Q:

What is a prayer blanket?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the Church of St. Albert, prayer blankets are blankets blessed by a priest, which are believed to hold those who receive them in prayer. The chaplain at the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas gave blankets to the sick, originating the prayer blanket as such.

Continue Reading
What is a prayer blanket?
Credit: Florin Prunoiu Image Source Getty Images

Full Answer

The Church of St. Albert states that missionaries have delivered prayer blankets internationally to the sick, orphaned and extremely elderly in Volgograd, Russia and in Guatemala. In the United States, prayer blankets have been distributed to hospital patients, cancer support groups and the Veterans Hospital. Prayer blankets are held to bring comfort and peace to those shrouded in them.

Learn more about Christianity

Related Questions

Explore