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

Devotional writer, Marion Bond West

For years she thought that God didn't hear her prayer

by Marion Bond West
, Watkinsville, Georgia,

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

Peggy Frezon

Nurse after nurse struggled to find a vein from which to draw a sample of her blood–until one employed a very particular technique.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

God instructs us to honor our mothers; the reward is that we will live well and have a long life.

by Peola Hicks

Prayer blogger Rick Hamlin's friend and fellow church choir singer Elinor Miller

Mom called to say that Elinor Miller was enjoying my book 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without. The other news was more sobering...

by Rick Hamlin

Jamie Farr

In this story from January 1985,  the popular M*A*S*H star explains how faith played a role in his first big break in show business.

by Jamie Farr
, Los Angeles, California

Prior to joining Guideposts, I had no idea about the massive reach of its prayer ministry...

by Peola Hicks

Peggy Frezon, her husband, Mike, and their dogs, Kelly and Ike

When you go through a trial like this, it’s bound to test your faith. But it has only deepened their appreciation for life.

by Rick Hamlin

Wanda Rosseland

 We needed rain in the worst way. A downpour of prayer couldn't hurt.

by Wanda Rosseland
, Circle, Montana

This story feels especially painful because prayer is at the center of what CURE does and is...

by Rick Hamlin

Dr. Scott Harrison

He was proud of his medical career, but he prayed to do something more. Never did he imagine that prayer would take him to Africa.

by Scott Harrison, M.D.
, Lemoyne, Pennsylvania

Jesus left the weak among us for a reason. We have a reason to pray for those who are weak among us.

by Peola Hicks

Meb Keflezighi’s Boston Marathon victory is one of perseverance, hope, discipline, doggedness and faith.

by Rick Hamlin

close-up of a people praying together with hands on Bibles

The Lord’s Prayer answers our questions about how to pray–answers that grow richer and deeper as we grow in spirit.

by Elaine St. Johns


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