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5 Quotes on Prayer from Billy Graham

“We will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
-Acts 6:4

“When Billy Graham was asked about the most important steps in preparing for an evangelistic outreach, he always answered that there were three things that mattered most: Prayer, prayer and prayer.” —Cliff Barrows

Here are 5 more quotes from Billy Graham on prayer.


“In the morning, prayer is the key that opens to us the treasures of God’s mercies and blessings; in the evening, it is the key that shuts us up under His protection and safeguard.”

(Till Armageddon, Word, 1981)


“True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. Make it a habit, and when the need arises you will be in practice.”

(Hope for the Troubled Heart, Word, 1991)


“Have you ever said, ‘Well, all we can do now is pray’? … When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.”

(Hope for the Troubled Heart, Word, 1991)


“We are to pray in times of adversity,
lest we become faithless and unbelieving.

We are to pray in times of prosperity,
lest we become boastful and proud.

We are to pray in times of danger,
lest we become fearful and doubting.

We are to pray in times of security,
lest we become self-sufficient.”

(Day by Day, World Wide, 1965)


“This should be the motto of every follower of Jesus Christ. No matter how dark and hopeless a situation might seem, never stop praying. ”

(Hope for the Troubled Heart, Word, 1991)

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  1. Edna Duvenage says:

    Thank you Billy Graham and Amen .I agree wholeheartedly about prayer,prayer,prayer .it should be first nature to a Christian .I am enjoying your Billy Graham crusades which I watch every Saturday on Tv in S.A. am true My inspired at all your preaching.May God continue to bless you always

  2. Anna Harjo says:

    I Love Rev. Billy Graham!!! I remember when we were very little, my Mother would sit us all down and we would listen by radio and or by tv to your shows on Saturday and on Sunday nights!!! It became habit for us! I have 5 Brother’s and 4 Sister’s!! I must say, we all still love your re-run shows as if we were told to right there with you!!!????????

  3. Derrick Clarke says:

    Prayer is a gem that anyone can possess. I have always prayed and my prayers have been answered at all times. What is important is the will of God. We must accept and be patient.

  4. Sarah Thornburg says:

    I think I am a member, but want to make sure, Billy Graham , we need you more than ever in these troubled times. I thank GOD for your work.

  5. Joe Taylor says:

    Thank you for loving God.

  6. Gert Zandbergh says:


  7. Ronald Crawford says:

    I am so proud of this Man Of God. He inspires my walk with God and my faith in GOD and my practice to prayer. His faithfulness to God was so unwavering, l believe had it not been for his example of leadership this world would had been lessened by much more immorality. All the souls that were converted throughout his crusades made a great impact not only on America but on this whole World. I will forever be grateful, Billy Graham, for your immovable love for God and for his creation, (Mankind). Rest in peace for you have truly kept the faith and finished your course. Now I want you all to pray my strength in the Lord.

  8. Doug Prather says:

    The day you have waited for so long has finally arrived. I can only imagine the Glory that heaven will greet you with.

  9. Cindy Hudson says:

    Prayer and belief in the God of the Holy Bible is what our country desperately needs right now.
    I thank God so much for the life of Reverend Billy Graham and for his years of dedication to leading people to faith in Jesus.

  10. Baraka Mtanga says:

    We encourage the family in this sorrowful time. May the Holy hover everybody with peace and consolation. Prayer is the only way to renew our hope.

  11. Marsha Davis says:

    I have always prayed to our Heavenly Father, through His son, our King and Savior, Jesus Christ. Everyone in our Church is now praying directly to Jesus. Did Billy Graham do that?

    1. bglibrary says:

      Hi Marsha,
      For answers from Billy Graham on the topic of prayer, we encourage you to visit this site: https://billygraham.org/grow-your-faith/topics/christian-living/prayer/

  12. Michael Kilonzo Pius says:

    Blessed beyond measure by these Godly quotes.

  13. Govardhan says:

    thank you lord….
    giving this great man……

  14. Pastor Noel Sithole says:

    Dr. Billy Graham has been hero for decades.

  15. Shay Williams says:

    Blessings. My twin sister and I have been called to full time ministry with a Hollywood prayer ministry. It HASN’T been easy but we are persevering. Please pray with us. God’s blessings to the Graham family. We love Billy Graham.

  16. Dorothy Leigh Painter says:

    Watched Billy Graham a long time listening to him that made me realize something was missing in my life as I was trying to find it took years but in 2000 I finally Found was missing out on …..I asked God if he was REAL and He let me know “I SURE AM ❤️“

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