I had never heard of a God box until yesterday. The more I read about it, the more I realized I wanted to share what I learned with you. Thank you, Trisha Novotny, of 24/7 Moms for telling me about this great idea and the book!
It’s all about prayer….
Mary Lou Quinlan knew that her mother wrote notes to God and put them in a box, but what she didn’t know was how many notes notes her mother had written. When her mother died Quinlan went in search of her mom’s God box and to her surprise she found ten of them!
For the last 20 years of her mother’s life she had written notes that were really nothing but brief prayers for family, friends, and people she had never even met. Trisha says in the article I read that, “Note by note, Quinlan discovered the greatest lesson her mother could impart: the importance of letting go in order to live. Poignantly written and beautifully designed, The God Box is a gift for every parent, every son or daughter, every person who trusts in the permanence of love and the power of prayer.”
Never Underestimate the Power of a Mother’s Love
Can you imagine what it would feel like to read 20 years worth of your mother’s prayers? What a powerful legacy Quinlan’s mother left, and what a great idea for moms and grandmothers (anyone really).
If you receive prayer requests I’m sure you honor them but then what?
Make Your Own God Box….
Why not make your own God box? I’m going to put one beside my bed, beneath my bedside table and write my prayer requests and date them, then put them inside my box. Like Trisha says, “This is a concrete way of saying I’m going to “Let go and Let God,” We have done our part praying the request now it’s time to let it go and allow God to take over, turning our fears, worries, needs and blessings over to Him.”
Quinlan’s book can be found on Amazon in hardback or for your Kindle.