Prayer shawl cards
I wanted to explain a little more about the importance of prayer shawl cards. The shawl itself is an expression of love and comfort, and the continual prayers bring blessing to the recipient – but I think they have even more power when the recipient is aware just how special the prayer shawl is. That’s where the card comes in.
Many people I give prayer shawls to don’t know what they are before they receive one, so I include a note with each shawl to explain a little bit about the prayer shawl ministry. I write each card by hand, and every time the message is a little different, but the purpose is to both explain what the prayer shawl is and also that I made the shawl especially for them.
One of the latest prayer shawl cards I wrote out had this message handwritten inside:
This is a prayer shawl I made especially for you. Prayer shawls are very special because the maker prays continually over the recipient while making the shawl.
While I don’t believe that physical objects hold power over us, I do believe that each prayer I asked will bless you and bring you strength, comfort, and guidance.
I hope the journal and the angel will also be friendly reminders that God is right there with you through all your struggles – and that you also have friends and family caring for you and praying for you.
May you be reminded of all the little blessings in life every time you see or wear your shawl.
I was waiting to send it out because my new stamp says “Handmade with love especially for you” – just another reminder that each person is special in God’s eyes and that it is not a coincidence I chose them to receive the shawl.
Free downloadable prayer shawl cards
I like the added touch a homemade card adds to the shawl, so I designed some cards I could print out and write on. They are free to download – just print them on card stock (which you can buy at superstores or office supply stores), cut them in half, and fold them. Photo paper isn’t recommended if you want to sign the front of the card.
Each PDF includes 2 cards, as shown – just click on the one you like to download.
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. – 2 Corinthians 9:12 (NIV)