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Guideposts contributor Roberta Messner
Life Advice

3 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

Roberta Messner shares how faith and her prayer life provide support and a connection to those around her.

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A young girl praying outdoors during the sunset.
God's Grace

The Big Question: If God Knows All, Why Pray?

If God knows each and every one of us, sometimes better than we know ourselves, what is the purpose of prayer? As God says in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”  He knows our every thought and desire. He knows what we want and what we need—even if we don’t yet know it ourselves.  So, if God knows all, why pray? Spiritually sage people, from pastors to philosophers, offer their own answers to this question. 

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Praying for an answer
How to Pray

When God Has a Better Idea

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

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Wanda Rosseland on her Montana farm
Stories of Hope

A Grieving Widow Is Reassured that God Provides

At the auction of her late husband's farm machinery, she is comforted to realize that young farmers will carry on his legacy.

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Thomas Merton's revelation
Stories of Faith

Finding God in the Most Surprising Place

Where Trappist monk Thomas Merton had an unexpected revelation.

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Can you forgive yourself? God does.
Life Advice

How to Leave Your Past in the Past

Do you have trouble accepting that God forgives you? 

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Emergency at the hospital
Power of Prayer

3 One-Word Prayers for Emergencies

When you barely have time to think, one of these words can make a powerful difference.

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Divine connections
Inspiring Stories

When God Connects Us in a Very Special Way

Sometimes our encounters with others are not just by chance.

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Learning about Yom Kippur
How to Pray

Yom Kippur—A Good Way to Get a Fresh Start

The holiest day in Judaism offers everyone guidance for seeking forgiveness.

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Reading a loving letter
Power of Prayer

Why You Should Pray for 'God Winks'

Ask the Lord to favor you with one or more of these special reminders of His love.

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