quotes tagged with 'prayer'

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 DyingSaved by l1nds4y in religion sin prayer redemption 3 months ago[save this] [permalink]

When Im in a sober mood, I worry grumble and think. // When Im in a drunken mood, I gamble play and drink.//But when my moods are over, and my time has come to pass,//I hope Im buried upside-down so the world can kiss my ass.

Author: n/a, Source: Irish BlessingSaved by l1nds4y in prayer death funny 4 months ago[save this] [permalink]

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.



Amen.

Author: Thomas Aquinas, Source: Raccolta #764, Pius XI Studiorum Ducem, 1923Saved by tabe218 in prayer study thomasaquinas 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Author: Karleen Koen, Source: Through a Glass DarklySaved by suslyn in prayer lordsprayer 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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 GodSaved by robshieldsis in prayer busyness quiettime 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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, 17Saved by davejames99 in prayer 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Lord, if any have to die this day, let it be me, for I am ready.

Author: Billy Bray, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in prayer death dying EDS billybray 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in truth faith peace peril prayer death ambroseofmilan 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in danger problem strength opportunity wisdom prosperity courage prayer needs wants anonymous EDS favor 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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: Our Path of Duty, Ensign, May 2010, 15Saved by davejames99 in prayer 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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