Power of Prayer

The power of prayer is undeniable to those who pray regularly. True stories of prayer making a difference in a moment, a life, or the world inspire each of us to examine and strengthen our faith life regularly. Reach deep inside to access the power of praying to change our lives and change our hearts.

Praying for others

The Power of Praying for Others

Four ways our faith deepens as we prayerfully stand with others who need help.

Prayers to banish fear

10 Quick Prayers from the Bible to Banish Fear

These verses can steer you through fears, economic worries and unsteady moments.

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Pray for strength like Nehemiah

How to Pray for Strength Like Nehemiah

As we struggle to rebuild our lives and find a new normal, we can turn to this biblical figure for encouragement and inspiration.

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Actor David Niven

Guideposts Classics: David Niven's Christmas Prayer

In this story from December 1963, the Oscar winner recalls a wartime Christmas Eve when his practice of praying before turning in for the night proved an inspiration to his fellow soldiers.

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One-word prayers for any situation

One-Word Prayers to Help You Through Any Situation

When it comes to prayer, one word can be a powerful way to cope with whatever life throws your way.

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Bible verses for Pentecost

6 Bible Verses to Help You Celebrate Pentecost

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are here for all of us. Especially now.

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Prayer advice from Debbie Macomber

Prayer Advice for Finding Strength in Tough Times from Debbie Macomber

How this beloved, best-selling author maintains her spiritual practice when feeling uncertain

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Best-selling author Debbie Macomber

A Message of Hope from Debbie Macomber: God's Got This

The best-selling author and friend to Guideposts reminds us, via the words of the Lord's Prayer, that is God is in charge, that he is with us through the most difficult of times.

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One-word prayer for strength

A One-Word Prayer for Strength in Difficult Times

When your day feels like a slog, try this short, Bible-based prayer.

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Focus on God

How to ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’

Four keys to letting go of distractions and turning your full attention to God

Growing spiritually in quarantine

3 Spiritual Reflections to Help You Find Meaning in Quarantine

Let your faith guide you toward hope even in the midst of isolation.

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Jacob in stained glass window at Notre Dame Cathedral

How to Pray Like Jacob

Lessons learned about turning to prayer and God in every circumstance.

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Finding strength from God

How to Find Strength for Another Day

In times of crisis, here's how we can replenish our strength and energy.

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Actress Ruth Hussey

Guideposts Classics: Ruth Hussey on Answered Prayer

In this story from April 1953, the Academy Award-nominated actress shares how an answered prayer helped her portray a role she found daunting: the Virgin Mary.

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