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.

Bible verses to inspire exercise

How the Bible Can Inspire You to Exercise

These six verses can get you walking, running, jumping and praising God!

Pray for strength like Nehemiah

How to Pray for Strength Like Nehemiah

As we struggle to rebuild our lives and find a new normal, we can turn to this biblical figure for encouragement and inspiration.

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Actor David Niven

Guideposts Classics: David Niven's Christmas Prayer

In this story from December 1963, the Oscar winner recalls a wartime Christmas Eve when his practice of praying before turning in for the night proved an inspiration to his fellow soldiers.

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One-word prayers for any situation

One-Word Prayers to Help You Through Any Situation

When it comes to prayer, one word can be a powerful way to cope with whatever life throws your way.

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Bible verses for Pentecost

6 Bible Verses to Help You Celebrate Pentecost

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are here for all of us. Especially now.

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Pray as you breathe.

Why You Should Pray Like You Breathe

A prayer practice that encourages you to open up your heart to the world around you.

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Prayer advice from Debbie Macomber

Prayer Advice for Finding Strength in Tough Times from Debbie Macomber

How this beloved, best-selling author maintains her spiritual practice when feeling uncertain

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Best-selling author Debbie Macomber

A Message of Hope from Debbie Macomber: God's Got This

The best-selling author and friend to Guideposts reminds us, via the words of the Lord's Prayer, that is God is in charge, that he is with us through the most difficult of times.

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One-word prayer for strength

A One-Word Prayer for Strength in Difficult Times

When your day feels like a slog, try this short, Bible-based prayer.

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How to pray when you're angry

4 Ways to Pray When You’re Angry

When your feelings are overwhelming or feel out of control, the Bible offers a path to calmness.

Growing spiritually in quarantine

3 Spiritual Reflections to Help You Find Meaning in Quarantine

Let your faith guide you toward hope even in the midst of isolation.

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Jacob in stained glass window at Notre Dame Cathedral

How to Pray Like Jacob

Lessons learned about turning to prayer and God in every circumstance.

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Finding comfort and hope

10 Bible Prayers for Comfort and Hope

Whether you're struggling with a national or personal crisis, here is some Scripture that will help.

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Home quarantine

5 Bible Verses to Help Fight Quarantine Fatigue

After spending weeks at home, we're all struggling. Here's some Scripture to provide hope and strength during these trying times.

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