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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

“Love you, Dad. I’m coming.”

by Rick Hamlin

A foxhole moment is just when I want to be with my friends. Why wouldn’t God want to be with me then?

by Rick Hamlin

The street priest's prayer

The priest who started a gang-intervention program in Los Angeles uses his faith to face a shutdown.

by Gregory Boyle
, Los Angeles, California

Sometimes prayers need to be kept private, just between God and me. Others deserve to be shared.

by Rick Hamlin

The church volunteer's prayer

A church volunteer comes to learn that there are many ways to serve.

by Peggy Eastman
, Chevy Chase, Maryland

A childless couple uses the power of prayer to guide them through the adoption process.

by Kathryn Lay


The Serenity Prayer - Hands Open in Prayer

The Serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change...


The hospice movement is a caring resource for anyone with ailing loved ones and an answered prayer. But how do you know when?

by Rick Hamlin

Edward and Millie

St. Jude wasn't just the patron saint of lost causes. He was a symbol of the power of hope and prayer.

by Edward Grinnan


Joel Osteen

Things don’t always go our way, but that’s nothing to get upset about. Here's why.

by Joel Osteen
, Author of "Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day"

Goodbyes are even worse when you don’t know when or in what circumstances you will see the person again. Where is the prayer in that?

by Rick Hamlin

How do we forgive and forget in this age when nothing can truly be forgotten?

by Rick Hamlin

I know I’ve said that you can pray for loved ones and prayer is going to bring you close, but I was struggling for a way to do it.

by Rick Hamlin

Joel Osteen

It may not always be what you want at the time, but God does have a plan for you.

by Joel Osteen
, Author of "Become a Better You"

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