Prayer



The main purpose of
prayer—whether traditional 
Christian prayers, daily Bible
verses, spontaneous pleas for 
help or expressions of praise
and thanksgiving—is to 
connect us to a Higher Power,
to deepen our relationship
to our Lord, and to affirm our
hope and  faith in God’s love. 

Come pray with us.

 

Recent Prayer Stories

Fran-Alice Aberle

Three young siblings, asked to watch over four baking loaves, see their prayers for a kitchen miracle answered.

by Fran-Alice Aberle
, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Soprano Beverly Sills

In this story from November 1973, the beloved operatic soprano shares how God helped her cope with her special-needs children.

by Beverly Sills
, New York, New York

When my brother-in-law Mike survived a small plane crash, total strangers prayed for him. Or were they?

by Rick Hamlin

woman on mountain top.

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


Guideposts writer, Elizabeth Sherrill

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

Actress Michael Learned

In this story from October 1976, the Emmy-winning star of The Waltons tells how she found her pathway to prayer.

by Michael Learned


Reverend Pablo Diaz

Ask God to help you achieve your personal and spiritual goals. Send your prayer request for Personal Growth Day of Prayer, July 22, 2014.


When I get stuck in a fear zone or my thoughts reverberate in a fear loop, I find it mighty hard to pray. No wonder Jesus was constantly saying to his followers: “Don’t be afraid.”

 
by Rick Hamlin

Jesus prayed. And showed by his prayers what prayer can be: direct, simple, honest and passionate. Here's help, in Jesus's own words.

by Rick Hamlin

 This is my last blog for Guideposts, as I assume a Senior Pastor position at the Naugatuck United Methodist Church. I will always cherish OurPrayer in my heart.

by Peola Hicks

Eddie Albert

In this story from January 1962, the Green Acres star shares how he turned the process of adopting a child over to the Lord.

by Eddie Albert
, Los Angeles, California

Jean Durscher

Her impulse to minister to a stranger turned out to be an answer to that woman's silent prayer.

by Jean Durscher
, Derwood, Maryland

Prayer opens us up to the unexpected. Coincidence, it's said, is how God remains anonymous.

by Rick Hamlin

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