A group of
women in Nashville has found a unique way to
comfort the suffering. It's good old-fashioned
prayer, with a twist.
When the women at
Glendale United Methodist offer to cover you in
prayer, they mean this quite literally.
One night each month, Lindsey Hill and a
group of friends meet at the church to knit
"I like to think about the person. I really
get wrapped up in knowing who I'm making one
for," Hill said.
Each shawl is knitted with someone in mind,
and then prayed over.
The women know this means a lot to people,
but no one knows it like Rev. Sandra Griggs.
Griggs received the very first shawl last
year after her son committed suicide.
"For me, whenever I was feeling really grief
sick and stuck I would just go grab it and put
it around me and just think of all the people
who had supported me in this loss," Griggs said
Since then, the group has knitted and blessed
60 more for friends, family, and total
Carolyn Nash has knitted more than 20 of
them, and keeps a scrapbook to remember each
Nash recently finished one for Imojean
Walker, 84, who was facing a surgery to remove
her kidney. Days before the surgery, Nash
delivered the shawl along with some words of
Carolyn would not be able to go with Imojean
to the hospital, but that shawl was Imojean's
reminder that she was not alone.
"It feels comforting. Because I know people
are praying and thinking of me," Walker said.
Walker had her surgery, and is doing just
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