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Old 11-13-2008, 04:13 AM   #1
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Prayer Shawl Question
Ok Ive looked to no avail.
Will someone tell me if it would be uncooth to make a prayer shawl for someone who is NOT hurting or suffering from a loss or the like?

I just want to let them know they are in my prayers and thoughts and im sending this shawl to them as a warm hug from me.

Would that actually be a "Prayer Shawl"? or just a thoughtful gift?
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
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It can be whatever you want it, you don't need to attach a label to it; I'm sure they'd appreciate a warm hug.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:02 PM   #3
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I made a shawl for my husband's nana. I called it a comfort shawl b/c she's not dying. I just wanted her to have something to wrap around her shoulders when she felt like she needs comforting (her husband died many years ago).

I explained to her that it is a prayer shawl, but since she isn't sick or dying we'd just call it a comfort shawl. For those days she really needs some comfort. She could wrap this shawl around her shoulders and feel like she's being hugged/comforted!

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We make Oddball Shawls here in the forum, and call them "Care Shawls".
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:58 PM   #5
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hawl Ministry book even has suggested prayers for graduation, going to college, getting married...you don't have to be praying for someone ill or grieving. They can bring good wishes, too!
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I am in the process of knitting a shawl for my DW. It is a shawl to keep her warm and will be given as such. However, it is a prayer shawl in that I say a prayer for each stitch. I hope these prayers will rub off over the years.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:44 PM   #7
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Everyone can use prayers, hurting or not. Good for you!
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:56 PM   #8
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I agree with the above - I like the term 'care shawl', or I call them 'friendship shawls'. I think everyone appreciates knowing they are thought of, prayed for, and at this time of year anything to keep the shoulders or legs warm is appreciated. I got a pattern book (crocheted) for those in wheel chairs, that is in essence a lap blanket but it has a bit of a 'sleeping bag' bottom cuff that the feet go into to keep them warm. Those in wheel chairs or that don't get around a lot really appreciate that (even though they weren't 'sick' per se.. but we all need prayers nonetheless! I think it is a terrific idea and that you should go for it!
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My mother crocheted me one a few years back. I loved it, but now I can't find it, and it is killing me.
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Originally Posted by reeny View Post
My mother crocheted me one a few years back. I loved it, but now I can't find it, and it is killing me.

reeny - don't be upset - someone needs prayers more than you do and when their need is over it will reappear.


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