We’re creating a new Guideposts.org

It’s faster, it’s mobile friendly—and we’d love you to have a sneak peekClick here to preview

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

Reverend Dr. Pablo Diaz

Reverend Pablo Diaz on the importance of recognizing the Lord as the source of your blessings.

An answer to an age-old quandary shows up on a smart phone.

by Rick Hamlin

How to keep your ongoing prayers for others fresh and strong–from smart phones to email and Facebook, even singing!

by Rick Hamlin

woman smiling while reading the Bible

Use this prayer tip from The Prayer Power Club Newsletter to bring new understanding to the world's best loved prayer.

by Mimi Jones Hedwig
, Patterson, New York

woman on mountain top.

Use this prayer excerpted from Guideposts Daily Planner to help you reach your deepest desires.

A photograph of words depicting excuses for procrastination

Use these tips and Scripture from the Guideposts Daily Planner to put an end to putting things off.

by Elizabeth Sherrill
, Hingham, Massachusetts

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

Syndicate content