Knit One Pray One

"Shawls ... made for centuries universal and embracing,

symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God.

They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace,

mother, hug, shelter and beautify.

Those who have received these shawls have been 

uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to 

fly above their troubles..."

  Janet Severi Bristow – 1998 Copyright ©2018

Bottesford Methodist Church Prayer Shawl Ministry

prayer scarf

You can be involved in this ministry through prayer, knitting a shawl or a scarf or similar. You can donate yarn or make a financial contribution. The knitted garments are distributed, each a special gift of of love, to someone in special need of prayer.

What is a Prayer Shawl Ministry? 
Can you touch a prayer?
Can you pull it close and feel its comfort? 
  You can if it’s a prayer shawl, scarf or similar..  

The idea is simple, yet powerful.  Shawls or similar are made either by knitting or crocheting. 
As the garment is knitted, a silent prayer is offered for someone in special need. 
What makes each garment special is not the pattern, colour, or workmanship
 but the fact that prayer is symbolically tied into each one.
These comforters are a statement of faith and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer.
The purpose of a prayer garment is to give someone a tangible example of God’s love and care.
The garment is made of soft yarn so the recipient can wrap up in it and feel god’s arms around him or her.
 A garment is made with prayer.
The maker of the garment prays before, during and after they knit the garment.
Sometimes it is known who is in need and sometimes not
 but a prayer is given for the person who receives it just the same.

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
  and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvellous—how well I know it.”
 Psalm 139 v 13-14 (New Living Translation.)

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