… All I know is that prayer constructs a velvet bridge
And walking it we are aloft, as on a springboard,
Above landscapes the color of ripe gold
Transformed by a magic stopping of the sun.
– Czeslaw Milosz, Polish Author
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when,
whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
– Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
– G. E. Lessing, German writer and philosopher
Listening is the beginning of prayer.
– Mother Teresa
Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere,
there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage,
and you will understand that prayer is an education.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
…there is a God, there always has been. I see him here, in the eyes of the people in this [hospital] corridor of desperation.
This is the real house of God, this is where those who have lost God will find Him…
there is a God, there has to be, and now I will pray,
I will pray that He will forgive that I have neglected Him all of these years,
forgive that I have betrayed, lied, and sinned with impunity
only to turn to Him now in my hour of need. I pray that He is as merciful,
benevolent, and gracious as His book says He is.
– Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
To be present is to be prayerful.
– Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Prayer is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings.
– Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople
Thousands of Muslims in Orange County, California,
came together to pray in Angels Stadium to observe Eid al-Adha, a major Islamic
holiday celebrating the culmination of the annual pilgrimage, Hajj,
which brings together millions of Muslims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.