Prayer Quotes

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.

Charles Spurgeon

I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayer.

From 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18:  “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote

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A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right.  A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice.  A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.

From Amos 5:23-24:  “Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps.  But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

From Luke 6:27-28:  “But I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today.  We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.

There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) remains one of America’s most influential voices in the public arena of civil rights.  These quotes came from a speech given at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 (almost exactly a year before his tragic assassination).  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

There is within human nature an amazing potential for goodness.

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right.  A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice.  A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for which is true.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Love is the most durable power in the world.  This creative force is the most potent instrument available in mankind’s quest for peace and security.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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If you can’t be a sun, be a star.  For it isn’t by size that you win or fail.  Be the best of whatever you are.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness.  We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.

The words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) continue to reverberate around the world.  In America, we honor his vision of peace, understanding, and justice on the third Monday of every January.  May we all continue to strive for a world filled with the power of love.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote

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Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.

From Matthew 5:43-44:  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’   But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Motivational Words

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

 

Nadia Comaneci

I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid.  Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.