Prayer Stories

Walking and praying

Why You Should Walk and Pray at the Same Time

It doesn’t have to be long, and it can be anywhere. But you’re sure to see something new that feeds into your prayer life.

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Celebrating Ash Wednesday during the Pandemic

Ash Wednesday: Rituals Modified for Coronavirus

Make-your-own ashes, drive-by services, temporary tattoos and “Lent Boxes” dominate this year’s Lenten season celebrations.

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Prayers from heaven

How Your Loved Ones in Heaven Can Continue to Pray

It’s possible to receive encouragement from ancestors we have never met.

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4 new ways to observe Lent

How to Observe Lent in a Different Way This Year

4 ways to shift the focus of your prayers and spiritual practices

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When you can't pray

How to Pray When You Don’t Feel Like It

Even someone who has written books about prayer occasionally needs motivation. Here are five tips.

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The Bible for Lent

5 Biblical Ways to Celebrate Lent

Drawing inspiration for the season from Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness

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Prayers God Wants to Hear

6 Prayers God Most Wants to Hear from You

Using the Lord’s Prayer as a template, these words of affirmation, praise and forgiveness make a good plan for daily devotions.

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Gracie and Edward in the woods

A Desperate Prayer for Trust and Patience Is Answered

After a frustrating effort to get the vaccine, some real hope emerges.

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Repeating a prayer

When It’s Powerful to Repeat a Prayer

The daily renewal of certain prayers can deepen our connection to God.

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Edward and Gracie in the woods

Finding the Antidote to Vaccine Frustration

After waiting in the bitter cold for a vaccine that didn’t arrive, this prayer proved the better option to blame and anger.

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Power of forgiveness

3 Ways to Pray for the Power to Forgive

Forgiveness takes work. Here’s how we, with God’s help, can make it happen.

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The power of solitude

What Jesus Said About the Importance of Solitude

Six examples from the Bible about finding perspective and power from spending some time alone

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