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

Jamie Farr

In this story from January 1985,  the popular M*A*S*H star explains how faith played a role in his first big break in show business.

by Jamie Farr
, Los Angeles, California

Prior to joining Guideposts, I had no idea about the massive reach of its prayer ministry...

by Peola Hicks

Peggy Frezon, her husband, Mike, and their dogs, Kelly and Ike

When you go through a trial like this, it’s bound to test your faith. But it has only deepened their appreciation for life.

by Rick Hamlin

Wanda Rosseland

 We needed rain in the worst way. A downpour of prayer couldn't hurt.

by Wanda Rosseland
, Circle, Montana

This story feels especially painful because prayer is at the center of what CURE does and is...

by Rick Hamlin

Dr. Scott Harrison

He was proud of his medical career, but he prayed to do something more. Never did he imagine that prayer would take him to Africa.

by Scott Harrison, M.D.
, Lemoyne, Pennsylvania

Jesus left the weak among us for a reason. We have a reason to pray for those who are weak among us.

by Peola Hicks

Meb Keflezighi’s Boston Marathon victory is one of perseverance, hope, discipline, doggedness and faith.

by Rick Hamlin

close-up of a people praying together with hands on Bibles

The Lord’s Prayer answers our questions about how to pray–answers that grow richer and deeper as we grow in spirit.

by Elaine St. Johns


On this day, I am reminded that in my times of hopelessness, to pray like Jesus is to cry out in despair.

by Rick Hamlin

Rick Hamlin, author of 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

Rick Hamlin shares his prayer tip of singing God's praises by writing down five things you're thankful for every day.


God is the maker of heaven and earth; it is a privilege to join the Psalmist who has declared that his help comes from the Lord.

by Peola Hicks

Believing is what we do when we pray, and praying comes from believing.

by Rick Hamlin

It is easy to lose heart and give up on our goals, especially when we pray and don’t see answers right away.

by Peola Hicks

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