Providing God’s Love and Hope for Those in Need
“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
Prayer shawls are either knitted or crocheted in prayer by members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The Prayer Shaw Ministry was started by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the fall of 2007 and now is supported by several local congregations and community organizations.
Since 2007 hundreds of shawls have been created, blessed, and presented to those in need. The shawl is a tanagible reminder that God’s love enfolds us and the prayers of his people surround us, in times of sadness or sickness, as well as times of joy and celebration. Prayer shawls remind us of God’s caring presence and the loving support of the community of faith. The shawls are also an invitation to be people of prayer – faithful in offering intercessions, thanksgivings, and blessings in the name of Jesus.
In addition to prayer shawls, the Shawl Ministry makes seaman scarves, hats of all sizes, washcloths, bereavement baby blankets with prayer cloths for the parents, and shawls for veterans. Groups these items are made for include Methodist Hospital, Matthew 25, The Women’s Shelter, and local veterans.
For group meeting times and locations go to http://www.hendersonfirstumc.org/prayer-shawl-ministry/prayer-shawl-ministry-meetings
More information about the national Prayer Shawl Ministry can be found at www.shawlministry.com
Proud supporter of St. Anthony’s Hospice of Henderson, Kentucky. More information about St. Anthony’s Hospice can be found at www.sahky.org