Episode 3: Why Start with Prayer?

God loves the children in our life more than we do, and praying for them is one of the most important things we can do as a parent or caregiver. Today we explore how prayer can be strategic, proactive, and powerful in a group. Ready to learn why we should we start with prayer? Let’s go….

BARB COLE serves as the Mid-Atlantic Division Coordinator for Mom’s In Prayer, a ministry that gathers moms locally to pray for one hour each week for their children and the school they attend.

Barb and her husband, Ken, live in south central Pennsylvania and have been married for 45 years. They have two grown sons, two daughters-in-love, and four grandchildren. Barb is currently serving in a local Dinner Church known as Common Ground. She enjoys reading, mentoring women and children in their Christian faith, and praying for her grown children and grandchildren.

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments I give you…Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road…Deuteronomy 6:5-7