In the primitive church were not prayers simple, unpremeditated, united; prayers of the well-taught apostle; prayers of the accomplished scholar; prayers of the rough but fervent peasant; prayers of the new and zealous convert; prayers which importuned and wrestled with an instant and irrepressible urgency; were they not an essential part of that religion, which holy fire had kindled; and which daily supplications alone could fan?
Tom turned in without the added vexation of prayers.
Whether you voted for him or not, whether you supported the new leaders of Congress or not, they're our president, they're our Congress, they need our prayers, they need our support.bobby jindal
Jerry Falwell knows who caused the terrorist attack on America: the ACLU. “The ACLU’s got to take a lot of blame for this,” he declared on the 700 Club, because, he explained, the ACLU, abetted by the federal courts is responsible for “throwing God out of the public square (and) the public schools.”This is a familiar charge and a false one. God is still present in the public schools, where students are free to pray, alone or in groups, so long as their prayers aren’t officially sponsored and don’t infringe on anyone’s freedom not to pray.wendy kaminer
They tell us of the fixed laws of nature! but who dares maintain that He who fixed these laws cannot use them for the purpose of answering His people's prayers?william mackergo taylor
The gods' most savage curses come upon us as answers to our own prayers, you know.lois mcmaster bujold
No signs of life are here: the very prayers Inscribed around are in a language dead.Emma Lazarus
One who considers the prayers to be insignificant and trivial is not from me. By Allah! He shall never come close to me at the pool of Kauthar.
My fire was in all its glory about midnight, and, having made a bark shed to shelter me from the rain and partially dry my clothing, I had nothing to do but look and listen and join the trees in their hymns and prayers.john muir
Bear in mind, children, that they listen to you because you are kids not because you are right. That's how our Father listens to us ... We never understand what we're praying, and God, in His mercy, does not answer our prayers according to our understanding, but according to His wisdom.rich mullins
Certain thoughts are prayers . There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers .
My prayers Are not words duly hallow'd nor my wishes More worth than empty vanities; yet prayers and wishes Are all I can return.william shakespeare
Well, if my wind were but long enough to say my prayers, I would repent.william shakespeare
Grant folly's prayers that hinder folly's wish, And serve the ends of wisdom.george eliot
Ah! well it is for us that God is a loving Father, who takes our very prayers and thanksgivings rather for what we mean than for what they are; just as parents smile on the trailing weeds that their ignorant little ones bring them for flowers.
Good prayers never come creeping home. I am sure I shall receive what I ask for or what I should ask.
Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform a that, then they save their lives an property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah."
The position of prayers with respect to religion is similar to that of the head with respect to the body.
The soul sins therefore because, while aiming at good, it makes mistakes about the good, because it is not primary essence. And we see many things done by the Gods to prevent it from making mistakes and to heal it when it has made them. Arts and sciences, curses and prayers, sacrifices and initiations, laws and constitutions, judgments and punishments, all came into existence for the sake of preventing souls from sinning; and when they are gone forth from the body, Gods and spirits of purification cleanse them of their sins.
It is duty of men to perform the sacrifice and thus give the gods something they want, enjoy, and profit from. In return it is the duty of the gods to respond to the sacrificers prayers for favors by granting those favors, which most often are for victory over enemies, wealth and numerous offspring.
Principles are like prayers, noble of course...but awkward at a party.