Military Families Ministry

Knit or crochet for Our Heroes
and Their Families

                           

                                                                     


                       We collect prayer patches and prayer shawls from various groups.



            

 
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 aboveIn 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.”Amen.


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!  

If you knit or crochet --- help us!


Guidelines for making prayer patches:

1. Patches should be knitted or crocheted with camoflauge yarn (green, black, brown, blue or pink camo - we have female service members) or red, white, and blue yarn.
2. Patches can be any shape and size, not to exceed of 4" x 10" inches
3. Any stitch or pattern is acceptable
4. Any quantities are acceptable
5. Patterns: crocheted or knitted patchknitted with cross, crocheted with "V" stitch.

Guidelines for making prayer shawls:

1. Shawls  can be knitted or crocheted with any color yarn 
2. Shawls can be be any shape and size.
3. Any stitch or pattern is acceptable
4. Any quantities are acceptable
5. Pattern for shawl and shawlette

If you do not knit or crochet and wish to help with this project, you can donate yarn for our knitting groups. 

Send us a message on the
contact us page and we will provide mailing instructions.

There are three drop box locations for the State College, Pennsylvania group:
The 329 building lobby @ Innovation Park, Penn State, University Park
State College Alliance Church @ 1221 West Whitehall Road, State College
Assembly of God Church @ 2201 University Drive Extension, State College
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