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Praying for patience

5 Biblical Prayers for Patience

It doesn’t come easy for most of us, but there are a host of verses we can turn to.

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Advent Prayer Program

Join Our Advent Prayer Program

Feeling frazzled as Christmas approaches? Get our daily email and rediscover the peace and promise of Christmas.

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Prayer block

What to Do When Your Prayer Practice Is Stuck

Sometimes heaven seems closed. Your prayers go nowhere. Try these tips for a spiritual reboot.

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Pray like Jesus

How to Pray Like Jesus

The Bible is full of examples of how important prayer was to Jesus. Here are a few.

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Pray for strength not comfort

When You Should Pray to Be Bold, Not Comfortable

Take a cue from Biblical heroes and saints on how to shake things up through prayer.

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A family prays at the Thanksgiving table

A Thanksgiving Prayer, Answered

In this excerpt from Daily Guideposts, our annual collection of uplifting devotions, Patty Kirk shares an inspiring Thanksgiving memory.

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Deliver us from evil.

What It Really Means to Pray ‘Deliver Us from Evil’

Prayers have been answered when we say those four, powerful words.

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Illustration of the Serenity Prayer

The Serenity Prayer Ignited His Spiritual Awakening

The Guideposts Editor-in-Chief initially struggled with parts of the well-known prayer at his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

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Getting married in a pandemic

7 Prayers for Getting Married in a Pandemic

As problematic as weddings and receptions can be at the moment, there is one constant.

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A man pays his monthly bills

Join Us for Financial Breakthrough Day of Prayer

The all-day online event will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and includes prayer, powerful financial advice and more. 

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Prayers for a hopeful New Year

4 Prayers of Hope for the New Year

As we say goodbye (good riddance?!) to 2020, it’s time to turn the page, even a corner.

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Making a decision

9 Bible Prayers to Help Make the Best Decision

Are you faced with making more decisions now than ever? Here is scriptural guidance for wisdom.

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