Don’t Worry…Be Prayerful


     As a Moms in Prayer Outreach Coordinator I recently wrote a
website article called “Peace for Crazy Busy Moms” introducing the readers to
Moms in Prayer International. It happened to post on December 14th
2012 around 9a.m. This is the same morning the tragic,
heartbreaking shooting took place at Sandy Hook Elementary school in
Connecticut.  Immediately I started to
mourn and grieve for those affected families. 
I struggled letting my own children ride the bus to school, fearing this
horror could be lurking anywhere.  My
cries to God for His children’s safety became louder, the need to feel God’s
peace became greater.

     The local Moms in Prayer group that I attend couldn’t meet
for several weeks due to a snowstorm and winter break.  When we finally met again I noticed the other
moms in my group did not experience the same fear and anxiety as I had.  They were enveloped in peace.  How could this school tragedy not shake their
lives to the core as it had mine? The women calmly expressed that their peace
was not their own, that God had given it to them.  This is when a transformation began for
me.  Didn’t I just write an article
telling busy moms that you can pray for God’s peace? Yes, and even so I was
still relying on myself to find peace on my own.  That morning of prayer was especially
important as the moms prayed for me.

     This beautiful scripture is now taped on my mirror “Don’t
worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need,
and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which
exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds
as you live in Christ Jesus.” 
Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT).   God’s
will is for us to pray together! Knowing that you are doing what God wants you
to do is the most comforting peace imaginable. Have you found this kind of peace? Please leave us a comment.

Comments 3

  1. I, too, was burdened by the shootings in Connecticut. It hit so close to home as my son is the same age as those innocent children. I knew I needed to get past the fear and worry…I knew I needed to pray. A friend posted on FB something about MIPI and that led me to look for a group in my area. There was no group so I figured I needed to start one but, oh, that was way out of my comfort zone and I didn't know any moms from my son's school. But God is faithful. Once I took the step to fill out the information request on the MIPI website, God took care of the rest. He has brought 4 faithfully praying moms every week since the middle of January. God is good.

  2. I needed His peace the year my daughter worked in Afghanistan at an office that had already been bombled twice. My group faithfully prayed with me for my girl and for me as well. His peace is what held me together that year.

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