Moms in prayer: Group prays for schoolPublished 9:05pm Friday, August 30, 2013
A group of Terra Ceia moms are exercising the power of prayer for the benefit of the school.
The moms started a chapter of the international organization Moms in Prayer. The group gathers every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the library of the school.
“We’re blessed here that we can actually gather at school to pray,” said Amy Barrett, organizer of the group.
Barrett is a Terra Ceia parent and works in the school’s front office.
The women started meeting last year and saw their prayers answered, one of which was for a principal to fill the pending vacancy.
“Last year, that was really a blessing to see everything we had been praying about come to fruition when he stepped up and said he would do it,” Barrett said of Principal Jason Wynne.
The women pray for students to do well, teachers to reach goals and for their Terra Ceia family to be a healthy one.
They start with a general prayer and then break into smaller groups where they can pray for the concerns of individual women.
“You definitely get to know a lot about each other, especially when we break into smaller groups,” Barrett said. “Sometimes, with your own child, you really don’t know how to pray for them. But another mom, they can know just what to say.”
Barrett said they have a core group who attends every week and several others who participate when they can.
They have had children ask for a prayer and school staff leaves prayer requests in a box at the school. The women pray for anyone with a troubled heart.
“It was really cute last year,” Barrett recalled. “In one of the third-grade classes, the kids got together and formed their own prayer group. It was really sweet.”
The group was offered to Terra Ceia moms in its first year. Now in its second year, Barrett said anyone would be welcome. She did not know of any similar organizations or chapters of Moms in Prayer.
Terra Ceia Christian School is located at 4428 Christian School Road in Pantego. For more information, call Amy Barrett at 943-2485.