• The name “Wake Up Deborah” comes from Judges 5:7-12. Deborah was a judge that arose as a mother to defend Israel – her nation. In that text, she challenges herself saying: “wake up, Deborah, wake up!”

    About us:

    WakeUp Deborah is a network of Deborah’s who pray daily for (their) children, knowing that prayer will change the lives of children, now and forever.

    Originally, Deborah’s were mothers, who prayed for 15 minutes daily for children from their family, church and neighborhood. Meanwhile WakeUp Deborah grew into a worldwide movement for prayer aiming to encourage as many intercessors – biological, adoptive or spiritual parents of children – to pray to God on their behalf for 15 minutes every day.

    Deborah’s come together to pray, to encourage and to urge each other and to bear witness to the power and the hearing of prayers.

    Deborah’s may already be part of an existing prayer team at school or in the church, but in addition to their daily prayers they support these teams.


    At the Global Conference of World Evangelism (GCOWE) in 1995 in Seoul Korea, God touched the hearts of a Brazilian pastor, Jeremias Pereira da Silva and Marcelo Gualberto, director of Youth for Christ Brazil. One of the highlights of this congress was the benediction of 100,000 young people, from all denominations within the Korean church, who wanted to spread the gospel. During the benediction they thanked God for the prayers of the mothers of these young people who had prayed for their children to become a disciple of Jesus.

    Back in Brazil Jeremias and Marcelo took up the challenge to support mothers and fathers to pray intensely for 15 minutes every day for a powerful missionary awakening of children and teenagers in their country. Pastor Jeremias' wife, Ana Maria Pereira (in memoriam), was invited to join them and so the three of them started the prayer movement for there's no missionary awakening without prayer and none prays for a child as mothers do.

    Now, there are more than 100.000 Deborah’s in Brazil. Helida Paixão, living in Brazil, is international coordinator WakeUp Deborah.

    Join up

    Deborah’s join WakeUp Deborah and become part of the global mosaic of intercessors. They are members of urgent and international prayer groups. WakeUp Deborah is a Ministry of Youth for Christ.

    What we do

    WakeUp Deborah supports the Deborah’s by: 

    $1·Encouraging women and men to pray daily for their children.

    $1·Organizing prayer meetings in centers, churches, schools and homes.

    $1·Creating a digital network to form groups of Deborah’s and communicate ideas for prayer.

    $1·Providing materials for prayer and personal growth to support each Deborah.

    $1·Giving presentations and training to coordinators.

    $1·Collaborating with other parts of Youth for Christ.

    $1·Collaborating with WakeUp Deborah nationally and internationally.

    Eventually, the different strategic lines will find and reinforce each other.  


    Extra information: Wake Up Deborah Reached Europe 


    In November 2009 Saskia van Helden attended a Youth for Christ Conference in Argentina together with her husband Maarten who is member of the international board of Youth for Christ. There she met Helida Paixão, international coordinator WakeUp Deborah. She was touched by the power but also by the simplicity and the magnitude of the work of the Deborah’s. She realized that her own country and continent really needed the prayers for the next generation. God called her to start WakeUp Deborah in the Netherlands and afterwards in Europe. The office is located in Zwolle in the Netherlands.


    (Most of the text in English was written by contributors to www.wakeupdeborah.org – Wake Up Deborah European Office - and adapted by us) 



    Local Coordinator for the Deborahs in our church: Fernanda Freitas ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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