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.


Family photo as prayer

How a Family Photo Inspires Prayer

Documenting a wonderfully vital, creative, happy family–and feeling gratitude to God.


New ways to encourage more prayer in your life

‘Gamify’ Your Prayers

Can a technique that improves businesses and schools help your prayer life?

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The many ways we pray

The Many Ways We Can Pray

There is no wrong way to pray. It’s your personal conversation with God.

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Breathe a prayer

Breathe a Prayer

Why prayer doesn’t have to be hard. It can be as simple as breathing.

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Turning earworms into prayers

4 Steps to Turn Earworms into Prayers

If there's a distracting song rummaging around in your brain, how to convert it into something sacred.

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How not avoiding suffering can lead to spiritual growth.

What Makes for Spiritual Growth?

When you stick through the darkest hours in life, you will eventually see the dawn.

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God's message during a concert

God’s Message During a Concert

An audience distraction fails to get in the way of prayer and understanding.

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Listening to God's voice.

7 Ways to Hear God's Voice

Prayer can be a dialogue with God–if we’re listening. Here are some tips.

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Don't carry guilt. Ask God's forgiveness.

Don’t Live with Guilt; You Are Forgiven

We are forgiven the instant we turn to God. If we confess our sins, there is no need to punish ourselves.

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Zach and Jodi Short, with their daughter, Brynlee

After a Farm Accident: Did this Town's Prayers Lead to a Miracle?

A freak accident left a Kansas farmer near death. His neighbors prayed every day for weeks. Even the doctors were suprised by the results.


The perfect song for a wedding

The Perfect Wedding Song

Pick a song that says what you believe. It will be your road map for years to come.

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Plant prayers while you plant seeds.

3 Ways to Plant Spring Prayers

Turn the seeds you plant—whether in a planter, garden or field—into prayers.

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Look for simple moments of grace daily.

How to Appreciate Simple Moments of Grace

Be on the lookout. You never know when a moment of wonder will change your perspective.

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Why you should ask people to pray for you.

Why Say “Pray for Me?”

We’re not meant to be alone in our most vulnerable times. We should never be scared of sharing that.

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