Prayer Shawl Ministry Guest Book
Having started our Prayer Shawl ministry at the First Nazarene Church in Casper recently, and as I was praying and knitting this afternoon, I decided to see if there was a site on the internet. What a wonderful website! Furthermore, as I prayed, I felt that I wanted to deliver my shawls personally to someone in particular. As I was praying, the phone rang regarding a recently divorced mother of three for whom I had been praying! I will finish this shawl and wrap it around her in love. Also, I have been drawn to volunteer at Hospice but put it off. Thinking about delivering these shawls, and feeling I wanted to deliver them, I knew I should use this ministry for what I'd made. Then, as I read the letters on your site, I whispered to myself "well, if there is one concerning Hospice giving, I'll use that to confirm this thought." Sure enough, the letter by Ann A. and "Hospice Volunteers Knit Comfort" by Briana Hovendick confirmed that! Thank you for this site which spreads love to others! Peg Bramson, Casper, WY
What a wonderful website. Our church is just starting Prayer Shawl ministry. Your website is a great help in getting us started with great ideas and patterns. We are looking forward all that God can do through us and our shawls. God Bless
Thank God for the Shawl Ministry Program, I have been active in this group since Feb.2007 and have been promoting it since then. Not only have I made many shawls but have received one in Feb. 2008 from my group after knee replacement surgery. It's so amazing the the comfort and blessings they give to the recipient and also the giver. Thank you again
This is a wonderful website! Very informative! Thank you!
Your website is wonderful. I have known about this ministry for quite some time and have wanted to start it in the Parish. To my surprise, a parishioner came and asked if she could pursue this ministry in the parish. I was delighted. We are in the beginning stages....and this website provides many, many ideas. Thank You! Sister Chris Treichel, OSF Pastoral Administrator Sacred Heart and Saint Ann Churches Auburn, NY
This is so heart warming. I have been looking for this pattern for some time now. So be ready for some new shawls. God Bless Gail Vespa
Just wonderful, and I will begin to do one at once, for a dear friend so very sick. I love to knit and crochet, and belong to a very spiritual group, in 76 countries around the world, and 3.7 million members.
I was sent this site address by a friend in USA. What a wonderful idea! I cannot wait to get started on making a shawl for someone special
I attended an Easter morning church service in Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, while on vacation, and during the service, two prayer shawls were given to members of the congregation. What a beautiful way to spread the good news of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus! It has touched my heart, and I pray, and plan to start making these shawls in the near future. God Bless!
Thanks God for your ministry . I love to crochet and I have felt for some months now that our Pastors ,Tim and Tina Russell , need new prayer shawls. I began to talk to some of the ladies of the church and they agree and think that we need this ministry in our community., I have just began looking for info and patterns for the shawls and I found your website and it is very informative. thanks so much for this site. Blessings and many thanks to you all from the boot heel of Mo. in His care, Sheila
I received a few prayer shawls, and the website information, from my Sister and Mother, who reside in s.e. Kansas, last fall. I took most of the prayer shawls to my church and passed them to some of the ladies in attendance that next Sunday morning. Recently, I began to feel the urging to make a shawl for one of our ladies. After taking it to her, others began talking about (how) they would like one. Have started crocheting the shawls in triple crochet, 2 yarns at a time. They are on larger hooks, (l, m, n,&p plastic hooks) and each shawl is different. Besides using different colors, there different kinds of yarns. Some are regular knitted worsted and some are light and fluffy, others are heavier. Sometimes, the shawls are crocheted with longer rows and fewer rows while others are crocheted narrower and with more rows. I usually get started and let my hands do the job of deciding what way to go. I stand in the yarn aisle, looking at the colors and types of yarn, then get what I feel directed to get. I don't always have a recipient in mind, while I'm working, other than is that person at work, or at church. Yours, Judy
I have begun my first crochet prayer shawl and have been so comforted just by working on it. I have found the many different ways of making the shawls very interesting and look forward to making many more. My goal is to learn to knit and make my first knitted prayer shawl. I am looking forward to learning this new skill. This site is so informative and very easy for me to read and follow the instructions. This site is a blessing to me, for helping me to give back
What a beautiful, loving way to care for others.
My father received a shawl as a gift during his cancer treatment, each day he covers himself in these blessings. We are so thankful for those who have committed themselves to this wonderful ministry. I have received the directions and am making my first attempt at crocheting a shawl. I do this while I wait for my father to finish his weekly chemotherapy treatments . I watch as many young children go by on there way to the many doctors at Hershey Medical Center and the shawl reminds me how thankful I am that my three children are healthy and happy. I couldn't be more blessed. God's blessings and continued prayers for this ministry. I am also hoping to introduce this to members of my home congregation. Pray for us. Mary Roland
I was just beginning to look into this ministry and found this very helpful. Maybe down the road a bit I could schedule a workshop...that would be great
Thank you! This is exactly what I need in my life right now. I am suffering from "empty nest" syndrome. My children have truly been my passion and I miss them terribly. I have been feeling very lost and unnecessary. Then I found your website. At first concerned, because though spiritual I am not very religious, and then realized I didn't need to be religious to crochet a shawl for someone in need. My prayers may not be the standard prayers, but they are prayers felt from my heart and soul. I finished my first shawl and am sending it to a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Have talked about this with friends and I am hoping this grows into all I have read about. Thank you for your generosity and inspiration. Diane
I help make prayer shawls along with other women in my CWL group and deliver them to the ill parish members. it is wonderful feeling to see the smiles on their faces . it makes to meaning of the shawl more meaningful. also you met new people all the time
Hi to you all: It is with great joy that I was introduced to the Shawl Ministry by a friend. I have download the pamphlet and introduced it to my CWL friends and we are in the midst of starting a shawl ministry. With thanks, and many blessing to you all. Barbara