27 Inspirational Prayer Quotes

Until just a few years ago, I felt awkward about asking others to pray for me. Now I humbly request it without hesitation because (1) I rely upon mercy and grace, and (2) I experience its blessings. Prayer with words and without them is an integral part of my spiritual journey and daily life. I’m sharing 27 Inspirational Prayer Quotes in hopes these pins will be pinned to Pinterest and the messages uplift and send ripples through the land during this time of suffering and stress.

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27 Inspirational Prayer Quotes as well as Reminders Why Prayer Matters

Inspirational Prayer Quotes & Reminders Why Prayer Matters

We’re in a season of unprecedented uncertainty, disruption, and devastation as COVID-19 brings suffering. When I am able, I will keep posting uplifting stories to bring comfort and peace. I know many of you pray every single day for first responders, health care workers, government leaders, pharmacists, grocery store clerks, essential businesses, neighbors, and the sick.

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27 Inspirational Prayer Quotes as well as Reminders Why It Matters

We’re in need of MORE so I hope you will join me. I frequently write and sing my prayers, and here’s one from 2014:

In addition to the quotes, you’ll find reflections from blog readers. If you would like to submit a response, leave a comment letting me know, and I’ll be happy to add it to this post.

Inspirational quote about prayer and healing from Sara Miles on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquotes #spirituality #christianity #prayer #faithquote #religion
ALL PRAYER CAN DO IS HEAL BECAUSE HEALING IS EMBEDDED IN RELATIONSHIP, AND PRAYER IS ONE OF THE DEEPEST FORMS OF RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND WITH OTHER PEOPLE. AND THROUGH RELATIONSHIP, THERE CAN BE HEALING IN THE ABSENCE OF CURE. – Sarah Miles
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During the COVID-19 Pandemic, a pause for prayer as well as faith and hope.

The Simplest Prayers

Anne Lamott quote about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #faithquote #christianity #prayer #annelamott
HERE ARE THE TWO BEST PRAYERS I KNOW: “HELP ME, HELP ME, HELP ME” AND “THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.” -Anne Lamott

“I talk to God off and on all day long. My prayers are like any conversation I would have with someone, they’re not eloquent or pretty. I figure he knows exactly what I truly feel so my prayers are more for me than for him. He doesn’t need me but boy do I need him. Prayer for me is the validation for me that my God is always there. He’s my constant, my refuge, my comforter, my protector, my confidante. He’s my everything.” -KATHY

Inspirational faith quote from John Ortberg on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #faith #spirituality #christianity
AS LONG AS WE HAVE UNSOLVED PROBLEMS, UNFULFILLED DESIRES, AND A MUSTARD SEED OF FAITH, WE HAVE ALL WE NEED FOR A VIBRANT PRAYER LIFE. -John Ortberg

Christmas Prayer

Christmas prayer - shine in me oh holy light - from Hello Lovely Studio. #christmasprayer #hellolovelystudio #prayers #christianity #faith
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a pause for prayer and faith as well as hope.
Scripture verse about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #prayer #scriptureverse #scripturequote #faith #christianity #prayers
DEVOTE YOURSELVES TO PRAYER, BEING WATCHFUL AND THANKFUL. -Colossians 4:2

“A prayer to a forgiving Savior can change dark to light and redeem a life from destruction, altering a destination.” -JOLENE

Prayer of St. Francis

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LORD, MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE: WHERE THERE IS HATRED, LET ME SOW LOVE; WHERE THERE IS INJURY, PARDON; WHERE THERE IS DOUBT, FAITH; WHERE THERE IS DESPAIR, HOPE; WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS, LIGHT’ WHERE THERE IS SADNESS, JOY. O DIVINE MASTER, GRANT THAT I MAY NOT SO MUCH SEEK TO BE CONSOLED AS TO CONSOLE, TO BE UNDERSTOOD AS TO UNDERSTAND, TO BE LOVED AS TO LOVE. FOR IT IS IN GIVING THAT WE RECEIVE, IT IS IN PARDONING THAT WE ARE PARDONED, AND IT IS IN DYING THAT WE ARE BORN TO ETERNAL LIFE. AMEN. -Prayer of St. Francis

“The most beautiful prayer to me is the honest, open and simple prayer of a child, talking to God, who he loves, about nothing special at all and heard by no one except The Father.” – CAROLE

A Prayer for Protection

Inspirational prayer from Phyllis Tickle on Hello Lovely Studio. #prayers #christianity #faithquote #spirituality #spiritualformation
KEEP WATCH, DEAR LORD, WITH THOSE WHO WORK, OR WATCH, OR WEEP THIS NIGHT, AND GIVE YOUR ANGELS CHARGE OVER THOSE WHO SLEEP. TEND THE SICK, LORD CHRIST; GIVE REST TO THE WEARY, BLESS THE DYING, SOOTHE THE SUFFERING, PITY THE AFFLICTED, SHIELD THE JOYOUS; AND ALL FOR YOUR LOVE’S SAKE. AMEN. -Phyllis Tickle
Anne Lamott quote about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #faithquote #christianity #prayer #annelamott
THE REASON “HELP” IS SUCH A GREAT PRAYER IS THAT GOD IS THE GIFT OF DESPERATION. WHEN YOU’RE IN DESPAIR, YOU’RE TEACHABLE. -Anne Lamott
Inspirational faith quote about prayer from Nadia Bolz Weber on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #faith #christianity #spirituality
WE WANT TO GO TO GOD FOR ANSWERS, BUT SOMETIMES WHAT WE GET IS GOD’S PRESENCE. -Nadia Bolz-Weber

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The Atmosphere of Prayer

Beautiful inspirational quote and prayer quote from Barbara Brown Taylor on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #christianity #prayer #quotes #faithquote #spirituality #spiritualformation
PRAYER IS HAPPENING, AND IT’S NOT NECESSARILY SOMETHING THAT I AM DOING. GOD IS HAPPENING, AND I AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT I AM IN THE MIDST. -Barbara Brown Taylor
Scripture verse about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #prayer #scriptureverse #scripturequote #faith #christianity #prayers
IS ANYONE AMONG YOU IN TROUBLE? LET THEM PRAY. IS ANYONE HAPPY? LET THEM SING SONGS OF PRAISE. James 5:13
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27 Inspirational Prayer Quotes as well as Reminders Why It Matters

“Prayer is being in the arms of the One that loves me the most without having to say a word; it’s a heart to heart conversation that only He can hear.” -CHL

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WHEN FACED WITH A CRISIS, DO THREE THINGS: BREATHE, PRAY, AND BE KIND. -Anne Lamott

Native American Prayer

Beautiful inspirational quote and Apache prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #inspirationalquote #prayers #apacheprayer #spirituality #nativeamerican
LOOKING BEHIND I AM FILLED WITH GRATITUDE – LOOKING FORWARD I AM FILLED WITH VISION – LOOKING UPWARD I AM FILLED WITH STRENGTH. AND LOOKING WITHIN, I DISCOVER PEACE. -Apache Prayer
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WHEN I SAID, MY FOOT IS SLIPPING, YOUR UNFAILING LOVE, LORD, SUPPORTED ME. WHEN ANXIETY WAS GREAT WITHIN ME, YOUR CONSOLATION BROUGHT ME JOY. Psalm 94:18-19
Scripture verse about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #prayer #scriptureverse #scripturequote #faith #christianity #prayers
I CALL ON YOU, MY GOD, FOR YOU WILL ANSWER ME; TURN YOUR EAR TO ME AND HEAR MY PRAYER. Psalm 17:6

“It gives me peace.” -Cheryl

Prayers as a Wayside Chapel

Inspirational quote about prayer by Phyllis Tickle on Hello Lovely Studio. #phyllistickle #inspiraitonalquote #prayer #christianity #spirituality #spiritualformation #faith
PRAYER IS A NONLOCATIVE, NONGEOGRAPHIC SPACE THAT ONE ENTERS AT ONE’S OWN PERIL, FOR IT HOUSES GOD DURING THOSE FEW MOMENTS OF ONE’S PRESENCE THERE, AND WHAT IS THERE WILL MOST SURELY CHANGE EVERYTHING THAT COMES INTO IT. PRAYER, ITS OPAL WALLS POLISHED TO TRANSPARENCY BY THE CENTURIES OF HANDS THAT TOUCHED THEM, IS THE TABERNACLE REALIZED AND THE WAYSIDE CHAPEL UTILIZED. -Phyllis Tickle
Anne Lamott quote about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #faithquote #christianity #prayer #annelamott
CHURCHES ARE GOOD FOR PRAYER, BUT SO ARE GARAGES AND CARS AND MOUNTAINS AND SHOWERS AND DANCEFLOORS. -Anne Lamott
Inspirational quote about faith and prayer by James Finley on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #christianity #prayer #faithquote #spiritualformation
WAYS OF PRAYER OFTEN CALL FORTH A KIND OF KNOWING THAT PASSES BEYOND CLEAR IDEAS AND THE ORDINARY WAY OF THINKING. -James Finley
Scripture verse about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #prayer #scriptureverse #scripturequote #faith #christianity #prayers
MAY MY PRAYER BE SET BEFORE YOU LIKE INCENSE. Psalm 141:2

A Puritan Prayer

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THE VALLEY OF VISION: LORD, HIGH AND HOLY, MEEK AND LOWLY, THOU HAST BROUGHT ME TO THE VALLEY OF VISION, WHERE I LIVE IN THE DEPTHS BUT SEE THEE IN THE HEIGHTS; HEMMED IN BY MOUNTAINS OF SIN I BEHOLD THY GLORY. LET ME LEARN BY PARADOX THAT THE WAY DOWN IS THE WAY UP, THAT TO BE LOW IS TO BE HIGH, THAT THE BROKEN HEART IS THE HEALED HEART, THAT THE CONTRITE SPIRIT IS THE REJOICING SPIRIT, THAT THE REPENTING SOUL IS THE VICTORIOUS SOUL, THAT TO HAVE NOTHING IS TO POSSESS ALL, THAT TO BEAR THE CROSS IS TO WEAR THE CROWN, THAT TO GIVE IS TO RECEIVE, THAT THE VALLEY IS THE PLACE OF VISION. LORD, IN THE DAYTIME STARS CAN BE SEEN FROM DEEPEST WELLS, AND THE DEEPER THE WELLS THE BRIGHTER THY STARS SHINE; LET ME FIND THY LIGHT IN MY DARKNESS, THY LIFE IN MY DEATH, THY JOY IN MY SORRY, THY GRACE IN MY SIN, THY RICHES IN MY POVERTY THY GLORY IN MY VALLEY.
Inspirational quote about silence from Cynthia Bourgeault on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #faithquote #religiousquote #christianity #spiritualformation
SOMEWHERE IN THOSE DEPTHS OF SILENCE I CAME UPON MY FIRST EXPERIENCES OF GOD AS A LOVING PRESENCE THAT WAS ALWAYS NEAR AND PRAYER AS A SIMPLE TRUST IN THAT PRESENCE. -Cynthia Bourgeault
Scripture from Isaigh 40 on Hello Lovely Studio. #isaiah #scripture #biblequote #christianity #faithquote
THE UNEVEN GROUND SHALL BECOME LEVEL, AND THE ROUGH PLACES A PLAIN. AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD SHALL BE REVEALED. Isaiah 40:4

Interceding Prayer

Scripture verse about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #prayer #scriptureverse #scripturequote #faith #christianity #prayers
IN THE SAME WAY, THE SPIRIT HELPS US IN OUR WEAKNESS. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE OUGHT TO PRAY FOR, BUT THE SPIRIT HIMSELF INTERCEDES FOR US THOUGH WORDLESS GROANS. Romans 8:26
Richard Rohr inspirational quote about faith on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirationalquote #faithquote #spirituality #richardrohr
GOD’S LIFE AND LOVE FLOW THROUGH YOU AS SOON AS YOU ARE READY TO ALLOW IT. THAT IS THE CORE MEANING OF FAITH–TO DARE TO TRUST THAT GOD COULD, WILL, AND DOES HAVE AN ETERNAL COMPASSION TOWARD YOU. -Richard Rohr

“Prayer for me is inner peace. He gives us a change of heart, and that changes everything.”  -JENNIFER

Inspirational quote from James Finley about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #prayerquote #inspirationalquote #spirituality #spiritualformation #faithquote
IN PRAYER, LIKE THE STARS BEFORE THE RISING SUN, ALL THE BURDENS OF OUR AUTONOMOUS SELF DISPERSE BEFORE THE ‘PIERCING PRESENCE’ OF GOD. GOD UNCLOTHES, UNDOES US, PRUNES AWAY EVERY BRANCH THAT DOES NOT BEAR FRUIT. -James Finley
Scripture verse about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #prayer #scriptureverse #scripturequote #faith #christianity #prayers
BE JOYFUL IN HOPE, PATIENT IN AFFLICTION, FAITHFUL IN PRAYER. Romans 12:12

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Thank you for opening your heart and mind to these varied reflections about prayer. I think prayer is often considered a passive, “nice” thing to do in situations behind our control. However, for me, it is an ongoing, active partnering with the divine.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool