Every patch and shawl are brought to one of our ministry group meetings.
As a group, we lay hands on the patches and shawls and recite the following prayer:
“I call nine blessings from above
In the name of God:
The Creator, the Giver of life, and the Holder of time;
In the name of Jesus:
The Savior, the Healer, and the Lifter of pain;
In the name of the Spirit:
The Comforter, the Counselor, and the Sustainer of life;
I have knit a mantle to enfold you;
I have knit a mantle to encircle you;
I have knit a mantle to empower you;
I have knit a mantle of caring, protection and wholeness;
I have knit a mantle of strength, healing and patience.”
We send prayer patches to individual service members and entire units, those who are stateside and those deployed. This is a small reminder for them that people are praying for them. They can carry this patch in a pocket of their vest or pants. We also send patches to the chaplains we support to be passed out as they visit individual squads.
We send prayer patches and prayer shawls to the family members (spouse, children, moms and dads, siblings) of our heroes as a reminder to them that people are praying for them as well as their loved.
We always need prayer patches and shawls!