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”.
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.
Pocket Prayer Quilts can be made in quilt patterns or, if you prefer, you can simply stitch two pieces of fabric together. Cut out two squares of the same size (please, no other shape) and sew them, front sides, together leaving one side of the square open. This creates the “ pocket .” Trim the seams.
It is a custom to invite friends and family to contribute a patch of cloth with a wish for the baby. The quilt contains the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the families and friends who contributed a piece of fabric. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.
The Kabbalists considered the tallit as a special garment for the service of God, intended, in connection with the tefillin, to inspire awe and reverence for God at prayer .
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