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My first prayer shawl was last May for my...
Created By: Margaret Manning

My first prayer shawl was last May for my daughter who was expecting her first child. I felt this was a great way to wrap someone (especially someone so far away) in prayer, good thoughts, and love. My next was for my dear friend to be used before and after surgery. I have now done eight, one for a teacher who taught me in the 60's (surgery), for a faculty member of my high school, one for a church friend dealing with cancer. The one that affects me the most is the one I sent over night two weeks ago. I found that an alumnae of Mercy High School, Balto, who was in my "little sister" class has decided to stop her treatment. Today she passed at 8:10 am. I will cherish her memory knowing that my shawl wrapped her in God's comfort during her journey home. It is a small way to give something that will maybe help those in pain (and can also be used for someone needing encouragement or support). We are in the process of starting a prayer shawl ministy at our Church. Each shawl is different and takes about 16 hours.

As you build your ministry keep in mind that some shawls will be needed immediately. I have started to make a shawl that is laced with prayers of good thoughts. It can be used for any situation. You can add the final prayer before giving the shawl. This prayer can be specific to the person and their needs. To have this alum's brother describe his sister wrapped in her shawl was comforting to me. I knew that the shawl did what it was meant to do, bring comfort, maybe joy, and love to someone. The seed has been planted and I know there will be many more shawls coming soon, not only the ones I make. I shared patterns with others so they can be a part of this wonderful ministry. Margaret Manning

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