A prayer blanket is one that is handmade while praying for the person who will receive it.
The beautiful thing about a prayer blanket is that it means so much to me when I am making it. It is an opportunity to pray for a little one sometimes before they even leave the warmth and protection of their mama's womb. Praying for a precious gift of life and the parents who will love and treasure their child is an honor for me. Seeing pictures on Facebook of babies with their blankets as well as toddlers snuggling them makes my heart soar.
Recently I had the privilege of making a blanket a brave 5 year old who lost her eye to cancer. She is the most beautiful child. What strength I see in her face as she smiles through her circumstances. What a testament to living through even the most difficult situations.
Prayers matter. Their power is in the connection between the one who is praying and the one being prayed for. It brings Christ's love for us and our love for each other to the center of our relationship. My heart overflows with the knowledge that these simple prayers and the soft snuggles that are made connect me in a small way to families with little ones.
I am humbled by Christ's love and His heart to have us be in each other's lives.
Crocheting these blankets is my pleasure.
Relationships with others through Him is my reward.