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  • Gaines, others see God at work amid SBC's trials

    by David Roach, posted Monday, June 04, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Matt Jones.
    DALLAS (BP) -- Despite turmoil related to terminations and resignations of "several" Southern Baptists "from key positions of leadership," Southern Baptist Convention President Steve says, there are signs "the Lord is going to come upon us powerfully in Dallas" at next week's SBC annual meeting.

    Meanwhile, prayer strategist Ted Elmore said he is seeing "more emphasis on prayer today" in Southern Baptist churches than he has "ever seen" in 25 years of leading Texas state convention prayer ministries. Baptist historian Stan Norman noted Southern Baptists, historically, "are at our best when our backs are against the wall." Read More

  • SBC prayer room offers haven of rest, peace

    by Morgan Collier, posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- With thousands of Southern Baptists meeting together each year at their annual meeting, it can seem difficult for people to hear themselves think -- and to find a quiet place to meet with God.

    But once again, at this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas, attendees can retreat to a prayer room and are invited to volunteer 15 minutes of their time to lift up concerns to God.

    Every year the prayer room provides participants with an opportunity to ... Read More

  • Zombies & prayer at the Georgia statehouse

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Mike Griffin
    ATLANTA (BP) -- The zombie-laden horror series, "The Walking Dead," and the National Day of Prayer shared common ground, literally, at the Georgia Capitol on May 3.

    A number of people dressed in eerie, dirty-looking black clothing were eating on the statehouse lawn when Mike Griffin, public affairs representative for the Georgia Baptist Convention, arrived early to set up for a Facebook Live airing of the noontime National Day of Prayer gathering.

    "I thought maybe they were feeding the homeless," Griffin said. Read More

  • SBC IN DALLAS: Bright light in the prayer room

    by Ted Elmore, posted Monday, May 14, 2018 (2 months ago)

    The prayer room for the SBC annual meeting in Dallas, Ted Elmore writes, will be a gathering place to ask God to do "exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think." Read More

  • Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist and other evangelical speakers called for, and hundreds of participants prayed for, unity in the church and country during a National Day of Prayer observance May 3 in the U.S. Capitol.

    The televised evening event in National Statuary Hall came near the close of the United States' 67th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer (NDOP). Multitudes of Americans gathered in thousands of location across the country to pray during the day. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Prayer driving

    by Rick Lance , posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Rick Lance recounts various ways he prays while driving across his state or while stuck in miles of roadwork. Prayer driving, he writes, "has helped me to be in touch with the Lord and the needs of others." Read More

  • Local events, faith initiative mark 67th Day of Prayer

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 03, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Multitudes prayed in thousands of venues on the 2018 National Day of Prayer, capped with a televised national prayer service scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Eastern today (May 3) in the U.S. Capitol.

    Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference President H.B. Charles, pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., will be a main speaker at the 67th annual observance in Washington. Former SBC president Ronnie Floyd is the 2018 National Day of Prayer (NDOP) president. Read More

  • 6 ways to pray for America

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Thursday, May 03, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    Ronnie Floyd, president of the National Day of Prayer, shares six ways people can pray for America. "Many of us pray for America on a regular basis, but each time this year, we are able to join together across the nation and pray together in unity," he writes. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The National Day of Prayer

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (2 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Tomorrow an incredible movement will unfold in our country. Millions of Americans across all 50 states will gather in churches, local businesses, the steps of city halls, in schools, neighborhoods and public gathering places for a day of public prayer for the United States of America.

    In one voice, they will lift a single prayer request to God: unity in America.

    This Thursday, May 3, is the National Day of Prayer. It will be the 30th annual observance since President Ronald Reagan signed the amended law designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer, and the 67th observance since the day was first created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Read More

  • Nat'l Day of Prayer: Unity in nation, among churches

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 16, 2018 (3 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Unity across the nation and among churches spanning all denominations, generations, races and cultures is the overarching plea of the 2018 National Day of Prayer May 3.

    Mobilizing people across the nation in public prayer events May 3 -- capped by a nationally televised and livestreamed prayer service at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the U.S. Capitol Building -- is the day's goal, event president Ronnie Floyd said at nationaldayofprayer.org. Read More