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Focus on God

How to ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’

Four keys to letting go of distractions and turning your full attention to God

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Moving forward in faith

How to Move Forward as People of Faith

As the nation reckons with the death of George Floyd, here are ways to find righteousness, goodness and hope.

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How to pray for communities

How to Pray for Communities Near and Far

Jesus offered us a framework when it comes to praying for our neighborhoods, states and beyond.

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Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief

Grappling with the Notion of Race in America

Thoughts on having the hard but necessary discussion about our history of racism

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Pray for causes

How to Pray Through Your Anger

When you are passionate—even righteously angry—about a cause, these five Bible verses will guide you.

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Prayers to banish fear

10 Quick Prayers from the Bible to Banish Fear

These verses can steer you through fears, economic worries and unsteady moments.

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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!

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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.

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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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Photo courtesy Nicki Cooper

Unexpected Blessings: Answered Prayers for Loved Ones

The pandemic brought surprising answers to the long-held prayers of Guideposts staff and contributors.

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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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