Prayer

Prayer stories nurture faith and renew hope. The power of prayer can't be denied. Prayer can change circumstances or change perspectives, transforming lives and strengthening faith. Anyone who has ever experienced an answered prayer knows that every prayer story is a chance to move forward in your faith journey, relationships, career, or health.

Prayer of confession

How the Prayer of Confession Can Transform Us

With accountability comes healing and peace.

Driving through the desert

How a Road Trip Led to a New, Short Prayer

During a long drive through the desert, finding words of comfort for stranded travelers.

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Two people praying

How to Help Others with a 10-Second Prayer

You’ll be surprised at how often people welcome a short, purposeful prayer—even in public.

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Reading psalms in the morning

6 Psalms to Start Your Day with Good News

The headlines can wait; instead, first take delight in God with these verses.

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Praying with coffee

6 Ways to Build Up Your Prayer Life by Habit Stacking

These simple, easy practices can make a big difference in your spiritual routine.

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A woman prays in a garden

Prayer Power: The Garden of Prayer

Guideposts blogger Bob Hostetler reminds us of the rewards of spending our prayer time alone with God.

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A boy juggles tennis balls

What Prayer Can Do: The Three Rules of Life

He prayed for a way to convince his grandson to focus less on video games and more on his studies.

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Illustration by Donna Grethen

An Angel Helped Her Buy Her Dream Bedroom Set

But the new heaven-sent friendship ended up being even more valuable.

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Hands in prayer

4 Ways to Let Your Hands Do the Praying

Sometimes a simple gesture or two is as good as anything your lips can express.

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Rick Hamlin

3 Lessons in Prayer from the Grandkids

A greater understanding of why Jesus said, “Become like little children.”

How to pray with emojis

How to Pray with Emojis

Little icons that can carry a big prayer.

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Psalm 23 for children and grandchildren

Pray Psalm 23 for Your Children and Grandchildren

Here’s a way to express the desires of your heart for those you cherish.

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Spring tulips

Why Easter Is Bigger Than Any One Season

Christ’s resurrection turned everything around.

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Holy Week prayer

2 Words to Pray During Holy Week (Or Anytime)

A simple prayer, easily remembered and repeated.

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Prayers before bed

Why It’s Important to Pray Before You Sleep

How to empty your brain and fill up your heart before turning out the light

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Airport prayers

5 Ways to Pray While Waiting to Board Your Flight

How to turn any airport experience into a holy moment.

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