Power of Prayer

The power of prayer is undeniable to those who pray regularly. True stories of prayer making a difference in a moment, a life, or the world inspire each of us to examine and strengthen our faith life regularly. Reach deep inside to access the power of praying to change our lives and change our hearts.
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.

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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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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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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Poet Jacqueline Suskin

Her Poems Are Her Prayers

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

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Pablo R. Diaz (left), Vice President of Ministries and Guideposts President & CEO John Temple spend time with an attendee at Good Friday Day of Prayer

A Visit to Guideposts' 49th Annual Good Friday Day of Prayer

Guideposts held its first Good Friday Day of Prayer in 1970, and it's been a beloved tradition ever since.

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Volunteers post requests that have been raised up in prayer on Good Friday

Guideposts' 49th Annual Good Friday Day of Prayer

Join us online or in person for this uplifting day of prayer.

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A volunteer posts a request that has been prayed for on Good Friday

Good Friday Day of Prayer 2019

Learn more about Guideposts' Good Friday Day of Prayer, an annual event that inspires and uplifts those who are able to attend in person and those across the country and around the world who join us in praying for others.

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Joyce Smith, author of The Impossible

Meet the Real People Behind the Movie 'Breakthrough'

In our exclusive video, Joyce Smith and her son John recall the day that John was pronounced clinically dead after falling through the ice on a frozen lake, only to be brought back by the power of prayer.

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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.

Trust in God

What Does It Mean to Trust God Always?

An apprehensive mom remembers how to hand her fear over to God before a medical procedure.

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Celebrating women of the Bible

Celebrating the Women of the Bible

Women in Scripture who inspire us through acts of courage, love and faith.

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Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Marian Anderson

Guideposts Classics: Marian Anderson on the Power of Faith

In this story from March 1954, contralto Marian Anderson shares how she came to doubt her great gifts as a singer, only to see her love for music restored by prayer.

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Woman in church pew

The Benefits of Fasting and Prayer

A reverend shares biblical models for fasting and offers tips for a prayerful Lent.  

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