Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Prayer Box

In The Prayer Box, Lisa Wingate tells the story of a storm-tossed girl who runs away to a storm-tossed community hoping for a way to heal. I loved lots of things about this book. 

First, it takes place in North Carolina, home for me. And it’s the outer banks, which I’ve always wanted to visit, but still haven’t made that trip. 

Second, I love the symbolism woven throughout. 

Third, the concept of prayer boxes is a beautiful thing. One character keeps a box full of written prayers for every year of her life after meeting Christ. 

Fourth, the story of an elderly woman teaches much to the younger woman. I love it when generations mix for the benefit of all.

Fifth, people help people. In today’s crazy-busy world, we’ve lost the art of seeing people and moving to meet their needs. This week, I’ve experienced this first-hand as I recovered from surgery. People I never expected to give me a second thought have offered help and prayers and concern for me and not only is this encouraging, but it can be life-changing. The Prayer Box artfully displays this phenomena through engaging characters who make me want to “see” others more and better and then reach out with a helping hand. 

What if we all did this today? Let’s do! And pick up a copy of Lisa Wingate's The Prayer Box while you're at it. Better yet, share a copy with someone else! You can find it here. To learn more about Lisa, visit her website.

When was the last time somebody offered you a helping hand at a serious point of need? When was the last time you did this for somebody else?


  1. It was actually last week. A lady in our church had been in a hospital with her seriously I'll husband for over a week and I know, from personal experience, how expensive it is to eat away from home. God had blessed us with some extra money so I was able to share. I had been praying for both of them but it was a blessing to me to be able to help her in this way.

  2. Sounds like a good read, and a good reminder. :)