By Marilyn Tinnin



As our children and grandchildren head back to the classroom this month, there is likely a sigh of relief when the last item on the lengthy school supply list is checked, the uniform requirements are satisfied, and the new backpack hangs on its hook near the back door ready for that first day.


Moms likely look forward to the morning when the house is quiet again.


There is one more thing you just might want to consider doing this year. Join a Moms in Prayer group—or start a new one! The international ministry that began with a few mothers praying around a kitchen table in 1984 now has groups in 140 countries praying in 61 languages.


Teresa Newcomer is the Mississippi coordinator for Moms in Prayer International.

Teresa Newcomer of Tupelo is the State Coordinator for Moms in Prayer International, and she is eager to enlist mothers and grandmothers in our state who are willing and eager to cover every Mississippi school, its faculty, staff, and students, in prayer.


Believing that a praying mother can be the single greatest force for good in the lives of her children as well as other children around her, Moms in Prayer is a highly organized and resourced ministry that not only calls moms to pray, but it equips them mightily. There is even a “how-to” manual with easy to follow instructions on format, schedule, and plenty of scriptures to encourage and claim.


Because there is a set format, you can be sure there is respect for everyone’s time. Groups meet for one hour a week, and the focus is prayer. If you have ever wished for a deeper prayer life, this is your opportunity. Prayer moves the mighty hands of the Father.


“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3.


For information on starting your own Moms in Prayer Group, contact Teresa Newcomer at 662.231.1690 or