Gayle Hadden,
Heartland
Division Coodinator

Walking by faith is a life-long skill we all must learn to practice. As a young mom, I recognized my need to learn to pray for my children, so when I first attended a Moms in Prayer group in 1990, I knew God had led me to a place to grow my faith in His ability to both hear and respond to my prayers for my three young children and their schools. Because of the praise time in Moms in Prayer, I learned to recognize how powerful my God is to lovingly care for my children. In the silent confession time, I was frequently reminded to stop trying to play Holy Spirit in their lives. In the thanksgiving time, I learned that “giving thanks in all things” helps me embrace God’s loving sovereignty over my kids… in ALL things. And now, because of my husband’s job transfers to multiple states, I have Moms in Prayer heart-sisters across the nation who have helped me pray for and raise my children to love and honor the Lord.

My favorite quote, from my then teenage daughter whom I overheard on a phone conversation with a friend is, “I can’t do that. I’d get CAUGHT! My mom prays with this group of ladies and I’ll get caught if I do something wrong.”

Married to my high school sweetheart since 1977, we have three “launched” adult children and two precious ones married into our family, plus three adorable and spunky grandchildren to pray for. I love family time, playing with the grandkids, being out in nature where I first discovered there was a God, bird watching, boating, sewing, traveling with my husband…. and DARK chocolate please.

One of my favorite verses is Romans 8:28 because it speaks of God’s great love for us and His sovereignty as we learn to trust Him: “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”