On Wednesday, 18 November, a special event took place at Mother of God Church, Sheffield, to celebrate twenty years of Mothers’ Prayers. In addition to members from the host church, representatives attended from other local Christian churches, including several from the Chesterfield Mothers’ Prayers group.

Mothers prayers 1 sThe evening began with a welcome and introduction, followed by a Bible Reading from Matthew 18: 19-20. A prayer was said before each person lit a candle for their children/grandchildren.  After a hymn and concluding blessing, participants took the opportunity to socialise over tea and delicious homemade cakes.

Leonie Martin, from the Chesterfield group, said, “This has been a wonderful, welcoming opportunity to share with other Mothers’ Prayers members and celebrate the many blessings we have experienced.”

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Anyone interested in finding out more about the Sheffield group can contact Susan Tym at suetym@btconnect.com.

If you would like to know more about the history of Mothers’ Prayers or learn how to start a new local group, detailed information can be found at www.mothersprayers.org.

Mothers’ Prayers was started in England in November 1995 and has spread rapidly throughout the world with contacts in over a hundred countries and has the approval, support and blessing of Christian leaders of all denominations. There are now thousands of groups around the world.

Two grandmothers, Veronica and her sister- in- law Sandra, felt led by the Lord to start Mothers’ Prayers and to pray in a special way for their children. They felt that they should bring all the pain and the worries they had for their children to him and to trust in his words ‘Ask and you will receive’; through this promise, they understood that the Lord is just waiting to take away pain and to bless and heal them and their children when they come to him in faith.

During these years there have been many, many wonderful answers to prayers including children coming off drugs, children returning home after being absent for many years, improvements in children’s health and relationships (in the family and at school). The mothers also have been blessed and have experienced a great peace.

Photographs courtesy of Ana