Faith, Prayer & Devotions

Faith is a source of comfort and hope in everyday life and when you grapple with profound questions. Your faith life is enriched through prayer as well as when you read daily devotions. Bible verses can deepen your faith and offer strength and joy for each day. Prayer stories remind us of the power of prayer.

Praying as you walk outside

Summer—A Great Time to Take a Prayer Walk

Here are some pointers for incorporating the sights and sounds of the season into your God time.

Worried woman

Asking for What You Need

“Where’s my dad?” I said to the nurse in the Cardiac ICU. “He should be out by now.” ...

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An open Bible in a man's hands

The Path to Joy

Living by His Word and walking with Jesus is the p ...

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The Unexpected Birthday Party

My grandmother, whom everyone called Mom, sat hunched in a kitchen chair, the lump on her back fr ...

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A woman prays at sunrise

Miracles Abound

Life is filled with miracles. Meaningful moments of ...

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Chocolate chip cookies

The Ministry of the Cookie Lady

My wife, Sandra, and I were caring for Florence, my mother-in-law. I was feeling helpless and fru ...

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A man stands atop a mountain

Remove Doubts

Take a minute to consider what mountains are stopping you from living your best life. What belief ...

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Your Passion Is Your Purpose

Jesus gave you passion and the ability to add purpose to yo ...

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What If . . . ?

“What if Mike and I get into an accident?” I asked my friend Julie over the phone. ...

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How Jesus can teach us to pray

5 Ways Jesus Can Help You Pray

Steps to model our own prayers after His

The River Jordan

Come and You Will See

Jesus is your Master Teacher. Be like the disciples at the shores of the ...

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Exercising Our Faith

From the spot at the pulleys at my physical therapy facility, I watched transfixed as the woman m ...

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A woman stands at the bow of a boat

Live Your Purpose

Life's trivial details can take up your time and impede you from reaching your ...

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A man holds his Bible

Verses to Live By: Fear Not!

Contributing Editor Rick Hamlin shares Scripture to help you ease your fears with faith.

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Spirit Lifting: God's Awe-Inspiring Love

This devotion assures us that, even given the majesty of God’s infinite creation, each of us is important to him.

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A parting of the clouds

What Prayer Can Do: Our Viewfinder

Would an Air Force pilot's prayer for clearing clouds during a vital reconnaissance mission be answered?

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