Prayer Shawl Ministry

Care and the love of knitting (and crocheting) have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. Many blessings are knitted into every Prayer Shawl. The knitter begins each shawl with prayers for the recipient. Intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. When the shawl is completed it is offered a final ritual before being sent along its way.

“Shawls ... made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles…”  Janet Bristow (1998)

Every Prayer Shawl is an expression of love, comfort, and care created by the Prayer Shawl Ministry of Unity of Bellevue. The maker of the shawl prays while working, so the completed wrap is full of love and blessings for the recipient. May each person be embraced and warmed by the care with which each Prayer Shawl is made.

To Request a Prayer Shawl

If you know of someone in our Unity Community, who might be blessed by a Prayer Shawl, please let Judy Willingham, LUT, know. The person may be ill, just had surgery or lost a loved one; the Prayer Shawl might pick up their spirits. Send an email to or leave a voice message at (425) 747-5950.

Join the Prayer Shawl Team

For more information contact Judy Willingham,