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The Prayernut
During a visit to the National Museum in Amsterdam someone drew my attention to a small wooden object dating from medieval times: a boxwood ball which had been divided into two halves. Inside each half were intricate carvings displaying scenes of the birth and crucifixion of Jesus.  They were connected by a hinge, allowing you to open and close it like a little cupboard. The ball was encased in copper and covered in a leather pouch – the Gospel in a nutshell. It was obviously made to be carried along on journeys. 
Several years later I was inspired to breathe new life into the prayer nut idea. I’ve revised the concept into a flatter version with an empty centre. The owner can put a prayer need by writing a name, date, or a symbol onto the blank section. The nut is then closed and stored in your pocket or purse so that you carry your prayer with you. When your prayer is answered or you feel the need to change to a different prayer need, simply remove (using sandpaper) the former request and enter a new one.							                                            Wiebe van Dingen
The explanation to the Prayer Nut
The accompanying text to the Prayer Nut is available (next to English) in the following languages: Arabic, Albanian, Bahasa Indonesian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, French, Finnish, Farsi, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Icelandic, Irish (Gaelic), Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Lingala, Portuguese,  Papiamento, Polish, Russian, Rumanian, Swedish, Serbian, Surinam, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Zwahili and some Dutch regional languages. (Other languages are          being worked) Our aim is to provide more languages in future. Welcome What is the Prayer Nut? Why should we pray? History of the Prayer Nut Explanation to the Nut Cultural heritage Answers to prayer Workshop Ordering / Contact info
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Art works by          Wiebe van Dingen