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1 "The power of prayer lies in its ability to soften and attune us." Alchemy, The Art of Transformation (Jay Ramsay)

2 "Prayer is not the pleading to be saved suffering; it is the pleading that one will be spared no suffering which is necessary to achieve the end one desires: unity with God and co-consciousness with all people." Rose Terlin, American editor and writer, 'Prayer and Christian Living' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

3 "The best way to pray is: stop. Let prayer pray within you, whether you know it or not. This means a deep awareness of your true inner identity." Thomas Merton Centering Prayer, Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form (M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.)

4 "Love and prayer cannot in any way be separated from each other. They are different aspects of the same divine whole." Companions on the Inner Way (Morton T. Kelsey)

5 "Only eternity will reveal the impact of our prayers on others. Prayer is one way we put the Golden rule into action." The Journey (Billy Graham)

6 "You are not separate from other beings or the environment. This understanding cannot be merely intellectual. It must be experiential, the insight gained by deep touching and deep looking in a daily life of prayer, contemplation, and meditation." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

7 "We pray because we were made for prayer, and God draws us out by breathing himself in." P. T. Forsyth Living Quotations for Christians (Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors)

8 "Reciting a lot of words is not prayer. Love is the real prayer. It is effective instantly." A Course in Miracles - A Gift For All Mankind (Tara Singh)

9 "Meditation is the inexpressible longing of the inner man for the Infinite." H. P. Blavatsky The Mental Body (Arthur E. Powell)

10 "The practices of prayer and meditation help us touch the most valuable seeds that are within us, and they put us in contact with the ground of our being." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

11 "Ultimately, prayer is done not out of self-interest but as a service, as a means of fulfilling the great purpose for which we were brought into being." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

12 "This planet is going to make some decisions soon…..As you go about your life, for a thousand moments every day, hold this planet in your awareness. See it glowing with wonder, power, love, peace, harmony and wholeness. See it safe beyond the limitations and chaos the mind of man has created. See all the boundaries dissolving and see nothing but a sphere of energy, unified, beautiful, clear, joined, uplifted. The planet needs your help." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

13 "Our Shepherd…nurtures us in the quiet, prayerful solitude of our own heart." Rejoice in Me (David E. Rosage)

14 "Through prayer we can work miracles in our lives. We have so much more power than we are using yet – to heal disease, repair relationships, reconcile nations, protect our cities, and transform our world." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

15 "Pray for all human hearts to be awakened as fast and as fully as possible to their source in the heart of light, the Father-Mother." Son of Man, The Mystical Path to Christ (Andrew Harvey)

16 "God tirelessly calls each person to that mysterious encounter known as prayer." Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

17 "Behold, I say to you, Ask firmly and you shall receive; seek trustingly and you shall find; knock earnestly, the door will open up." ch. 137, v. 14 Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (Leo W. Dowling)

18 "May we be blessed to grow together in increasing awareness, to bring a new consciousness to the world, and to experience true peace in our time." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

19 "People say to me, 'how can I pray for another?' It's really very simple. Sit down and surround the person you are thinking of with love. Love him. Love her. Feel this love through your whole being. Then right thoughts and right words and right ideas will come to you. The real work is done when you start loving." Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved (Jack and Cornelia Addington)

20 “When we adore the God of harmony, we shall know the inner mystery of life.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

21 "As you pray, feel a Oneness, a unity in all life where there is no separation, for all is One." The Spirit of Findhorn (Eileen Caddy)

22 "Will the Old Mother who guides the birds and animals, and teaches them to care for their young, and to build the simple nests and dens of their kind, will She remain silent to the need of the noblest of her creatures?" Healing: The Divine Art (Manly P. Hall)

23 "Memorise and use at all times, when swept by illusory fears and needless foreboding, the following formula or prayer: 'Let reality govern my every thought, and truth be the master of my life." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

24 "Now, you can demonstrate the power of God. Have faith in God…God hears the prayer of faith and when you ask in faith you shall receive." ch. 153, v. 6 & 8 Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (Leo W. Dowling)

25 "Indeed, no one ever sincerely cries for light in vain." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite