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Power Of Prayer


Prayer is our lifeline to God. It
sustains us and brings us closer to
our Creator. Whether you're new to
praying or you're a seasoned prayer 
warrior, these real-life stories will
demonstrate the power of prayer.
They will inspire you to commit 
yourself more fully to a 
life of prayer.



Recent Power Of Prayer Stories

Our words can speak life–or death–into a person's soul.

by Rev. Pablo R. Diaz, D.Min

Rick and his New York neighbor, Pamela

Our Executive Editor reminds us that when we pray for a stranger, they become a friend.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York City, New York

Gayle with her colleague and friend, Lance

She'd been a journalist for years, but this was the hardest story she would ever report.

by Gayle Sierens
, Tampa, Florida

Katrina Little gazes out her kitchen window.

Every diet I tried, every weight-loss book I'd ever read—nothing worked. Then I asked for one more thing.

by Katrina Little
, Powder Springs, Georgia

Mary wraps a tape measure around Tom's newly slim waist.

He was overweight, out of shape and on the verge of a heart attack. He was also my husband. How was I going to help him?

by Mary A. Maxwell
, Everett, Washington

A woman's cluttered desk is plastered with post-it notes.

Between my family and my job, I was stretched to the limit.

by Kerry M. Berk
, Havertown, Pennsylvania

Man with arms lifted in triumph

Use these five steps to help you reach your dreams.

by Richard H. Schneider

Vice President of Ministries, Pablo Diaz

Send a prayer request to relieve your money concerns on Financial Breakthrough Day of Prayer, October 22.

Author and pastor Timothy Keller

Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin reviews Timothy Keller's new book on how to strengthen your prayer life 

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, NY

Even now with children all grown up, the prayers continue.

by Rick Hamlin

A semi truck barrels down the highway.

A sudden impulse to pray for protection was explained later when a highway catastrophe was averted.

by Lisa Lock
, Aledo, Texas

Funnyman Tim Conway

In this Guideposts Classic, funnyman Tim Conway shares a tale of childhood faith and answered prayer.

by Tim Conway
, Woodland Hills, California

Reflecting on everyday moments through the eyes of faith and prayer

by Rev. Pablo R. Diaz, D.Min

Mary Lou Carney

The unborn baby was in breech position, requiring expensive surgery and a longer recovery for his mother. Would he flip in time?

by Mary Lou Carney
, Chesterton, Indiana

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