Prayer Shawl Ministry
There is a Prayer Shawl Ministry at Portage Prairie UMC. These shawls will be given to those who have a need to be wrapped in prayer, providing comfort in the knowledge that God is ever present. As these shawls are created, they are prayed over, and at the end of each session prayers are offered up for those that have been added to a prayer list.
The prayer that is attached to each of the shawls reads as follows:
May God’s grace be upon this shawl… warming, comforting,
enfolding and embracing. May this mantle be a safe haven,
a hug from God, a sacred place of security and well being,
sustaining and embracing in good times as well as difficult ones.
May the one who receives this shawl be cradled in hope,
kept in joy, graced with peace and wrapped in love.

The Prayer Shawl group has extended their outreach program by also making scarfs, hats, mittens and blankets for the less fortunate of our community.