Prayers & Squares It's about prayer and not the quilt!
Cover someone with prayer. Do you know someone who needs God's blanket of love and comfort? The quilts are assembled by those who have a passion for prayer and piecing quilts. The congregation participates when the quilt is dedicated by praying and tying a knot in the quilt. This ministry is led by Anita Bower.
There are "Three Commandments" about the quilts. 1. Remember the Prayers & Squares motto: “It’s not about the quilt, it’s all about the prayers.” The purpose of your ministry must be to promote an active prayer life among the participants, not just to make and give away quilts. Strive to involve as many people as possible in your prayer efforts. 2. You must ASK before you give the gift of a prayer quilt; surprises are not appropriate. Ask if the person to receive the quilt will accept your gift of prayer. Ask what they would like you to pray for. Ask what information about their situation may be shared with others. 3. Do not accept any form of payment for a prayer quilt; it is a gift of love and prayer which cannot be bought or sold. Those who request or receive prayer quilts must not be made to feel obligated to Prayers and Squares in any way.
To request a quilt, pick up a form in the church office or download the document at the bottom of this article..