Prayers and Squares Quilt Request
What is a Prayer Quilt?
Can you touch a prayer? Can you pull it close and feel its comfort? You can if it's part of a Prayer Quilt. The idea behind these quilts is simple, yet powerful. A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are left free to be tied with a square knot. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in special need- someone who has asked us to pray for them. The quilt is given to that person. What makes each quilt so special is not the pattern, color, or workmanship, but the fact that the prayer is symbolically tied into each one. These comforters are a statement of faith and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry, called "Prayers & Squares" began in 1992 at Hope United Methodist Church in Rancho Bernardo, California. Since then, the ministry has expanded to include chapters in Lutheran, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian, Catholic, Episcopal, and non-denominational churches across the country.
Through Prayers & Squares, thousands of quilts have been distributed, each a special gift of love. They have been made for sick babies, for cancer and AIDS patients, for adults and children facing surgery of difficult family situations - for many reasons, but each for someone in special need of prayer.
Remember, It's not about the Quilt...
It's all about the Prayers!