Prayer Shawl

Prayer Shawl Ministry

It began with knitting “healing shawls” at Hartford Seminary for women with breast cancer and other illnesses. Since 2004, CMCL knitters have met monthly to prepare and bless prayer shawls for people in transition or crisis times. These shawls have brought tangible comfort and love to many. For us, this builds on a familiar Mennonite tradition of women and men knitting, crocheting, rolling bandages and making comforters as a way to express care and pray for one another.