Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise.
—Richard Rohr from Radical Grace: Daily Meditations
True, whole prayer is
nothing but love.
— St. Augustine
At the heart of silence is prayer.
At the heart of prayer is faith.
At the heart of faith is life.
At the heart of life is service.
— Mother Teresa of Calcutta
A man prayed and, at first, he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until, in the end, he realized that prayer is listening.
— Soren Kierkegaard
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.
— Abraham Joshua Heschel
When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father Who is in secret; and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you. And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask them.
God’s frequency is silence. It gives reality to the verse from Romans promising that “..the spirit prays in us with sighs too deep for words.”
— Linda R. Douty from “Getting from Sunday to Monday” / ExploreFaith.org
When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing – nothing.
— Saint Francis of Assisi
Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer.
— Terri Guillemets
Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God.
— Philip Henry