I wrote this prayer as a blessing for our Prayer Shawl Ministry because there was nothing in the Book of Worship. Anyone who would like to use this prayer is welcome to do so, and does with my blessing.
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God of Grace and Love,
You, in wisdom, clothe each of us in righteousness through your son, Jesus Christ.
You enlisted the service of Elisha as your prophet through the cloth which was thrown over his shoulders.
We remember the woman who had faith that she would be healed if she would only touch the hem of Christ’s garment.
We recall Lydia, a dealer of purple cloth, who used her profits to fund the church of Philippi in order to spread the Gospel.
May your Holy Spirit work in the fibers of this blanket, crafted with love and care, to convey your abiding presence to the one who receives it.
Let us always be mindful of your love for us, and that you surround us with your love and wrap us in your Spirit all the days of our lives.