Faith and Prayer

Faith is a source of comfort and hope in everyday life and when you grapple with profound questions. Your faith life is enriched through prayer as well as when you read daily devotions. Bible verses can deepen your faith and offer strength and joy for each day. Prayer stories remind us of the power of prayer.

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Trim Your Tree

Daily Devotion for December 11, 2017

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Christmas Chaos: Finding Peace

She found peace through an unlikely Christmas song.

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A large snowball tumbling down a snowy slope.

Don't Be Squashed by the Christmas Snowball

Are you caught up in activities and expectations that take you away from the true meaning of Christmas?

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Decorating the house for Advent

Decorate Your House for Advent

Bringing light to darkness and preparing ourselves for Jesus’ coming

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Bible Verses for a Happy Christmas

Bible Verses for a Happy Christmas

Truly have a holiday filled with wonder.

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Christmas prayer prompts

20 Christmas Prayer Prompts

These prayer starters will lead you down a meaningful path to the celebration of the Incarnation.

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A broken Christmas ornament on top of Christmas tree leaves.

Christmas Expectations vs. Reality

Maybe unmet expectations at Christmastime are actually hidden blessings.

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Praying over problems

Finding Strength in Prayer

When a problem wears us down and depletes our energy, prayer refuels our spirit and renews our mind.

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Helping

Simple Words and a Timely Gift

Be on the lookout for divine nudges to help someone else.

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Pray as you read.

Pray as You Read

Ever been tempted to pray for a fictional character? If so, don’t resist the impulse; use it. 

Martin Luther

12 Masters of Prayer

Artists learn to paint by imitating the masters; can praying people do something similar? 

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Get Ready for Advent

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale gives insight on preparing your heart for Advent in this classic devotion from Daily Guideposts.

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Praise

Reclaim the Lost Art of Praise

In a season of giving thanks for what you have, don’t forget to give praise for what God offers.

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Bible verses about prayer

7 Bible Verses About Prayer

Prayer takes practice. And God’s Word offers some of the best advice about it.

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