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.

Praying for racial justice

Healing the Wounds of Racism

A church group embarks on the road to reconciliation and transformation.

Guideposts blogger Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler: 5 Ways Faith Can Help You Overcome Fear

The popular Guideposts blogger recalls a terrifying hike gone awry—and the lessons learned, which are more relevant today than ever.

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Prayers to fight worry

6 Comforting Bible Prayers to Combat Worry

If you’re bogged down in concerns, let these verses lift your spirits.

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Praying for stability and strength

7 Bible Verses to Keep You Steady and Strong

When the ground beneath your feet seems to shift, focus on what is sure and never changing.

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Guideposts blogger Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler's Tips for One-Word Prayers

The pastor, author and Guideposts blogger shares how you can include one-word prayers to your prayer life.

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Little Rock Nine entering Central High School

Courage Is Fear That Has Said Its Prayers

A son remembers his father’s trust in God on a fateful day in 1957.

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Lord Have Mercy

What It Really Means to Pray ‘Lord Have Mercy’

It’s a phrase we sometimes use without thinking. But it’s a prayer with deep and wide meaning.

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Bible verses for sunsets

Everyday Joy: Bible Verses for Appreciating Sunsets

While dealing with uncertainty all around us, we still have beautiful sunsets.

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How to pray through big changes in life

How to Pray Through Life’s Big Changes

Three tips for handling a new job, a layoff, a new child, an empty nest, a difficult illness and more

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Prayers for grieving

10 Prayers on the Death of a Loved One

When a grieving heart struggles to express its loss, these Bible verses will help.

5 Bible verses for joy

5 Bible Verses to Help You Find Joy

There’s an alternative to letting stress and anxiety rule your day.

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4 prayers for money worries

4 Prayers for Money Worries

The faith of the Zarephath widow inspires words of hope during economic uncertainty.

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Praying for others

The Power of Praying for Others

Four ways our faith deepens as we prayerfully stand with others who need help.

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Pray a litany for a pandemic

Pray This Litany to Find Peace During the Pandemic

Prayers to guide us through uncertain times as the coronavirus continues to concern the world.

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