St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville is offering prayer ribbons for anyone who happens along. Sometimes the most straightforward idea can have a profound effect, don’t you think?
John and I came upon these ribbons Saturday morning while walking home from the farmer’s market. What a beautiful, timely, much needed thought for our community. Just seeing them, the idea of them, lifted my spirits.
The concept is simple. Colorful prayer ribbons are tucked inside a box beside the fence. Anyone can take one, write down a prayer, and add it to the others. The fluttering ribbons offer a bright spot just off Dickson Street during a time when negativity seems prevalent.
If you’d rather keep your prayer to yourself, no problem. Take and tie a ribbon while voicing a silent prayer. Even silently, your prayer will mingle with all the others.
Since moving to Fayetteville, I’ve attended St. Paul’s Episcopal a couple of times. The number one thing I would say about my experience at St. Paul’s is that the church feels inclusive. Everyone truly seems welcome. There’s a sort of come-as-you-are atmosphere. For real.
Whether you are in Fayetteville or elsewhere, take a moment to think about these ribbons, remembering that people all across our country are in pain. We all have different stories. Everyone’s story is valid no matter how different their story might be from yours.
END THE HATE.☮♥
Please let us be safe from Covid.
God loves us and we love him.
Strength, let go of the past, new beginnings.
Pray for our teachers going back to school.
Social media has become such a negative space filled with politics and ugly memes. What if we as a society spent more time floating prayers and positive vibes and less time posting hateful, divisive things?
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Barbara Tate says
This is a wonderful, uplifting idea. Colorful ribbons floating in the breeze, rather than ugliness and negativity spewing from everywhere. Let’s say a prayer for each other. Let’s be nice today. ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻
Dorothy Johnson says
Loved the prayer ribbons! If I had a fence, I’d copy that idea.