“For you created my innermost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139: 13-14
Our mission is to serve as an outreach to all who enjoy knitting and/or crocheting covering our time and stitches in prayer. Every stitch is a prayer for healing, comfort, love, peace, strength, endurance, encouragement, miracles, faith and more. As we knit/crochet we are standing in the gap for those who will receive the shawls and blankets that we create. Sometimes we know the recipient and sometimes we don’t but God knows everyone who will receive it. We are the vessels that He has chosen to use the gifts He has given for His glory. We show the love of Jesus through prayer and serving others. A prayer shawl is a tangible reminder of the love of Christ and that someone is praying for you.
Who Can Participate?
There are many ways to participate in the Prayer Shawl Ministry:
- Knit or crochet a shawl or blanket during our meetings, at home or both
- Attend our monthly meetings to knit, crochet, learn, pray, and fellowship – Meeting are held the third Saturday of the month at 11:00 am
- Support the ministry financially by giving money for materials or donating materials
- Pray for this ministry, for those who participate and for those who receive a shawl or blanket
Can Someone Teach Me?
Yes! We would be happy to help beginners get started in this ministry. We have all the supplies you need to get you started, yarn, needles and hooks. Come with willing hands and a prayerful heart and we will teach you something rewarding and fulfilling.
Who Can Receive a Shawl or Blanket?
Anyone who desires a shawl or blanket can have one. You don’t have to be a member of New Hope Community Church to receive a shawl or blanket. If you know of someone who would like a shawl/blanket please let us know. There is no cost for a shawl/blanket. It is a love offering. Just let one of the members know and we will make sure we get a shawl/blanket to the requester or recipient. Each shawl/blanket is prayed for as a member is creating it and before it is distributed. The members lay hands on it and cover it in prayer. It is our desire to share the love of Jesus through this ministry.
How Do I Request a Prayer Shawl?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost for the shawls/blanket.