Pocket Prayer Cloths

Between working, shopping, wrapping gifts, cooking and somewhat keeping the house clean, I worked in a few minutes to create these little pocket prayer cloths. My friend and neighbor asked if I would make her a few to give to some people she knew that might want one.
Once they were completed, I held them in my hands and prayed a little prayer over them, then packaged them ready to give.

What is a prayer cloth?
A prayer cloth is used by an individual or group of people that are praying for an ailing or sick friend or family member. The prayer cloth is usually prayed upon by the individual or group, and then given to or wrapped around the sick person.

The ones I made were small pocket size. They can be kept in your pocket, or purse. They are small enough to hold securely in your hands when you want to feel comfort. 

I remember a church group giving one to my mother-in-law when she was sick. I thought it was so precious. It meant a lot to her.

My neighbor wrote me the other day and told me that the little prayer clothes were appreciated and loved by those that received one. She said it also brought tears to one of the receivers. This touches me heart. In the world we live in today, we all need to know someone out there is praying for us. 

Now keep in mind, a prayer cloth does not heal. It is only a token of prayers said for the person it’s given to. Prayers, believing, and faith in God brings healing. 

“So that from his body were brought unto the sick, handkerchiefs or 
aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of 
Act 19:12.

You can find the free pattern HERE.
Prayer cloths are not to be sold, only given.


  1. That is wonderful gesture. I hadn't heard of pocket prayer cloths before. It is a lovely idea. These are particularly beautiful. keep well Amanda x

  2. thanks for sharing, such a wonderful and thoughtful gift to send someone!

  3. Oh they are lovely and so thoughtful!!
    Like that you added those last 2 sentences. :)

  4. I think these are wonderful. The ones giving and receiving them are thankful as well. What a thoughtful gesture. I think it is a great idea. It is small so the owner can keep it close by.
    I remember when my mama was so sick and a friend of hers gave me a Bible verse for her to read. The lady also had a note. Mama would ask me to take it from the night stand and let her hold it and then have me read it to her. This is what your sweet prayer clothes remind me of.
    They probably bring such comfort to them.

  5. These prayer cloths are so pretty and make thoughtful gifts! I'll be reading posts through this week, but I'm taking the week off my blog to celebrate my birthday. Merry Christmas!

  6. WE have been familiar with prayer clothes all our lives, BUT these are so sweet and beautiful. WHAT A wonderful way to ENSURE they are kept near. You are just so crafty lady, BLESS YOUR HEART as we are known to say down south.
    Sherry & jack MERRY CHRISTMAS SEASON to you and St. Nick.

  7. That's so lovely. When my mum was ill her church made her a prayer shawl, each person knitted a few rows and prayed for her as they knitted. It was just the most beautiful thing and I'll keep it always. Your prayer cloths will no doubt be just as precious to people through the years.