It is 1958 and high schoolers Brett and Janet are madly in love. One afternoon of unbridled passion results in an unwanted pregnancy.
Not wanting Brett to give up his dream of attending college, Janet hides her pregnancy from him.
When she stumbles upon Brett embracing his old girlfriend, she jumps to the conclusion he no longer loves her and flees to a home for unwed mothers.
After Janet delivers the baby, she longs to keep her, but is eventually convinced giving her up for adoption is the most selfless decision. She asks the couple adopting her if she will allow Janet to name her Grace and writes a prayer for her she hopes will be given to her at the appropriate time.
Twenty-four years later, Grace is devastated by when she discovers she's been betrayed by her boyfriend and a good friend. Heartbroken and feeling spiritually empty, she begs God for forgiveness, asking Him for a sign that He has not given up on her.
Unable to sleep one night, she gets up and rummages around for a book to read. When she reaches up for an old Bible The Prayer falls out, and for the first time Grace learns she was adopted. She believes finding the prayer is God’s way of showing her He has a different plan for her life—a fresh start.
But can she really flee from her past and trust God to begin something new in her life, or will her past continue to haunt her and steal her newfound joy?
This inspirational story can be likened to the heartwarming and emotional stories of faith written by authors such as Karen Kingsbury and Robin Lee Hatcher.