Prayer webcast slates Ezell, Platt, Floyd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- On Oct. 2, Southern Baptists are encouraged to take time to pray for pastors and missionaries engaged in spreading the Gospel worldwide. The special day, including a webcast, is part of the North American Mission Board's TenTwo prayer emphasis based on Jesus' call in Luke 10:2 to pray for more workers in the harvest field.
Jesus told His followers: "The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest" (Luke 10:2, HCSB).
NAMB President Kevin Ezell, International Mission Board President David Platt and Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd will lead the TenTwo webcast.
The half-hour prayer webcast -- to begin at 10:02 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Oct. 2 -- can be viewed at www.namb.net/tentwo and will be archived for future viewing at the same site.
"There is absolutely no substitute for prayer in any facet of life," Ezell said. "Prayer is the primary, fundamental need in any mission endeavor. I would not think of taking any action without God's counsel. And TenTwo is a daily reminder that living life on mission includes praying for others as God sends them to the mission field."
Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, said prayer is "the greatest action we can take to mobilize our churches and raise up next-generation missionaries to reach the world for Christ."
"God can do more in a moment than we can do in a lifetime," Floyd said. "This is why each of us should participate with the TenTwo webcast where we gather to pray online from across the world.
"No great movement of God ever occurs without first being preceded by the extraordinary prayer of God's people," Floyd noted. "This webcast is an expression of God's people praying in an extraordinary way. I hope many will join us as we call out to God together for the world to be reached for Christ."
To learn more about prayer support for Southern Baptists, visit www.namb.net/tentwo or www.imb.org/main/pray.
Reported by the communications staff of the North American Mission Board.