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.

Finding strength from God

How to Find Strength for Another Day

In times of crisis, here's how we can replenish our strength and energy.

Actress Ruth Hussey

Guideposts Classics: Ruth Hussey on Answered Prayer

In this story from April 1953, the Academy Award-nominated actress shares how an answered prayer helped her portray a role she found daunting: the Virgin Mary.

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Bible verses for hope

5 Bible Verses That Offer Hope

Amid scary statistics and sobering news, here are some Scriptures to raise your spirits.

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Pray with your children

How to Pray with Your Children in Tough Times

During uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to connect spiritually with our kids, whether they’re at home or far away.

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Pope Francis

The Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury Join Together in Prayer

The Pope led Christians worldwide in reciting the Lord’s Prayer amid Covid-19 pandemic.

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How to pray tired

How to Pray When You’re Tired

Even when you’re worn out and used up, there are ways to approach God in prayer.

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Protecting a church congregation

A Church Pastor on Fear and Faith While Social Distancing

Discovering the best way to protect a faith community in the midst the Covid-19 outbreak.  

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Praying during a crisis

How to Pray During a National Crisis

Trying times are an invitation to open our heart to prayer.

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A prayer for healing

A Reassuring Prayer for Those Who Are Ill

Words from the 14th century’s Julian of Norwich offer comfort and hope.

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Hospital nurse

How to Pray for Those on the Front Lines

Prayers for first responders and medical personnel, those who stock our groceries, deliver our packages, truck drivers and more.

Family washing their hands

How to Wash Your Hands with Your Favorite Hymns

Cleanliness and Godliness go together when you sing these hymns at the sink.

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Finding calm in times of panic

How to Pray in Times of Panic

In a time of uncertainty and stress, here’s the path to finding calm and distancing ourselves from fear.

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Actor Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon

Guideposts Classics: Neil Hamilton on Asking for Prayer

In this story from January 1967, actor Neil Hamilton, then starring as Commissioner Gordon on the popular TV series Batman, tells of a dramatic crossroad in his life.

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Wash your hands with prayer

How to Wash Your Hands with Prayer and Song

If you’re tired of singing “Happy Birthday” twice, here are some alternate spiritual options. 

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