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  • Anne Graham Lotz issues call to pray

    April 17 2017 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Anne Graham Lotz issues call to pray

    Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of famed evangelist Billy Graham, gets a lot of questions about her 98-year-old father, as well as the rest of her well-known family. She answers gracefully, and lately, directs those conversations toward prayer. Last year, Lotz stepped into a new role as National Day of Prayer Task Force chairman.

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  • ‘Call to Prayer’ begins 2017 for Southern Baptists

    December 15 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Call to Prayer’ begins 2017 for Southern Baptists

    The month-long prayer focus “In All Things Pray” will kick off the new year across the Southern Baptist Convention. Acts 1:8 and 2 Chronicles 7:14 steer the focus of the prayer emphasis to individual families, communities, churches, the United States and the World, according to the webpage InAllThingsPray.net.

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  • Evangelical leaders gather for ‘solemn assembly’

    September 27 2016 by Marc Ira Hooks, Collin Baptist Association | with 0 comments
    Evangelical leaders gather for ‘solemn assembly’

    Some of the nation’s most recognizable evangelical leaders are rolling out a three-pronged plan designed to call Christians, across denominational and racial lines, to a new age of spiritual awakening. Nearly a dozen pastors and teachers stood shoulder to shoulder in Dallas for The Gathering 2016 at GateWay Church.

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  • 9/11 prayer outreach spotlights ‘critical’ year

    August 10 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    9/11 prayer outreach spotlights ‘critical’ year

    On the 15th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, Southern Baptists are being urged to join hundreds of thousands of Christians in praying for an awakening in the nation. The Sept. 11 Cry Out America prayer outreach of the Awakening America Alliance and Center for Spiritual Renewal is increasingly popular this year.

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  • ‘Until He comes’: Police, clergy pledge 24/7 prayer

    July 29 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Until He comes’: Police, clergy pledge 24/7 prayer

    Months before shootings in three states resulted in the deaths of eight policemen and two black civilian men, the Houston Police Officers Union began recruiting intercessors to make Houston a city of prayer. The result is a prayer room established at police union headquarters, where continuous prayers are planned for the city beginning in August.

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  • National Call to Prayer to be broadcast globally

    June 9 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    National Call to Prayer to be broadcast globally

    Worldwide audiences will have opportunities to support the impassioned pleas of Southern Baptists for the next great awakening, revival and other concerns at the Southern Baptist Convention’s National Call to Prayer June 14 in St. Louis. This is a tremendous opportunity for Southern Baptists to forward the name of Christ around the world.

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  • U.S. distress from God, Evans says at prayer event

    May 6 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    U.S. distress from God, Evans says at prayer event

    God is troubling this country to grab the attention of Americans, Tony Evans told participants May 5 in a National Day of Prayer event in Washington, D.C. Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, was the keynote speaker at the Capitol Hill observance ...

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  • National Day of Prayer set for May 5

    April 19 2016 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    National Day of Prayer set for May 5

    The first Thursday in May is designated each year as the National Day of Prayer. May 5 marks this year’s annual call to people of all faiths to pray for the nation. A task force organizes the day of observance, which “represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance ..."

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  • Digital prayer map to help churches engage internationals

    April 18 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Digital prayer map to help churches engage internationals

    Chuck Register announced the release of a new, interactive, online map to help churches pray for international people groups in North Carolina. The April 8 announcement came as part of Register’s Peoples Next Door NC report to the Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • PrayerLink repurposes ministry objectives

    March 30 2016 by Roger S. Oldham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    PrayerLink repurposes ministry objectives

    PrayerLink was established in the 1980s to come alongside the Southern Baptist Convention’s Bold Mission Thrust initiative. Initially composed of several SBC entity prayer leaders, it was called the Bold Mission Thrust Prayer Committee. Changing its name to PrayerLink, members have held an annual meeting for the past 15 years ...

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  • Anne Graham Lotz shares difference prayer makes

    March 8 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Anne Graham Lotz shares difference prayer makes

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted “An Evening with Anne,” featuring Anne Graham Lotz, renowned author and speaker and daughter of Billy Graham. Lotz encouraged listeners at Southeastern to be like Daniel who was compelled to pray, centered in prayer and persistent in his petitions. More than 900 guests attended the Feb. 25 event.

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  • Obama tells of personal faith at prayer breakfast

    February 5 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Obama tells of personal faith at prayer breakfast

    President Barack Obama used his final National Prayer Breakfast address as America’s chief executive to explain how he has combatted fear by drawing on his personal Christian faith and by looking to people of all faiths for inspiration. The president based his remarks on 2 Timothy 1:7 ...

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  • 52 Sundays prayer resources available

    January 12 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    52 Sundays prayer resources available

    Churches can pray for missionaries and ministries they support through the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention throughout the New Year with the latest edition of the 52 Sundays prayer resources that are now available. 52 Sundays provides resources to pray for a different missionary each week in 2016 ...

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  • January prayer focus: ‘In All Things Pray’

    December 31 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    January prayer focus: ‘In All Things Pray’

    The theme and key emphases for this year’s Call to Prayer were developed with input from the PrayerLink network of state convention and SBC entity prayer leaders. The website inallthingspray.net provides numerous prayer resources developed in concert with PrayerLink partners, including downloadable artwork for this year’s emphasis.

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  • Baptists respond to ‘prayer shaming’ after Calif. massacre

    December 3 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Baptists respond to ‘prayer shaming’ after Calif. massacre

    In bold letters, the sentence “God isn’t fixing this” dominated the Dec. 3 cover of the New York Daily News. Images of tweets from Republican leaders surrounded the headline, displaying sympathetic “thoughts and prayers” for the people affected by a Dec. 2 mass shooting.

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