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    Pray to be perfect, though material leaven
    Forbid the spirit so on earth to be;
    But if for any wish thou darest not pray,
    Then pray to God to cast that wish away.

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He prayeth best who loveth best
All things, both great and small.

He prayeth best who loveth best
All things, both great and small.

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Yet then from all my grief, O Lord,
Thy mercy set me free,
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Yet then from all my grief, O Lord,
Thy mercy set me free,
Whilst in the confidence of pray'r
My soul took hold on thee.
- Joseph Addison,

by Joseph Addison Found in: Prayer Quotes,
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And from the prayer of Want, and plaint of Woe,
O never, never turn away their ear!
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And from the prayer of Want, and plaint of Woe,
O never, never turn away their ear!
Forlorn, in this bleak wilderness below,
Ah! what were man, should Heaven refuse to hear!

by James Beattie Found in: Prayer Quotes,
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Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.

by Diana Robinson Found in: God Quotes, Prayer Quotes,
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Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,
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Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,
and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

by Bible Found in: Prayer Sayings, General Sayings,
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The saints will aid if men will call:
For the blue sky bends over all.

The saints will aid if men will call:
For the blue sky bends over all.

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Just my vengeance complete,
The man sprang to his feet,
Stood erect, caught at God's skirts, and read more

Just my vengeance complete,
The man sprang to his feet,
Stood erect, caught at God's skirts, and prayed!
So, I was afraid!

by Robert Browning Found in: Prayer Quotes,
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If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

by Meister Eckhart Found in: Prayer Quotes,
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God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
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God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in 't.

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