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Saw this "prayer loom" at the Rethinking Youth Ministry blog (link removed - site no longer active).

Thought it looked like a great 'weaving' idea for a specific workshop, or for a way to create/collect prayers OVERTIME in the art workshop.

Kids write prayers on long strips "of cloth, paper, and other colorful materials along with some fabric pens or markers" and weave in/out of twine on wooden loom. "Wooden loom is created by lashing 4 branches together using twine to form a square. More twine is then strung vertically to create the loom surface."  I like the 'branches'.

Been thinking about the METAPHOR of weaving.... and how to apply 'I am the vine you are the branches", ....How our prayers are interwoven, how they connect us (reveal, mentor, support) when we share our prayers with each other.

I'm wondering what each line of TWINE might be in this metaphor. What binds our prayers, what "supports" our prayers. What gives them SHAPE and strength.

<>< Neil

Another Prayer Loom that uses a wooden frame, flat nail heads, and yarn that includes directions for making a large or individual small ones, found at


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