Hand Crosses As Prayer Tools

I make these hand held crosses with polymer clay and shape to fit the hand. They may be used as a tactile focusing tool for personal prayer and meditation.

Nancy Denmark's polymer clay hand crosses

Polymer Clay Hand Crosses For Prayer & Comfort

A local ministry recently ordered 50 hand crosses to be included in comfort kits for cancer patients. Working as a prayer is inevitable as I work on an order like this. Even though I was pushing an overdue deadline, while preparing for large shows at the same time, the power of the end use of these hand crosses, slowed me down to form each cross with an intention of prayer.

“There are some people who, in order to pray, use as an excuse the fact that life is so hectic that it prevents them from praying. This cannot be. Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer.”  – Mother Teresa

Dear Lord, help me to always fill my work with you, with focused intention, in continual dialog with you.

4 thoughts on “Hand Crosses As Prayer Tools

  1. Nancy – I absolutely ADORE these crosses and when your inventory is restocked, or when you have the time to create more for purchase, I would love one! Thank you for connecting….love the Mother Teresa quote, too. xo

    • Thanks so much for subscribing to my blog and for sharing this post on Twitter. I do have a few hand crosses made but need to get photos uploaded to my website. I’ll let you know when I do that. And yes…a quote to live by.

  2. Hi Nancy,

    I could not find a place to leave you a review, but I wanted to let you know that I received my hand cross order and they completely exceeded my expectations. They are so smooth and perfectly sculpted. You are so talented! I want to thank you so much for making them for me and I am sure you will receive more of my business in the near future. The crosses are going to make the perfect Christmas presents!!


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