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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

Prayer FAQs

Reverend Dr. Peola C. Hicks answers your questions on prayer.

Rick Hamlin on What Prayer Can Do

Witness the power of God's love in this true story of answered prayer.

Rick Hamlin on What Prayer Can Do
Rick Hamlin shares true stories of answered prayer in this video series, What Prayer Can Do.

Her dog reminded her about faith

Could her canine campanion really teach her to have faith? The inspirational story of Max.

by Kathryn Slattery
, New Canaan, Connecticut

Millard Fuller

Millard Fuller had a dream to help build homes for low-income families.

by Millard Fuller
, Americus, Georgia

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How you can put the power of prayer behind your New Year's resolutions

by Sabra Ciancanelli

Praying and finding faith for Baby Layne

Who was Baby Layne? He didn't know. But finding faith by praying for this sick child brought him closer to God than he ever thought possible.

by John Howard
, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Rick faced heart surgery with hope and faith

It's American Heart Month. Read Rick Hamlin's inspiring story of how his faith was renewed as he faced open-heart surgery.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

A woman turns to prayer to seek answers about becoming a godmother.

by Kathryn Slattery
, Guideposts Contributing Editor

The miracle that taught a soldier the power of prayer

by Spencer January
, Dallas, Texas

The miraculous, real-life story of one man's urge to pray and the lives it saved.

by Betty E. Bransford
, Jacksonville, Oregon

A mother must find strengh in her faith to face the truth of losing her young daughter.

by Darcie Harris
, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Clasped hands in a hospital room

A woman dying of liver failure is miraculously resurrected by the power of prayer.

by Virginia Baker
, Warrior, Alabama

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

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