The prayer shawl . . .
The "prayer shawl" is so called, because the knitting (or crocheting) of the shawl 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 of the shawl is not known, but the recipient receives the message that many people have been praying for them and will continue to do so. Each shawl is a blend of prayers, talents, gifts, love and grace.
Prayer shawls are gifts freely given with no strings (or yarns) attached. They are not for sale ~ they are gifts of love. Selling a shawl would defeat the purpose of the ministry. The creation and presentation of a prayer shawl, like all acts of kindness, enriches the giver as well as the recipient. People wanting to help can make donations to the prayer shawl ministry for the purpose of purchasing yarn.
The Bethany Prayer Shawl Ministry . . .
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a very rewarding experience. If you are a knitter/crocheter or would like to learn and experience the joy of this ministry, you are welcome to join us on Monday's from 10:30 am til noon (locations tbd)