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

I’m filled with gratitude and would like to say a prayer for all those people who remembered...

by Rick Hamlin

Rick Hamlin, executive editor of Guideposts magazine.

In this excerpt from 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without, Rick Hamlin shares tips on how you can keep your daily prayer time.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

As you celebrate today with family and friends, take a moment to ponder God’s mercy and send a prayer of gratitude.

by Peola Hicks

Ann Mulligan

She asked for heavenly assurance and received it not once, not twice, but three times.

by Ann Mulligan
, Dearborn, Michigan

Buddy Ebsen

In this story from January 1984, the beloved star of television, movies and theatre recalls a New Year's Eve that changed his outlook on life.

by Buddy Ebsen

Take the challenges your are facing and give them over to the Lord. Give them over to prayer.

by Peola Hicks

little girl praying

In this excerpt from Guideposts Daily Planner 2014, Van Varner shares the story of a child's perfect prayer.

by Van Varner

All the stuff you’re doing can just be part of your prayer: Tie up a package with a prayer for the person who’s getting the gift...

by Rick Hamlin

We know that prayer is always needed. It is one of the most loving things that we can do.

by Peola Hicks

Can prayer end hunger? Won’t it take more than just prayer?

by Rick Hamlin

Tania Hawting

Her son was frightened by the electrical blackout, but their prayers for comfort were quickly answered–and in memorable fashion.

by Tania Hawting
, Nambour, Queensland, Australia

Now, 2013 years later, our hope is still in the babe born in a manger. This is the hope of Advent.

by Peola Hicks

You can live without music like I suppose you can live without prayer, but why would you?

by Rick Hamlin

An artist's rendering of an angel hovering over a Nativity set manger
As a child at Christmastime, she had the joyful job of setting up the Nativity set under the tree. If only she could do it again...
by Maria Pratt
, Black Hawk, Colorado

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