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.
A woman looks out of her kitchen window with a cup in her hand.

An Answered Prayer for the Perfect Home

Finding the perfect home was becoming difficult until she turned over her wish list to God.

Unanswered prayers

How 'Unanswered' Prayers Draw Us Closer to God

Even when we think God isn't listening, prayer still continues the conversation with Him.

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Debbie Macomber on the Benefits of Prayer Journaling

The beloved bestselling author explains how prayer journaling transformed her spiritual life.

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Former NFL player Devon Still and his daughter Leah

Devon Still on Strength, Faith and Community

Former NFL player Devon Still talks about what he learned about faith and strength and the importance of community while his young daughter was going through difficult treatments for cancer.

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Author Jonathan Merritt

The Role of Faith in Coping with Chronic Pain

Author Jonathan Merritt shares how his experience with chronic pain first challenged his faith and then brought him closer to God.

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Prayers for someone with cancer

How to Pray for Someone with Cancer

Even in an overwhelming situation, there are ways to pray and reclaim hope.

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Brave new steps

9 Prayers That Will Help You Actually Embrace Change

Starting a new job or business? Getting married? Launching a new project? Here are prayers to help you along your journey.

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A prayer for anxiety

A Prayer for Anxiety

Here's a poem as a prayer for letting God know how you really feel in stressful times.

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Shout your prayers

6 Good Reasons to Shout Your Prayers!

Whether praying in private or public, sometimes you need to raise your voice.

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Honoring Memorial Day at a Beloved Cemetery

Cemeteries are as full of life as they are of death. Here’s why.

Finding God's Grace

Finding God in the Darkness

In dark times, we can rekindle our relationship with God—if we choose to.

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Praying with photos

Why I Pray with Photos

A worn Bible bulging with photographs helps prompt prayers for those with urgent needs.

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Poet Jacqueline Suskin

Her Poems Are Her Prayers

This poet shares how her poems, like prayer, is a sacred act.

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Trust or faith in God

The Difference Between Faith and Trust in God

How can we learn to truly put our trust in God? 

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