Moms’ group shares prayer

Published 10:38 pm Sunday, December 13, 2009

Arise! Cry Out!

This was the theme of a recent Day of Prayer a small group of mothers in Chelsea shared with mothers around the world, as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of Moms in Touch International.

Melissa Williamson, who started the group that meets at Liberty Church, said she first heard of Moms in Touch through a Focus on the Family broadcast.

When her oldest child started kindergarten she sensed a need to be part of the group.

After researching the organization and finding no group in Chelsea, Williamson prayed about it, then asked a few other moms to join her in starting one. The group is now in its eighth year.

“Moms in Touch has been a huge blessing to me,” said Williamson. “It has become a precious hour each week to gather and pray with other moms and see God answer those prayers.”

Weekly prayer meetings last one hour, Williamson said. Among other things, the women pray for their children, school teachers, administration, support staff and the student bodies at all five Chelsea schools.

In January, the group starts out with nine or ten moms at the meetings. Around this time of the year, there may be only three or four. But the group has seen some awesome answers to prayers.

Due to confidentiality among the group, Williamson could not detail answers to prayer. But they include salvation of their children, change of heart in their children, resolution of problems in school, healing, protection during school events, trips, etc.

“God is an awesome God, and Moms in Touch reminds us that every problem or need can be brought to Him who is our hope and help,” she said.

The group’s theme comes from Lamentations 2:19:

“Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street.”

Williamson oversees the Chelsea group and act as area coordinator for Moms in Touch.

As coordinator she is available to encourage and help new group leaders and existing groups in Shelby and Bibb counties.

She can be contacted at 678-2047 or by e-mail at

Shelba Nivens can be reached by e–mail at