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Mom’s Day of Prayer Goes Worldwide

“When we pray in unity, God moves mightily,” says Kathy Coleman, founder of Mom’s Day of Prayer (MDOP).

“This can be [true for us] as moms when we come together and pray in unity—[as] a husband and wife praying together in unity, as a church body praying together in unity—God hears our prayers and answers us,” she says.

Coleman, who has lived in Fort Smith, AR, for almost 40 years, read an article in the 1990s about a mother in Brazil who gathered other mothers to pray for their children because of issues such as sexual immorality, drug abuse, and alcoholism in their country.

The article weighed on Coleman, who attends East Side Baptist Church in Fort Smith, and she asked then Pastor Bob Ford if a day of prayer for mothers could be held at their church. He agreed and suggested the name “Mom’s Day of Prayer.”

Founded on 1 Samuel 1:27–28, MDOP began in Fort Smith and has since spread worldwide. It has been observed in a number of countries and most states in the U.S. Coleman began the movement to encourage local mothers to gather to pray for their leaders, families, and children. Her organization hoped to schedule MDOP events in all states in the U.S. and all countries worldwide on January 18 (

Reprinted and edited with permission from Arkansas Baptist News.

From Prayer Connect magazine


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