Prayers and Squares is an interfaith outreach ministry that began in California in 1992.  First Baptist Church, Granbury is a chapter of this ministry, and it is a great opportunity to fellowship and joins our hearts to piece together something wonderful.

The purpose of this ministry is to make and distribute small quilts to those in great need of encouragement through the affirmation of intercessory prayer. When a prayer quilt has been requested, one is created for that person with strings tied at various places on the quilt top.  The prayer request is typed and pinned on the quilt and displayed on a quilt rack in the foyer of our church.  Each member of our congregation is invited to pray for that person and to tie a knot on the strings.  These knots will be felt by the recipient as tangible evidence of our payers.  We want lots of knots on these quilts!

Consider these ways to pray:

*Read the prayer request pinned on the quilt, and tie your knot as you silently pray.

*Pray with your family and tie your knots together.

*Together as a group: pray silently as someone leads aloud in prayer.  Then tie your knot or have a designated person from the group tie all the knots for the number of people in the group.

*If you are in a hurry, tie your knot and pray on the way to where you are going.

*Continue to pray again at home.

After the knots are completed, the quilt is delivered to the person with a loving letter of explanation.  Just as the person will be physically covered and warmed by the quilt, it is our prayer that they will be spiritually covered and warmed by God’s grace and comforted by our prayers.

Even if you do not sew or quilt, we can use people to help cut fabric, iron, organize the fabric shelves, perform administrative duties, and many other things.  Our meetings are on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, at 9:30 am, in the VZ Rooms 1&2.  Please come to the next meeting to learn more, and see if there is a place for you!

Also, we need donations of fabric, batting, thread, etc.  If you have a fabric stash or know someone who does, or find fabric in a garage/estate sale, please bring it to us!Cash donations will be appreciated too!  Please designate Prayers & Squares on your check or cash envelope when you place it in the offering plate, or mail it in.  All donations are tax deductible.

The purple request cards for Prayer Quilts can be found on the wall outside the church office, and other locations throughout the church. If you know of an individual who is in need of prayer, please get a purple request card, complete it, and turn it in to the church office.  The ladies of Prayers & Squares will make a quilt for the congregation to tie knots and say a specific prayer for that individual. Individuals who need prayer do not have to be a member of First Baptist Church.  This is a worldwide outreach ministry. May the Lord bless this new prayer ministry at First Baptist Church, Granbury.