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.

Proud American Karen Jason

Proud to Be an American: A New Citizen Celebrates Her Adopted Country

An immigrant from India wondered if she and her family were doing the right thing by committing to American citizenship. Would her prayer for assurance be answered?

6 summer prayers

6 Summer Prayers

A new season offers inspiration to refresh your daily prayer habit.

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Why you should pray

5 Ways Prayer Can Help You

No matter when and where you pray, your life can be changed in key areas through its daily practice.

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Seeking more silence and prayer

6 Ways to Find More Quiet Time

How the sounds of silence can clear a little space in your life–and your soul–to keep company with God

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Dottie Pratchard

The Prayer That Rescued Her from the Rapids

Dottie Pratchard recalls a harrowing close call she experienced while rafting down the South Fork of the American River and the prayer that changed everything for her.

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Waiting for God's answer while we pray.

6 Ways to Wait for God's Answer to Your Prayers

In an impatient world, the person who prays must learn to wait on God. Here’s how to do that.

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A white dove, the symbol of Pentecost

Pentecost–The Church’s Birthday

Because of the Spirit, because of Jesus, because of His love, we’re here.

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The AlSol Tiara Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Finding Peace Underwater

Have you ever been away on a trip only to be consumed by the worries you thought you'd left behind? 

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How to pair prayer with other activities.

How to Add More Prayer to Your Daily Routine

A "pairing" technique that can help anyone who wants to improve their daily habit of prayer.

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When you desperately need a prayer

When You Desperately Need a Prayer

If you find yourself at a loss for words, here are some right out the Bible.

Danita shares a tender moment with son Caleb

A Mother's Prayer for Her Child's Health

Her youngest son was born with impaired hearing and then diagnosed with a form of epilepsy. How could she help him bear such a heavy burden?

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Family photo as prayer

How a Family Photo Inspires Prayer

Documenting a wonderfully vital, creative, happy family–and feeling gratitude to God.

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Zach and Jodi Short, with their daughter, Brynlee

After a Farm Accident: Did this Town's Prayers Lead to a Miracle?

A freak accident left a Kansas farmer near death. His neighbors prayed every day for weeks. Even the doctors were surprised by the results.

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New ways to encourage more prayer in your life

‘Gamify’ Your Prayers

Can a technique that improves businesses and schools help your prayer life?

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