What would happen if we really prayed?
From the cultural battles to the battles in her mind and exposure to prevalent issues like anxiety, peer pressure, bullying, depression, girl drama, and academic pressures-to name just a few-our girls need our prayers and guidance now more than ever!
As a woman of faith; whether you’re a mom, stepmom, foster mom, grandma, aunt, or youth leader who is concerned about the spiritual well-being of a special young woman in your life, your faithful, deliberate prayers for her will make all the difference.
I started the #WhenMomsPray prayer challenge several years ago after realizing I wasn’t praying enough for my kids. After the first week of a new school year, when I noticed that my kids were coming home feeling weary and depleted, it occurred to me that though they were getting spiritually nourished at home, they were greatly impacted by the spiritual atmosphere at school and by their peers.
I began to wonder, “What if moms prayed for their daughters? Not just the quick ‘Help her_________, Lord’ type of prayers, but really prayed?” Surely there had to be some moms out there who would be up for a prayer challenge.
There weren’t “some” moms who were up for this; rather, there were hundreds—which now have become thousands—of moms from around the world who joined in praying for their daughters every day of the school year.
As I was organizing the prayer challenge, I came across a verse in Paul’s letter to the Romans (1:8)
“…your faith is being reported all over the world.”
I find such significance in these nine words. Christianity was spreading in Rome. Communication didn’t travel nearly as fast then as it did now, but it was newsworthy, and it spread.
What if our prayers for our daughters were reported all over the world? What if God did something so amazing in our daughters’ lives as a result of our prayers that the world took notice and became inspired?
The #WhenMomsPray prayer challenge starts every year on September 1 and runs through June 15. I hope you’ll join the prayer challenge, join our Mom Connect community on Facebook, and maybe even share about your prayer breakthrough using #WhenMomsPray when you post on social media.
Remember, friend, our most effective battle position is on our knees.