Name and History

The full name of this move is Women Intercessors for the Church and the Nations (a.k.a. Wailing Women Worldwide).


The move started in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in May 1998 with a cry from God’s heart to His daughters concerning the spiritual state of the Church and the Nigerian nation. Through prophetic utterance, the Lord specifically asked that women be raised from the 36 States of Nigeria (across denominational boundaries) to intercede for the church and the nation. He promised that if women came before Him in true repentance, He would avert the impending judgment on the nation.

From that first mobilization effort, the women have held several solemn assemblies, in the regions and in various nations around the world.

So far Teams of Wailing Women have carried God’s messages to over 110 countries across the globe.

No human being can claim to be the founder of the move of the Wailing Women Worldwide. The Lord God Almighty issued the call using the Prophet Jeremiah:


Jeremiah 9:17-18 (NIV)

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them. Let them come quickly and wail over us till our eyes overflow with tears and water streams from our eyelids.