What is a Prayer Shawl?
A prayer shawl is a hand-crafted shawl that is a spiritual practice for the crafter. A prayer is said as the shawl is begun and then many prayers are added with the stitches. Most of the time the recipient is unknown, but the recipient receives the message that many people have been praying for him or her and will continue to do so. The prayer shawl gives someone a tangible example of God’s love and care. The recipient can wrap up in the shawl and feel God’s arms around him or her. St. Luke Prayer Shawl ministry also makes comfort caps and baby blankets. Prayer blankets may be knit, crochet, quilted, woven or any fiber art.
To whom do we minister?
Those in need of strength while undergoing medical procedures; those in need of comfort after a loss; those in need of peace and patience during an illness and recovery; those in celebration of graduation, a marriage or a birth of a child. There are endless possibilities!
How do I take part in this great ministry?
Anyone can join a prayer shawl ministry! If the concept of creating a garment with such meaning appeals to you, consider joining our ministry. The ministry team is made up of a group of dedicated people (not always just women) who get together at regular intervals to create shawls. We meet regularly to share tips, to pray and to help each other, and to enjoy fellowship. If you cannot attend meetings, you can make your shawls at home and send them to the group for dedication. Also, if you are experienced in quilting, weaving or another fiber art, join this ministry and make shawls using your skill!
If you know someone who is ill, needs comforting, or is celebrating a life event, you may pick up a shawl for them from the basket in the gathering area. Please list who the recipient is on the sheet.
Jill Hale, phone: 850-968-2391, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.