Y’all! I don’t even know where to begin. Seriously.
Prayers for Girls is one year old this week!
I’ve been trying to write this post for the past two weeks and all I could think of is how totally overwhelming it all it. Just over year ago the Lord sort of made it super clear to me He was asking me to put out a prayer calendar every month for girl moms. I talked to my friend Brooke who does a similar calendar for boy moms over at MOB Society. She was super encouraging and helped me figure out how to do it. I talked to Scott who was super encouraging and said go for it. So, I started a Facebook page to let people know.
A year ago today, October 31, 2015, Scott and I were in Auburn, AL, watching Ole Miss beat my beloved Auburn Tigers. We were also watching our phones as more and more moms were connecting with Prayers for Girls on Facebook. That day over 400 moms liked the page. By the end of November when I sent out the very first prayer calendar, my head was spinning at the way God was moving.
In February I submitted a book proposal to Bethany House Publishers. In March, they made an offer. In May I signed the contract. In August I told you about it. And today, I will email the manuscript for Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most to my editor. Praying for Girls will release in July 2017 but it is already available for pre-order. I’m so excited. And the cover? Y’all, I could cry I love it so much. I think it’s perfect. What do you think?
Over 2000 moms are now receiving the prayer calendars! TWO THOUSAND. Ya’ll, I can’t even fathom. Every day when we post the daily prayer on Facebook and Instagram thousands more people are seeing and connecting with this simple belief that praying God’s Word over our girls is a powerful thing.
So, thank you!
Really, from the deepest parts of my heart, thank you for connecting with this ministry, for sharing it with your friends, for sending me the best emails and messages of encouragement. It’s a deeply humbling thing to me to read about what God is doing through your faithful prayers and to be able to pray with you. This community is such a special place for me. And I am so grateful to the Lord for using me this way. And so we can all see how amazing this place is, I’d love for you to share in the comments the names and ages of the girls for whom you pray.
A Prayer for the Praying Moms
Lord, thank You for these moms, these sweet women who are interceding for the girls they love. I’m just in awe of the way You are moving among us, empowering and equipping us to fight hard for the hearts and minds of our girls. I pray You will bless our desire to stand in the gap for our girls. Lord, we know that as much as we love our girls, You love them so much more. Give us wisdom as we pray, insight into our girls’ lives. Help us speak truth to them and over them. And above all, let us point them to You in all things. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Don’t forget to leave a comment with the names and ages of the girls you are praying for!
Much, much love,
P.S. If you want to pre-order, that would be super!! 🙂 Also share this image on your social media and invite the girl moms you know to join us!!