Prayers and Squares

 

Presenting the quilt made for the girls at Bakhita in South Africa

 

  • Prayers and Squares meet the first Tuesday of each month
  • Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm at St. Andrew's.
  • What is a Prayer Quilt?
  • Can you touch a prayer?
  • Can you pull it close and feel its comfort?
  • You can if it is 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. 

Prayers and SquaresAs each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone is special need – someone who has asked us to pray for them.  Most commonly, someone requests a prayer quilt for the person. The quilt is then given to the person in need. 

What makes each quilt so special is not the pattern, colour or workmanship, but the fact that 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.

Prayers & Squares, the Prayer Quilt Ministry, began in 1992 at Hope united Methodist Church in San Diego, California.  Since then the ministry has expanded to include chapters in Churches of many different denominations across the world, including a Chapter here in the Parish of Caloundra/Glasshouse 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 or difficult family situations – for many reasons, but each for someone in special need of prayer.

Would you like to learn more about how you can help with or support this ministry? 

For more information please contact the Parish.