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Illustration of the Serenity Prayer
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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A woman sleeping.
Miracles

The Big Question: Does God Speak to Us in Our Dreams?

A dream that seems more vivid than usual, or seems to answer a question you’ve had for a while. But what do these dreams mean? Where do they come from?

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Sidney H. Smith III; photo by Drew Tarter
Addiction and Recovery

After 30 Years of Addiction, God Answered His Prayer for Sobriety

He had been a crack addict, a fugitive and an inmate, but one sincere prayer helped him turn his life around.  

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Listening for God's voice
How to Pray

5 Bible Verses to Help You Hear God’s Voice

Scripture shows the way in learning to listen.

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