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Prayer Quilt Ministry

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Prayers and 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 U.S.A., and in Australia, the Marshall Island, and Canada. St. Peter’s was the first chapter in Canada.

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The purpose of Prayers and Squares Ministry is to promote prayer through the use of quilts. 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.

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The quilt is then given to that person. 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.

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On a Sunday morning, the gathered community is given an opportunity to offer their individual and collective prayers (complete with knot tying) and then these lovingly made quilts are blessed during the worship service.

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Dear Friends at Prayers and Squares:
Thank you, once again for the quilts given in love to me so that I may cover Audrey and Ross with our prayers. They are indeed in need of thoughts and prayers.
Through your constant compassionate care and hard work these quilts are made available.
For that I am truly grateful.
Please accept this donation as just a small token of my personal appreciation.
Thank you so much.
God Bless,
Janet

To the Prayers and Squares Quilting Group
Please tell the quilting group at your church that I appreciated the lovely quilt and the prayers that have come with it. It was a conversation piece for all who entered my hospital room - including doctors, nursing staff and certainly my family. It was just the right size to throw over my feet and legs when I was sitting. I still have to take morning and afternoon naps, so, it will be well used at home as well.
I will be thinking of you as I continue my journey.
Much Love,
Marjorie


The group at St. Peter’s meets regularly on Mondays. New quilters are always welcome.
For more information on the prayer quilt ministry please see the web page at [1].
or contact Joyce K.