Power of Prayer

The power of prayer is undeniable to those who pray regularly. True stories of prayer making a difference in a moment, a life, or the world inspire each of us to examine and strengthen our faith life regularly. Reach deep inside to access the power of praying to change our lives and change our hearts.

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Prayer Power: 10-Second Prayers

Offering a brief blessing to a friend or stranger can have a profound effect.

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What Prayer Can Do: Our Viewfinder

Would an Air Force pilot's prayer for clearing clouds during a vital reconnaissance mission be answered?

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A Sign of Hope from God After a Fire

Only a cross remained after Balsora Baptist Church in Texas went up in flames. 

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Read a Free Excerpt from 'Pray a Word a Day'—Now Back in Stock!

This bestselling Guideposts devotional centers your prayers around a specific word each day.

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Prayer Power: The Garden of Prayer

Guideposts blogger Bob Hostetler reminds us of the rewards of spending our prayer time alone with God.

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A 10-Word Prayer to Help in Times of Stress

Guideposts blogger Bob Hostetler shares a brief prayer that helps in time of stress when you may feel you're losing control.

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Bible Prayers for Aging with Grace

Each day, finding another chance to grow in faith through love and trust

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Prayer Power: It’s Hard to Pray Badly

No need to fret over style points; just speak from the heart.

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How Does Life Move On 20 Years After September 11?

As memory of the tragedy fades, honoring those who will always mourn.

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Prayer Power: Begin Again

Guideposts blogger Bob Hostetler believes we must continue to ask God for help with our prayer lives.

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How to Let God Fill Up Your Spiritual Tank

The demands of life can deplete us, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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6 Bible Prayers for Wisdom in a New Season

Whether you’re wrestling with sending your kids back to the classroom or wondering if this is the right time to sell your home, guidance is always available.

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Memory Loss and the Power of Prayer

In the months of sharing fears about dementia, a ray of hope.

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10 Stress-Busting Faith Tips

How do you cope when feel stressed? Try these faith tips and prayers to calm down and connect with God.

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What Prayer Can Do: God's Business

A mother opts not to interfere in her son’s problem, but to leave the matter in God’s hands.

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The Power of Adding Just One Word to Your Prayers

It doesn’t take much to extend your prayers’ reach to people and places around the world.

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