, Newburyport, MA


April 18, 2014

'Wrapped in love'

Amesbury church group crafts 1,000th prayer shawl in five years


“Once you give the shawl, you don’t always know what happens to it,” Meekins said. “It was so nice to see the prayer shawl in use.”

Prayer shawl ministries exist in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as nine Canadian provinces and many other countries. For a list of available resources, visit

For more information about the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Holy Family, visit

Warm wishes

Each shawl is tagged with a prayer by Janet Bristow:

“May God’s grace be upon this shawl — warming, comforting, enfolding and embracing; may this mantle be a safe haven — a sacred place of security and well-being; may the one who receives this shawl be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with peace and wrapped in love.”




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