Prayer is the wing wherewith the soul flies to heaven, and meditation the eye wherewith we see God. – Saint Ambrose

O God, if in the day of battle I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me. – Unattributed Author

The neglect of prayer is a grand hindrance to holiness. — John Wesley

He that loveth little prayeth little; he that loveth much prayeth much. – Saint Augustine

Between the humble and contrite heart and the majesty of Heaven there are no barriers. The only password is prayer. – Hosea Ballou

Every praying Christian will find that there is no Gethsemane without its angel. – Thomas Binney

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. – John Bunyan

The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day. — EM Bounds

Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan. – John Bunyan

And Satan trembles when he sees The weakest saint upon his knees. – William Cowper

Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer. — George Whitefield

He that will learn to pray, let him go to Sea. – George Herbert

It lightens the stroke to draw near to Him who handles the rod. – Washington Irving

Our prayers lay the track down which Gods power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails. — Watchman Nee

God warms his hands at man’s heart when he prays. – John Masefield  

Prayer pulls the rope below, and the great bell rings above in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly; others give but an occasional pluck at the rope; but he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Prayer moves the Hand which moves the world. – Rev. John Aikman Wallace

Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.  — Hudson Taylor

God does nothing except in response to believing prayer. — John Wesley

Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. — Sidlow Baxter

If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me. — Robert Murray McCheyne

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. —  Oswald Chambers

As is the business of tailors to make clothes and cobblers to make shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray. —  Martin Luther

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work. — Oswald Chambers

On persevering prayer: I look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock a hundred times without so much as a crack showing in it.  Yet at the 101st blow it splits in two.  I know it was not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone before. Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. —  E.M. Bounds

Prayer strikes the winning blow; service is simply picking up the pieces. —  S.D. Gordon 

Children do not find it difficult or complicated to talk to their parents, nor do they feel embarrassed to bring the simplest need to their attention. Neither should we hesitate to bring the simplest requests confidently to the Father.  –Richard J. Foster