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  • North Korea nuclear escalation spurs call to prayer

    August 10 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    North Korea nuclear escalation spurs call to prayer

    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.

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  • Broken Before the Throne

    July 24 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    Broken Before the Throne

    Chris Schofield is a student of revivals, awakenings and and great movements of God throughout history, and he says there’s a common thread that unites all of them. “Every awakening has started with God’s people recognizing their desperate need for Him and crying out to Him in heartfelt prayer,” says Schofield.

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  • Appeals court: Rowan commissioners’ prayers unconstitutional

    Rowan County commissioners violated the United States Constitution by opening meetings with commissioner-led Christian prayers and inviting the audience to join, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The commissioners could decide to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Oval Office prayer gathering ‘encouraging,’ ‘humbling’

    July 17 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Oval Office prayer gathering ‘encouraging,’ ‘humbling’

    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 gathering, which included laying hands on President Donald Trump at the Resolute desk.

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  • At the loading docks, Phil Baker brings the Word

    June 14 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    At the loading docks, Phil Baker brings the Word

    Just to the right of a heart defibrillator and fire extinguisher, Phil Baker has set up a plastic-top folding table in the cavernous loading dock at the Phoenix Convention Center. Baker has placed a plastic box there labeled “Prayer Requests,” along with a supply of blank index cards and pencils and a couple dozen devotional booklets. ...

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  • Prayerwalking requested by Kentucky governor to curb crime

    June 5 2017 by Myriah Snyder, Kentucky Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Prayerwalking requested by Kentucky governor to curb crime

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin called faith community leaders from across the state to a meeting June 1 to share ideas for how they can help curb crime issues that plague various communities. Bevin’s proposal, in short, is to prayerwalk and engage with the communities that need it the most.

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  • PrayerLink expresses its mission in logo’s redesign

    May 24 2017 by Roger S. Oldham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    PrayerLink expresses its mission in logo’s redesign

    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.

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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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