Prayer shawls have been a part of charity knitting for a very long time. Prayer shawl ministries are in existence all over the United States as well as all over the world. They are one of the most popular ways that knitters and crocheters can make a difference, by offering a measure of genuine comfort and support to anyone going through difficult times. I recently discovered a website that is devoted to the creation of prayer shawls: the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Now, this site does not function like some knitting charities, whereby there is a specific set of guidelines and you send your creation to them when you are finished. Consider the Prayer Shawl Ministry to be more of a resource. If you have a question about creating prayer shawls, chances are pretty good it can be answered here. Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria Galo began the site in 1998, and since then they have published multiple books about prayer shawls. On their site they have compiled stories of prayer shawls, both givers and recipients; photos of prayer shawls; lists of ministries that gather and distribute shawls; and much more.
Want to Get Started in Prayer Shawl Ministry? Start Here
So you’re interested in getting involved in prayer shawl ministry? Visit the Prayer Shawl Ministry Home Page and you’ll be just where you need to be.
This website is the best resource for prayer shawl knitting (and crocheting) that I have ever seen. If you feel called to prayer shawls, be sure to visit the Prayer Shawl Ministry!