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

It is easy to lose heart and give up on our goals, especially when we pray and don’t see answers right away.

by Peola Hicks

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

Rick Hamlin explains how selecting a Bible verse to pray each day can help you grow closer to God through His word.


 Jill Smolowe and Joe Treen

Of course, I always pray for the grieving. Now I feel like I know where to direct my prayers.

by Rick Hamlin

woman planting seeds in a garden

In this excerpt from PLUS: The Power of Faith, a woman finds the faith to go on after losing her sight.

by Beverly Ruuth


Daniel Schantz

He prayed for guidance in dealing with a friend's boneheaded business decision. A miscue of his own provided the answer.

by Daniel Schantz
, Moberly, Missouri

Guideposts editorial assistant Allison Churchill before welcome-home ceremony

I’ve been praying for those who lost their lives and the wounded, writes veteran and editorial assistant Allison Churchill. There are so many who need our prayers.

by Rick Hamlin

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

Rick Hamlin explains how spending a few minutes of meaningful quiet time with God can lessen your worries and strengthen your faith.


Prayer coupled with fasting is a great way to draw on God’s strength in a more focused way...

by Peola Hicks

An old hymn crept into my head. And stayed there. It’s a way to stay in prayer all day long.

by Rick Hamlin

woman with hands clasped in prayer

In this excerpt from Pray Big for Your Life, you'll learn how to jump-start your relationship with God.

by Will Davis, Jr.
, Austin, Texas

Praying is as essential to the life of the spirit as eating and drinking are to the body.

by Peola Hicks

We were just in time for a short worship service. “Let’s sit. Let’s listen,” we said. Let’s pray.

by Rick Hamlin

Mike Douglas

In this story from September 1971, the popular talk-show host shares how his brother taught him to pray.

by Mike Douglas


Reverend Pablo Diaz

Reverend Pablo Diaz asks you to consider how your life would change if you wholeheartedly trusted the Lord.


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