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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Wings Above Your Troubles

I have started a Prayer Shawl Ministry at our church. We knit prayer shawls for our shut-ins and for people who have lost a loved one. We just started this in January and we have delivered 10 shawls. We have four ladies doing the knitting.

With each shawl that is presented, we enclose the following letter:

"This is a prayer shawl -- your wings to take you above your troubles. Wrap it around you when you are sad, happy, needing comfort, cold, ill, worried, at peace, needing answers, have no questions, ministering, socializing, or praying. Let it be a place where you can meet your God -- all encompassing, non-judging -- where you can just be! The stitches have been knit in groups of three -- to represent the Trinity. This wrap has been blessed by the hands and intentions of the knitter. It holds many prayers and good wishes. As you wear this shawl, may you be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with peace, and wrapped in love."

This has been a heart-warming experience for us when we see the joy and hapiness it brings to others.
We use Lion Brand Homespun yarn. It takes three skeins of yarn to make one.

We are very pround of this project.

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