Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A funny thing happened on the way to the prayer shawl finish



So here is my Hungarian dad's prayer lap shawl.
I just used Encore in a foresty green heather.

I made up the pattern and kept it simple.
Of course.
The ribbed row is pretty but it did pull at the sides.

I attatched a Holy beading and picture to the YO row in the middle of the shawl.

My father and my son and my Fireman and I all placed our hands on it and said a prayer
for healing for my dad's back. I got the prayer from the Prayer Shawl book.
I made it a short one.

My dad cries easily.
He does not like to show this to the other xy's in the room.

I know he is touched and he loves it because I prayed for him when I made it.

The middle child in me thinks I may usurped my sister the favorite,
for an evening.
How unholy of me.

The funny thing that happend was this:
As I started the gift I was angry at my father, mildly.
We can get on each other's last nerve, as my baby sister says.
After I saw the white deer on vacation as I was knitting this,
my heart kind of changed.
I began to knit for him with sympathy.
I had no trouble praying for his health as
I contniued it.

This prayer shawl stuff is spooky powerful, in a good way!


I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Nothing beats the power of prayer - nothing.

May your dad regain his health.

hearts812 said...

I have read your blog for quite a while now...never commented. This post made me cry. Good health and prayers for your dad.

Grace said...

Point here is always have a prayer shawl on the needles, even if it goes to charity

my prayers are with you and your dad!

)PS---Nonparils are my absolute favorite in the world

Katherine said...

I'm so glad you discovered the power of prayer shawl knitting! I agre with Grace--always have at least one going because I have found that the prayers work even when you don't know who they are for.

The shawl is beautiful! My thoughts and best wishes to your Dad for good health.

Jennifer said...

What a great story and journey. I love that you had a change of thought (or mind set) mid-journey. I heard that it's important to put positive energy into your knitting, so that's so wonderful. Best wishes for a quick recovery. *Hugs* to you and your father.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Nancy, Nothing beats the power of prayer. Like Katherine said of Knitting it can be intentional or sometimes random, I believe the same can be true of prayer. Either way it opens things up to possibilities.:)
Hope your week is going well. Knag K!

Wool Winder said...

It's hard not to be sympathetic to someone you are praying for. Perhaps that is why Jesus taught that we should love and pray for our enemies (Matthew 5:44).

Beverly said...

I'm sure he could feel the love from you all and the presence of a spiritual power. God is awesome in the way he works things out.

Your dad shouldn't worry. We call my three brothers water buckets.

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