Anxiety

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Devotions for Men

A Devotion for Overcoming Anxiety

Learn how Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin releases his worries.

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How to pray during a life change
How to Pray

Praying During Times of Painful Change

Some thoughts on how to pray when your life is upended.

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Managing Life Changes

Does Faith Protect You from Hardship?

In a word, “no.” But here's how it can help us discover new directions and purpose during stressful times.

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Power of Prayer

4 Simple Reasons to Ask Others to Pray for You

When it feels as if everything is falling apart, it’s time to reach out to others. Here’s why.

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Life Advice

Why Water Is So Calming

Water is such a universally soothing phenomenon that scientists call its peaceful effects “Blue Mind.”

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How to Pray

6 Short and Simple Prayers for Coping with Stress

Quick, simple prayers for coping when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

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Answered Prayers

How God Answers Desperate Prayers

Desperation can be the soil and seed that bears the fruit of answered prayer.

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Life Advice

Why Getting Outside Is a Natural Stress Reliever

New research shows that just 20 minutes outdoors goes a long way toward lowering a damaging stress hormone.

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How to Pray

Declutter Your Mind with Prayer

Put the brakes on your frantic thoughts, notice what’s around you—and pray.

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A prayer for every feeling
How to Pray

A Calming Prayer for Every Feeling

Exhausted? Upset? Frustrated? Offended? Confused? There’s a prayer for that.

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