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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A prayer of a dog does not reach heaven.  Spanish.  1
A short prayer ascends to heaven.  Spanish.  2
Affliction teaches a wicked man to pray, prosperity never.  Ben Jonson.  3
Apollo hears when invoked.  Latin.  4
Don’t say amen to an unacceptable prayer.  Turkish.  5
He has milka prayer, but little devotion.  6
He invokes Heaven if a flea bite him.  Latin.  7
He prayeth well who loveth well,
Both man and bird and beast;
He prayeth best who loveth best
All things both great and small.  Coleridge.
He that would learn to pray let him go to sea.  9
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.  Tennyson.  10
Much praying but no piety.  11
None can pray well but he that lives well.  12
Pray to the saint until you have passed the slough.  Dutch.  13
Prayer is the voice of faith.  14
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.  15
Prayers move the hand that moves the universe.  16
Rather go rob with good men than pray with bad.  Portuguese.  17
Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.  Cowper.
The fewer the words the better the prayer.  German.  19
The prayer of the stranger is accepted.  Turkish.  20
The prayers that are forced do not penetrate into heaven.  Turkish.  21
The stranger’s prayer is heard.  22
“They shall have no more of our prayers than we of their pies,” quoth the vicar of Layton.  23
When the pirate prays there is great danger.  24
Who knows not how to pray, let him go sail the sea.  Italian.  25

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