Pocket prayer shawls , also called prayer squares and prayer cloths, are small enough to be tucked into pockets , purses and even inside helmets. They can also be carried into surgery and taken on vacations.
When people need help finding the words that speak to their situation or developing their prayer life in general, the prayer pockets are intended to provide guidance. “Each pocket contains five cards and they each cover a different part of your prayer life,” Frazier said.
This person is held in the crafter’s thoughts from beginning to end. Then whenever the recipient wears the shawl they have a tangible reminder of the care and prayers directed their way. It is as much a healing item for one person as it is the other.
Repeat until shawl is desired length (about 58 inches). Before beginning to use the third skein, set aside yarn needed for the fringe. Add 4-6 inch fringe across both ends of shawl . Approximate finished sizes are 24′ – 36” wide and with fringe about 6′ long.
You can use a purchased comforter, blanket or a piece of soft fleece. Gather a group of friends and family to hold and touch the quilt as you pray together. You will be filling the quilt with the collective power of your prayers for the person in need.
As each knot is tied, a prayer is offered for a person in need – someone who has asked us to pray for them. The finished quilt goes to that person as a silent testimony to our belief in the power of prayer . These quilts truly can be called “comforters”.
A tallit is a Jewish prayer shawl that is worn during morning prayer . Since tallits contain a large number of knots and are mostly made out of wool, a trip through your washing machine is not advisable. Cleaning your tallit should be done with care and a gentle detergent.
While all four cornered garments are required to have tzitzit, the custom of specially wearing a tallit katan is based on a verse in Numbers 15:38-39 which tells Moses to exhort the Children of Israel to “make them throughout their generations fringes in the corners of their garments.” Wearing a tallit kattan is not