Prayer Beads ministry of washington

How to make Prayer BeadsAbout Our Ministry

​St. Bartholomew’s Church sponsors the Prayer Beads Ministry of Washington for the Episcopal Diocese. We are a group of faithful people from our church members and from others within the surrounding community. Our volunteers attend monthly workshops (one in the evening and one at noon) where there is lots of faith, fellowship and fun while eating pizza and making prayer beads. Our workshops have provided the gift of prayer and meditation by freely giving over 12000 sets of prayer beads over the past seven years to people of all faiths. In 2021, we began a virtual ministry where people can join our workshops via zoom.

The power of our ministry is the way a modest offering of prayer beads is used by God as a catalyst for the comfort of prayer. In this age of instant and constant chaotic communication about the challenges of life, we are starved for spiritual renewal. One of life’s greatest mysteries is the power of prayer and meditation. Used for intimacy with God, it can be life altering.

We invite you to be a volunteer and join us on our journey of making and freely offering prayer beads within our communities. We offer workshops where you will learn to easily make prayer beads; provide prayer beads kits to make at home; and offer finished prayer beads to be given to others. We offer through our store, heirloom quality prayer beads for sale using all proceeds to fund our ministry. We also gratefully accept donations. For additional information please email