Prayer

Couple grieving
Power of Prayer

When Faith Empowers Us to Endure the Impossible

If anger, resentment and bitterness beckon, it’s God’s love that can answer.

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Answered Prayers
How to Pray

Guidance from the Gospel on How God Answers Prayer

Does a loving, caring God ever say “no”?

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Praying through tragedy
How to Pray

10 Bible Passages (and a Hymn) to Pray When Tragedy Strikes

When your heart and mind find it hard to pray, these words may help.

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Dr. Robert Lesslie photographed in his office in May 2015. Photo by Davis Turner for Guideposts
Friends

Dr. Robert Lesslie: Guideposts Loses a Beloved Author

A call to prayer for the sudden loss of life and the gun violence that affects us all.

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Grace and Edward in the woods
Dogs

How God Used My Dog to Teach Me a Lesson

We are urged by the Bible to wait on the Lord. But sometimes there are obstacles.

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Healing
Power of Prayer

3 Ways to Pray for Healing from the Bible

Examples of when Jesus answered desperate prayers for help with miracles.

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Praying over family photos
How to Pray

How Family Photos Can Inspire Prayer

One father’s prayer practice helps him feel connected to family far away.

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Hot Cross Buns; Shutterstock
Prayer Stories

4 Traditional Ways to Observe Good Friday at Home

Eat hot cross buns, make a delicious fish dish, pray the Stations of the Cross and be part of a special Day of Prayer.

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Rick Hamlin with his father's Bible; photo by Jim Anness
Power of Prayer

A Handwritten Prayer Gave Him a Deeper Understanding of His Late Father

He thought he knew his father well: his devotion to family, his solid faith. A slip of paper in a forgotten Bible revealed more.

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Easter lillies
Power of Prayer

How to Hold the Promise of Easter Forever

There’s always hope of new life—not just on one Sunday in spring but day after day after day.

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