Dear Heavenly Father,
On this day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we consider how they have followed in the footsteps of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our service men and women in your strong arms. Amen
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” We remember those who bravely fought and gave their lives to we may live free.
The Prayer Shawls have been instrumental in many miracles of healing and bringing lost souls to Christ and many baptisms. The Shawls are prayed over by those crocheting and knitting them and by the faithful of the church.
May 2022 Prayer Shawl Intention is “Remembering those who died in Active Military Service”. Please keep Thelma Hagerman, Diane Christian, Kathy Rogers and Debra Gaynor in your prayers as they knit, crochet and sew special shawls and blankets. Bringing comfort to the bereaved, sick, elderly, and babies with special needs, as well those broken in spirit with depression, anxiety, or any mental anguish, these beautiful items are lovingly crocheted and hold the prayers of the artists, our pastors, and the church. Available in many colors, these pieces are available upon request.
Each stitch has Biblical significance.
- A chain of 80 stitches represents the 40 days and nights of Lent, Noah’s time on the Ark and most importantly Jesus’ temptation in the desert.
- Three double stitches that form a shell represent the Trinity.
- Five double stitches represent the wounds of Christ on the Cross.
- 39 rows on each blanket represent the 39 strikes Christ endured before his crucifixion.
This ministry is lovingly named in honor of Mary Bryan.