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.
Is faith about having God do stuff for us?

Is the Point of Faith Getting God to Do Stuff For Us?

Yes, faith can move mountains, but often God hands you a shovel first.

Guideposts' Ty'Ann Brown

Join Us for Healing Day of Prayer 2019

Ty’Ann Brown invites followers to participate in this special Day of Prayer. Send your prayer requests for our Healing Day of Prayer on September 24, 2019.

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Prayer Shawls Comfort Grieving Military Families

Volunteers knit and crochet for the loved ones of fallen soldiers.

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When your prayers aren't answered

4 Questions to Ask If Your Prayers Aren’t Answered

Here are some Biblical examples of why a prayer may not always get the response you expect.

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A white memorial rose on the 9/11 memorial in NYC.

A Devotion and Prayer for 9/11

How God's grace can heal and comfort you on this day of remembrance.

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Positive prayer habits

4 Positive Habits Created by Prayer

The spiritual discipline of prayer can be applied to all areas of your life.

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Praying, Our Father

What ‘Our Father’ Really Means When You Pray

The first words of The Lord’s Prayer pack a powerful, inclusive punch.

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Devotion for Times of Hard Waiting

Jesus Is Found in the Cliff-Hanger Moments of Waiting

Discover the perfect psalm to pray when you are in the midst of a challenging waiting period. Excerpted from Mornings with Jesus 2020.

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Pray like Saint Augustine

3 Ways to Pray Like a Saint

Though he died nearly 1600 years ago, Saint Augustine’s thoughts on prayer still ring true today.

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10 Bible Verses to Commit to Memory

10 Bible Verses to Commit to Memory

When you memorize Scripture, you infuse your life with God’s wisdom and guidance.

Amy and her son Spencer. 'I had to learn to let go and let God'

Following Her Son's Stroke, Could She 'Let Go and Let God'?

Prayer, and a new-found faith, helped her through his long recovery. 

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4 one-word prayers for the morning

One Simple Word That Can Change Your Day

4 one-word prayers that can get your day off to a great start.

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Love between mother and daughter

How Big Things Put Little Things in Perspective

The love of a mother and a daughter gives the day its proper prayer focus.

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A man relaxing on the grass while listening to music.

A Devotion for Overcoming Anxiety

Learn how Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin releases his worries.

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