Can you touch a prayer? Can you pull it close and feel its comfort? You can if it’s part of a prayer quilt.
The idea behind these quilts is simple yet powerful. A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are left free to be tied with a square knot. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in special need – someone one who has asked us to pray for them. The quilt is then given to that person. What makes each quilt so special is not the pattern, color or workmanship, but the fact that prayer is symbolically tied into each one. These comforters are a statement of faith and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer.
Prayers & Squares, The Prayer Quilt Ministry, began in 1998 at Hope United Methodist Church in San Diego, California. Since then the ministry has expanded to include chapters in churches of many different denominations across the world.
Through Prayers & Squares, thousand of quilts have been distributed – each a special gift of love. They have been made for sick babies, for cancer and AIDS patients, for adults and children facing surgery or difficult family situations – for many reasons, but each has been made for someone one in special need of the healing power of prayer.
Would you like to learn more about how you can help or support this ministry. Here’s what you can do:
Contact Payne Springs United Methodist Church