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Methodist prayer box open to public for requests, praises

The above prayer box is located at the United Methodist Church, 404 West Main Street, in Grangeville.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
The above prayer box is located at the United Methodist Church, 404 West Main Street, in Grangeville.



Passersby may have noticed a little elevated box on the steps of the United Methodist Church in Grangeville (on the corner across from Asker’s and the Idaho County Courthouse).

The little gem was the idea of parishioner Rose Mangini, who had seen something like it on social media.

“We commissioned Norm Rice, who completed the work in gorgeous fashion,” said Pastor Ryan Campbell of the wooden prayer box.

Campbell said the location is meant to allow “anyone who has a need for prayer to ensure their request is lifted up in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Those wishing to leave a request may write it down and slip it into the box.

“It is designed to be anonymous, because we understand that not everyone is comfortable entering a church and asking in a public setting,” Campbell said. “We believe prayer is powerful and effective so we want to extend this to the entire community.”

The box has been dedicated and is ready for use. Those who wish to identify themselves may do so on a provided prayer card if they prefer.

“There are also cards available if someone feels compelled to praise the Lord rather than voice any specific needs,” Campbell added.

Stop by 404 West Main Street; call 208-983-0310.



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