Praying Hands Ministry

“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]

Paying Hands Ministry

Our Praying Hands Ministry makes prayer shawls and lap blankets for anyone in need of prayer and comfort. Our prayers are “woven” into the shawl/ blanket. There are baskets with blessed prayer shawls for adults and children 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.

Recently a parish member shared a story about taking a shawl to one of her students who was struggling and hard to reach. Shortly after receiving the shawl the student started to “turn around” and be more engaged in the class. The Holy Spirit at work! If you have a prayer shawl story, please send it along at the email address below.  For more infor mation contact:

Susan Howland,

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
Knitted Bib with pattern

 Click Here Crocheted Triangular Shawl

Praying hands

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

For the original patterns for the shawl ministry click HERE