Quote Attribution

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”

This quote is actually from a work called: “An Occasional Discourse: On the Occasion of a Confession: Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing” which is a discourse part of the larger work “Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits.” However, it has also been published separately.

Here is another slightly different translation from the Danish and if you click on the link, it should take you to the context.

“The prayer does not change God, but it changes the one who offers it.”