About Us

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Guideposts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope, encouragement, and inspiration to millions of people across America and the world. Through uplifting magazines, books, websites, a prayer network, and outreach programs, Guideposts helps people deepen their faith and inspires them to reach their true potential.

The challenges and obstacles we encounter in life can make it hard to know which path to choose. A "guidepost" provides direction. It's that welcomed sign on an unfamiliar road. We'd like you to think of Guideposts as your trusted partner on your life's journey.

Every day, people like you draw strength from their faith and overcome adversity. We invite you to connect with like-minded Guideposts readers, volunteers, and donors who share a sense of faith and belief in the human spirit.

Guideposts is the place for your "daily inspiration" — where you can read inspirational stories, request a prayer, pray for others, or share an uplifting story of your own.

Your Stories, Inspiring Others

Regular people do extraordinary things. For decades, Guideposts has shared stories that show the power of prayer and God's work in our daily lives. These captivating stories will inspire you to put your faith into action and overcome your problems, achieve your potential, and help others.

We touch millions of lives every day through our uplifting stories and helpful resources. Guideposts presents these stories in digital and print formats, appealing to audiences of all ages. These include our flagship magazines: Guideposts, Angels on Earth and Mysterious Ways . We also publish books and eBooks, as well as free email newsletters.   

Faith, Hope, and the Power of Prayer

Guideposts offers tools and services that empower individuals to deepen their relationship with God and with others through the power of prayer. OurPrayer is a community of faith comforting people through prayer. We're here when you need us: You may submit a prayer request via our website, 24x7.

Guideposts receives over a million prayer requests a year. Answered Prayers are testimonials of the power of prayer at work. Join us to pray for others who submit prayer requests online.

Guideposts in the Community 

Guideposts reaches out to people in need, to help them sustain their faith during difficult times. We freely distribute millions of inspirational publications including Guideposts magazines, books, and booklets to hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, prisons, and other locations.

Our Military Outreach   works with chaplains to distribute more than one million copies of inspirational publications to our servicemen and women stationed at military bases around the world. In addition, our Comfort Kits have brightened the lives of thousands of children who are hospitalized or undergoing medical treatment.

Our Founders' Timeless Vision

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and his wife Ruth Stafford Peale cofounded Guideposts in 1945. They envisioned an organization that would help people from all walks of life achieve their maximum personal and spiritual potential. The Peale legacy continues powerfully today in our vision for the future — to offer people products and services that inspire, encourage, and uplift.

Dr. Peale authored the landmark bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking in 1952. Though so much in life has changed since then, the principles of living a faith-based life are just as relevant today as ever. We're pleased to offer an updated and condensed eBook, free of charge, Positive Thinking 2014: Rediscover the Power of Positive Thinking with Norman Vincent Peale .  

Guideposts.org is committed to connecting people in the digital realm through the power of prayer and a common belief that through faith and the triumph of the human spirit you can overcome obstacles and live an extraordinary life.

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