“You created every part of me, knitting me in my Mother’s womb. For such handiwork, I praise You. Awesome this great wonder!” Psalm 139:13-14
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. [Isaiah 43:19]
Praying Hands Ministry
Our Praying Hands Ministry makes prayer shawls and lap blankets for anyone in need of prayer and comfort.
Mother Judith blessed 6 more shawls in December and more will be blessed in January. There is a basket with blessed prayer shawls at the back of the church. Shawls can be taken for anyone in need of prayer, love, and comfort. A card is attached to write in the person’s name. If you would like more information, or wish to request a shawl for a particular person, please email Susan How-land, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text 508-612-3198.
If you knit or crochet or would like to learn, please feel free to join us. Some basic materials, patterns and prayer ideas will be shared.
If you already knit or crochet and want to get started, you can create a rectangular shawl in any knit/crochet pattern that is approximately 20” X 54” (a lap blanket is 26” X 34″ minimum, but it can be a little larger). Or, a triangular shawl that is approximately 50” along the top neck edge and 25” from center neck to the triangle point. Any soft yarn will work; bulky yarn works up quickly.
Don’t knit or crochet, but wish to contribute? Donate 3- 4 oz. skeins of washable, bulky yarn.
There is a basket with blessed prayer shawls at the back of the church. Shawls can be taken for anyone in need of prayer, love, and comfort. A card is attached to write in the person’s name.
Here are some ideas and patterns for those who like to pray with their hands.
Click Here: Praying hands patterns
Clich Here: Praying hands prayers
Crocheting for a Cause
Crocheting for a Cause, a wonderful article by Jeanne Plecenik, about her healing hands ministry in prisons. The articles appeared in the April edition of “Branches” the National ECW Newsletter. Printed here with permission Crocheting for a cause
For more information about Prayer Shawl ministries www.shawlministry.com
For the original patterns for the shawl ministry click HERE