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.
Turn your worries into blessings

Turn Your Worries into Blessings

If you’re preoccupied by problems, you have an option. Shift your focus to something positive, just for a moment.

ABC prayer tips

A-to-Z Praying Tips

Prayer is simply talking to God. Here's an approach as easy as ABC.

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Stepping stones floating on a body of water

The Truth About Life's Bumps

Life's challenges are stepping stones to joy.

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Praise God when you pray.

Are Your Prayers All About You?

If, in prayer, you can only see your problems, try some praise instead.

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Put yourself in God's path

Put Yourself in God’s Path

Sometimes the best way to pray is to simply put yourself in the path of grace, healing and power.

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Comforting others in their grief

How to Comfort Others in Their Grief

Never underestimate what your prayers and love can do for someone who has lost a loved one.

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How to both read and pray the Bible

How to Both Read and Pray the Bible

A Guideposts editor uses an ancient prayer practice while riding the subway on his way to work.

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Bible prayers for grief

Bible Prayers for the 5 Stages of Grief

Loss always produces grief, and grief begs to be expressed. And the Bible can teach us how valuable prayer is in the grieving process.

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Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin

Rick Hamlin on the Practice of Contemplative Prayer

Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin explores the centuries-old practice of contemplative prayer, offering practical  tips that may help you enrich your own prayer life. 

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Blessing to others

YOU Are an Answer to Prayer

It’s more than a little awe-inspiring, isn’t it? But that’s the way God’s world works.


The Power of Humility

Lent is a good time to remember that humble acts—not strength or power—inspire true greatness.

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Pray as if you expect an answer

Pray Like George Müller

What if you really expected God to answer your prayers? 

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Tears can open up your heart

Clearing a Path to Your Heart

Hate to cry? Sometimes tears are the only way to open up to God.

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Interior stained glass windows of St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic

Phyllis Tickle and the Power of Daily Prayer

Discover why the Christian author found praying the offices so powerful and see the private prayer she said twice daily for years.

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