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Three Things I Learned From Being a Moms in Prayer Mom

As a young mom, I was very intent on being the perfect Christian mom. I had very specific ideas about what that meant. Unfortunately, most of these ideas came from people who were imperfect! I didn’t really pray about it. I went from book to group to message board to try to figure out the secrets to being that perfect mom. 

Amidst my distracted and harried ways, I ended up trying a Moms in Prayer group. I had heard about it but didn’t think I could try it until both kids were in school. My husband encouraged me to go by watching our toddler. I wasn’t sure about trying it – an hour of praying! With other moms I don’t know? But I was willing to give it a shot.

There, two sweet women welcomed me and explained how we prayed Bible verses together over our children each week. They led me through the simple and effective prayer model of Praise, Confession, Thankfulness, and Intercession. I kept meeting with them, and other moms, and eventually I started leading the group. I later became the area coordinator to help connect other local moms and grandmothers to have their own groups. 

It has been over fifteen years since I went to that first meeting, and it has changed my life. Here are three things I have learned from being a Moms in Prayer Mom.

You can’t go wrong praying Scripture. My prayers can be all over the place, and focus on what I want. But when I pray a Bible verse, I am more likely to be praying for what God wants. For example, when I want to pray for hope for one of my children, I pray from Romans 15:13, placing my child’s name in the blanks. “God of hope, may You fill ________ with all joy and peace as he/she trusts in You, so that ________ may overflow with hope by the power of Your Holy Spirit.”

Prayer changes your heart. That hour of prayer helps me bring my children and worries to Jesus. I also get the privilege of praying for the children of other moms, widening my focus to other people. 

God is going to answer the prayers in His own way and His own time. I have seen many, many answers to prayer. I am so thankful for that! But I also have been praying other prayers that haven’t been answered. I have hope that He will answer them, and I trust Him to do so according to His perfect plan. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 ESV

Not only have I been blessed with answered prayers and growing in my faith and trust in God, but I also have found some of my dearest friends in Moms in Prayer. I am so thankful that out of all that searching and wandering, that God brought me into that Moms in Prayer group.

To find a Moms in Prayer group in your area, fill out the form here. To learn more about what Moms in Prayer is about, click here. To listen to the podcast, visit this page.

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