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How To Pray Effectively




More than a refuge in troubled times
or a 
peaceful pause in a hectic day,
prayer i
s a lifelong journey of
living intimately with 
God’s presence
and grace. These uplifting articles 
practical and easy-to-follow tips to 

strengthen your spiritual life and answers
your questions about how to pray.

Recent How To Pray Effectively Stories

John Sherrill

Practical tips, excerpted from Guideposts Daily Planner, to help you through challenging times.

by John Sherrill
, Hingham, Massachusetts

I am encouraging people to pray for the protection of God’s gift, our children.

by Peola Hicks

Prayer blogger Rick Hamlin and church friends Yang and Edgar

Prayers of joy and thanksgiving for all churches, yours and mine, for big ones and little ones, for old ones and new ones...

by Rick Hamlin

Prayer blogger Rick Hamlin and his friend Ray

Celebrate being blessed with good health. It's so miraculous that we don't even notice it, so miraculous we forget about it.

by Rick Hamlin

Scrolling through those photos reminded me how many good reasons I have to be thankful...

by Rick Hamlin

Author Stormie Omartian

Rely on this helpful tip when you feel discouraged God isn't answering your prayer in this excerpt from The Prayer That Changes Everything.

by Stormie Omartian

Author Anthony DeStefano handing a copy of his book to the Pope

When you get up in the morning, asks Anthony DeStefano, do you know the first thing you should do? You need to say a short prayer.

by Rick Hamlin

God instructs us to honor our mothers; the reward is that we will live well and have a long life.

by Peola Hicks

Prior to joining Guideposts, I had no idea about the massive reach of its prayer ministry...

by Peola Hicks

Jesus left the weak among us for a reason. We have a reason to pray for those who are weak among us.

by Peola Hicks

close-up of a people praying together with hands on Bibles

The Lord’s Prayer answers our questions about how to pray–answers that grow richer and deeper as we grow in spirit.

by Elaine St. Johns

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.

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.

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