Mom’s Day of Prayer Coordinator Steps & Information
The Steps for a Mom’s Day of Prayer
Below are the steps that will help you in coordinating a Mom’s Day of Prayer in your area:
1.) Pastor’s Approval – If you feel God is leading you to coordinate a Mom’s Day of Prayer in your area, your first step will be to contact your Pastor and get his 100% stamp of approval on this. Your Pastor and your church family will be your prayer support all through this effort. Please see Pastor’s letter.
2.) 3rd Saturday of Each January – We would like to encourage each one that hosts a Mom’s Day of Prayer to have it the 3rd Saturday in January if at all possible. HALLELUJAH what a day that will be!!
3.) MDOP Flyers – You will need to make flyers to hand out and place in different businesses and churches in your area. Please see the New 2005 Flyer that we used. The scripture that the Mom’s Day of Prayer was founded on is from 1 Samuel 1:27-28 (NIV) – “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.” Each year, the new coordinator would design her own flyer that would be used but we would keep the scripture from 1st Samuel on every flyer from year to year. Please see the Mom’s Day of Prayer logo and scripture that you can print and use in everything you do for your Mom’s Day of Prayer.
4.) MDOP Logo – Use the Mom’s Day Of Prayer logo for all of your printed materials. Download a copy here. For Windows users, right-click on the logo and left-click “Save Picture As…”. Save it in your images folder.
5.) Mayor Support – Please see the copy of the Proclamation given to us by our Mayor to proclaim this day officially in our area. He brings this each year to the host church and presents it to the Coordinator from that church.
6.) Newspaper Articles – Please see two newspaper articles that have appeared in our local newspaper from the 1998 and 1999 Mom’s Day of Prayer. Please see the newspaper article from a Christian news publication called “Bind Us Together”. The article is titled – “Powers of Darkness Beware! Moms are on the March!”
7.) Publicity – The people to contact in your area to help get the information out are: local radio stations (see radio spot script), your mayor, youth ministers, pastors, newspaper (see sample newspaper ad), television stations, and local churches.
8.) Prayer Support – You will especially need others to pray for you that in everything you do, you will be led by God’s Holy Spirit and that God will open doors for you as you spread the word about the Mom’s Day of Prayer. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 – “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” You need to be covered in prayer.
9.) Welcome Table & Greeters – The welcome table is so very important. This table is for greeters to welcome everyone who comes in, has them sign in, gives the attendees their list of burdens and scriptures (if you use them), direct them to fill out a prayer request if they so choose and gives them a bookmark or bookmarks. In 2004, we had two greeters at the door and two to three workers at the Registration Desk.
10.) Sign-In Sheet – You will need sign-in sheets for you to get names, addresses and church affiliations of those attending. These names and adddress are used from year to year for the mail-outs telling them where the next Mom’s Day of Prayer will be held.
11.) MDOP Bookmark – Optional – “I prayed for you today” bookmarks. These bookmarks are given to the MDOP attendees as they sign in. You can either print the bookmarks yourself or visit our shopping cart to place an order. View sample.
12.) Scriptures & Burdens – Please see the list of scriptures and burdens that we sometimes use to hand out for those coming to pray. In 2004, we did not hand out the list of scriptures and burdens because we decided to concentrate on women coming in with nothing in their hands and totally concentrating on what God was saying to their hearts.
13.) Bumper Stickers – Optional – “Praying Moms Make a Difference” Bumper Sticker – $2.00 each. Send your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.
14.) Kleenex – Please have plenty of Kleenex boxes in the church that day and place them on the ends of each pew and at the altar.
15.) Journal – It is wonderful to keep a journal so you can pass it on to the next Mom’s Day of Prayer Coordinator. The goal is to pass this on from year to year to a new church and a new coordinator. Your information will be vital to the next person.
16.) MDOP Banner – For the first MDOP, we had a beautiful banner made by a local schoolteacher. Each year this banner is passed on to the church in our community who is hosting the MDOP. In 2005, a grandmother made us a new banner and now we use the banner that was made in 1998 for other churches in our surrounding areas. We also had a large outside banner made to use each year which has the MDOP scripture on it from 1 Samuel 1:27-28. *Vendor Link*
17.) Prayer Bowl – This bowl is used for those attending to write down their prayer requests and place it in the bowl. These requests will be prayed for during the last hour of the day. We usually have this bowl set up at a separate table. During the last hour, please also pray for God to bring forward the next year’s host church & coordinator for your area.
18.) Yard Signs- If your budget allows then yard signs are a great way to promote MDOP.
19.) Prayer Room – In 2004-This was the first year to have a special prayer room to go to at the end of each hour for those needing one on one prayer time. This was awesome! The prayer leaders who had justed finished their prayer hour would go with these ladies and minister to them.
20.) Prayer Leaders – For each hour, please have two Christian Prayer Leaders from different denominations. These Prayer Leaders are there to begin the hour with prayer and close with prayer. Of course, they may also pray during the hour as the Holy Spirit leads them. The opening Prayer Leader needs to share that the women attending are welcome to pray out loud or they may pray to themselves. Please also share that anyone is welcome to kneel where they are or come to the altar.
21.) MDOP Song – A beautiful and talented lady by the name of Brenda Yelvington has written a song for the MDOP movement. It is absolutely from God based on the 1st Samuel 1:27-28 scripture. The idea is for the song to be played at the end of each hour. As Coordinators, it is best that you come to the front of the church about 5 minutes before the hour ends and announce that it is the end of the hour and you are welcome to stay or you are welcome to leave. You also announce at this time that there is counseling available in another room by the Prayer Leaders if you need further prayer or just need someone to talk to. But then you ask them to wait as you play the MDOP song which is a simple but powerful tune that we pray will stay with the women throughout the whole year.
22.) Thank You’s – After the Mom’s Day of Prayer, the Coordinator’s job still continues. It is so important to send thank you’s, present plaques or even certificates to those who helped make the Mom’s Day of Prayer possible. That is another reason why keeping a journal is important so you can keep up with everyone that helped you.
23.) Programs – In 2003-This was the first year to have programs with the prayer leaders listed with their names and the churches they represented. See program sample.
24.) Prayer Information Table – Please have a separate table set up for information concerning prayer groups that meet in your area throughout the year.This will be of great benefit to those seeking other ways to pray with women not just on one day, but all through the year. One example of a prayer ministry that prays for the schools and the children is Moms In Touch International. Please go to the Moms In Touch International website to order their brochures. Moms In Touch International and Mom’s Day of Prayer are uniting to spread the word that “Praying Moms Make a Difference”.
The Host Church:
A host Church for a Mom’s Day of Prayer needs to be in agreement with the following statement of faith:
This church believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins and rose from the grave and that anyone who believes in Him is saved by grace through faith.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Mom’s Day of Prayer seeks to focus on our common love for Jesus and our need to love one another and pray together for our children. Everyone who shares this love and burden is needed in our circles of prayer.