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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

When you’re not sure what the right thing to pray for is, when your family feels very far away, there’s still something to focus on.

by Rick Hamlin

A mysterious voice tells a woman to reach out to a friend.

by Nellie Williams

The alert went out to all the familial prayer resources for help and some sort of miracle.

by Rick Hamlin

I listen to the expressions of gratitude around the Thanksgiving table with renewed wonder.

by Rick Hamlin

Aunt Nancy and Uncle Pete were not related to me by blood, but they became family through their care and affection for mine.

by Rick Hamlin

Dad has lots of visitors. He eats well, especially his desserts. He has much family close by. And he has landed in a peaceful place.

by Rick Hamlin

Thanksgiving Day of Prayer at Guideposts

Join us on November 21st for prayers of gratitude and petition.

by Alina Larson

When I need to tap into the power of prayer at hand, when I’m looking for some spiritual transformation, singing seems just right.

by Rick Hamlin

President Jimmy Carter on faith

In honor of Presidents' Day, we're sharing Jimmy Carter's story on faith, prayer and the presidency.

by Alina Larson

“There’s a fire!” Not more than twenty feet away, flames were spewing out the window of the apartment building next door, shattering glass with heat.

by Rick Hamlin

I wasn't sure how to help him. Pray for a miracle? Pray for complete healing? Pray that he’s comfortable and at peace?

by Rick Hamlin

Prayer helps Marine Moms cope

I had just received the call that my son had safely arrived at boot camp—but I couldn't stop crying. Prayer was my only answer.

by Amber Howe
, Monticello, Illinois

Mother uses prayer to reconnect with son

My son hadn’t spoken to me for two years, not since I divorced his dad. Prayer was all I had to help me find a way back into his life.

by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers
, Blanco, Texas

A curious child's mind puts life into perspective.

by Daniel Schantz

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