Quotes about Prayer-Joy


Prayer (this side of heaven) will always be hard and will always take discipline, but when I see it as a means to communion with God, it feels more like a “get to” than a “have to.”


And infallible test of godly joy is the degree to which a believer prays more earnestly for the benefit and blessing of others than for his own.


Lack of joy reveals itself in three ways: in negative thoughts and talk about others, in a lack of concern for their welfare, and in the failure to intercede on their behalf. Joyless believers are self-centered, selfish, proud, and often vengeful, and their self-centeredness inevitably manifests itself in prayerlessness.


Prayer is God’s appointed way to fullness of joy because it is the vent of the inward burnings of our heart for Christ. If we had no vent, if we could not commune with Him in response to His Word, we would be miserable indeed.

Recommended Books

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

Tim Keller

Praying Backwards: Transform Your Prayer Life by Beginning in Jesus’ Name

Bryan Chapell

The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer

E.M. Bounds