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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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The Healing Power of a Shawl

I became involved in a Prayer Shawl ministry as the result of attending a women's retreat in the Spring of 2004. During the "free time" portion, one of the gals (who acts as the coordinator for the program at St Matthews Lutehran in Beaverton, Oregon) taught us the pattern and told several stories about folks who had been blessed by receiving prayer shawls. This included the husband of one of the retreat attendees who is suffering from Alzheimer's. He doesn't recognize his wife any longer and sometimes gets agitated, but he knows that his prayer shawl is something special and when he puts it on, he calms down, a peace comes over him and he smiles.

I was immediately interested not only because I love to knit, but because of what I could do by simply knitting and praying. (Besides that, I do love the yarn used for this project and now I can buy all of the different colors, as well.

I have my own personal prayer shawl story, too. My sister's mother-in-law, Jan, suddenly became ill and was hospitalized. Jan has a deep-seated distrust and fear of doctors and had avoided going to the doctor for a long time. She was petrified. I had finished a prayer shawl and it was waiting for me to deliver it to the Prayer Shawl Ministry but one thing or another prevented me from doing that. As soon as I heard that Jan was in the hospital, I knew why, that prayer shawl was meant for her.

My sister took it to her and she was so touched and comforted. She was chilled in the hospital and it not only kept her warm, it reminded her that there were folks who cared about her.


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