Knit One, Pray Too
Knit One, Pray Too is a prayer shawl ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church plus much more. Started in 2012, this valuable ministry has presented hundreds of hand-knit and crocheted prayer shawls and lap robes to those in need of comfort, peace, and prayer. Prayer shawls serve as a tangible hug, a reminder that we are never alone. Shawls have been given to those who are ill, who have suffered loss, who are experiencing a challenging life event, who are lonely, or who just need reminders of God’s presence and love.
In addition to presenting prayer shawls and lap robes, Knit One, Pray, Too volunteers also craft pocket prayer squares as small reminders of God’s love and comfort and hats and scarves for clients of Staples Food Pantry and Lyn’s Medical Loan Closet. Shawls have been shared with Hospice patients and The Shepherd’s House, a shelter in Mount Airy.
Knit One, Pray Too crafters often say that each stitch in their creation is a prayer. As a shawl is being made, prayers are prayed: for healing, love, comfort, guidance, hope, compassion, joyfulness and courage offered. Upon completion, the shawl is placed in the blessing basket, where it receives prayers from parishioners as they approach the altar for communion. . When the recipient gets the shawl, our hope is that as he/she wraps the shawl around them and feels the love of our Lord and of our church family, finding comfort and love.
Yarn crafters meet on the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 in the Parish Hall. We share patterns, yarn, and prayers. We also accept donations of yarn and money to purchase yarn. Please join us. If you do not knit or crochet, we will teach you.