Tag Archives: Lent

Prayer shawl for hospice care

7 Mar

 

Prayer shawl

I love the concept of knitted prayer shawls.  Knitting is a meditative endeavor that naturally pairs with prayer.  During this year’s season of Lent, I will make three prayer shawls as requested for hospice care.    The yarn I have in my stash is Lion Brand Wool-ease which is a Lamb’s Wool blend with acrylic.  This scripture came to mind:

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”  John 1:29

This color #232 is named “Wood”…hummm…wooden cross.  The pattern repeats the number ‘three’ for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The symbolism I just wrote about is lost on Eve, office assistant.  She thinks this project is just her ‘size’.

Eve

Prayer…40 days

24 Mar

“40 days of Prayer” study is a tapestry of scripture, concepts, questions, inspiration, connections, context.  Prayer may be music, song, a long walk without the iPod.

Prior to this season’s study “40 days of Prayer” my most intensely focused prayers came during knitting prayer shawls.  Coincidentally, one new shawl by Elfcroft is waiting for the pockets to be sewn on.

Prayer shawl for healing for Kathy

Prayer shawl for healing

Made from lamb's wool blend for Kathy

Made from lamb’s wool blend for Kathy

Prayer is not only a personal experience but a universal, global experience across the ages.

Tibetan Prayer Flags (displayed at Disney World)

Tibetan Prayer Flags (displayed at Disney World)

Prayer candles from Buddist and Catholic traditions

Prayer candles from Buddist and Catholic traditions

“Joy is prayer –

Joy is strength –

Joy is love –

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary (1910-1997)