To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
You are the answer to every prayer I've offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don't know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Without Words Prayer
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Give Heart Act
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Prayer Prays Nature
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."
(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)
Humor prayers enmity
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Certain Body Moments
Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.
Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.
maya-angelou gratitude Faith
Be grateful, be smart, be clean, be true, be humble, be prayerful.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.