Friday, May 31, 2013

Devotion, Peace, Trust, Truth, Sing!

Cyndy from Willamina, OR, made these prayer flags with her women's church group for the residents in a local care center.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Collection from Chigaco.

 Karen Hoyer has sent in these lovely photos of flags created at her church

"Your site really inspired us! Our church, St. John's Episcopal in Chicago, created a series of Prayer Flags and Wish Trees.  We were celebrating Rogation Sunday by blessing the soil, the seeds and our new beehives.  Our inter-generational project was to write our wishes, prayers and dreams along with pictures or symbols, onto the Prayer Flags and the strips of fabric for the Wish Trees.  They will hang in the church's garden all summer."

Thank you Karen

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Two sided Flags to remember the tornado victims.

Faye Cook has made some more memorial /prayer flags.
"These 2 are for the towns affected by the tornadoes in the US. I hadn't finished Granbury's flag when the next tornado struck."

 "One side holds my prayers of love and better communities when they rebuild after this destruction.The other side is a memorial to the destruction and lost lives."

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Garlands of Prayers for Everyone, Everywhere

My now completed garland of prayer flags waves across the entry way in our home in Salem, Oregon. I feel their grace, their power, and their love... every time I look up, or pass under them.

And I look in absolute and utter amazement at this KTSX news photo of a school ceiling in Oklahoma. The signs of the horrific devastation of a tornado's path.

Tattered curtains and broken lights and a view of the heavens above. An incredibly powerful image that evokes the feeling of prayer flags and bells.  

Prayers now released and finding their way across the 20 mile path of destruction. Beauty of spirit within chaos, loss, pain, and destruction. And it reminds me of my own roots and why I am so drawn to these signs, and symbols of something far greater than just the destruction. 

 I am reminded that after everything else is destroyed..there is still goodness. and there is still great love.


Sonia Hagemann has sent this flag

"My latest prayer flag is Aloha and that one was sent to Boston last week.
The word Aloha has many, many definitions with love perhaps top of the list."

Friday, May 17, 2013

More flags from New Orleans

"Here are my prayer flags that I finished & hung today.  They represent my prayers for all creatures great and small, my tree of life is my prayer for all mankind, and my prayer for living in  peace with our worldwide neighbors.   I can’t wait to see the Dalai Lama tomorrow in New Orleans."
Yvonne James

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Prayer Flags for New Orleans

Susan Tracy Thompson shares these flags.

"Hello!   The Dalai Lama is in New Orleans this weekend, and has asked the residents of  our beautiful city to hang colorful prayer flags from businesses and homes…..   I began making my "Prayer for New Orleans" two years ago.I make them in traditional Tibetan colors, each emblazoned with a silk screened print of a prayer for New Orleans, including:


A friend recently took his Prayer for New Orleans to the Mount Everest Base Camp. 

Thank you for creating the Prayer Flag Project!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

To Boston with Love

 Michelle Bilyeu shares these flags for Boston

"When I first discovered that the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild was asking for prayer flags for Boston, I thought to this order...I'm not a 'modern' quilter...(I like to see myself as improvisational,or liberated, not 'modern';)..... I've already made a Boston prayer flag (and shared it)....I don't have one single moment of extra time and..... how can I keep doing what I do.... and survive my busy life....and I always, always do..

.....ok, so why can't I make a prayer flag for Boston????

So, I did!"

You can see more photos and read more about these flags here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Good Health

Another flag wishing those that need it Love and good Health

Saturday, May 11, 2013

"West" and "Boston"


Today these flags are from Faye Cook.
"I've been making prayer/ memorial flags on and off for years (if I don't make a flag its a spirit doll).
Some are for peace love and happiness and some are about events that have happened in the world or to me. Making flags or dolls about whats happened helps me come to terms with different events as well as placing a prayer out there.

'West' is for the folks at West, Texas after their fertilizer factory fire/explosion.That must have been a hell of a night of chaos and worry a bit like being to hell and back."


"Boston is of course about the Boston bombings, if you look at the swirls they make question marks because I just don't understand how you can do something like that."


"My response to such a horrible event is to love ,love those how suffered and love those who caused the suffering.That is why the flip side of Boston flag has the old slogan of "make LOVE not war" on it.

Hoping you like or at least can relate to my prayer flags"  cheers Faye

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Prayers in the park

Robin, Billy, Jonathon, Jonah,and Diana
Donna Mitchell from Schertz, Texas has sent us these photos.

"My prayer is for Love because I believe everyone on this earth deserves to be loved. My wish is that the wind will carry this little prayer to someone who really needs it. I took 5 children that I love to the park and told them the story of the Prayer Flag Project. We all made our prayers and our flags as uniquely different as we each are!"

Thank you Donna

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Healing, Health, Recovery

These have been made with someone particular in mind, but shown here to share these wishes to anyone who needs it.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Spiritual Awakening

Linda Arandas shares with us her Passion Fruit Prayer Flag.

"I wanted to tell you that my dear friend's daughter is struggling with drug addiction and I intend to give this flag to her, as a reminder that I am praying for her recovery and spiritual awakening.
I chose to paint a Passion Flower--which symbolizes Spiritual Awakening. I used acrylic paint on primed canvas. My intentions were to create a flag to offer hope to people who are struggling with addiction---a prayer for recovery."

Friday, May 3, 2013

Comfort, Love and a peaceful Heart


Diane Knauff created this flag in response to a review of a book she read. The theme for the flag came from a quote from the book

… when the world quiets to the sound of your own breathing, we all want the same things: comfort, love, and a peaceful heart.

More details can be found on her blog.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Believe and Be Well

Carol Farmayan from Houston, Texas shares with us a flag that she has recently made for a friend. In her words, "I wanted to give her some positive, cheerful healing energy ".