Special Needs Praying Moms
I became interested in Moms in Prayer when we moved to Texas in 2003. Neither of my two children could be placed in our neighborhood school, plus this was the fifth school district for my 10-year old son with special needs. While attending a Moms in Prayer leader’s training in Dallas, I felt God challenging me to lead a group, particularly one for moms with children having special needs like my son’s. My husband supported my involvement in a group that focuses on prayer instead of talking about prayer requests.
Praying with Moms in Prayer groups, I have come to treasure the Four Steps of Prayer. Practicing them has made me more aware of God’s character and challenged me to take time to remember Whom I’m praying to vs. who I am, before presenting my petitions. Taking my thoughts captive to Christ through praying God’s Word changes what I ask God for. Regardless of whether the other moms in my group have children with special needs or not, I have been amazed to see the Holy Spirit inspiring them to pray just what my children need, even when I haven’t voiced many details about my specific request! The ladies I pray with have become some of my most trusted friends, so much so that when we moved to Maryland in 2014, my now college-aged daughter urged me to find a Moms in Prayer group to make new friends!
If you have a child with special needs, I pray that you will see him/her as God sees each one of us:
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)
Please contact me at: SpecialNeeds@MomsInPrayer.org for assistance in locating the just-right place for you to find hope and prayer support through a Moms in Prayer group!