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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

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

Carol and I go to church every Sunday. If we didn’t keep working on the prayer part we would never be as close as we are.     

by Rick Hamlin

Peggy Frezon

A throbbing toothache and a fear of the dentist...only prayer could help her find a solution.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

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A nervous patient and her mother seek comfort in prayer before a mammogram.

by Susan Slaton
, Renton, Washington

I’m not sure how much advice I can give but reassurance I gladly offer, and that’s because I got so much of it.

by Rick Hamlin

Prayer Talk: Not Yet Answered Prayers

Guideposts authors and staff share details about their unanswered daily prayers.


Do you hold hands in your family during grace? It warms my spirit when we do.

by Rick Hamlin

A daily prayer, answered.

When one door closes due to rheumatoid arthritis, another door opens with a daily prayer.

by Donna Marion
, Associate Manager, OurPrayer

Parent/child roles can change so fast. Dad helped me look great for years. I was glad to have the chance to return the favor.

by Rick Hamlin

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