About

Girlfriends Pray (GP) Overview

ABOUT GIRLFRIENDS PRAY  

(a 501(c)3 non-profit organization)

Our STORY

Girlfriends Pray is one of the fastest growing ministries for women of faith.  Our ministry is designed to encourage, inspire, motivate and empower women through prayer. In less than 3 months, we grew from 33 women to several hundred standing in the gap interceding for women during the height of the economic downturn back in 2009.  , Women were struggling with more than just losing their homes but losing loved ones, loving jobs, declines in income, separation and divorce, marital issues, health challenges, family estrangement, addiction and abuse as well as mental illness and high rates of depression and suicidal thoughts. It was in this season Founder, Dee Marshall gathered women on what had become a “temporary life line” encouraging women to pray.  That “temporary life line” was not temporary at all and today we are a global ministry over 200k with a physical presence in more than 30 US Markets.  Girlfriends Pray, a recipient of an NAACP Award for Faith-Based Community Outreach, announced during a press conference on Capital Hill in November 2010 an initiative to travel the globe on a mission to unite 1 million in prayer. 

Our MISSION is to get more women closer to God through prayer

Our VISION 1 million women around the world united through prayer.  

We accomplish this through our daily prayer calls and other virtual and live initiatives to include:

  • Girlfriends Pray Breakfast Book Club, a weekly virtual topical book discussion;
  • Girlfriends in the Word,quarterly Bible study;
  • Girlfriends Pray Meet-Up (formerly Empower Study, a live discussion group; )
  • Amigas Pray,a weekly prayer call for our Latina girlfriends in Christ;
  • Girlfriends Pray Live, our on-site live events and activities;
  • Girlfriends Pray Real Talk, addresses the mental health and well-being of women.

GP Timeline

2009

  • December 17 – Dee Marshall gathered 33 women on a conference line for prayer to support girlfriends experiencing a difficult holiday season

2010

  • Official launch of Girlfriends Pray weekday prayer
  • Launched Girlfriends Pray Real talk (Mental Health & Wellness Initiative)
  • Launched Girlfriends Pray Breakfast Book Club (Topical Bible Study
  • Hosted a 4 city National Day of Prayer Event
  • Inaugural Girlfriends Pray LIVE Event (NY/NJ)
  • Received NAACP Community and Faith Based initiative Award
  • Launched International Girlfriends Pray & Amiga’s Pray for Latina women
  • Hosted Girlfriends Pray LIVE (NJ)
  • Hosted Girifriends Pray LIVE (DC) & Press Conferene
  • Girlfriends Pray featured in Gospel Today Magazine
  • Girlfriends Pray lands TV Segment with ABC WMAR

2011

  • Launch of GirlfriendsPray.org
  • Girlfriends Pray Live Event (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Celebration of ‘I Love Girlfriends Pray Day’ in partnership with Essence Magazine
  • Launch of Breakfast Book Club (Power of a Praying Parent)
  • Girlfriends Pray LIVE (Atlanta, GA)

2012

  • Launched Girlfriends Pray Life Camp
  • Girlfriends Pray LIVE Event (Atlanta, GA)
  • Launched Girlfriends Pray Servant Leadership
  • New Year’s Eve Pray-A-Thon (Women Faith Leaders)

2013

  • Girlfriends Pray LIVE (MO, NC, TX, PA)
  • Girlfriends Pray partners with The White House Office of Faith Based Initiatives
  • Girlfriends Pray offers support in the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

2014

  • Girlfriends Pray Get Lifted Women’s Empowerment- Bermuda – Expansion

2015

  • Launch of Girlfriends Pray Local – representation in over 30 markets across the US and in Three Countries
  • Launch of GP Scope – International ministry via Periscope Live Streaming