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.
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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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries
Faith and Prayer

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Little Things Mean a Lot

Guideposts' VP of Ministries reminds us that, even in times of strife, small blessings can make a big difference.

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Fred Rogers, Corrie ten Boom and James Stewart
Inspiring Stories

20 Favorite 'Guideposts Classics' Stories

In our 75 years, Guideposts has published inspiring stories from people in every field of creative endeavor from Al Roker to Corrie ten Boom, Fred Rogers and Tim Conway.

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