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How to stop a suicide

A story about how one girl went from feeling suicidal to discovering that her life was essential, and her worth both God-given and God-protected.

A God-directed role

Who wouldn’t want the leading role in a play? Not this actor, who felt he wasn’t up to the part. But as he prayed, his feelings about the show changed from being all about fear to being all about love.

I didn’t have to wait for healing

A few summers ago, my dad and I were watching a movie. At one point, we paused the movie, and he left to get me some popcorn.

‘No one understands me’

When a friend felt misunderstood, this author remembered her own experience praying about a similar issue. God’s assurance had been clear and comforting: She knows our heart.

The best gift I ever got

Before that summer at camp, she’d always been the girl who went to the “strange” church. But a dramatic healing changed her view of what it means to be a Christian Scientist.

Just ask

Some of us have a lot going for us; some of us don’t. At least, that was what this author thought. Could prayer help her see herself in a new light?

Tackling the rapids

A long-awaited school rafting trip turned scary when problems broke out among the group. With a Class IV rapid up ahead, this author knew what she had to do: pray.

Far from home, but close to God

I am in my last year of high school and I live in Nicaragua. Last year, during school vacation, I had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland to visit my cousin and her husband, who have two small children.

The ultimate relationship

What can you do when relationships never seem to work out the way you want them to? This author shares his prayers about that question and how a shift to a more God-centric perspective blessed all his relationships—romantic and otherwise.

Join the prayer challenge

When you pray, is it about something specific? Do you spend most of your time asking God for things? This author offers a challenge: Pray without an agenda. Each day. Why? Read on.