Virginia State Coordinator, Carolyn Keehan
You can reach me at: VA@MomsInPrayer.org
My Moms in Prayer Story
In 2005 I was a busy mom of three young children. I had not grown up in a Christian home, but had been a believer for a dozen years and was still learning about prayer. There was a small group of women praying each week for my son’s Christian school, and younger siblings were welcome, so I decided to try it out. When I started with the group, the leader and the other women were immediately welcoming. I was introduced to the Four Steps of Prayer which was a revolution to me! My prayer life previously had consisted of “God, here’s what I need you to do, and I need it right now!” Praying with these ladies in this way brought so much peace to my overwhelmed mom’s heart.
Since then, I have been a member or leader of several groups as my children grew up. The biggest blessings have been the friendships, the sweet fellowship of praying together, and seeing how the Lord uses prayer to bring about His purposes. God has grown my faith and revealed Himself to me through this ministry.
I have been married since 1996 to my wonderful husband, Tim. Our children Andrew, Kelly, and Karissa have grown up knowing that their mom was praying regularly for them. In addition to serving with Moms in Prayer, I volunteer with the PTSA at our high school and enjoy exercise, cooking, reading, and discussing the big issues of the day.
One of my favorite Scripture verses is “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:38-39 NIV).