Answered Prayers

Stories of answered prayers can strengthen our faith and offer hope and reassurance. While we don't know what causes God to answer prayer, we strive to pray from a place of authenticity and humility. When you are in a challenging moment, remember answered prayers in your own lives and the lives of those around you.
When your prayers aren't answered

4 Questions to Ask If Your Prayers Aren’t Answered

Here are some Biblical examples of why a prayer may not always get the response you expect.

Desperate prayers

How God Answers Desperate Prayers

Desperation can be the soil and seed that bears the fruit of answered prayer.

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A hummingbird in flight approaches a flower

The Hummingbird That Led Her to Pray

Michele's teenage daughter was a natural doubter—until a tiny bird found its way into the family's garage. 

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Devon with his daughter, Leah, near his Houston home

What Devon Still Learned from His Daughter’s Cancer Battle

The former NFL star never expected to get this faith lesson from his sick daughter

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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.

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Thanksgiving Day Of Prayer 2018

Guideposts' celebrates prayer by coming together to show how thankful we truly are for all of the blessings we've received throughout the year.

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Prayer and Personal Change: Living by Faith

Prayer and Personal Change: Living by Faith

Pablo Diaz talks about keeping faith through hard times. 

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Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt: His Faith Journey and Recent Engagement

How faith has shaped the life and career of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

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Peaceful sunset landscape over a pond as a flock of birds fly.

Shawnelle Eliasen: Not-Yet Answered Prayer

Shawnelle Eliasen shares her not-yet answered prayer.

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Amy and her son Spencer. 'I had to learn to let go and let God'

Following Her Son's Stroke, Could She 'Let Go and Let God'?

Prayer, and a new-found faith, helped her through his long recovery. 

The Dog Who Was an Answer to a Prayer

The Dog Who Was an Answer to a Prayer

Wren Thomas shares how his service dog, Beaux, has helped him cope with PTSD after Wren was kidnapped by Nigerian pirates.

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Answered prayer

How One Prayer Was Answered in a Day

Every once in a while, a response from God comes much faster, if I’m awake and alert to notice it.

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4 One-Word Prayers

4 One-Word Prayers

These open-ended prayers offer unexpected blessings from God.

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Prayer That Is Answered Immediately

Our camping vacation was spared, thanks to prayer.

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