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How to pray for the persecuted church

NASHVILLE (BP) – Nov. 6 is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. On this Sunday, we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. But more important, we lift them up to our good God who hears our prayers. 

‘In Jesus’ Name’: Southern Baptists observe global prayer day

CORDOVA, Tenn. (BP) – She Loves Out Loud Founder Diane Strack recalls asking Cru Founders Bill and Vonette Bright, now deceased, how they dealt with different theological beliefs when praying for the nations.

Revitalization is the theme for Sunday’s Associational Prayer Emphasis

NASHVILLE (BP) — Associational leaders get a perspective on ministry others don’t. They have a broad view from working with churches of various sizes and contexts, but each congregation also carries its own DNA. It requires you to work at ground level while also connecting churches to a broader ministry context with national entities.

‘Birthed out of prayer’: First Orlando intercessor leads life of prayer

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) – Pauline Dawkins-Cole, volunteer leader of the intercessory prayer ministry of First Baptist Church of Orlando, considers her very life a product of prayer.

Faith on the field: Coaches were watching Supreme Court decision closely

SUNDOWN, Texas (BP) – Brannon Rodgers knows well how bright the lights burn over football fields in the Texas panhandle. They shine on teenagers barely old enough to drive as the main players on a stage, a stage that even in the smallest of towns, on Friday nights feels like the center of the world.

FIRST-PERSON: From head to heart

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Let’s start with a riddle: What two partners live less than two feet apart but never meet? They’re both CEOs of vast organizations with overlapping jurisdictions; yet they remain best of friends, communicate instantly, and work in perfect coordination. Even the slightest interruption of their labors would be catastrophic, so they never sleep. Their combined efforts keep us alive and well.

Alaska church revitalization result of letting God work, pastor says

CRAIG, Alaska (BP) – Liberty Church has made great strides in the past year. At one point down to 10 members, it currently averages 50-60 in attendance each Sunday. Community goodwill toward the church has grown through outreach. A partnership with Alabama Baptists has the congregation poised to move into new worship and education space.

‘Exalt the Lord,’ Rolland Slade exhorts on 2022 National Day of Prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – As America observed National Day of Prayer May 5, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Chairman Rolland Slade exalted church and community leaders in San Diego at one of tens of thousands of local prayer events across the U.S.

Special prayer service, prayer room await 2022 SBC messengers, leaders

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Long Hollow Church Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty of Hendersonville, Tenn., knows the value of crying out to God and sitting silently for His response.

SBC prayer guide, Pray.com crypto token on tap for National Day of Prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – Offer focused prayers for the seven pillars of influence in America with the aid of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s prayer guide for 2022 National Day of Prayer May 5.