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Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is an inspiring movement of people who gather to pray and knit or crochet for those in need. The ministry’s sole purpose is to give away the shawls they create -- shawls they hope will literally wrap recipients in prayer. For more information about prayer shawls, search the term 'prayer shawl' on the Internet, visit www.shawlministry.com or click here for an overview of crafting as a spiritual movement

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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Click here to download the free pattern to crochet or knit a prayer shawl
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