Some ladies from St John’s joined a knitting group and committed to prayerfully knit shawls, scarves and rugs to give as gifts to anyone who needed to feel God’s loving arms wrapped around them.
Loving God, you sent your Son to heal our brokenness with your love. We give you thanks for those who were inspired by that love to create these gifts of caring. We offer these shawls, scarves and blankets, filled with the prayers and hopes of those who have made them, for our brothers and sisters who will use them. We ask you to bless these gifts with your love and healing grace, so they may bring comfort and healing strength to those who receive them, as signs of your presence in their lives and ours. May they be warming, comforting, enfolding and embracing; a sacred sign of security and well-being, sustaining and embracing in good times as well as difficult ones. May the one who receives this gift be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with peace, and wrapped in your love. We ask all of this through your Son, Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit, continues to love and sustain all of us in this life and the next. Amen