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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

Christian writer, Marci Alborghetti

This excerpt from How to Pray When You Think You Can't offers prayer and insight to release your negative emotions.

by Marci Alborghetti
, New London, Connecticut

Many people do not want to accept change; they fear the unknown. We cannot always know what lies ahead, but we can trust God.

by Peola Hicks

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

With Prayer 6, Rick Hamlin explains that honesty and openness is key when talking to God, that it's ok to express our fear, frustration and even anger in prayer.

Rick Hamlin, executive editor of Guideposts magazine.

When you can’t find words to help you pray, reach for a song.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

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

Prayer Five: Rick Hamlin explores the idea that God forgives us, even if we don't always forgive ourselves very easily.

I was giving a talk about prayer and my book 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without when I suggested that we sing a verse of “Amazing Grace”...

by Rick Hamlin

The process of praying can be even more valuable than the answers we’re praying for. The journey is as important as the destination.

by Rick Hamlin

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

With Prayer 4, Rick Hamlin explains that Jesus taught us by example that we should pray not just for ourselves, but for all mankind.

Everyone experiences dry spells in their prayer life. Here’s an exercise that might help.

by Rick Hamlin

John and Elizabeth Sherrill

An experienced writer learns a surprising (and surprisingly effective) way to combine interviewing and prayer.

by John Sherrill
, New York, New York

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale shares insight on how to tap into the incredible power of prayer.

by Norman Vincent Peale

My prayer life is all about waiting. I have never given up and said, “Never mind” to God.

by Peola Hicks

Rick Hamlin, Guideposts' executive editor

In this excerpt from 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without, Rick Hamlin shares how intercessory prayer deepens your faith and enhances your life.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

In my favorite painting of the Ascension, the only part of Jesus we see are his feet, with the disciples below looking up. I put myself in that painting and pray...

by Rick Hamlin

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