Billy Graham Quotes On Prayer, Love, Heaven, Leadership

William Franklin Graham Jr. KBE was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him “among the most influential Christian leaders” of the 20th century. These Billy Graham quotes on patience, prayer, heaven, death, faith, grace, love will motivate you.

Best Billy Graham Quotes

  1. “If Christianity is valid, why is there so much evil in the world?” To this, the famous preacher replied, “With so much soap, why are there so many dirty people in the world? Christianity, like soap, must be personally applied if it is to make a difference in our lives.” ~ Billy Graham
  2. “There are three of you. There is the person you think you are. There is the person others think you are. There is the person God knows you are and can be through Christ.” ~ Billy Graham
  3. “We should ask ourselves three questions before we speak: Is it true? Is it kind? Does it glorify Christ?” ~ Billy Graham
  4. “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when the character is lost, all is lost.” ~ Billy Graham
  5. “Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.” ~ Billy Graham

  6. “Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but the fruit is grown in the valleys.” ~ Billy Graham
  7. “We hurt people by being too busy. Too busy to notice their needs. Too busy to drop that note of comfort or encouragement or assurance of love. Too busy to listen when someone needs to talk. Too busy to care.” ~ Billy Graham
  8. “Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence.” ~ Billy Graham
  9. “True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency.” Billy Graham

  10. “Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.” ~ Billy Graham
  11. “Learn to commit every situation to God, and trust Him for the outcome. God’s love for you never changes, no matter what problems you face or how unsettled life becomes.” ~ Billy Graham
  12. “If we have no mercy toward others, that is one proof that we have never experienced God’s mercy.” ~ Billy Graham
  13. “God is unchanging in His love. He loves you. He has a plan for your life. Don’t let the newspaper headlines frighten you. God is still sovereign; He’s still on the throne.” ~ Billy Graham
  14. “God will never send anybody to hell. If a man goes to hell, he goes by his own free choice.” ~ Billy Graham

  15. “Truly, God works in mysterious ways. The wheels of His mercy and justice move quietly, but they do move.” ~ Billy Graham
  16. “You can’t control the length of your life. You can control the depth” ~ Billy Graham
  17. “I have been asked hundreds of times in my life why God allows tragedy and suffering. I have to confess that I really do not know the answer totally, even to my own satisfaction. I have to accept, by faith, that God is sovereign, and He is a God of love and mercy and compassion in the midst of suffering.” ~ Billy Graham
  18. “Don’t worry about what you can’t do; focus instead on what you can do… and then do it.” Billy Graham

  19. “The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” ~ Billy Graham
  20. “The Bible is to your soul what bread is to your body. You need it daily. One good meal does not suffice for a lifetime.” ~ Billy Graham
  21. “A suffering person does not need a lecture – he needs a listener.” ~ Billy Graham
  22. “If you are ignorant of God’s Word, you will always be ignorant of God’s will.” ~ Billy Graham
  23. “The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature. We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world.” ~ Billy Graham
  24. “… the thing that kept Christ on that cross was love, not the nail.” ~ Billy Graham

  25. “Don’t let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door – if we seek it.” ~ Billy Graham
  26. “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” ~ Billy Graham, Billy Graham quotes on heaven
  27. “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.'” ~ Billy Graham
  28. “God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.” ~ Billy Graham

  29. “I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God’s love for them in Christ.” ~ Billy Graham
  30. “Prayer is the rope that pulls God and man together. But, it doesn’t pull God down to us: It pulls us up to Him.” ~ Billy Graham, Billy Graham quotes on prayer
  31. “When life is hard it’s easy to focus only on the bad things and forget all about the good things God has given us. But God has blessed every one of us in ways we often overlook.” ~ Billy Graham
  32. “Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. Prayer to God is like a child’s conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs.” ~ Billy Graham
  33. “The way we live often speaks far louder than our words.” ~ Billy Graham

  34. “All around you are people whose lives are filled with trouble and sorrow, and they need your compassion and encouragement.” ~ Billy Graham
  35. “God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.'” ~ Billy Graham
  36. “‘God is Love’ means that He tries constantly to block your route to destruction.” ~ Billy Graham
  37. “Be assured that there is no sin you have ever committed that the blood of Jesus Christ cannot cleanse.” ~ Billy Graham
  38. “I am never lonely when I am reading the Bible. Nothing dissolves loneliness like a session with God’s Word.” ~ Billy Graham
  39. “Jesus was not a white man; He was not a black man. He came from that part of the world that touches Africa and Asia and Europe. Christianity is not a white man’s religion and doesn’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people; He belongs to the whole world.” ~ Billy Graham
  40. “Ask God to show you His plans, not bless your dreams” ~ Billy Graham

  41. “Someday your life will be over, no matter how much attention you give to your health. Will you look back with regret, because you nourished your body but starved your soul?” ~ Billy Graham
  42. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience, and being persistent.” ~ Billy Graham
  43. “God does not change – and neither does His love. He loved you before you were born… He loves you now… and He will love you forever.” ~ Billy Graham, Billy Graham quotes on love
  44. “We should not pray for God to be on our side, but pray that we may be on God’s side.” ~ Billy Graham
  45. “Suffering in life can uncover untold depths of character and unknown strength for service. People who go through life unscathed by sorrow and untouched by pain tend to be shallow in their perspectives on life. Suffering, on the other hand, tends to plow up the surface of our lives to uncover the depths that provide greater strength of purpose and accomplishment. Only deeply plowed earth can yield bountiful harvests.” ~ Billy Graham

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