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I first began to read religious books at school, and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old; and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer.
Francis W. Newman
The joining of the whole congregation in prayer has something exceedingly solemn and affecting in it.
Karl Philipp Moritz
There's something about the idea of writing, and thinking about writing as a form of prayer - the way as a writer you call out into the world and throw your words into the world. You're not praying to a god, but you're almost conjuring a reader to arrive. That's what books do: they're an invitation to readers.
The soul is a muscle, and it needs to be exercised a little every day. Say a morning prayer just to say something.
'Safe Harbor' is a state of mind... it's the place - in reality or metaphor - to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song.
Our real work is prayer. What good is the cold iron of our frantic little efforts unless first we heat it in the furnace of our prayer? Only heat will diffuse heat.
If a prayer is the way we talk to God, if a million people pray, that's got to be one big message.
I so earnestly believe that prayer can be helpful and guide you and protect you and inspire you. I mean, I'm in awe.
I lived in Saudi Arabia in the late 1970s. It was, for a Westerner, pretty idyllic. There were the religious police; there were the rules; there were the prayer times. But it was as if we were existing in two separate universes. The Westerners were just allowed to get on with their way of life.
When you're starting out as an actor, you keep raising the stakes. First, you just want to be a character who comes on stage and gets a laugh or two and exits. Just five minutes on a stage, not even Broadway. But every time you say your little prayer at night, you place more demands.
He knows the tax code as thoroughly as the pope knows the Lord's Prayer.
Inaugurals conventionally start with a history lesson and finish with a prayer.
Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he wisely refrains from saying whether they are good or bad things.
I mean, George Bush is a man of prayer. He talks to the lord. He tries to get his direction from the lord.
In rough times, pathfinders rely on work, friends, humor and prayer. They develop a support network.
I'll tell you right now. I'm for prayer in school.
When I pray, I pray believing that God will speak to me and give me an answer to that prayer. That's what a calling is. If I pray, a calling means that I feel like I have a sense from God.
Every sincere prayer is heard and answered by our Heavenly Father, but the answers we receive may not be what we expect or come to us when we want or in the way we anticipate.
David A. Bednar
Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy.
Patients describing the benefits of prayer often talk about how it provides a sense of well being.
I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
The traditional religious right's failure to restore public-school prayer or pass an antiabortion constitutional amendment has likely helped fuel the spread of the more extreme dominionist school.
With agents, I've learned to bring them into the process when I feel confident. You're the only one that can really know what's right for your career. You're on a wing and a prayer through most of it.
I used to have a little silent prayer: 'Dear God, let my ability to get work be the same as my celebrity.' That would be a hard burden: to be a household name and not be able to get work.
John F. Kennedy
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