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  • North Korea nuclear escalation spurs call to prayer

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 (10 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid escalating tension with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, evangelicals are calling for prayer and advocating wise use of America's diplomatic and military capabilities.

    "It appears that the time for a diplomatic solution to curb North Korea's increasing acts of aggression is quickly running out," said former U.S. Army chief of chaplains Douglas Carver. "Now is the time for Southern Baptists to pray for the commander in chief and his cabinet members, our congressional leaders and members of the armed services who may be required to make grave and costly decisions in the near future." Read More

  • Oval Office prayer gathering 'encouraging,' 'humbling'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo courtesy of Johnnie Moore.
    WASHINGTON (BP) – Participants in an impromptu Oval Office prayer meeting have described the experience as "encouraging," "humbling" and in keeping with Scripture's command to pray for government leaders.

    According to media reports, some 30 evangelical leaders were involved in the 10 gathering, which included laying hands on President Trump at the Resolute desk and prayers voiced by charismatic pastor Rodney Howard-Browne and immediate past Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd. Read More

  • Gaines: Pray 'fervently' in light of Phoenix SBC

    by David Roach, posted Friday, June 23, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Matt Jones
    PHOENIX (BP) -- With messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix pledging to pray for matters ranging from evangelism to racial reconciliation, SBC President Steve Gaines has called Southern Baptists to intercede "more fervently and frequently than ever before."

    Gathered around the theme "Pray! For such a time as this," messengers to the June 13-14 annual meeting urged prayer or committed to ask God for specific requests in at least five separate resolutions. In addition, annual meeting attendees received specific prayer requests from the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. Read More

  • Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017 recap video

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (one month ago)

    Screen capture from recap video
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Prayer and soul-winning evangelism are highlighted in a brief video recapping the spiritual emphases of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

    Impassioned pleas with outstretched hands and heads bowed before God, high praise, brief interviews and video captions of Southern Baptist leaders and members comprise the video capturing the June 13-14 meeting and its preliminary events in Phoenix and surrounding suburbs. The SBC's growing diversity in leadership is captured in African American and Hispanic pastors and officers. Read More

  • H.B. Charles extols prayer, Christ's priesthood

    by Mike Schueler , posted Monday, June 19, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Bill Bangham
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Emphasizing the opportunity for bold prayer in light of Christ's role as great high priest, pastor H.B. Charles preached from Hebrews 4:14-16 at the Southern Baptist Convention June 14 in Phoenix.

    "These verses declare to us that Lord Jesus Christ is our great high priest who in and of Himself provides everything faith requires to live for God," said Charles, newly elected president of the SBC Pastors' Conference. "Here we find why we as believers, why we as the church, why we as a convention must stick with Jesus no matter what." Read More

  • PrayerLink expresses its mission in logo's redesign

    by Roger S. Oldham, posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (3 months ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Calling on the Southern Baptist PrayerLink leadership team to "fan into flame a passionate pursuit of God in prayer," Chris Schofield opened the group's winter meeting as PrayerLink's first executive director.

    "The Lord is not through with what we began years ago," said Schofield, director of the Office of Prayer for Evangelization and Spiritual Awakening for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Read More

  • Gaines calls for 21-day fast before Phoenix SBC

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 (3 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has called Southern Baptists to 21 days of prayer and fasting leading up to the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    The fast will begin May 23 and end June 12, the day preceding the June 13-14 SBC annual meeting, Gaines announced today (May 18) in a written call to prayer. He defined fasting as "doing without something in order to focus more attention on the Lord Jesus and His Kingdom," adding that "prayer and fasting are essentials in the Christian life." Read More

  • Prayerwalking lifts church's heart for its community

    by Julia Bell, posted Monday, May 15, 2017 (3 months ago)

    GREENWOOD, S.C. (BP) -- Members of Abney Memorial Baptist Church have prayerwalked every street within a five-mile radius of the church.

    The South Carolina congregation's two-year outreach has encompassed 2,000 homes and businesses, praying for the people living or working inside.

    It has become a meaningful ministry that affects residents and church alike in Greenwood, S.C., pastor Brent Bennett said. Read More

  • 'O Lord listen, forgive, hear, act' America prays

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 04, 2017 (3 months ago)

    From 45,000 or more venues including public parks, courthouses, churches, community centers, government buildings and the like, concerted pleas went up to God for America on the 66th annual National Day of Prayer. Read More