The Prayer Jars

The Hope Jar

#1 ECPA Fiction Bestseller

What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day?

Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them.

Finding an old blue jar in the barn that is filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author becomes a boost to Michelle’s budding faith— but also convicting. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?

The Forgiving Jar

#1 ECPA Fiction Bestseller

What would happen if you found out someone has been impersonating you?

Sara Murray had never met her mother’s parents and was surprised to learn after her death that they were Amish living in Pennsylvania. When she is finally able to make the trip to meet them, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be Sara. Sara can’t understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter.

Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is so tired of it. Though soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her grandparents during Christmas. She likes him a lot, but even he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest.

Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the basement of her grandparents’ home that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?

The Healing Jar

ECPA Fiction Bestseller

What if you have waited to find love only to be rejected when it finally comes?

Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher in her late twenties living with grandparents to help out. She thought love had passed her by until she met Jesse Smucker, a widower with a baby daughter. Lenore quickly falls in love with them both and accepts Jesse’s proposal of marriage, but Jesse breaks off their engagement when he realizes he can’t marry only for convenience.

Resigned to living single, Lenore throws herself into caring for her elders. While working in her grandmother’s garden one day, she digs up an old jar. Will Lenore find healing for her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets by reading the notes contained inside?

The Prayer Jars Trilogy

All three titles in the bestselling The Prayer Jar series are now in one volume

The Past Brings Healing to the Present

Antique jars hidden around an Amish farm are found filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author. Three young women each find a jar that takes her on a journey of personal reflection. When the author is revealed, can the jars become a tool to restore a family’s faith?

This trilogy includes:

The Hope Jar
What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day? Michelle Taylor is not who her new family believes her to be, but how can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has come to truly love?

The Forgiving Jar
What would you do if you learned someone has been impersonating you? Sara Murray has to find out when she first meets her Amish grandparents and discovers someone else has been living with them and posing as Sara. Can Sara forgive the past and start to build new relationships?

The Healing
What if you waited to find love only to be rejected when it finally comes? Lenore Lapp is heartbroken when widowed father Jesse Smucker decides he can’t marry for convenience as he will always love his deceased wife. Will healing for Lenore’s heart be found buried in a jar in the garden?

The Prayer Jar Devotional: Hope

{September 2022}

Inspired by New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter’s The Prayer Jars series

The Prayer Jar Devotional: Hope delivers the same life-changing inspiration as Wanda E. Brunstetter’s unforgettable stories. Every reading will help you draw closer to your heavenly Father.

Your prayer life will be transformed as you read through these dozens of encouraging devotional readings centered around the theme of hope. With each turn of the page, you’ll discover unchanging truths of God’s Word alongside meaningful prompts that guide you to write out your personal prayers or favorite, hope-filled Bible verses and then add to your very own prayer jar. (Simple instructions are included in the introduction.) Once you’ve finished reading the last page, you’ll have a full prayer jar of your very own. Use it to infuse your heart with inspiration and encouragement when you need it—or share it with a friend who could use some faith restoration of her very own!