Can you touch a prayer? Can you pull it close and feel its comfort? You can if it’s part of a prayer blanket.
The idea behind a prayer blanket is simple yet powerful. A fringe is cut all along each side and are left free to be tied with a knot. Prayer blankets are placed on the Altar on a Sunday morning so people may come forward and offer a prayer and then tie a knot. Each knot tied and prayer offered is for the special need of the person who will receive that blanket – someone one who has asked us to pray for them. The blanket is then given to that person. What makes each blanket so special is not the 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. As the blanket is used the recepient is literally wrapped in prayer.
Prayers & Squares, The Prayer Blanket 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 blankets 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 this ministry?
Contact Payne Springs United Methodist Church