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

“How am I ever going to do that?” I thought. Can’t I get some special dispensation?

by Rick Hamlin

These prayers have been sung, prayed, memorized, memorialized, anthologized, read, pondered over and treasured for centuries. Do you have a favorite prayer?

by Rick Hamlin

Prayer said for girl with swollen foot

Nine-month-old Courtney's left foot suddenly and inexplicably became swollen and black and blue. The doctors couldn't explain it. So we sought help from a higher power.

by Kelly Wood
, Central, South Carolina

Doug Stinson

I'd been smoking since I was 16 years old. How could the craving have just stopped overnight?

by Doug Stinson
, Hernando, Florida

Work and prayer. It’s a wonderful mix. Any way to remind ourselves that God is present where we are from nine to five.

by Rick Hamlin

Erin's mom reached out to prayer

One mother reaches out to the Guideposts prayer network in her daughter's hour of need

by Barbara McKee
, Bethel, Ohio

Prayer brings Jamie and Christine closer than ever

Two women become closer when one is stricken with breast cancer, and in need of prayers.

by Jamie Howard
, Apex, North Carolina

Let the kids learn. They’ll find faith. God has a way of showing up in the curriculum.

by Rick Hamlin

Pick a time and place everyday when you can get prayerful. For me it happens to be my morning commute on the New York subway.

by Rick Hamlin

Mother surprised when son's birthday prayer comes true

This little boy wound up teaching his mother a wonderful lesson about what prayer can do.

by Karen Barnett
, Albany, Oregon

Woman praying

Try this online prayer program aimed at reducing your stress and strengthening your faith.

by Sabra Ciancanelli


In grief, you're never alone. Rosanne Cash writes about dealing with the death of her mom, her father Johnny Cash and her stepmom June Carter Cash in the space of 18 months in her new book Composed.

by Rick Hamlin

“I have to pray to be patient,” Mom says. Well, after spending some time with her and Dad, I see that her prayer has been answered.

by Rick Hamlin

Maybe I should call these “on-the-go” prayers. Print ‘em out. Cut ‘em out. Put ‘em in your pocket. Pray them on the fly.

by Rick Hamlin

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