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Praying for success
How to Pray

Rebekah of the Bible: An Answered Prayer for Success

A surprise encounter offers insights for how to pray for a good day.

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Reading about Sarah of the Bible
Answered Prayers

Sarah of the Bible: When God Makes You Laugh

An example of what can happen when we open ourselves up to God's presence. 

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The Hamlin family
Answered Prayers

An Answered Prayer at a Mother’s Death

A longtime prayer request shared by a mother and son is granted.

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The prayer of Abraham, "here I am."
How to Pray

How to Always Be Ready for Whatever Life Brings

In the Bible, Abraham uttered three perfect words of prayer in answer to God’s call.

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Finding time to pray
How to Pray

How to Pray When You Don’t Have Time

Each day offers moments when you can connect with God. Here's how to find them.

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The official Rose Parade float appears at the 128th Tournament Of Roses Parade Presented By Honda on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
How to Pray

The Best Word to Start Your New Year

It was the Rose Parade in Pasadena in 1984, and my Dad came up with the perfect theme.

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Wise men and Day of Holy Innocents
How to Pray

Why an Overlooked Part of the Christmas Story is Still Important Today

The Day of the Holy Innocents is a time to pray for peace and justice everywhere.

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Away in a manger
How to Pray

7 of the Loveliest Lines in Christmas Carols

These holiday hymns can also provide prayer inspiration.

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The wife of Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers
Inspiring Stories

Who Is the Wife of Mister Rogers?

In a conversation with Joanne Rogers, loving memories of beautiful days with her husband and family

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Focused on prayer
How to Pray

What if Your Mind Wanders in Prayer?

Lost in meandering, distracting thoughts while you pray? Here’s a simple suggestion to regain your focus.

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