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

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

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

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