Blessings

Blessings are all around us, if we have our eyes open to noticing the ways our families, friends, community, and God bless and enrich our lives each day.
5 Bible verses for joy
Power of Prayer

5 Bible Verses to Help You Find Joy

There’s an alternative to letting stress and anxiety rule your day.

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4 prayers for money worries
How to Pray

4 Prayers for Money Worries

The faith of the Zarephath widow inspires words of hope during economic uncertainty.

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Praying for others
Power of Prayer

The Power of Praying for Others

Four ways our faith deepens as we prayerfully stand with others who need help.

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An artist's rendering of the gates of heaven.
Angels

His Glimpse of the Gates of Heaven Was Her Blessing

How a husband's journey to the afterlife and back consoled his wife for the second time.

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Lou Dean and her mother.
Blended Families

Unexpected Blessings: Reconnecting with Family

For these Guideposts contributors, Covid-19 has brought their families closer together in miraculous ways.

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The Dyson family celebrating the 16th birthday.
Stories of Hope

Unexpected Blessings: Finding Inspiration in Community

From birthday parades to Zoom meetups, these four stories highlight creative ways people are coming together during the pandemic.

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A colorful hummingbird.
Pets

Unexpected Blessings: How Animals Bring Us Hope

From cats to hummingbirds to zoo animals, our Guideposts staff and contributors share their stories of unexpected creature comforts during this time of crisis.

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Photo courtesy Nicki Cooper
Answered Prayers

Unexpected Blessings: Answered Prayers for Loved Ones

The pandemic brought surprising answers to the long-held prayers of Guideposts staff and contributors.

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Jacob in stained glass window at Notre Dame Cathedral
Power of Prayer

How to Pray Like Jacob

Lessons learned about turning to prayer and God in every circumstance.

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Country music legend Dolly Parton
Motivational Stories

Dolly Parton: Dream Big, Pray Big

Fueled by her unflappable faith, the country music legend has never been afraid to aim high.

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