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Quotes of the Day for 12 September 2001 – Prayer

My reactions to yesterday morning's atrocities at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are numerous, as the story dominates our attention and continues to develop it is likely to suggest my choices of quotes through the week. But for now I'm going to take the advice of a reader who suggested that Prayer is the proper response - and for most of us it should be our first response.

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The quotes:

Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.
     - John Bunyan, 1628 - 1688

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
     - Martin Luther, 1483 - 1546

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
     - Mohandas Gandhi

Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
     - Morris Adler

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
     - Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885

I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
     - Mark Twain

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