This Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the ruthless, calculated attack on America by Osama Ben Laden’s Islamic terrorists. What is your church doing Sunday to remember this horrible time in human history? Innocent victims died because evil men believed the hate in their hearts could only be satisfied by killing other people. That is a clear example of how sin perverts the soul and warps the mind.
This anniversary is the perfect time to pray for the salvation of all men and women around the world. It is a time to pray for America to wake up to our own human depravity. Former Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd wrote a call to prayer on his blog last week that calls for churches to reserve time for a special prayer during the morning worship services. He said, "The vast majority of churches in America give more time in their worship services to promoting their next event than they give to practicing prayer." Sadly, he’s probably right. We spend too much time asking the God Who is with us to "Be with us." We focus more on "thinking" about others instead of praying for others. Watered down praying will not change America or the world.
Read the story on BRnow.org that includes the testimony of Thomas White, now the president of Cedarville University, who was a student at Southeastern Seminary on September 11, 2001. He served as a volunteer to minister in the middle of this crisis and shares his story. N.C. pastor Paul Hooker and lay leader Skip Greene served Pentagon relief workers, also. Click here to read their stories.
Pray for America! Pray for the nations! Pray for repentance and brokenness to overcome us.
The Recorder continues to tell the stories of God’s work in local Baptist associations. This week read about the ministries in South Roanoke Association. Share with us what is happening in your association!
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