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.
Sneaker shoes and arrows pointing in different directions on asphalt ground.

A Prayer for Making Life-Changing Decisions

When you are uncertain about your future, trust Jesus to direct your paths.

Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado

Max Lucado on 'How Happiness Happens'

The best-selling author and pastor shares tips from his book about creating joy in your day-to-day life.

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Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado

Take Max Lucado's Happiness Challenge

The best-selling author and pastor shows us how to create happier moments in our life.

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Prayers for an elderly mom

How to Pray for an Aging Parent

Six simple prayers to lift your parents up. 

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Emergency at the hospital

3 One-Word Prayers for Emergencies

When you barely have time to think, one of these words can make a powerful difference.

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A rich prayer life

4 Short and Simple Prayers to Make Your Life Better

The book May It Be So, offers prayers that are succinct, thoughtful and fulfilling.

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Learning about Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur—A Good Way to Get a Fresh Start

The holiest day in Judaism offers everyone guidance for seeking forgiveness.

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Reading a loving letter

Why You Should Pray for 'God Winks'

Ask the Lord to favor you with one or more of these special reminders of His love.

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How to pray while waiting

How to Pray While Waiting for Important News

Waiting for test results? News about a job? Here’s how to pray about it.

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Can you forgive yourself? God does.

How to Leave Your Past in the Past

Do you have trouble accepting that God forgives you? 

View from the back of a girl in a hat sits on a hill, looking at air balloons in Cappadocia in Turkey.

Relax with Jesus

Read this devotion to help you wind down and find peace.

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Why pray daily?

Why Should I Pray Every Day?

Here are five reasons why it’s important to keep your connection to God fresh and vibrant.

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How to pray when sick

4 Ways to Pray from Your Sick Bed

These stories from the Bible show how four figures prayed for healing.

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Prayer in a season of change.

4 One-Word Prayers of Hope in a Season of Change

These powerful Bible verses can help us weather a time of transition.

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