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The Prayer Box, a Novel

Corolla lighthouse is also a must-see. While you're there, enjoy the historic shops of Old Corolla Village, too. A photo we snapped of a Corolla store front actually became the cover of The Sea Glass Sisters -- my first time to have one of my photos used on a book cover. That was a thrill, and a day of good memories was attached to the photo too.

While you're on the Outer Banks, don't miss traveling out to Old Town Manteo on Roanoke Island, where the Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colonists were dropped off almost forty years before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Unlike the pilgrims, the Lost Colonists vanished into history… but their legacy lives on in an epic outdoor drama reenacted on the Outer Banks each summer.

Bodie lighthouse -- another of the beautiful lighthouses of the Outer Banks. Don't miss these when you visit!

Prayer box Mylor Bridge.Nice idea for a community prayer box.

A young woman hired to clean out a decaying house on Hatteras island discovers the story of a lifetime in 81 carefully-kept prayer boxes.

Prayer boxes make wonderful gifts. Use for any occasion you might normally send a greeting card.

Another nice example of a prayer box! Perhaps Iola would have decorated some of hers this way in the story, with ribbon and other treasures?

A beautiful prayer box. This is more-or-less how I make mine, too. Pretty boxes and found items are perfect. Great craft to do with kids, too! "Prayer Box created with mod podge, tacky glue, Bible pages, scrapbook paper, carboard and wooden letters, paint, doilies, lace, and other decals."

A super-cute prayer box at a church. Love this!

Another great concept for a prayer box. They're great for family communication and for helping family members support one another, express gratitude, and bond through hard times together.

A little research trip fun in the Outer Banks while researching The Prayer Box novel. A beautiful day in the OBX is definitely a slice of heaven on earth!

Sea glass jewelry like the jewelry made by Sandy's Seashell Shop in The Prayer Box novel. We often have contests and give away these beautiful sets. To know about contests and book news, join my newsletter list at www.Lisawingate.com!

A custom prayer box I made and gave away to a lucky reader in a reader contest through my book newsletter (to sign up for the newsletter and know about future contests go to www.Lisawingate.com). What went on this prayer box? Some gift wrap ribbon, printed scriptures, bits of an old greeting card, rip-torn edges, and a bling-bling stick on cross. Also inside, a scripture and a wooden cross on the bottom.

#Sundayschoolcraft Here's something really neat in Sunday school crafts! When The Prayer Box book came out, our youth group kids made prayer boxes as a "mission art" and sold them. They raised almost $3000 for tornado-damaged schools. Be sure to have your artisans sign the boxes on the bottom and add a scripture or thought, too!

Here's something really neat! When the book came out, our youth group kids made prayer boxes as a "mission art" and sold them. They raised almost $3000 for tornado-damaged schools. If you'd like to do this and want to sell copies of The Prayer Box novel at the event or in your church gift shop, email me through Lisawingate.com and we'll send autographed book plates for the books! Be sure to have your artisans sign the boxes on the bottom and add a scripture or thought, too!

The book with some beautiful prayer boxes. For an appreciation of how prayer boxes can be used and what they can mean in someone's life, be sure to grab a copy of The Prayer Box. Better yet, share it with your book group and make prayer boxes together!

My (adorable) Sunday School kids with graduation prayer boxes they made for their parents. Inside, they put in scraps of paper with lessons they'd learned and things they were grateful for about their families. Many tears as they gave these to parents. Now the parents will use the boxes to pray for the kids during the first year of college. Neat, huh?

Lisa Wingate. Author of The Prayer Box, a novel. This is me doing the 'hard' work of researching the Outer Banks, NC to write this book!

TV interview -- National Bestselling Author, Lisa Wingate talks with Emily Iazzetti of Mom's Everyday about her novel, The Prayer Box and how to use prayer boxes. www.youtube.com/...

  • The Golden Thread

    congratulations on your new book! :D

  • Lisa Wingate -- Author

    Thanks so much! And thanks for pinning this. I appreciate the encouragement. If you are not one of my Book Ambassadors and might want to be, email me. There is a contact form on my website. Lisa at my full name dot com

  • The Golden Thread

    You're welcome Lisa! I really liked your ideas and how you found a way to apply them and put them into action in real life, with your book. That's the hard part! Personalizing and sharing your experiences was also very powerful and touching. The book preview is such a creative way to share your writing with others! Sure, when I have time, I will check you out at your site! Perhaps it may be a way eventually, to get you to 76 degree balmy weather! ; D

A young woman hired to clean out a decaying house on Hatteras island discovers the story of a lifetime in 81 carefully-kept prayer boxes.

  • Laurie Salazar

    Yay! I can't wait! I'm with you in Facebook and I'll be sure to sign up for the newsletter! Have a merry and blessed Christmas!

  • Lisa Wingate -- Author

    Yes, great having you on Facebook. See you there...

  • Sandy Greathouse

    I just finished The Prayer Box this morning and all I can say is I loved this story and I will carry it in my heart when I start my own prayer box. I was brought to tears while reading it, it grabs your heart and mind and makes you think about your life, then and now. I have precious memories of the Outer Banks myself, a surprise from my daughter and granddaughter who planned the trip, it was amazing, so peaceful and a week I will never forget. Such a beautiful place and reading both your books brought so much of it back. You are a wonderfully gifted writer and I'm looking for-ward to your next book. God bless you and thank you for your inspiring books.

  • Lisa Wingate -- Author

    Thanks for those very sweet words, Sandy. The Story Keeper comes out in September and there is an e-novella planned in July that hasn't been named yet. I love writing my stories and having those imaginary characters in my mind!

  • Lisa Wingate -- Author

    Kindle version on sale at Amazon for $2.99 now, week of January 6 ! Enjoy!

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Sea glass jewelry like the jewelry made by Sandy's Seashell Shop in The Prayer Box novel. We often have contests and give away these beautiful sets. To know about contests and book news, join my newsletter list at www.Lisawingate.com!

Wire wrapped aqua cultured sea glass shell framed pendant with matching wire wrapped earrings. Just one of the creations at Sandy's Seashell Shop in The Prayer Box.

Watch the official video trailer for The Sea Glass Sisters (the prelude novella to The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate). Experience Hatteras Island as Sandy of Sandy's Seashell Shop and her sister Sharon travel through a life-altering storm!

The official mini-movie trailer for The Prayer Box, a novel, set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.