John 5:5, 8, and 9
(5) And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. (8) Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. (9) And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
For women looking for a more personal Girlfriends Pray™ experience, we invite you to Join a Girlfriends Pray™ Local Group! Girlfriends Pray™ Local, currently launched in 25 U.S. cities and 3 countries, is the in-person extension of the ministry that allows women to meet, greet, and connect with other positive, like-minded women of faith in their local area. The format is a monthly gathering over breakfast to encourage each other in our faith walk and prayer.
We are NAACP Award recipients for Faith-Based Community Outreach, nominated for the White House Council Team on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and are blessed to be included as a partner in First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” health initiative.
Girlfriends Pray™ is one of the fastest growing ministries for women!
Girlfriends Pray Ministries is a global, 501(c)3 not-for-profit prayer ministry designed to encourage, inspire, motivate and empower women through prayer. Our mission is to draw more women closer to God through prayer, and our vision is 1 million women united around the world.
In less than 3 months, we grew from 33 women to several hundred praying together on a weekday morning teleconference call, and now we have over 180,000 followers from more than 18 countries.
The story of Girlfriends Pray™ Ministries
In 2009, Girlfriends Pray Founder, Dee C. Marshall, was completely caught off guard and a bit naive to learn from a few women (clients and friends) that they were not celebrating during the Christmas holiday season. In fact, some were sad, angry, depressed, confused, alone, lonely, overwhelmed, exhausted, broke, jobless, manless and just not in the spirit of “Christmas”. Dee has since learned that whatever struggle you’re going through, it is one hundred times magnified during the Christmas holiday. So, she extended a hand to a few of her clients and girlfriends, and within 48 hours, a prayer call was established for the sole purpose of “standing in the gap” for women who were struggling to get through the holidays. Women gathered for prayer every morning at 7am. The conference call started on December 18th with 33 women, and was to end on January 1, 2010. In that two-week window, the call count rose and women began to depend on the prayer call as their lifeline. Women brought their prayer requests and shared the call with family, friends, colleagues, co-workers so that by December 31st, the telephone line was maxed out! Women cried out, “This cannot end!” The result was a movement that grew like wildfire and now stands firm as Girlfriends PrayMinistries a force of over 180,000 women around the world. The unfolding of the ministry is unbelievable and the impact is nothing but the work of God.
We accomplish our mission through our prayer conference calls at 712-432-0075, access code 128845#. We have prayer every Monday through Friday at 7am EST, 10pm EST, and on Wednesdays at 12 noon EST. We pray en Español for our Latina girlfriends on Wednesday evenings at 10pm EST.
Please visit our website at www.Girlfriendspray.org to learn more about our ministry, programs, and events.