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How to Pray

What to Do When Your Prayer Practice Is Stuck

Sometimes heaven seems closed. Your prayers go nowhere. Try these tips for a spiritual reboot.

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Don Embrey in his woodworking shed and banjo studio; photo by Heather Rousseau
Stories of Faith

God's Grace—and a Banjo—Made This Marine Veteran Whole Again

Tormented by memories of the Vietnam War, he turned to alcohol. Music was his path to sobriety and salvation.

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Daily Devotions

The Absent God

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Power of Prayer

The Serenity Prayer Ignited His Spiritual Awakening

The Guideposts Editor-in-Chief initially struggled with parts of the well-known prayer at his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

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Prayers for a hopeful New Year
How to Pray

4 Prayers of Hope for the New Year

As we say goodbye (good riddance?!) to 2020, it’s time to turn the page, even a corner.

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Guideposts Classics: Lew Ayres on Holding Fast to God
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: Lew Ayres on Holding Fast to God

In this story from November 1985, Richard Schneider interviews Lew Ayres, an actor who took a principled stand and saw his career suffer for it.

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Guideposts Classics: Gene Lockhart on God's Presence
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: Gene Lockhart on God's Presence

In this story from February 1952, actor Gene Lockhart shares how he came to know God’s blessings, His mercies and His presence.

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Joanna and Bronwen; photo courtesy Joanna Corfield
Stories of Hope

How a Horse Helped Her Overcome Fear and Self-Loathing

After a lifetime of struggling with anxiety and eating disorders, could an animal show her the way to self-acceptance?

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Praying for God's Will
How to Pray

A New Way to Pray for God’s Will

You can always petition the Almighty for what you want, but here’s a phrase you might add at the end.

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7 ways to change your life
Power of Prayer

7 Ways to Change Your Life

When encountering transforming love, big things can happen.

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