Mighty Men Tartan

 Mighty Men Tartan Prayer Shawl

Handmade with prayer

Many blessings are prayed into every shawl.
These prayer shawls begin with prayers and blessings for the recipient.
The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl.
Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way.
Some recipients have continued the kindness by passing it on to someone in need.
Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!

Numbers 15:37-41 talks about the prayer shawl (Tallit) and the significance thereof. 

The Tallit is a four cornered garment.

It is the visible symbol of the Word of God!
It is a demonstration of the positional and personal power that is transferred when the mantle passes.
In all subsequent generations, the term passing the mantle has come to mean the transfer of authority and anointing from one leader to another, from one generation to another.

 "The Secret Room separating you from the world"

Psalms 61:4 
Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah

Greek word for closet is (tameion), which means "an inner chamber, or a secret room."
The closeting of oneself, in the covering of yourself with a Tallit (prayer shawl) is a symbolic separation from the world around the Jewish man.
The Tallit is known as a prayer shawl or little tent because it can be worn over you like a little tent (your own private space for you and God)

Matt 6:6
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Jesus being a Jew would have observed the law and worn a Tallit.

 The woman with the blood flow who touched Jesus`s garment.

(Most Notable scripture of Jesus garment)

 Matt 9:20
And behold, a woman, who had a flow of blood for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the hem of His garment.

v.21 for she said to herself, "If I only touch his garment, I will be made well."

v. 22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said,
"Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well."
And instantly the woman was made well.

LUKE 8:44-46 she came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased.

v. 45  And Jesus said, "Who was it that touched me?" When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!"

v. 46  But Jesus said, "Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me."

Every one is there and they are all pressing in and when He says "who touched me?" everyone is like "not me!" "It must have been someone else."

"Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you." ·   
Luke says that the crowds were so massive they were almost crushing Jesus, crowding in trying to get around Him.
"But Jesus said…...."Someone in this crowd touched me and Power has flown out of me."
Jesus says to Peter"That is [who] I want to know."

Luke 8:47 continues the story…

And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed.
The woman realized she could not go un-noticed.
Picture this: she is touching the hem of His garment which we need to see what that really is (bending down) she is down like this to touch that garment, and she’s probably lower than everyone else, and Peter is going "what’s up Jesus, what do you mean someone touched you?" "Can’t you see everybody around?"

Then she kind of looks up and realizes there’s no way out. Even though she said within [herself]
Even though she pressed in the crowd of unruly men that were all excited to be with Jesus, she knows she has been caught.

Most likely she did not fear Jesus reaction but the crowd. If she had been bleeding for twelve years the Hebrew scripture says she is unclean, in fact she is supposed to announce to you and I "hey, I am unclean" Keep your distance from me, because if you touch me, if you touch my clothes, if you even sit where I have been sitting, you are rendered unclean.
So for a certain period of time you will not be able to participate.

{WOW, one touch of Jesus has made her clean and acceptable, Also: take into account that Jesus had not died upon the Cross yet and that His redemptive Blood had not yet been shed. So when the woman touched Him, the transfer happened through her faith. He stopped what He was doing to respond to that act of faith. Remember Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing. How wonderful is His Mercy.}

Touching this woman would render anyone unclean. You cannot go into the Temple. It won’t matter if you’re a priest, it won’t matter if you’re the High Priest, and it won’t matter if you’re the common person. If you touch what I got, you’re unclean. It will break your connection with God.
So this woman has lived with a social stigma (what courage it took to go into that crowd, the faith it took!)

She is breaking some social and religious taboos. Basically she has rendered a bunch in the crowd, unclean. And you know how people get when they can’t go to Sunday meeting. This would cause anger.
She would have caught a lot of unkind words.

So she knows she’s caught, it’s one of those moments when everybody’s quiet.

Matt 9:22 
Jesus turned, and seeing her he said,

"Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well."
And instantly the woman was made well.

Many times when we envision this woman with an issue we somehow in our mind think that she was all decrepit and bent down kind of walking through the crowd and the only reason she touched the edge of His garment is because she had back problems. Scripture didn’t say anything about that (back problems) only that she had an issue of blood.

 All the people believed that if they touched Jesus garment, they would be healed?

Jesus had been on the Eastern side of Galilee which was primarily a gentile area, now He is travelling near His home on the western side of the Sea of Galilee. A story is circulating clear across the lake about this man being Jesus with healing power.

Matthews Gospel 14:34-36
..And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

V.35 and when the men of that place recognized him, they sent around to that entire region and brought to him all who were sick
v. 36 and implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it was made well.

The disciples and some others were on their way to the great healing service, or some type of revival service, when something unusual happened.

The foundation for this garment lay in the tassels.

NUMBERS 15: 37-41
The LORD said to Moses,

v. 38 "Speak to the people of Israel, and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a cord of blue on the tassel of each corner.

v. 39 And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, to do them, not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to whore after.

v. 40 so you shall remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God.

v. 41 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the LORD your God."

You will find that the Hebrews were commanded to make this Biblical garment with four corners and to attach a fringe or Tzizit.

The Bible does not command wearing of a unique prayer shawl or tallit.
Instead, it presumes that people wore a garment of some type to cover themselves and instructs them to add fringes (tzitzit) to the 4 corners of these (
Numbers 15:38, Deuteronomy 22:12)
Numbers 15:38-39 which exhorts Jews to "remember all the commandments of the Lord."
It can be purchased to mark a special occasion, such as a wedding, birth of a baby, etc.

Some uses for the prayer shawl

Shawls can be used for:

undergoing medical procedures;
as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress;
during bereavement;
prayer or meditation;
commitment or marriage ceremonies;
nursing a baby;
bridal shower or wedding gift;
leading ritual;
during an illness and recovery;
ministering to others
Birthdays, Anniversaries, Ordinations
Holiday Gifts.
or just socializing.....................the possibilities are endless.

Make this prayer shawl your own by decorating it with beads, shells or anything that is close to your heart.