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Prayers for grieving

10 Prayers on the Death of a Loved One

When a grieving heart struggles to express its loss, these Bible verses will help.

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Guideposts blogger Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler: 5 Ways Faith Can Help You Overcome Fear

The popular Guideposts blogger recalls a terrifying hike gone awry—and the lessons learned, which are more relevant today than ever.

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Prayers to fight worry

6 Comforting Bible Prayers to Combat Worry

If you’re bogged down in concerns, let these verses lift your spirits.

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Praying for stability and strength

7 Bible Verses to Keep You Steady and Strong

When the ground beneath your feet seems to shift, focus on what is sure and never changing.

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Guideposts blogger Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler's Tips for One-Word Prayers

The pastor, author and Guideposts blogger shares how you can include one-word prayers to your prayer life.

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Little Rock Nine entering Central High School

Courage Is Fear That Has Said Its Prayers

A son remembers his father’s trust in God on a fateful day in 1957.

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Lord Have Mercy

What It Really Means to Pray ‘Lord Have Mercy’

It’s a phrase we sometimes use without thinking. But it’s a prayer with deep and wide meaning.

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Bible verses for sunsets

Everyday Joy: Bible Verses for Appreciating Sunsets

While dealing with uncertainty all around us, we still have beautiful sunsets.

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How to pray through big changes in life

How to Pray Through Life’s Big Changes

Three tips for handling a new job, a layoff, a new child, an empty nest, a difficult illness and more

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5 Bible verses for joy

5 Bible Verses to Help You Find Joy

There’s an alternative to letting stress and anxiety rule your day.

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4 prayers for money worries

4 Prayers for Money Worries

The faith of the Zarephath widow inspires words of hope during economic uncertainty.

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Praying for others

The Power of Praying for Others

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

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