Louisiana State Coordinator, Deborah Guillory
My children know that I would do anything for them. But I’ve realized that the most important and powerful thing we can do for our kids is to pray!
Moms in Prayer has given me an army of godly women around the state of Louisiana whose desire is to call out to God for their children. Praying each week for our high school with a small group of women has taught me about the character of God. Following the Four Steps of Prayer: praise, confession, thanksgiving and intercession, has given me the structure of praying that Jesus modeled. Praying scripturally has given me a great desire to study God’s Word as I realize I can pray through the Bible.
One week, a mom shared that at our local high school football game, a student with a gun had been apprehended. We remembered praying the week before in our Moms in Prayer group, for protection for the students and the players at that game, leading us to thank God and give Him glory!
Our beautiful bayou state is diverse in geography and culture with the piney woods of north Louisiana, the Cajun culture of central Louisiana, the beautiful coastal cities of New Orleans and Lake Charles, and the “boot” area of Baton Rouge. Won’t you join our army of praying moms throughout the state? When we pray together in one accord, we are united and one in Christ!
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: LA@MomsInPrayer.org
My Moms in Prayer Story
My journey with Moms in Prayer started the summer of 2017 when I broke my collarbone. Knowing I would have some downtime, I ordered books online, one of which was Unshaken, by Moms in Prayer President, Sally Burke. As I read that book, I knew I wanted to join a prayer group to pray for my two children who, at the time, were in high school and college. What I didn’t expect was that by joining a Moms in Prayer group, God would bless me so abundantly.
One of my favorite times in my Moms in Prayer group is hearing answered prayers from other moms and rejoicing with them! Spending time thanking God during our prayer hour has made me so much more aware of how he hears and answers our prayers according to His perfect will.
I am thankful that God uses our brokenness (and broken collarbones) to restore us and to fulfill his purpose for us! There are two verses from the Old and New Testament that I love to pray through together:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)