Daily Service: Love Letters

Daily Service: Love Letters

I saw a gas station sign tonight that started me on good think:  Handwritten love letters never go out of style.  True enough and inspiring all by itself, but I believe the Holy Spirit connected a book I have been reading, inspirational fiction called “The Prayer Box” by Lisa Wingate. It is also subtitled “A Carolina Chronicles Book 1).  I got it on my Kindle.

The main premise of the book is about a woman escaping a bad marriage goes to family and friends on the Carolina Coast and takes on a project to prepare an old family house to be sold or turned into a museum.  As she cleans she finds box after box in the attic, in the bedrooms, in the library. Boxes of all size and description from old hat boxes to fancy decorated cigar boxes.  Inside each box are the prayers of the owner at various stages of her life.  They vary from prayers to scriptures to poems to barely legible crablike scrawls from the old woman’s later years when arthritis crippled her.  As the story progresses you see the woman’s faith from the ebbs and flows of her life to triumphant testimonies and quiet bereavement. 

Now I am not going to tell you anything else about the story, you’re just going to have to download it.  But I said all that to encourage you to do your own prayer box.  Make it simple or fancy, but get your prayers down so you can look back at the testimonies of answered prayers.  Write that down too.

Here’s some scriptures to get you started

Bible Verses about Prayer – God hears our prayers

Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.  Psalms 4:3

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  1 John 5:14

Bible Verses about Prayer – Lay your requests before God

Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,for to you I pray. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
  Psalms 5:1-3

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.   Philippians 4:6-7


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