prayer

A Quote by Elaine Cannon on confession, desires, god, life, and prayer

Through prayer, our free agency is used to admit and confess our deep desire to have God's help in our lives.

Elaine Cannon

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A Quote by Edward Young on heaven and prayer

Prayer ardent opens heaven.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 721.

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A Quote by Edward Grimsley on children, cinema, cleverness, entertainment, evil, government, language, people, prayer, television, vulgarity, and wonder

People who knowingly select movies and television programs featuring foul language deserve exactly what they get. . . . Many people will wonder why governments that are clever enough to devise ways to shield children from the dangers of prayer in the classroom should not be clever enough to shield them from the evils of vulgarity in entertainment.

Edward Grimsley

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A Quote by Captain Edward "Eddie" Vernon Rickenbacker on business, day, drinking, experience, facts, food, hunger, meetings, organize, prayer, and water

. . . we saw nothing in the way of searching planes or ships. . . . the second day out we organized little evening and morning prayer meetings. . . . Frankly and humbly we prayed for our deliverance. After the oranges were gone, we experienced terrific pangs of hunger, and we prayed for food. We had a couple of little fish lines with hooks about the size of the end of my little finger, but no bait. Were it not for the fact that I have seven witnesses, I wouldn't dare tell this story because it seems so fantastic. Within an hour after prayer meeting on the eighth day, a sea gull came out of nowhere and landed on my head. I reached up my hand very gently and got him. We wrung his head, feathered him, carved up his carcass and ate every bit, even the little bones. We distributed and used his innards for bait. Captain Cherry caught a little mackerel about six or eight inches long and I caught a little speckled sea bass about the same size, so we had food for a couple of days. . . . That night we ran into our first rainstorm. Usually you try to avoid a black squall, but in this case we made it our business to get into it and catch water for drinking. . . . Later we were able to catch more water and build up our supply. . . .

Eddie Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973)

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on achievement, body, disease, effort, failure, force, melancholy, men, mind, prayer, serenity, spirit, strength, and therapy

Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy had failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer. Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strength.

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on body, influence, mind, prayer, relationships, and understanding

The influence of prayer on the human mind and body is as demonstrable as that of secreting glands. Its results can be measured in terms of increased physical buoyancy, greater intellectual vigor, moral stamina, and a deeper understanding of the realities underlying human relationship.

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on achievement, body, garden, justice, maturity, mind, people, personality, personality, prayer, spirit, understanding, and words

Too many people regard prayer as a formalized routine of words, a refuge for weaklings, or a childish petition for material things. We sadly undervalue prayer when we conceive it in these terms, just as we should underestimate rain by describing it as something that fills the birdbath in our garden. Properly understood, prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality - the ultimate integration of man's highest faculties. Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strengths.

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on action, beginning, fear, grace, habits, humility, journeys, life, obligation, observation, prayer, pride, selfishness, sincerity, and soul

If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquillity of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. Within the depths of consciousness a flame kindles. And man sees himself. He discovers his selfishness, his silly pride, his fears, his greeds, his blunders. He develops a sense of moral obligation, intellectual humility. Thus begins a journey of the soul toward the realm of grace. . . . [Continued]

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on brothers, god, grace, modesty, needs, prayer, self-denial, suffering, and time

Man offers himself to God. He stands before Him like the canvas before the painter or the marble before the sculptor. At the same time he asks for His grace, expresses his needs and those of his brothers in suffering. Such a type of prayer demands complete renovation. The modest, the ignorant, and the poor are more capable of this self-denial than the rich and the intellectual.

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on consequences, decisions, life, needs, people, prayer, and trouble

"Protect me from knowing what I don't need to know. Protect me from even knowing what I don't need to know. Protect me from knowing there are things to know that I don't know. Protect me from knowing that I decided not to know about the things that I decided not to know about them. Amen" That's it. It's what you pray silently inside yourself anyway, so you might as well have it out in the open. "Lord, Lord, Lord. Protect me from the consequences of the above prayer. Amen." And that's it. Most of the trouble people get into in life comes from leaving out that last part.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless

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