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Praying, Our Father

What ‘Our Father’ Really Means When You Pray

The first words of The Lord’s Prayer pack a powerful, inclusive punch.

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Pray like Saint Augustine

3 Ways to Pray Like a Saint

Though he died nearly 1600 years ago, Saint Augustine’s thoughts on prayer still ring true today.

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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. 

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4 one-word prayers for the morning

One Simple Word That Can Change Your Day

4 one-word prayers that can get your day off to a great start.

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Love between mother and daughter

How Big Things Put Little Things in Perspective

The love of a mother and a daughter gives the day its proper prayer focus.

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How to pray during a life change

How to Pray During a Time of Painful Change

Some thoughts on how to pray when your life is upended.

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Stuck in an elevator

The Important Role That Fear Plays in Faith

Scary situations offer a chance to build on your trust in God.

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Back to school prayers

4 Ways to Pray Your Kids to School This Year

Are your children ready for the challenges that will face them in a new class?

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A teenage girl praying with the Bible open.

7 Easy Prayers for When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

Are you swamped, stressed and strung out? Remember, He’s only a prayer away. 

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Prayer group

4 Simple Reasons to Ask Others to Pray for You

When it feels as if everything is falling apart, it’s time to reach out to others. Here’s why.

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How to question God

7 Ways to Question God When You Pray

We're used to asking for things when we pray. But how about posing a direct question? Here some Biblical figures who did just that.

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Favorite hymn

What Is the Most Beloved Hymn?

Hymn Society members cast their votes for the greatest hymn of all time. Here’s the result.

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