Answered Prayer Stories

Recent Answered Prayer Stories

Richard Burrows poses in front of the parade float he designed.

Since college, this architect had set his sights on designing a float for the Tournament of Roses Parade. His efforts, despite several rejections, ultimately helped him realize his goal.

by Richard Burrow
, Mission Viejo, California

Rosemarie McManus

Out of gas, stranded on the shoulder, how would she get to her son's for Christmas Eve dinner?

by Rosemarie McManus
, Potomac Falls, Virginia

Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief

The prayers of a young girl are answered in a unexpected way.


An abandoned blue shopping cart by the curb

Loaded down with groceries blocks from her home, she received help from an unexpected source.

by Dawn Levine
, New York, New York

hands holding prayer bowl

Having trouble remembering everything you’d like to pray for? Try this simple solution.

by Lisa Biedenback
, Hamilton, Ohio

Thoughtful Woman Receiving Encouragement From Supportive Friend

Sometimes prayers are answered so quickly it's astounding.

by Margaret E. Taylor
, Hemet, California

Rick Hamlin on What Prayer Can Do

Having trouble remembering everything you'd like to pray for? Try this simple solution.


woman talking on cell phone

A woman's prayer to God is heard loud and clear

by Ruth Mendelin Roberts
, Willington, Connecticut

woman holding pink prayer envelope

I used to think my prayers went unanswered.

by Jeanne Hill
, Akron, Ohio

Office for rent

Her spiritual practice brought inner peace and answered her needs.

by Rachel Roberts


Prayer helps Marine Moms cope

I had just received the call that my son had safely arrived at boot camp—but I couldn't stop crying. Prayer was my only answer.

by Amber Howe
, Monticello, Illinois

Rick Hamlin on What Prayer Can Do
Rick Hamlin shares true stories of answered prayer in this video series, What Prayer Can Do.

Nice neighborhood in America

When a doctor can't pray for his child, God's love comes through in a surprising way.

by Walt Larimore, M.D.
, Monument, Colorado

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