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

On this day, I am reminded that in my times of hopelessness, to pray like Jesus is to cry out in despair.

by Rick Hamlin

Rick Hamlin, author of 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

Rick Hamlin shares his prayer tip of singing God's praises by writing down five things you're thankful for every day.


God is the maker of heaven and earth; it is a privilege to join the Psalmist who has declared that his help comes from the Lord.

by Peola Hicks

Believing is what we do when we pray, and praying comes from believing.

by Rick Hamlin

It is easy to lose heart and give up on our goals, especially when we pray and don’t see answers right away.

by Peola Hicks

Rick Hamlin, author of 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

Rick Hamlin explains how selecting a Bible verse to pray each day can help you grow closer to God through His word.


OurPrayer Manager, Reverend Dr. Peola C. Hicks

Experience God's love deep in your heart. Send us your prayer request and join us as we pray for others on Good Friday, April 18.


 Jill Smolowe and Joe Treen

Of course, I always pray for the grieving. Now I feel like I know where to direct my prayers.

by Rick Hamlin

woman planting seeds in a garden

In this excerpt from PLUS: The Power of Faith, a woman finds the faith to go on after losing her sight.

by Beverly Ruuth


Daniel Schantz

He prayed for guidance in dealing with a friend's boneheaded business decision. A miscue of his own provided the answer.

by Daniel Schantz
, Moberly, Missouri

Guideposts editorial assistant Allison Churchill before welcome-home ceremony

I’ve been praying for those who lost their lives and the wounded, writes veteran and editorial assistant Allison Churchill. There are so many who need our prayers.

by Rick Hamlin

rick Hamlin, author of 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

Rick Hamlin explains how spending a few minutes of meaningful quiet time with God can lessen your worries and strengthen your faith.


Prayer coupled with fasting is a great way to draw on God’s strength in a more focused way...

by Peola Hicks

An old hymn crept into my head. And stayed there. It’s a way to stay in prayer all day long.

by Rick Hamlin

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