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Power of Prayer

The Spiritual Purpose of Loneliness

What can we learn from the Bible about the concept of being alone?

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Managing Life Changes

Why Be Grateful for Hard Times?

No one wants adversity. But there are plenty of positive insights to be gained from it.

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Life Advice

What Can I Do in a Desperate Situation?

No matter what it is—death, divorce, homelessness, job loss—you can always turn to prayer.

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Guideposts contributor Roberta Messner
Life Advice

3 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

Roberta Messner shares how faith and her prayer life provide support and a connection to those around her.

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God's Grace

The Big Question: If God Knows All, Why Pray?

If God knows each and every one of us, sometimes better than we know ourselves, what is the purpose of prayer? As God says in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”  He knows our every thought and desire. He knows what we want and what we need—even if we don’t yet know it ourselves.  So, if God knows all, why pray? Spiritually sage people, from pastors to philosophers, offer their own answers to this question. 

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How to Pray

When God Has a Better Idea

In tough situations, the wisdom of praying that God’s will be done.

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Wanda Rosseland on her Montana farm
Stories of Hope

A Grieving Widow Is Reassured that God Provides

At the auction of her late husband's farm machinery, she is comforted to realize that young farmers will carry on his legacy.

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Thomas Merton's revelation
Stories of Faith

Finding God in the Most Surprising Place

Where Trappist monk Thomas Merton had an unexpected revelation.

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Can you forgive yourself? God does.
Life Advice

How to Leave Your Past in the Past

Do you have trouble accepting that God forgives you? 

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