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.
Pray with honesty

Why You Should Stop Sugarcoating Your Prayers

When something truly, deeply hurts, open up to God about it in prayer. Only then can healing begin.

Praying in church

Personal Ways to Pray During a Church Service

There's a lot of greeting, singing and reading in some churches. If you'd like to add a few more prayers to your personal worship, here are some suggestions.

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When to pray

When Is the Best Time to Pray?

Right now, as it turns out. Whether you are in chaos or quiet.

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Continue to pray after Hurricane Florence

Why You Should Still Be Praying About Hurricane Florence

In the weeks and months after a disaster, the suffering continues.

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Holding a pet rabbit

5 Prayers and Blessings for Animals and Pets

On the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, words of thanks and praise for the creatures who enrich our lives.

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St. Francis of Assissi statue in a flower bed of a garden in Mexico.

9 Inspiring Quotes from St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment. We hope you find inspiration in these quotes, attributed to or inspired by St. Francis.

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Boy in hospital

Cured by the Healing Power of Prayer

How a boy learned that prayer can conquer sickness

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John and Elizabeth Sherrill

A Visit with Elizabeth Sherrill and a Lesson in Prayer

Always the teacher. Always the seeker. Always the lover of God.

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An artist's rendering of a woman in distress surrounded by praying hands

The Prayers of Others Saw Her Through Opioid Withdrawal

In the throes of flagrant opioid withdrawal, she was beginning to despair, but the prayers of friends and strangers lifted her up.

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Military couple embracing

5 Simple Prayers for Military Families

Military members aren’t the only ones who need prayer.  

Prayer as last resort

Make Prayer Your First Resort, Not Your Last

Pray early and often to guide you through each and every day.

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Popular radio host Delilah

Delilah on the Role of Prayer in Her Life

The popular radio host shares how prayer impacts her daily life and how her approach to prayer has evolved over the years.

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God's power

Two of the Most Powerful Words in the Bible

Throughout the Scripture there is a phrase that reminds us how God can change our lives.

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Talking God in the morning

12 Best Bible Prayers for the Morning

You’ll never be sorry for turning your heart and mind toward God in the morning.

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