True Stories of Answered Prayers

Stories of answered prayers can strengthen our faith and offer hope and reassurance. While we don’t know what causes God to answer prayer, we strive to pray from a place of authenticity and humility. When you are in a challenging moment, remember answered prayers in your own lives and the lives of those around you.

A boy juggles tennis balls

He prayed for a way to convince his grandson to focus less on video games and more on his studies.

But the new heaven-sent friendship ended up being even more valuable.

In this story from November 1971, the star of the popular western TV series Cheyenne tells how his life was changed by the accident that almost killed him.

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How would she ever find the tiny gecko that was loose in her home?

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Political disagreements were making her family get-togethers tense. A change in focus proved to be the solution.

She was at the end of her rope while looking after her mother with Alzheimer’s.  Then this caregiver received an unexpected food delivery.

In this excerpt from Daily Guideposts, our annual collection of uplifting devotions, Patty Kirk shares an inspiring Thanksgiving memory.

Feeling alone during the Covid-19 pandemic, this farmer prayed to hear her late husband’s voice. Had she been too bold?

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A family and a church community pull a desperately ill mom through Covid-19.

The pandemic brought surprising answers to the long-held prayers of Guideposts staff and contributors.

In this story from April 1953, the Academy Award-nominated actress shares how an answered prayer helped her portray a role she found daunting: the Virgin Mary.

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

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