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 Powerful Word to Pray

One Powerful Word to Pray

How to energize your life and the lives around you with a prayer rich in meaning

Praying the Psalms

5 Ways the Psalms Can Help Your Prayers

For guidance, understanding, wisdom and comfort, these words can give voice to your prayers.

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A young boy in dinosaur pajamas; Getty Images

What Prayer Can Do: God Had Been There All Along

She had been asking God for help with her young son’s issues. Then a simple moment reminded her that He was always there.

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A woman prays in the outdoors

Prayer Power: Embracing Change

Change is a constant—especially these days. These four prayers can help  you manage the transitions.

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Pray the Golden Rule

Ways to Practice the Golden Rule When You Pray

Why not pray for others as you’d want them to pray for you?

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Daniel in the den of lions; Photo credit: LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

A Connection Between Retirement and the Biblical Story of Daniel

A lesson learned about using your gifts at any age.

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A place to pray

Why You Should Find a Regular Place to Pray

Just as you may have consistent daily prayer time, a chosen spot can help as well.

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Pray a word a day

New Guideposts Devotional: Pray a Word a Day

When it comes to prayer, one word can be life-changing.

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Pentecost, the Church's birthday

5 Prayers for Pentecost, the Church’s Birthday

What happened when the apostles gathered in the upper room almost 2,000 years ago enriches how we pray today.

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Pray with imagination

Why You Should Use Your Imagination When You Pray

To envision the healing and positive outcomes in the lives of family and friends, as well as yourself, offers a powerful prayer tool.

What not to pray

Two Words to Avoid When You Pray

We can turn to Simon Peter, one of Jesus’ first followers, as an example of what not to say in our prayers.

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Refresh your prayer practice

6 Biblical Qualities of God to Use in Your Prayers

If you’re trying to breathe new life into your prayer routine, focus on these words to grow in your faith.

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Pray like jazz

How Prayer Can Be Like Playing Jazz

Just like a musical form that allows for creative roaming and riffs within a framework, the same can be done when you pray.

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Living the Lord's Prayer

How to Live—and Pray—the Lord’s Prayer

Finding the fullness of our faith through both words and actions

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