It wraps around me and I feel warmth. There isn’t anything magical about it. It feels like love. The hands that made it for me probably got tired once in a while and took breaks to regain strength. Making it was a labor of love, sweetness and thoughtfulness.
The three different shades of blue are calming. The creator asked me my favorite colors during a conversation which didn’t reveal the reason for the question. So, when I saw three shades of blue as I unwrapped the prayer shawl, I melted. I knew she cared enough to make something so special in the colors that I enjoy looking at.
When I pray without having the prayer shawl over my shoulders, God hears me just as clearly. When it is covering me, I know God is listening while I feel comfort and love. Either way, He is with me. I don’t need to be in a special place to be heard. He simply said, “Call to Me, and I will answer you. I will tell you of great things, things beyond what you can imagine, things you could never have known.” (Jeremiah 33:3 Voice)
I have prayed while lying in bed, driving my car, taking a shower, sitting at my desk, in my backyard, at a hospital, in a church building, at a meeting, at breakfast time, on an airplane, and even during a church service. God didn’t say to only talk with him at certain times or in specific places. I can pray anytime, anywhere with my eyes closed or wide open.
Pray. Pray during great times or in the middle of a struggle. Listen. Be still and hear what your heart and mind are reflecting. Do. Do pray often. He is everywhere and anywhere.
I can’t knit or crochet so I wear my prayer shawl knowing that my sweet, thoughtful friend made one just for me. God gave me that friend to encourage me to feel gratitude. Gratitude to Melba for making it for me and gratitude to God for His blessings.
Where and when have you prayed today?