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PrayBox is a prayer request application that allows users to submit requests, or pray for existing requests, as well as allowing site administrators to manage prayer requests. All requests can be moderated from the admin section and can be flagged by members as inappropriate requests. There is a IP ban system in place as well to discourage improper usage.

Every time a request is prayed for, and the user clicks the “I Prayed For You” button, the requester will receive a nightly email detailing how many prayers they received that day.

Live PrayBox

View my working version of PrayBox, post a prayer request or pray for others here: Praybox – Online Prayer Requests

Want more features? Upgrade to PrayBox+

Moderation, praise updates, spam protection, and more. Read more here:

PrayBox+ – Premium Prayer Request Plugin

Support and Requests

I respond to all support requests sent in through my PrayBox contact form at: PrayBox Support


  1. Upload ‘praybox’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory or use the ‘Add New’ option under the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress backend and ‘Upload’ ‘’.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Configure settings for PrayBox in the WordPress dashboard by clicking on the ‘PrayBox’ option in your WordPress backend.
  4. Enter the appropriate information into the form fields on the ‘PrayBox General Settings’ page.
  5. Make sure the appropriate shortcodes are placed on the appropriate pages.
  6. Paste shortcodes accordingly:
    • Paste this shortcode into the page you would like to use to display your listings: [pb-requests]
    • Paste this shortcode into the page you would like to use to display your submission form: [pb-forms]
    • IMPORTANT: Make sure you tell the plugin where you placed the [pb-forms] shortcode by selecting that page from the list beside “Prayer Request Form Page”
  7. Have fun using this plugin and if you have any questions, requests, or positive feedback, we would love to hear from you at (


Abandoned Plugin. Uninterested Developers.

This seems to be a good plugin for what I am trying to do unfortunately, the developers behind it don’t have much value for their work and have abandoned the plugin.

I had hoped to use the plugin to help people going through personal challenges in life. I have tried every single means of contacting the developers but no response. I have searched the internet and cross referenced them and reached out to them via email, social media handles, even got their phone number and left a voice message still no response.

I have concluded that if they got my messages, then they truly can’t be bothered and that’s pretty sad.

I pray someone else who can improve on this plugin and with a bigger heart steps and do so.

Thank you.


PS: It may be a good plugin but I’m leaving a 1 star because of the developers and will change it when they change their attitude towards the plugin.


This was a wonderful plugin when it was created, but unfortunately it appears that the author has walked away from it. Do not use unless you can write your own code.

My client purchased the paid version, and when their site was migrated to a new server I tried to get assistance with licensing the plugin at the new location, the author was silent here on the Support forum, on their own site, and by direct emails sent to multiple addresses.

No support

The plugin was great. It did what we wanted for our church. However when an update came out, it won’t update. (Unauthorized) – I have attempted to contact the author for almost 2 months and nobody responds. Very poor / no support for a paid product (PrayBox+) – I would not recommend something that has no support with it.

It's working great for me.

I set this site up to test out PrayBox before implementing it on our church website. So far I have had no functional issues. I would like to be able to control the wording and content on the form pages. I tried to click through to the upgrade to PrayBox+ but I found it is a dead link. I am waiting to get info.

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Contributors & Developers

“PrayBox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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April 7, 2011 – 0.1

  • Plugin base.

April 18, 2011 – 0.2

  • fixed line breaks so that they work properly in the body of prayer requests.
  • added language filter (just in case)
  • when someone doesn’t enter a title, the title is displayed as ‘Untitled’

April 18, 2011 – 0.3

  • changed paths to plugin assets so that they play nice with BlueHost and other hosts that use ‘/wordpress’ as the base for WP files in their installers

June 14, 2011 – 0.4

  • Change text “Report This” to “Report Abuse” to be more clear
  • Fixed bug where people not using the extension “wp_” in their DB were not able to post, and were banned from posting

July 13, 2011 – 1.0

  • Fixed daily “Prayed For” email notifications
  • Fixed issue with single requests occasionally being posted multiple times
  • Fixed issue where line spacing was translated to “rn”
  • Cleaned up a lot of code/functions to make PrayBox run more efficiently
  • Added the option for users to edit anonymity and notification preferences for their own prayer requests
  • Added the option for users to close their own prayer requests
  • Added actual URLs for requests, so users can link directly to requests

July 14, 2011 – 1.0.1

  • Fixed “View Details” and related links on request list for sites not using permalinks

August 3, 2011 – 1.0.2

  • Fixed problem with escape characters that was occasionally causing problems during activation.

November 17, 2011 – 1.0.3

  • Fixed intermittent problems with email scripts that were causing problems during installation.

December 23, 2011 – 1.0.4

  • Repaired minor miscellaneous data references.

February 21, 2012 – 1.0.5

  • Fixed problems regarding url structure for sites not using ‘pretty’ permalinks.
  • Fixed escaping quotation marks for data input on General Settings page.

August 9, 2012 – 1.0.6

  • Updated escaping to protect against MySQL injection attacks.

August 14, 2012 – 1.0.7

  • Updated url variable validation to protect against vulnerabilities.

January 21, 2013 – 1.0.8

  • Updated for better functionality in WP v3.5.

June 3, 2013 – 1.0.9

  • Updated graphic/interface assets.

September 23, 2014 – 1.2

  • Updated admin interface.
  • Fixed issues related to compatibility with WP 4.0 email function.

October 29, 2014 – 1.3

  • Began adding fundamental elements for multilingual improvements.
  • Fixed issue with “Active Request List” page not displaying all requests.
  • Updated shortcode output for better compatibility with more WP themes.

June 15, 2015 – 1.4

  • Updated for current version of WP
  • Made some modifications to Prayer Request form HTML
  • Added AJAX to Prayer requests list to keep from having to reload the request list

January 2, 2016 – 1.5

  • Fixed compatibility issues with WP 4.4
  • Fixed issues with mail notifications
  • Fixed issue where requestor’s name was not showing up