Knit and Pray

Catholic woman talks about knitting, sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, crafting and Catholic Faith and family.

Monday, May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017

It becomes more incredible to me how much more swiftly time seems to move the older I get into stepping into eternity.
O my God, this day in my prayers, I pray for:
For all families to pray together
My spouse and my children
For all the youth of the world
My mother and father and in-laws
My grandparents
My brothers, sisters, relatives and all friends
For all those who have no one to pray for them
The Holy Father and all his intentions and his safety
All bishops, priests, brothers and sisters
Mother Church and all her children
The poor souls in purgatory
All those for whom I have pomised to pray
Those who love me and those who hate me
The dying and those who die today
The sick, the poor, the rich
For the homeless that they find shelter and food
The neglected, the persecuted, and the enslaved
Those endangered and in distress
The tempted, the doubting, the dispairing
My country, its president, and all its officials
Those who died in military service for their country
Those who lost loved ones in the struggle
For all nations and all races
For peace in the world and all its people
To end all ABORTIONS
Men of good will that they may come to the fullness of the faith
For all those called to serve in the Mission
That all will respond to the request for a global consecration
For the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
For the Reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saturday, April 08, 2017


Counting all as grace. Today my dear Mother-in-law Ruth passed this morning at the age of 97.  Four of her six children were here for her last moments. I will miss her. She was a very special lady!
God is so good! What a glorious time to enter into eternity! The holiest week in the world! Thank you Lord!!!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Ash Wednesday

First day of Lent 2017.  I pray our journey would bring us closer to our Saviour Jesus.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

February Chill

Well, here we are in the shortest month of the year. I have been dreading, as always, working on burial buntings. So I just dive in and work on these little things trying not to think too much about what these will be used for.  I think of my baby brother Jimmy Lee Gramtham who was born and died July 1968 in Memphis, TN.  I never got to see him.  His body was donated for science research.  I like to think that he helped my preemies to be able to live.
I also think about the person(s) who made the shroud that covered Jesus in the tomb. I believe the Shroud of Turin is that of our Saviour.
Apparently we will have six more weeks of winter since the groundhog saw his shadow.  Who else is ready for Spring?!
Am trying to figure out how best to celebrate Lent.  I sometimes make the burial buntings then but since we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, something else is in order.
Am praying for many people who are fighting various cancers.
Won't you please say a prayer too.  Thank you!!!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

New Prayer For A New Year

Mother Angelica shared a powerful prayer that she prayed frequently. "Eternal Father, I offer you the six hours of agony, the death, and the piercing of your son's Sacred Heart for this intention." Then state your intention.
There are so many who need our prayers. Another nun shared that every prayer is like a stepping stone toward a healing. I see 2017 as a year we need fervent prayer.  We are to see the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.  Pray the rosary for peace!  Even if we have war it can be mitigated by our prayers!  Dear reader we have work to do! Will you do your part?
As for my knitting I am currently working on US3 needles using various colors of Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn on a log cabin pattern blanket to go to our local Newborns In Need.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

During this holy Advent I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Holy Shroud Of Turin Prayer

O Lord, who in the most Holy Shroud, which enfolded Thy adorable Body on being taken down from the Cross, hast left manifestations of Thy presence here below and evident tokens of Thy love, by the merits of Thy holy passion and out of regard for this venerable linen which served for Thy burial, mercifully grant, we beseech Thee, that in the resurrection we also may share in that glory, in which Thou shalt reign for eternity. Amen.
{500 days indulgence (Pius XI March 23, 1934.)}