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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

woman with hands clasped in prayer

In this excerpt from Pray Big for Your Life, you'll learn how to jump-start your relationship with God.

by Will Davis, Jr.
, Austin, Texas

Praying is as essential to the life of the spirit as eating and drinking are to the body.

by Peola Hicks

We were just in time for a short worship service. “Let’s sit. Let’s listen,” we said. Let’s pray.

by Rick Hamlin

Mike Douglas

In this story from September 1971, the popular talk-show host shares how his brother taught him to pray.

by Mike Douglas


Reverend Pablo Diaz

Reverend Pablo Diaz asks you to consider how your life would change if you wholeheartedly trusted the Lord.


When we pray and ask God to lead and guide our future, we can remain steadfast.

by Peola Hicks

Prayer and writing about prayer is a wonder, isn’t it? You end up in just the right places.

by Rick Hamlin

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

Rick Hamlin, author of 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without shares the benefits of writing down your prayers.


Jesus was offered a deal after fasting and praying in the desert for 40 days. There was nothing in it for him but everything to gain for his enemy...

by Peola Hicks

As you pray, notice the images that come into your head. I find my prayer life is enhanced when I use them.

by Rick Hamlin

airplane rising off the runway

In this preview from Plus Magazine, a family is called to prayer and a full passenger plane is spared from unthinkable tragedy.

by Renee Knudsen


Lisa Beech

The prayer of two volunteers, to distribute food to more people, is quickly answered.

by Lisa Beech
, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

Rick Hamlin shares how logging on to your computer can be a way into prayer.


I don't mind getting honest in prayer. I mean, God knows what I’m thinking anyway. But a whole service dedicated to contrition?

by Rick Hamlin

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