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Prayer



The main purpose of
prayer—whether traditional 
Christian prayers, daily Bible
verses, spontaneous pleas for 
help or expressions of praise
and thanksgiving—is to 
connect us to a Higher Power,
to deepen our relationship
to our Lord, and to affirm our
hope and  faith in God’s love. 

Come pray with us.

 

Recent Prayer Stories

June Lockhart

In this story from May 1958, the beloved actress reveals the place she thinks is most effective for reaching out to God.

by June Lockhart


Our words can speak life–or death–into a person's soul.

by Rev. Pablo R. Diaz, D.Min

Why enthusiasm is a gift that delights everyone around us–and especially God.

by Rick Hamlin

How the power of group prayer helped a son win a legal battle.

by Bob Hostetler

Rick and his New York neighbor, Pamela

Our Executive Editor reminds us that when we pray for a stranger, they become a friend.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York City, New York

An enriching practice that can express the deepest and highest longings of your heart

by Bob Hostetler

When ordinary people face hardship with inexplicable confidence and bravery

 
by Rev. Pablo R. Diaz, D.Min

Father Jonathan Morris

Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin reviews a new book by Fox News analyst Father Jonathan Morris. 

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, NY

Just as in medieval times, it's an effective way to pray today.

by Bob Hostetler

Gayle with her colleague and friend, Lance

She'd been a journalist for years, but this was the hardest story she would ever report.

by Gayle Sierens
, Tampa, Florida

Katrina Little gazes out her kitchen window.

Every diet I tried, every weight-loss book I'd ever read—nothing worked. Then I asked for one more thing.

by Katrina Little
, Powder Springs, Georgia

What do most Americans pray for? World peace? Food and shelter? Or a football team?

by Bob Hostetler

Mary wraps a tape measure around Tom's newly slim waist.

He was overweight, out of shape and on the verge of a heart attack. He was also my husband. How was I going to help him?

by Mary A. Maxwell
, Everett, Washington

A woman's cluttered desk is plastered with post-it notes.

Between my family and my job, I was stretched to the limit.

by Kerry M. Berk
, Havertown, Pennsylvania

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