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Ever Sent Out A Prayer Cloth

Please answer this question; have you ever sent out a prayer cloth in an attempt to get someone healed?

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\\I was told by a friend that someone gave her a prayer cloth and told her to put it under her pillow. When she looked for it the next day it was gone. What is this supposed to mean?\\

Absolutely nothing.

Things fall behind beds all the time and can remain lost for months.

What you are describing is home-made relics--the same thing the RCC is accused of doing at the time of the Reformation.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/25/18

No I have prayed for people though.
---Samuelbb7 on 11/25/18

Acts 19:12 kjv Context

9But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. 10And this continued by the space of two years, so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. 11And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12So 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 them.
---jay on 11/25/18

I was told by a friend that someone gave her a prayer cloth and told her to put it under her pillow. When she looked for it the next day it was gone. What is this supposed to mean?
---Triflerose on 3/2/18

No, but I have received prayer string.
---mike4879 on 1/26/17


I agree with you, that When individual people make things like this with loving hands, they can be good points of contact.

However, when they are done automaticaly by an industry (e.g. some snake-oil-selling televangelist who says "if you send me $25, I will send you this prayer cloth, woven in Israel, and soaked with healing waters from the Dead Sea, and anointed by the power of God", or some such other drivel), it becomes a magic talisman, and an object of idolatry, because you are relying on the healing properties of a physical object, rather than God himself - and things like that should be avoided like the plague.
---StrongAxe on 3/3/16

Remember the prayer clothes in the Bible were "special Miracles",not the run of the mill. The same thing now if they work that says to me the person who prayed over it was anointed by God to do so. My Grandmother was staying with me after my first child and I was in terrible pain and she gave me a prayer cloth and God eased my pain. Nothing works unless you have faith in God it will,not in the item or person,only faith in God.
---Darlene_1 on 3/2/16

My craft group has create 100's of these small knit or quilted squares. They have made an impact on cancer patients, grief support, dying people, bullied children. The receivers learns that someone, somewhere cares for them and is asking God to be with them, not necessarily cure them but be with them while they are in need of his comfort. After all we are in God's hands.
---Marcia on 2/29/16

no I have not but now that I know about them I will
---ricki_wolfe on 8/18/14

This is where the idea of prayer cloths came from:

Acts 19:12 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 them.
---francis on 1/7/13

a prayer "cloth" won't help anyone. Jesus Christ is our intercessor and He don't need a prayer cloth. tv preachers use that to make money.
---shira4368 on 1/5/13

So, does the prayer cloth work? If not then it is just a piece of material. Be very careful with the stuff. Remember that Paul was an anointed apostle that had the gift of healing. Why not just pray for their healing, you don't need a cloth do you?
---Sandy on 1/5/13

I believe such things are treading on dodgy ground. They are favoured very much by televangelists who dupe people into thinking that it takes money and a product (theirs) to heal someone. This is false teaching, could lead people not to seek medical help and rules out people simply relying of God through prayers - their own and the prayers of others. No-one needs a cloth, a phial of oil or water etc. God heals not a 'product'.

We must be aware that there a wolves in sheeps clothing out there (and on T.V.)
---Rita_H on 12/14/12

This is for Natalie, please know how deeply yes! So sorry this happen. It was sad but, God will help through just all here on CNT Keep you in prayer.
I have b.cancer & it's hereditary but believe the many well wishes, positive people on here & prayer sure have helped me alot! May God bless you & bring you back to good health, lord give you strength, heal your hurts & give you what ever only He Can know & you and give you a special love only HE holds! it is my sincere desire you be helped in JESUS name. ELENA
---ELENA on 12/13/12

I am so very sorry Natalie, you are in my prayers and no doubt the prayers of many others here. Hugs, Mary
---Mary on 12/12/12

I recieved a prayer cloth for someone to make money. I sent it back to him to let him know he wasn't getting a dime out of me for a piece of rag. I hope and pray no one on christianet will respond to such a scam.
---shira4368 on 12/12/12

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I received a prayer cloth a week ago from someone who said the Lord told him that as soon as I get it, I will be healed. I am much worse with deadly disease.
---natalie on 12/12/12

no but i would love to receive one. thanks
---john_r. on 3/8/10

Betsy would you consider telling me what to do as i am very interested.
---mima on 1/22/10

Yes, and it works every time.If you know what you're doing.
---Betsy on 1/22/10

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I just sent a prayer cloth to a co-worker with cancer today. I look at it as a tangeable reminder of prayers from others. In Acts 19:11,12 it says that God did miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were healed.(NIV)
---lorrie_smith on 4/24/09

No, I haven't but I am trying to get information on the scripture on where a prayer cloth was used.
---luella on 4/24/09

You see thatsthe whole point SSOmebody will ghet a revelation fromGod and do it, this works, so others will idolise it.did the exact same not happen with the brazen serpent?
---Andy on 4/23/09

I've never sent a prayer cloth to anyone to get healed, but I have received them, and I'll tell you now, that I do wear them. The prayer cloths are annointed by a Spirit-filled pastor, and it is a reminder of God's power. In my opinion, wearing a prayer cloth, is like carrying God with you all the time.
---nila5567 on 4/21/09

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No I never have. It always seems so unnecessary to me, when prayer alone is so powerful. But I have accepted any that have been given to me.

When I had cancer, a prayer group a couple hundred miles away, strangers to me, requested I send them an article of my clothing. They would pray over it and send it back to me. I did as asked. I did not ascribe any healing powers to the garment. But I know it made them feel good to do this. And my heart was warmed by their concern and their desire to help. I prayed for them. And every use of that clothing made me grateful they had prayed for me.
---Donna66 on 4/16/09

Mima, praise God i must say, you responded prophetically on a prophetical action. however i did things like that in my life as well. let me give a maybe negative example. once i gave a car to a pastor, upon which he proclaimmed that by the end of the year i was gonna ghet an allterain car.
3 years later God still did nnot give that car. what was that? not a false prophecie, yet a wishfull thinking. many times the prophetical is diminished through a blunt copying, or unconcidered thinkuing one may say, it workled once so lets do it again, lets try it. I pray that ministers will be more attentionate t-owards Gods whispering voice instead of blunt copying.
---Andy on 4/15/09

This happened to me. An evangelist named Gary Wood had members of the congregation to place names of people that they would like to see saved in an envelope place envelopes on the platform. He then proceeded to pray over the envelopes. Less than one year later the names I placed in that envelope received the Lord Jesus Christ.
What you think of that story!!
---mima on 3/16/09

About the prayer cloths! I have read some of the things people are saying about prayer cloths. The one that gets me is, is preachers are charging for them.I am an Evangelist and I have send prayer cloths and use anointing oil,I agree it is only a point of contact and shows our faith. If you want a prayer cloth feel free to email. I do not charge for them. I have Bible studies I do not charge for them. Jesus hung on the cross and paid the debt, healing is free and those people that are making you paid for a prayer cloth, shame on them.Ray
---Ray on 3/14/09

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Acts 19:11 "God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them."

That's it, the Word settles it. No more arguments. Prayer handkerchiefs work.
---Jake on 3/7/09

Scripture must be our reference point in life. It is the Word of God and unchanging. We all know that God can use anything and anybody He wishes to accomplish His will. He heals because He is good. One way that healing occurred was when Paul was ministering in Ephesus. Acts 19:11-12 tells how "God gave Paul the power to do unusual miracles, so that even when handkerchiefs or cloths that had touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and any evil spirits within them came out." NLT Here we have an example of not only healings but people being delivered from demon possession. Our God is an awesome and wonderful God.
---Sue on 11/4/08

The Ephesians were a superstitious lot. God used their superstition and still brought about miracles. This does not mean that he approves of superstition. Prayercloths, like amulets, are fethishes. We must not link special powers to things. Paul never taught people to use cloths! He did not anoint the cloths either. People took them off him, maybe even without his knowledge. Why not just pray?
---Michael on 5/8/08

I gave two cloth leaves that an evangelist prayed over for healing for Patience, a christian woman with aids. She put it under her pillow and that night she had a dream of Jesus on a throne. The message in the dream was 'If you don't have faith you can't see Jesus.' She feels much better. She said that she never has dreams.
---Don on 10/2/07

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I accidently flushed my pedometer down the toity while I was a guest at someone's home.
I prayed it would not plug the pipes up.
I was very concerned for a long time. I did not tell the owner of the home. I figured it would be on their mind constantly, wondering if. So I kept my mouth shut. That was a year ago. All is well, whew.
---Observee on 4/9/07

I must say, as I heard it go, Klink... and watched it swirl until it was out of sight, I did panic.
I did not have visions of sugarplums in my head, but horse biscuits of a different color. I did pray. Lord, please do not let this plug the pipes. I'm still not going to tell my host.
---Observee on 4/9/07

Yes, all the time. I have a blue one for healng as well as other colors depending on what I need.
---Gef on 2/11/07

I find it amusing that if the RCC does something like this it is shameful and sinful and idolatrous and against scripture, but if a non-Catholic does this, it is scriptural (you found the verses) and faithful and good. Personnally I don't like the way it is being "sold" on tv and I put more stock in prayers, but I do believe in miracles and the power of faith.
---lorra8574 on 2/10/07

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No I have never sent out a prayer cloth, and I wouldn't either. Money is the motive behind ministries doing that.
---Helen_5378 on 2/10/07

Last month I was told I had an AVM that my surgern would not touch because "it's too big, too deep, and affects more that one lobe of the brain". A complete stranger sent me a prayer cloth, I recieved a second from a co-worker. I was also annointed by the elders at another co-workers church. My God says all things are possible. What was that about the mustard seed? I'm not there yet, but I'm trying. Please remember me and my family in your prayers.
God bless,
---Leonard on 2/10/07

If God can use a donkey or even the shadow, then how much more can he use a cloth, handkerchief or even our self.
God Bless
---shamera on 1/31/07

Acts 19:11-13 The foramtion of the early church called for "extraordinary miracles." Extraordinary means "going beyond what is usual." Paul's yieldedness instilled God's mighty power. Do not put God in a box nor should we assume exploits of any kind without God's preparation and discernment. The miracle was not the cloth but the healed and changed life as a result of faith. Give God credit to do "extraordinary things!"
---kim on 6/21/06

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Prayer cloths are a way that believers have a point of contact with either another believer or a non-believer. I do not believe in "buying" a prayer cloth from a ministry. We have all been given the same measure of faith, so we can anoint and believe in God's Word to bring a miracle or deliverance to someones life. No one should doubt what God can do through a believers faith even through a piece of cloth. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
---Yvonne on 6/20/06

I believe in prayer cloths and the power of prayer. Yes, prayer cloths work.
---Gary on 6/20/06

Did you know in the old testment they pour oil over there head and it ran down there face and clothes.Glad that i live in the new testment times where the oil is put on the fingers and they touch your forehead and pray or put it on a hankerchief and pray.
---Betty on 4/10/06

While washing dishes one time I had a dishrag go down the drain and I prayed it wouldn't stop the pipes up.
It didn't.
Does that count?
---Elder on 1/30/06

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Darlene, basically, this is just what I mean. It is the prayer that counts, the prayer made in faith, through Jesus. All else is vain.
---Margaret on 1/29/06

Acts 19:11&12 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul; So that from his body were brought unto the sick hankerchiefs or aporns, the diseases departed from them, the evil spirits went out of them. Jesus said the things He did we would do greater, what God has done through one servant He does through another. Careful, when one slurs or makes fun of work begun by God you are speaking against God. Not the cloth, it's prayer of faith prayed over it, faith joins faith, it's released by using it.
---Darlene_1 on 1/29/06

Read your bible Margret, if you want scriptures, althrough out the bible it talks about annointing someone with oil, and God told Paul to take handkerchiefs and anoint them and heal people. You totally don't understand because you haven't been taught. Handkercheifs anointed with oil, cloth anointed with oil what is the difference? Not from God? tell that to Paul.
---Rebecca_D on 1/28/06

Margaret and Madison, Even though you probably did not mean it to be funny, the way you worded your posts was. LOL! I agree with what you said.
---Ulrika on 1/28/06

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Rebecca, I wrote the verse about Paul in the other blog. Acts 19:11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul. 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases depared from them and the evil spirits went out of them. This tells God did "special miralcles by the hands of Paul".
---Ulrika on 1/28/06

Margaret, I agree with you 100%. Scriptures mention laying on of hands, and oil. This prayer cloth idea sounds like a waste of fabric. IF it is the prayers that heal, then just pray in faith believing. God doesn't need fabric to do His will.
---Madison on 1/28/06

Prayer cloths is just a method for evangelists to make money!
---taylor on 1/28/06

Oh rubbish, Rebecca. And don't tell me I have no understanding. Show me the scriptures where Jesus asked us to send out bits of cloth to heal people. This is a man-made idea, and not from God. Prayer, laying on of hands, anointing with oil. These were the healing methods used by our most precious saviour
---Margaret on 1/28/06

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Idolatrous Margaret? You just don't understand. I am not suprised now-a-days, people not going by the word. Don't judge something you don't understand, or don't know anything about. It is amazing what the bible can teach you, read up on prayer cloths, you might understand.
---Rebecca_D on 1/27/06

The whole thing sounds rather idolatrous to me
---Margaretj on 1/27/06

It isn't the cloths that heal, but the prayers that are prayed according to the will of God. If the cloths themselves work, then why don't the TV evangelists who are always begging for money send for their own cloth?
---craig on 1/24/06

When my first child was born I had to have surgical intervention to have him. There were lots of stitches and horrible pain. My grandmother was taking care of me and my son afterward and she gave me a prayer cloth she had received from an old time Radio preacher,the pain eased up and I was much better. I've also given clothes to others. It is the prayer of faith that saves the sick,those clothes are faith shared. I still hold to the fact if you haven't experienced it, how can you judge it? It is Bible.
---Darlene_1 on 1/24/06

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Herb I am surprised at you also. No self respecting rabbets foot would be caught in that crowd.
We have learned to trust things not the creator of things.
The Bible says to let your request be made known to God. It is God that answers prayer.
We are to have faith in God not other things.
As long as we seek the "other" things we won't have time for the Lord and will get confused by the results.
---Elder on 1/24/06

The reason why none of you hasn't heard of prayer cloths is because no one is teaching it anymore. God used Paul to use handkerchiefs and aprons to heal the sick and afflicted. Don't say it isn't bible. Because it is. Don't down something you don't understand. Herb: totally different than a rabbit's foot, that is superstition, the prayer cloth is of God.
---Rebecca_D on 1/24/06

Herb I'm amazed that you think that a prayer cloth and a rabbit's foot come in the same category. I'd never heard of prayer cloths until this week but I can see what the others mean. In most cases it seems a way of letting others know that they are being prayed for. In the suggestion on another thread it is stated that we should not let the person know about the cloth. That is something I'm a little uncertain about but God moves in mysterious ways and He answers sincere prayers.
---M.P. on 1/24/06

Rev. Herb is right. There is no teaching that we are to send prayer cloths. There is also no teaching that we should be members of a Baptist church and use computers therefore he should agree that they be abolished also. Herb, at least we can see from Scripture that cloths were sent out, people were healed and demons cast out. Being a former Baptist myself, I can assure you I also was skeptical of anything supernatural even if it was in the Bible.
---john on 1/24/06

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When I was undergoing difficult treatment for cancer, a group of Christians wanted a piece of my clothing to pray over. I complied and thanked them. I didn't believe for a moment that there was anything different about the clothing I got back. But though they believe somewhat differently than I do,it helped me to remember that they had prayed for me. I was grateful.
---Donna on 1/23/06

Acts 19:10-12 "And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 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 them." Do they work? If used with enough faith and humility. Not paying $19.95 for a 1" square. That's not of God.
---Ann5758 on 1/23/06

What a shame!!! Where in the bible does it teach that we are to use prayer cloths? The bible say if one is sick they are to call for the elders of the church to anoint them with oil and pray for them and they shall be healed and there sins forgiven. Not send prayer cloths. If you would like, I will send you a rabbit's food. One good luck charm is as good as another.
---Rev_Herb on 1/23/06

Many of times. My church uses them quit often. We let the spirit of the Lord lead us to doing what is right and who needs a prayer cloth at that time. A sister in my church had the ladies pray and anioint over a prayer cloth for me, that I was going to face something. Lo and behold the next few days the storm hit me. but I remembered my prayer cloth.
---Rebecca_D on 1/23/06

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