Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer shawl ministries are not new, but this specific ministry is new (2008) to Hillsborough Reformed Church at Millstone. A growing group of prayer shawl creators personally knows the power of the loving arms of Jesus. Participants are dedicating themselves to providing this love to others through prayer shawls. For those experiencing difficult times in life, health crises, family or relationship hurdles, or any situation that temporarily stuns the soul, our Church and friends of faith pray. Yet, the Prayer Shawl Ministry folks take that deeply coveted prayer one step more. A prayer shawl is the embodiment of Christ’s love wrapping its wearer in warmth – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
"How can this piece of clothing warm spiritually?" you ask. Each prayer shawl is handmade by a Prayer Shawl Ministry participant. Before and during creation of a shawl, a recipient, usually unknown at the time, is lifted in prayer. Each shawl creator during this creation process prays for courage, strength, healing, hope, love and peace for its wearer. When finished, it is hoped this shawl will wrap love and comfort around the recipient, even as the Lord wraps His love and comfort around each heart.
Prayer shawls have been knit, crocheted, and quilted – the media type is not important; the process is! Should this beautiful and touching ministry inspire your interest as a participant, recipient, or for referrals – please contact our church office at (908) 359-3391 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This avenue of love and comfort is a true joy no matter which way you choose to participate.
For more information on Prayer Shawl Ministry visit: http://www.shawlministry.com/
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”