Spiritual

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How to Pray

How to Pray for Those on the Front Lines

Prayers for first responders and medical personnel, those who stock our groceries, deliver our packages, truck drivers and more.

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Living Longer, Living Better

4 Creative Ways to Thrive While Social Distancing

Stay safe, healthy and feeling connected with these fun, clever tips.

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God's Grace

Exploring the Makings of a Modern Day Mystic

During a day of silence, a Guideposts editor learns to open himself up to hearing from God.  

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How to Pray

How to Wash Your Hands with Your Favorite Hymns

Cleanliness and Godliness go together when you sing these hymns at the sink.

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Health and Wellness

How to Wash Your Hands with Prayer and Song

If you’re tired of singing “Happy Birthday” twice, here are some alternate spiritual options. 

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Family

Do Deceased Loved Ones Watch Over Us?

A biblical scholar separates fact from fiction regarding God's heavenly hosts.

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A reliquary containing the relics (physical remains) of Saint Faustina (Faustyna) Kowalska, the Secretary of Divine Mercy, at the church of Saint Elijah.
God's Grace

Sister Faustina Healed Her Leg

She had never heard of the patron saint of mercy, but when she visited her shrine in Lithuania she was miraculously healed. 

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An artist’s interpretation of the light at the end of the tunnel that many near-death experiencers report.
God's Grace

6 Times a Mysterious Light Provided Comfort

Throughout history, people have witnessed awe-inspiring luminosities that made them wonder—were they experiencing glimpses of a heavenly glow? Below are five examples of such lights. Some have scientific explanations, some defy logic, but all have provided spiritual comfort in times of darkness.

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Power of Prayer

The Spiritual Purpose of Loneliness

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

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A portrait of Dr. Laurin Bellg in the hospital.
God's Grace

How a Mysterious Hospital Visitor Led Her To Believe in Near-Death Experiences

This doctor learned that there is room for mystery in healing. 

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