do you also listen? . . . Do you give thanks or merely ask for favors?

Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: "Prayer, New Era," Mar. 1978, 17
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Lord, if any have to die this day, let it be me...Lord, if any have to die this day, let it be me, for I am ready.

Author: Billy Bray, Source: Unknown
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It becomes Christians to pray for peace and qui...It becomes Christians to pray for peace and quiet, but not to abandon steadfast faith and truth, even at the peril of death.

Author: Ambrose of Milan, Source: Unknown
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I asked for wisdom... And God gave me problems ...I asked for wisdom...
And God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity...
And God gave me brains and the strength to work.
I asked for courage...
And God gave me danger to overcome.
I asked for love...
And God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favors...
And God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.
My Prayer has been answered.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Unknown
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For prayers to be efficacious, they must be in ...For prayers to be efficacious, they must be in harmony with the plan of heaven. The prayer of faith bears fruit when such harmony exists, and this harmony exists when prayers are inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Author: Keith B. McMullin, Source: ďOur Path of Duty,Ē Ensign, May 2010, 15
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Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enou...Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.† Build me a son, whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know Thee -- and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge. Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail. Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men, one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past. And, after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the weakness of true strength. Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, "I have not lived in vain."

Author: Douglas MacArthur, Source: prayer for his son, 1942
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4. Closely related to this example is the perso...4. Closely related to this example is the person who has a strong desire to be led by the Spirit of the Lord but unwisely extends that strength to the point of desiring to be led in all things. A desire to be led by the Lord is a strength, but it needs to be accompanied by an understanding that our Heavenly Father leaves many decisions for our personal choices. Personal decision making is one of the sources of the growth we are meant to experience in mortality. Persons who try to shift all decision making to the Lord and plead for revelation in every choice will soon find circumstances where they pray for guidance and don't receive it. For example, this is likely to occur in those numerous circumstances where the choices are trivial or w here either choice is acceptable. We should study things out in our minds, using the reasoning powers our Creator has placed within us. Then we should pray for guidance and act upon it if we receive it, and upon our best judgment if we do not. Persons who persist in seeking revelatory guidance on subjects on which the Lord has not chosen to direct us may concoct an answer out of their own fantasy or bias, or they may even receive an answer through the medium of false revelation. Revelation from God is a sacred reality, but like other sacred things it must be cherished and used properly so that a great strength does not become a disabling weakness.

Author: Elder Oaks, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=7087
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Prayers and feasting upon the word of God are t...Prayers and feasting upon the word of God are two elements of a heavenward attitude that will also enhance your work ethic and your willingness to serve and lift others. It will help you to carry Church responsibilities with the willingness to magnify your callings without trying to magnify yourself. With this divine attitude you will be more concerned about†how you serve rather than†where you serve. King Benjamin taught, "I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17). And we do this by "lift[ing] up the hands which hang down" (Hebrews 12:12).

Author: DIETER F. UCHTDORF, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=4534&x=59&y=4
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"The constant exercise of our faith by lofty th..."The constant exercise of our faith by lofty thinking, prayer, devotion, and acts of righteousness is just as essential to spiritual health as physical exercise is to the health of the body. Like all priceless things, faith, if lost, is hard to regain. Eternal vigilance is the price of our faith. In order to retain our faith we must keep ourselves in tune with our Heavenly Father by living in accordance with the principles and ordinances of the gospel."†

Author: O. Leslie Stone, Source: "The Constant Exercise of Our Faith", July 1973, Ensign pg 59
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Not all lessons will be learned in the classroo...Not all lessons will be learned in the classroom. The most important ones will be learned as you are on your knees. Some will distill in your mind and heart as you seek to use this experience as one of establishing the right balance in your life. Here you will set the priorities of life. Will they be primarily material or spiritual? Do they continue to center on service, or are they drifting toward selfishness?

Author: RICHARD G. SCOTT , Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=7055
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