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  • Pope critiques Lord’s Prayer translation

    December 12 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pope critiques Lord’s Prayer translation

    Pope Francis’ comment that “lead us not into temptation” is a poor translation of a famous line from the Lord’s Prayer has generated discussion of Bible translation and the differences between Protestant and Catholic beliefs about scriptur

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  • ‘52 Sundays’ promotes prayer for missionaries

    December 12 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘52 Sundays’ promotes prayer for missionaries

    In his well-known books on prayer, American author E.M. Bounds wrote, “The success of all real missionary effort is dependent on prayer.” Thanks to a free resource called “52 Sundays,” churches have a tool to assist them in praying for missionary endeavors all around the world.

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  • Congress’ prayer tradition upheld by federal judge

    October 13 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Congress’ prayer tradition upheld by federal judge

    The constitutionality of legislative prayer gained reaffirmation when a federal court dismissed an atheist’s challenge of the U.S. House of Representatives’ right to bar him from delivering an invocation. Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer of the District of Columbia said U.S. Supreme Court precedent undergirds the long tradition of prayer to open congressional sessions and the House’s rules in carrying out the practice.

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  • Annual meeting: Special emphasis on prayer

    October 3 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Annual meeting: Special emphasis on prayer

    N.C. Baptist leaders and pastors from across the state are praying that this year’s Annual Meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina would be the beginning of a mighty move of God across the state and beyond. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Return to Me.”

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  • Student-led prayer weathering the storms

    September 28 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Student-led prayer weathering the storms

    Catastrophic hurricanes in the U.S. and the Caribbean impeded planning for an annual student-led prayer event held Sept. 27, organizers said. In Texas, Hurricane Harvey killed an estimated 82 people or more and extensively flooded several communities just as training for the prayer event, See You at the Pole, would have begun.

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  • Prayer vigils held after church shooting

    September 26 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayer vigils held after church shooting

    Prayer services continued as Nashville mourns a mass shooting at an area church that killed one and injured eight others including the pastor at the close of morning worship. Burnette Chapel Church of Christ hosted a prayer vigil Sept. 25 on the outskirts of its front lawn in Antioch.

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  • Conflicting rulings on prayer may open door to SCOTUS

    September 8 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Conflicting rulings on prayer may open door to SCOTUS

    Two conflicting 2017 court rulings in cases challenging public prayer at government meetings increase the chance of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the issue, religious liberty advocate Ken Klukowski said Sept. 7. Rowan County plans to decide in late September whether to appeal the decision.

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  • North Korea missile launch leads Japan churches to pray

    August 31 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    North Korea missile launch leads Japan churches to pray

    Following a North Korean missile launch that triggered emergency sirens in Japan and government warnings to seek cover, Baptists in Japan are expressing trust in God and asking fellow believers for prayer. “Prayers are becoming very specific,” said Ben Howard, an associate pastor at Yokohama International Baptist Church.

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  • Floyd named National Day of Prayer president

    August 23 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd named National Day of Prayer president

    Immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has been appointed president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. “America’s greatest need today is to experience the next Great Spiritual Awakening,” Floyd said. “We know that no great movement of God ever occurs that is not preceded by the extraordinary prayer of God’s people.”

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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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