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

In this GUIDEPOSTS classic story from 1958, Van Varner explores the power of prayer on the eve of his mother's death.

by Van Varner
, New York, New York

A student with little money finds that if she trusts in the power of prayer, she's sure to get by.

by Linda Kenyon King
, Reading, Massachusetts

What I thought was the wrong number turned out to be the answer to my prayers.

by Tammy Walker
, Moore, Oklahoma

The inspirational moment that helped one woman find common ground with her teenager.

by Darlene Archer
, Calgary, Alberta

He was nothing like what I'd wanted, but it was too late—I'd fallen for him.

by Kati Pratt
, Dallas, Texas

My son was terrified of the owls that perched outside of his window, so he prayed that they'd find another tree.

by Lee Mink-Barr
, South Pasadena, California

I didn’t know it at the time, but losing my job turned out to be just the change I needed.

by Jock Elliott
, Troy, New York

The inspiring story of the truck driver who called in the D.C. snipers at a Maryland rest stop.

by Ron Lantz
, Ludlow, Kentucky

A couple adopts the daughter they had always wanted.

by Kathryn Lay
, Bedford, Texas

Patti Page

Singer Patti Page's decades-long addiction to cigarettes was threatening her career, so she prayed about it.

by Patti Page
, Solana Beach, California

When a family cat goes missing, they pray for a Christmas miracle.

by Melanie Rinehults
, Mechanicsville, Virginia

A couple dealing with infertility re-examines their faith and the meaning of answers to their daily prayers.

by Teresa McRoberts
, Richmond, Virginia

A childless couple finds hope and faith in caring for a troubled teenager.

by Robin Taunton Dorman
, Perry, Georgia

After years of differences among my siblings, I prayed that we could be able to be a family again.

by Esther Peterson
, Battle Lake, Minnesota

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