Prayer Stories

Prayer stories nurture faith and renew hope. The power of prayer can't be denied. Prayer can change circumstances or change perspectives, transforming lives and strengthening faith. Anyone who has ever experienced an answered prayer knows that every prayer story is a chance to move forward in your faith journey, relationships, career, or health.
Prayer after a tragedy

7 Ways to Pray After a Tragedy

We may feel helpless, but the Bible gives us examples of prayer as a powerful response.

A pregnant woman holding her baby bump as she lounges on a couch.

Connected by an Amazing Answered Prayer

The chance encounter that changed her life.

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Dr. Peale reflects on an unforgettable Memorial Day and offers a tip for when you are feeling nervous and anxious.

The Day I Forgot Myself

Dr. Peale reflects on an unforgettable Memorial Day and offers a tip for when you are feeling nervous and anxious.

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Angel praying

Do Angels Help You Pray?

Turn to the Bible for examples of angels hand-delivering our prayers to God.

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St. Teresa of Avila

Teresa of Avila's Castle of the Soul

Rick Hamlin shares how his own spiritual life has been impacted by St. Teresa of Avila's inspiring book on prayer, The Interior Castle.

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Looking at a painting

How to Pray in Front of a Painting

A lovely, contemplative moment of prayer with eyes wide open.

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Rev. John Newton

Rev. John Newton, the Pastor Who Wrote 'Amazing Grace'

One of the world's most beloved hymns was written by a onetime slave trader who repented, turned his life over to God and became an ordained minister and an ardent abolitionist.

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Singing in church

Recapture the Art and Blessing of the Doxology

The Bible is filled with doxologies, and they can all be added to your prayer life.

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Pipe organ

The Many Ways We Hear God's Word

We hear it at different emotional pitches, in different tones, at different times. It takes multiple attempts to learn, and comes at us in a variety of ways before it sticks.

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Linda Maher

How She Overcame Opioid Addiction

Hospitalized after a serious car accident, she had to face withdrawal from the painkillers she was prescribed

Family prayinig

Praying ‘Repurposed’ Prayers

There are examples throughout the Bible of prayers being repeated by different generations.

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Praying for hope

Embracing Hope When Life Seems Unfair

Praying for a pastor facing medical challenges from months served at Ground Zero after 9/11

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A Positive Way of Looking at Problems

Even in the middle of an uncomfortable situation, there are opportunities for thanks and praise.

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Praying through your problems

Praying Through Your Problems

When it comes to wrestling with your issues, some advice from 19th century author and preacher Samuel Logan Brengle

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