Stories of Faith

Woman at a peaceful lake

The Spiritual Purpose of Loneliness

What can we learn from the Bible about the concept of being alone?

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Praying for an answer

When God Has a Better Idea

In tough situations, the wisdom of praying that God’s will be done.

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Love between mother and daughter

How Big Things Put Little Things in Perspective

The love of a mother and a daughter gives the day its proper prayer focus.

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Praying for someone who has hurt you

Why Pray for Someone Who Has Caused You Pain?

We are all broken, wounded and in need of becoming whole.

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Devon with his daughter, Leah, near his Houston home

What Devon Still Learned from His Daughter’s Cancer Battle

The former NFL star never expected to get this faith lesson from his sick daughter

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Author Jonathan Merritt

The Prayer Practice That Helped Him Reconnect with God

Struggling with chronic pain, religion writer Jonathan Merritt regained his faith through prayer

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Former NFL player Devon Still and his daughter Leah

Devon Still on Strength, Faith and Community

Former NFL player Devon Still talks about what he learned about faith and strength and the importance of community while his young daughter was going through difficult treatments for cancer.

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Poet Jacqueline Suskin

Her Poems Are Her Prayers

This poet shares how her poems, like prayer, is a sacred act.

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Rose window at Cathedral of Notre-Dame

Miracles at the Cathedral of Notre Dame After the Fire

What can survive a tragic fire? Rose windows, an organ, an altar, many relics and statues—and faith.

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Volunteers post requests that have been raised up in prayer on Good Friday

Guideposts' 2019 Annual Good Friday Day of Prayer

Join us online or in person for this uplifting day of prayer.

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Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Marian Anderson

Guideposts Classics: Marian Anderson on the Power of Faith

In this story from March 1954, contralto Marian Anderson shares how she came to doubt her great gifts as a singer, only to see her love for music restored by prayer.

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How Knitting Can Inspire Prayer

How Knitting Can Inspire Prayer

There are many ways to invoke a meditative state by moving your hands.

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Funeral flowers

What a Funeral Can Teach Us

How witnessing a life well lived led to an unexpected reunion.

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Susan Karas

Susan Karas on Waiting in Prayer

Susan Karas shares the longest wait for answered prayer.

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