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FIRST-PERSON: The prayer assignment

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – Southern Baptists believe in prayer. And while most of us readily admit our own prayer lives could improve, we are, nevertheless, a praying people. In June, in Nashville, Southern Baptists took another important step in affirming our dependence upon the power of prayer. We voted to give the SBC Executive Committee the “prayer assignment.”

Evangelical organizations partner to host 1 million hours of prayer during Tokyo Olympics

Several evangelical organizations, both internationally and in the U.S., are partnering together in an effort to cover Japan with 1 million hours of prayer during the 30 days of the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games.  

Southern Baptists join in collective prayer prior to annual meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – The official seating capacity for the Davidson Ballroom in the Music City Center is 1,128. All of them, plus a few more, were still not enough to accommodate those wanting to participate in a special-called prayer gathering Sunday evening (June 13).

America calls on God nationwide on 70th National Day of Prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – An estimated millions of Americans petitioned God for the health and care of America as the nation marked the 70th anniversary of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday (May 6), culminating with an evening program broadcast from the Museum of the Bible in Washington.

FIRST-PERSON: Assist churches through elevating the ministry of prayer

NASHVILLE (BP) – When Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple area, He began to teach them and said, “Is it not written, My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations?” Mark 11:17.

FIRST-PERSON: Why Southern Baptists should embrace the National Day of Prayer

NASHVILLE (BP) – The National Day of Prayer mobilizes unified public prayer for America. Southern Baptists should fully embrace and participate in this day as we call upon God on behalf of America.

FIRST-PERSON: God brings revival to small-town church through weekly prayer meetings

COLMESNEIL, Texas (BP) – Over the last two months, we have seen an amazing manifestation of the Spirit of God in our little community of just under 600 people.

Call to Pray, National Day of Prayer, Pray.com events to feature Southern Baptists

BURLINGTON, W.Va. (BP) – Broken Before the Throne prayer ministry leader Dan Biser discovered a reality when working with a multidenominational group of Christian ministers.

FIRST-PERSON: The power of extraordinary prayer

NASHVILLE (BP) – Extraordinary prayer is experienced when you pray beyond your normal practice of prayer. If you ordinarily pray five minutes a day or an hour a day, anything beyond your ordinary becomes extraordinary.

FIRST-PERSON: So many reasons to pray for your pastor

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) – A long-time friend of mine began to dredge up a couple of dumb, thoughtless remarks I had uttered years ago. Time had minimized their sharpness and given us a healthy perspective on them, and she did it in good humor.