Let never day nor night unhallowed pass,
But still remember what the Lord hath done.
SHAKS.: _2 Henry VI.,_ Act ii., Sc. 1.
If by prayer
Incessant I could hope to change the will
Of him who all things can, I would not cease
To weary him with my assiduous cries;
But prayer against his absolute decree
No more avails than breath against the wind
Blown stifling back on him that breathes it forth:
Therefore to his great bidding I submit.
MILTON: _Par. Lost,_ Bk. xi., Line 307.
He prayeth best who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.
COLERIDGE: _Ancient Mariner,_ Pt. vii.
God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in 't.
MRS. BROWNING: _Aurora Leigh,_ Bk. ii.
More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of.
TENNYSON: _Morte d'Arthur,_ Line 247.