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National Prayer Day Quotations

Although National Prayer Day has come under attack since it began, it is still celebrated across the country. It's a day when we should all pray for our nation, our wants, our needs, and simply to be thankful for everything that we have. These quotes are in celebration of the day.

Why Should We Not Pray to Our Mother Who Art in Heaven, As Well As to Our Father?
Susan B. Anthony, Headline
In religion, which we shall call dynamic, prayer is independent of its verbal expression; it is an elevation of soul that can dispense with speech.
Henri Bergson, translated by Ashley Audra and Cloudesley Brereton
Before prayer, give to charity.
The Bratzlaver, "The Hasidic Anthology"
God answers all our prayers. Sometimes the answer is yes. Sometimes the answer is no. Sometimes the answer is, you've got to be kidding!
Jimmy Carter, Larry King television interview
When I pray for something, I do not pray; when I pray for nothing, I really pray.... To pray for anything except God might be called idolatry.
Meister Eckhart, "Meister Eckhart: A Modern Translation". translated by R. B. Blakney
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables". translated by Charles E. Wilbour
Prayer is a marvelous and necessary supplement of our feeble efforts, but it is a dangerous substitute.
Martin Luther King, Jr, "Strength of Love"
To spend more time in learning is better than spending more time in praying.
Muhammad, "The Sayings of Muhammad". translated by Abdullah Al-Suhrawardy
In presence of God we speak too much; we do not listen enough.
Joseph Roux, "Meditations of a Parish Priest". translated by Isabel F. Hapgood
An act of goodness surpasses a thousand prayers.
Sa'di, "The Maxims of Sa'di". translated by Mehdi Nakosteen
He listens equally to the prayers of the believer and the unbeliever.
Henry David Thoreau, Journal
You can't pray a lie.
Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
Oscar Wilde, "An Ideal Husband"
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