Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Prayer Box...

Yesterday we had to go to the doctor for my husband. He was required to undergo a special treatment for his Diabetes. We were a bit downcast at the conclusion of the visit so we stopped by The Treasure Store, a place where we once had a booth for our Folk Art and Antiques. As we sauntered over to a new vendor's booth I just felt a wave of 'everything's gonna be alright'! Have you ever felt the wave?

I walked directly to this box. It was as if it was calling me.

Oh, it's beautiful. It is a Cranberry red color, has a little door with a bas relief of Jesus praying at The Garden of Gethsemane on the front. I opened it and there were two little drawers and a beautiful green velvet lining inside the door. Upon opening the drawers I found them to be filled with small cards, each with a scripture printed at the bottom on front and back and a place at the top for Prayers:...and on the back Answers:...!

The scripture on the Prayer side reads: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
The scripture on the Answer side reads: From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16

My heart lept within me as I keep a log of sorts of different requests that come from the forums.
I looked at the price tag and it was $3.00!!!!! I nearly shouted!!!!!

The box required no touch-up or cleaning, it still had tags on it. I just know that it was placed for me. Folks were coming and going in that booth and no one gave the little box a thought.
Today, I wrote the first request. It is for my husband, Frank. His Diabetes is out of control and only God can bring it to where it needs to be.

Will you please pray for him? And for me? We have other needs that I won't go into but God knows all about it.

You know what? Your name is going to end up in this box, too. Every time you have a need, know that someone cares and listens and that prayers are being shot like cannon fire to heaven on your behalf.

Thank you all for indulging me with this little story. I pray it gives you a ray of hope, too. The Prayer Box...a box of victory.


  1. So sorry to hear of your husband"s illness, these are not the surprises we want. Finding that precious box was not only a good surprise but the work of a Higher Hand. When we least expect it, He is always there. You will be in our Prayers. Thank you for posting, I have missed you.

  2. What a beautiful story of the box. Thank you for sharing. The Lord surely does know our every need. I pray he will bless your husband in his health. Blessings to you this day, Lori

  3. Oh what a wonderful story! You were supposed to have the box. Blessings to you and your family...

  4. What a lovely story! It sounds like you were meant to go there and find that box and in turn find comfort. I love when things like that happen, and you're once again assured that you are not alone and so very loved. Thanks for coming to visit me at my blog!~

  5. Thank you for this,and You were meant to have that box. I am planning on making A Give it to God Box!

  6. Oh God Bless you dear friend, I love your blog, we will remember to pray for your husband and you. I also love your post about the feathers. God does work in mysterious ways. My husband is also a minister. Blessings.

  7. I just found your blog and so very glad I did. I know that wave you talked about,knowing that everything will be alright, it is a wonderful feeling, I have found that everything is alright after that!