True Stories of Answered Prayer

Actor Clint Walker

Guideposts Classics: Clint Walker on Praying for Help

In this story from November 1971, the star of the popular western TV series Cheyenne tells how his life was changed by the accident that almost killed him.

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Baby gecko

What Prayer Can Do: Lizard Love

How would she ever find the tiny gecko that was loose in her home?

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Kristy Dewberry with husband Don; photo Shevaun Williams

What Prayer Can Do: Healing Our Divisions

Political disagreements were making her family get-togethers tense. A change in focus proved to be the solution.

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A friend brings a caregiver a casserole

What Prayer Can Do: Divine Nourishment

She was at the end of her rope while looking after her mother with Alzheimer’s.  Then this caregiver received an unexpected food delivery.

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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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Raylene Nickel; photo by Stephanie Blumhagen

How Six Sheets of Yellowed Paper Eased Her Loneliness

Feeling alone during the Covid-19 pandemic, this farmer prayed to hear her late husband's voice. Had she been too bold?

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Answered prayer for a mom's battle with Covid-19

An Answered Prayer in a Pandemic

A family and a church community pull a desperately ill mom through Covid-19.

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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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Actress Ruth Hussey

Guideposts Classics: Ruth Hussey on Answered Prayer

In this story from April 1953, the Academy Award-nominated actress shares how an answered prayer helped her portray a role she found daunting: the Virgin Mary.

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Praying for success

Rebekah of the Bible: An Answered Prayer for Success

A surprise encounter offers insights for how to pray for a good day.

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Reading about Sarah of the Bible

Sarah of the Bible: When God Makes You Laugh

An example of what can happen when we open ourselves up to God's presence. 

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The Hamlin family

An Answered Prayer at a Mother’s Death

A longtime prayer request shared by a mother and son is granted.

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When your prayers aren't answered

4 Questions to Ask If Your Prayers Aren’t Answered

Here are some Biblical examples of why a prayer may not always get the response you expect.

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Amy and her son Spencer. 'I had to learn to let go and let God'

Following Her Son's Stroke, Could She 'Let Go and Let God'?

Prayer, and a new-found faith, helped her through his long recovery. 

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