My life has taken me on a fun ride, which is why I haven’t blogged in a while. But! Rest assured, my family and I are alive and well (thank God!). Hope you all are in good spirits, and are getting ready for the holidays! I know I am. 😀 Now, I don’t mean to preach to the choir, but my recent journey has brought me to give many thanks to our Lord. Read on…
Sometimes we all need to take a moment to sit down, take a deep breath, and thank God for the COUNTLESS blessings He has bestowed upon us. Life’s hard enough as it is; let us not forget that our Lord is ALWAYS with us each and every step of the way.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever.
-1 Chronicles 16:34
I was on my Pinterest page earlier and came across something REALLY special – I saw a Pin someone had on their page and knew I just had to give it a try. The pin was for a crochet Prayer Cloth designed by Sadie Sunshine Chapter – Crochet for Cancer. Ever heard of one? I hadn’t prior to seeing it on Pinterest. This cloth has the Lord’s cross on it, and is to be used by anyone who is ill, greiving, praying, or experiencing anything negative (or positive) in their lives. Some will hold the Prayer Cloth, while others will have it in their pocket, wallet, purse, or next to a photo of loved ones (it’s really up to the person). The Prayer Cloth is there to not only provide comfort, but to remind the person that God is with them no matter what.
Immediately, I printed out the pattern (click on the underlined words, ‘Prayer Cloth’ to print yours out), gathered my crochet hook, choices of yarn, and crocheted away. Upon finishing the cloth, I was amazed at how beautiful it really was. There are exactly ten popcorn stitches that are made for the vertical portion of the cross, which is perfect to use to follow along with when praying the Rosary. Yes, I am Catholic, and firmly believe in the power of praying the Rosary.
These Prayer Cloths work up quickly, which makes them THE perfect gift to give to your loved ones. Use whatever yarn you have on hand. Say a prayer over it, or type up the prayer and print it out on a business card. Give the Prayer Cloth and prayer to your family member and let them know how much they mean to you!