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.

Walking in autumn leaves

5 Biblical Prayers for Fall

In a season of uncertainty and change, there’s always one thing we can fix our hopes on.

7 ways to change your life

7 Ways to Change Your Life

When encountering transforming love, big things can happen.

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis

Drawing Inspiration from Heroes of Faith

In the midst of a pandemic, natural disasters and personal loss, we turn to the stories of others for strength.

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Firefighter in California

Pray a Litany in a Season of Wildfires

When natural disasters threaten homes and lives, here are words to calm fears and guide thoughts.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

Guideposts' VP of Ministries explores how the Serenity Prayer can positively impact your life, whether or not you are dealing with an addiction or are in a 12-step program.

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Listening for God's voice

5 Bible Verses to Help You Hear God’s Voice

Scripture shows the way in learning to listen.

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How to pray big

How to Pray Big—Really Big

Your faith can transcend the boundaries of place and spirit as you embrace the power of these words.

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Thy will be done

What It Really Means to Pray ‘Thy Will Be Done’

A powerful reminder of why “my way” isn’t the best way.

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When God shows up on the subway

When God Shows Up on the Subway

Stuck on the tracks during an unsettling delay, the prayers, the compassion, the connection all come to life.

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Praying for God's Will

A New Way to Pray for God’s Will

You can always petition the Almighty for what you want, but here’s a phrase you might add at the end.

Looking for work

How to Pray for a Job During a Pandemic

Whether you’ve lost a job, found a job or hope for a job, some of these prayers might help.

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Prayers for aging parents

How to Pray for Your Aging Parents

After a lifetime of receiving prayers, one son is committed to offering them daily for his elderly mom and dad.

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Raylene Nickel; photo by Stephanie Blumhagen

How Six Sheets of Yellowed Paper Eased Her Loneliness

Feeling alone during the Covid-19 pandemic, this farmer prayed to hear her late husband's voice. Had she been too bold?

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Answered prayer for a mom's battle with Covid-19

An Answered Prayer in a Pandemic

A family and a church community pull a desperately ill mom through Covid-19.

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