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I started to knit prayer shawls for a friend who...
Created By: Val Gordon

I started to knit prayer shawls for a friend who had lost her husband quite suddenly. I also knit one for her daughter. My hands seemed to fly when I knit the first two.

Since that time I have knit several prayer shawls. Some for friends who were sick, some for those who needed comfort.

All where knit by me as the Lord directed me. I wait for Him to bring someone to mind and then the color of the shawl just seems to take place in my heart.

I have knit them in several colors, some I have added pretty ribbon too, some funny fur and some just plain.

Two shawls that seem to come to mind right now have a story to go along with them.

I have a dear friend who was going into the hospital for surgery. The surgery was serious, as most surgeries are. So I got busy and knit the shawl. I knit it in her favourite color of green and randomly through out I added a varigated peach ribbon. She loved it and cried when I gave it to her. It rests on the back of her chair as of this day.

Needless to say the surgery went well and she finds great comfort in the shawl

One evening this friend had company and the young woman who had come over was cold. So my friend told her to go ahead and wrap herself in the shawl. The woman asked where she got it and my friend told her the story.

Tears came to this womans eyes and she said, "What a wonderful labour of love"

To me it was a gift from the heart for a friend in need.

When I knit the shawls I start of with a prayer for that person and as I continue I sometimes listen to some very peaceful music, I might knit with my bible open and read a psalm sometimes I just keep the person in my mind, prayers and thoughts.

The first shawl I knit as I mentioned above was for the friend who's husband died suddenly, one for her daughter who was missing her Daddy and with that one I enclosed a poem I wrote. Some shawls have been knit, just because I loved that person, like my youngest daughter. This year I finished a shawl for my granddaughter, it was her coming of age shawl. And right now I am working on one for a lady who has suffer from depression for many years and then next in line is for a young woman who lost her only daughter to cancer last year.

I cannot knit as much as I would like any more since I have arthirits and a stress injury in my wrist and elbow but in spite of pain I want to bless these people so I just keep at it.






 
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