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

Prayer Talk: Unexpected Answers

Guideposts authors share stories of prayers answered in unexpectedly hopeful, funny and mysterious ways.


Our vacation on the beach is a bit of heaven on earth, and like the heaven in the world beyond, hope and love fill it with delight.

by Rick Hamlin

Betty's inspirational prayer for true love

When it seemed that Alzheimer's had taken her husband away, hope and a prayer assured one wife she wasn't completely forgotten.

by Betty Seagle Lawing
, Morgantown, North Carolina

Work and prayer create an active and engaged life—one full of spiritual growth.

by Rick Hamlin

Prayer helped father and son in crisis

This life or death situation brought a father and son together—through panic, strength and prayer.

by Pat Lierley and Murphy Lierley
, Grant, Nebraska and Lincoln, Nebraska

Good things do happen when you help them along a bit.

by Rick Hamlin

Prayer: Man prays for others on airplane

A short, inspiring story about passing time in a good way.

by Arthur Callaway
, Round Rock, Texas

Prayer connects friends

The power of prayer can unite friends across great distances.

by Rick Hamlin


Have your kids grown up and pleasantly surprised you?

by Rick Hamlin

'Let go and let God' is a powerful notion that, along with prayer, can help you weather any of life's storms.

by Catherine Marshall


Read this collection of daily bible verses and prayers from Norman Vincent Peale to help you through any day.


Writing in journals can often double as commune with God. A writer looks back on her writing as healthy prayer.

by MaryAnn O'Roark
, New York, New York

Praying for others can be easy and fulfilling. All it takes is practice and a whole lot of love.

by Denise George


Julie Garmon

She needed inner healing. So she said a prayer and went to a yoga class.

by Julie Garmon
, Monroe, Georgia

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