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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

Phyllis Tickle's The Divine Hours plants the seeds of prayer language anytime, anywhere.

by Bob Hostetler

Max Lucado author of the new book Before Amen

Max Lucado's new book offers simple, heart-felt advice on how to stengthen your own prayer life and grow closer to God. 

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, NY

When you're not sure what to pray, turn to the Bible for a multitude of options.

by Bob Hostetler

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

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

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

by Bob Hostetler

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

by Bob Hostetler

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

by Bob Hostetler

What makes it difficult to be the person God made you to be?

by Rev. Pablo R. Diaz, D.Min

How the "unholy heart of a self-pitying office martyr" gets turned around

by Rick Hamlin

The word truth written in cloud font against a blue sky

Check your honesty with this faith exercise excerpted from Guideposts Daily Planner 2015.

by Charlotte Hale Allen

Sometimes the best way to pray is on your feet, eyes open.

by Bob Hostetler

Technology can help us with our prayers. Here are three ways.

by Bob Hostetler

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