Faith and Prayer

Faith is a source of comfort and hope in everyday life and when you grapple with profound questions. Your faith life is enriched through prayer as well as when you read daily devotions. Bible verses can deepen your faith and offer strength and joy for each day. Prayer stories remind us of the power of prayer.

Reading the Psalms

4 Ways to Pray the Psalms

Here are some tools to using them in your daily prayer life.

An artist's depcition of Jesus in the wilderness; Illustration by Stefano Vitale

For Lent He Gave Up Doubting That Angels Surround Us

Studying Jesus’ wilderness travels can teach us a lot about persevering through Lent in this uncertain season.

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Prayer chain

Why Folks Who Pray Never Give Up

The power of a prayer chain uplifts a family.

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A Quick Tip to Help You Get Along Better with Others

Develop this habit that will increase trust and joy in your life.

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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Daily Devotional

The author of Guideposts’ popular 60 Days of Prayer highlights the benefits of spending time with God through devotions and prayer.

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Walking and praying

Why You Should Walk and Pray at the Same Time

It doesn’t have to be long, and it can be anywhere. But you’re sure to see something new that feeds into your prayer life.

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Celebrating Ash Wednesday during the Pandemic

Ash Wednesday: Rituals Modified for Coronavirus

Make-your-own ashes, drive-by services, temporary tattoos and “Lent Boxes” dominate this year’s Lenten season celebrations.

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Prayers from heaven

How Your Loved Ones in Heaven Can Continue to Pray

It’s possible to receive encouragement from ancestors we have never met.

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Jesus, Help Me!

Whatever words you use to pray urgently, things happen in heaven and earth when you call on Jesus.

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Write a prayer

Write a Prayer to Start Every Day

Sometimes you need a prayer tailored to your special challenges and needs.

4 new ways to observe Lent

How to Observe Lent in a Different Way This Year

4 ways to shift the focus of your prayers and spiritual practices

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When you can't pray

How to Pray When You Don’t Feel Like It

Even someone who has written books about prayer occasionally needs motivation. Here are five tips.

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The Bible for Lent

5 Biblical Ways to Celebrate Lent

Drawing inspiration for the season from Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness

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Prayers God Wants to Hear

6 Prayers God Most Wants to Hear from You

Using the Lord’s Prayer as a template, these words of affirmation, praise and forgiveness make a good plan for daily devotions.

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