Every quilt goes on the altar when it’s finished to be prayed over by the congregation/laying on of hands. (Mark 16:18)
The Lord’s Quilters is a compassion ministry and prayer group. We really do stitch our quilts with prayer and sew them in the Lord’s love. Over time, we have developed several categories for our healing quilts and find that most requests fall into one of them.
Finished quilts and prayer squares are placed on the altar. They are prayed over and hands are laid on them. As Matthew (16:18) said, “The sick upon whom they lay their hands will recover.” Every quilt we make goes on the altar to be infused with prayer before it is given to someone in need.
All quilts made by The Lord’s Quilters are healing quilts. Every quilt that leaves our hands have healing prayed into them.
Our sons and daughters serving in the military, as well as their loved ones here at home, need extra prayers and hope. When we learn of someone joining the military, heading off to boot camp, or who has been injured, The Lord’s Quilters makes a quilt decorated to display the person’s branch of service. If the branch of service is not known, we create the quilt with red, white and blue material. After our military quilts have been placed on the altar to be prayed over, we ship them to the service members or give them to their families.
Receiving Blankets and Prayer Squares
We include receiving blankets in our prayer and healing ministry as a way to reach out to infants while still in the womb. We like to give receiving blankets to an expectant mom as early in her pregnancy as possible. We encourage her to lay the receiving blanket over her when she is at rest so she and the baby can feel the healing presence of God’s love. As with our other quilts, receiving blankets are placed on the altar for prayer.
Prayer squares were created out of necessity for times when we get an urgent request for a healing quilt. To create a prayer square, we often use “orphan” quilt blocks that have not yet found a “home” in a quilt. They are about 16 inches square. We add the batting and backing to form a complete unit that is placed on the altar for prayer.
The Lord’s Quilters has sent prayer squares to missionaries in France, Honduras, Panama and the Philippines.
Custom quilts are for people who request a special material with a specific design. It usually revolves around the recipients’ likes and preference for an animal, sports team or other motif. These quilts carry a small charge to procure the desired specialty material because it is something we do not keep in stock.
We do not charge for our healing quilts. How can you put a price on prayer and hope? (our ministry is completely provided for by donations)