Virginia State Coordinator, Carolyn Keehan
Welcome Praying Moms of Virginia! Psalm 46 reminds us that God is our refuge and strength and is with us (Ps. 46:1, 7 NIV). As we gather together with other moms to pray for our children and schools, we find that our heavenly Father is indeed faithful in all circumstances. In a Moms in Prayer group, you can find sweet fellowship with other moms and a safe place to both lay down the burdens and celebrate the joys as you’re reminded of God’s goodness.
When the kids were young, our Moms in Prayer (MIP) group prayed over struggles with math or anxiety about going to sleep away camp. As they grew, the issues changed, but God remained steadfast. I’ve prayed with my MIP sisters for their children regarding difficult dating relationships, mental and physical health challenges, and direction for future plans. Sometimes we’ve walked down hard roads together with problems not easily resolved. The hope of prayer has held our hands and hearts as we’ve waited for the Lord’s answers, confident that He has a good plan!
Please join us to pray for your children and schools. My hope is that all Virginia moms get connected to a Moms in Prayer group in their area and experience God’s faithfulness personally. Let’s allow the Lord to teach us to “be still and know that [he is] God” (Ps. 46:10a NIV)!
I would love to hear from you. If you’re not in a Moms in Prayer group yet, you need to get connected! Experience another mom praying for your child and the joy of seeing God at work in your child’s school.
You can reach me at: VA@MomsInPrayer.org
My Moms in Prayer Story
My journey with Moms in Prayer began in 2005 when I was a busy mom of three young children. I did not grow up in a Christian home, but had been a believer for a dozen years and was still learning about prayer. I decided to join the small group of moms praying each week for my son’s Christian school and found the other women 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. In the years since, I have been a member or leader of several groups as my children have grown.
My husband, Tim, and I are the proud parents of Andrew, Kelly, and Karissa. In addition to serving with MIP, I volunteer with the PTSA at our high school and enjoy exercise, cooking, reading, and keeping up with the big issues of the day.
What’s your Moms in Prayer story? I would love to hear it! If you don’t have one yet, make sure to connect with a Moms in Prayer group now.