Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry
Can you touch a prayer?
Can you pull it close and feel its comfort?
You can if it’s part of a prayer quilt.
Prayers & Squares is an interfaith outreach ministry that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt. The purpose of Prayers & Squares is not to make and distribute quilts, but to promote prayer through the use of quilts.
A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are left free to be tied. Members of the congregation then finish these quilts by tying knots in the quilt after each worship service. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is said for someone in special need, who then receives the finished quilt.
This is not just a gift of a quilt; it is a gift of love and prayer. It is an affirmation of our faith in God and our belief in God’s power to comfort, strengthen and heal.
When is a prayer quilt appropriate? When do we pray for one another? Anyone in special need of prayer is an appropriate recipient of a prayer quilt. We pray for one another in times of illness, injury, or sorrow. We also pray for them at times of great change or transition in their lives. Anyone can request a quilt for another person. We refer to the requester as the quilt’s sponsor.
First Church Prayers & Squares Ministry belongs to Prayers & Squares, an international interfaith outreach organization, where we represent #270 of over 1000 chapters.