What are Adrianisms?

If you’ve ever heard a message by Adrian Rogers, then you are aware of his quick wit and exceptional wisdom. But neither his wit nor his wisdom ever overpowered the message of the Gospel; rather, it complemented it. These inspirational quotes were tools—gifts—he used to effectively communicate the truth of the Bible for everyday living. And over the years they have become identifiable with, and almost inseparable from, him. They have become “Adrianisms.”


  • The greatest problem we face is not unanswered prayer but unoffered prayer. SEE JAMES 4:2
  • Pray when you feel like it. Pray when you don’t feel like it. SEE 1 THESSALONIANS 5:17
  • You can do more than pray after you pray but you can do no more than pray until you pray. SEE JAMES 5:16
  • Prayer is not bending God's will to fit our will, but prayer is finding the will of God and getting in on it. SEE 1 JOHN 5:14-15
  • When we pray for rain, we ought to carry an umbrella. SEE MARK 11:24
  • Your spiritual life will never rise above your prayer life. SEE MATTHEW 26:41
  • A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing. SEE PSALM 19:14
  • Prayer is the greatest Christian privilege. SEE HEBREWS 4:16
  • Tragically, many of our prayers are so vague that if God were to answer them, we wouldn’t even know it. SEE PHILIPPIANS 4:6
  • It’s not the length of the prayer but the depth that counts. SEE MATTHEW 6:7-8
  • If it’s big enough to concern you, it’s big enough to concern God SEE 1 PETER 5:6-7
  • What God says to me is more important than what I say to Him. SEE PROVERBS 28:9
  • Prayerlessness is a spirit of independence from God. SEE COLOSSIANS 4:2
  • Satan can't keep God from answering our prayers, but he will keep us from asking. SEE 2 CORINTHIANS 11:3
  • Getting into the Bible prompts us to pray. SEE JOHN 15:7


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Book of Quotes

This paperback book combines the discontinued volumes 1 & 2 and adds a new chapter titled "Adages & Axioms"; a total of 920 Adrianisms.

Cards to Display

Each set includes 52 "Adrianisms" cards & include Scripture. They are perfect to display in your home or on your desk, or as gifts to family and friends.

Email Challenges

15 Days of Growing in Wisdom Email Challenge

For 15 days, we will email you a Scripture verse with a matching quote on the topic of wisdom. Are you ready for a word to the wise?

15 Days of Finding Encouragement Email Challenge

For 15 days, we will dive into God’s Word, accompanied by an encouraging word from Pastor Rogers.

15 Days of Practicing Prayer Email Challenge

Prayer is essential for every believer and Pastor Rogers had a lot to say about it! Join us for the next 15 days and start practicing prayer!