August 1, 2014
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CALL TO PRAYER: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
Roger S. Oldham, vice president for convention communications with the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, encourages believers to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem."
CALL TO PRAYER: Stale faith & what to do about it
Columnist Judy Bates examines reasons why Christians sometimes have "no energy or no excitement about our faith."
CALL TO PRAYER: Praying for sister churches
Entering freshman journalism student Daniel Woodman recounts his own church's commitment to pray for sister churches in their area and urges other churches to do the same so that "communities will come together spiritually and the Kingdom of God will expand as a result."
CALL TO PRAYER: Responding to the crisis
Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd addresses the crisis of Latin American children flooding across the Texas border. He urges that love be extended to the refugee children; that the immigration system be fixed; and that Christians pray diligently.
CALL TO PRAYER: Interceding for our nation
On the eve of our 238th anniversary as a free country, we must stop and thank God for all He has done for us. Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, calls us to pray for our nation this Independence Day.
CALL TO PRAYER: Sweet hour of prayer
Former missionary Ralph Tone describes how a one-hour prayer vigil can energize and strengthen the health of a local church, undergirding efforts to impact the community with the Gospel.
CALL TO PRAYER: Sweet hour of prayer
Former missionary Ralph Tone describes how a one-hour prayer vigil can energize and strengthen the health of a local church, undergirding efforts to impact the community with the Gospel.
CALL TO PRAYER: Pray for one another
Roger S. Oldham, vice president for convention communications and relations with the SBC Executive Committee, asks what would happen if each Southern Baptist church wholeheartedly and intentionally prayed for other Baptist churches in their own communities.
CALL TO PRAYER: Persecution from a Chinese Christian's perspective
Stirred by a Chinese Christian's comment on the value of persecution, longtime Baptist leader Jimmy Draper asks fellow Christians in America, "Do we continue on our present trajectory of self-absorbed arrogance, confined to our self-contained little worlds and reap the inevitable consequences, or do we humble ourselves and plead with God for revival?"
CALL TO PRAYER: Praying for unity in the church
Elaine Helms encourages believers to lift up prayers for unity in the church.
CALL TO PRAYER: Daily prayer & solitude
Roger S. Oldham of Southern Baptists' Executive Committee, sets forth Scripture that underscores why Christ-followers should have a daily time of prayer and solitude with God.
CALL TO PRAYER: The privilege of praying for your pastor
Redunda Noble urges Christians to remember to pray for their pastors and church leaders.
CALL TO PRAYER: A plea for 'spiritual presence'
Columnist Jamie Work urges Christians to cultivate "spiritual presence" by spending time in prayer -- both privately and corporately.
CALL TO PRAYER: Petition & praise in prison
College student Myriah Snyder reflects on the prayer requests of inmates served by a prison ministry in western Kentucky. Snyder notes their intent to pray for their families and their gratitude to God for His blessings.
CALL TO PRAYER: 'Lord, prepare me to be ...'
As our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, the church is the body of Christ. "Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary," should be our prayer, says Jimmy Draper, president emeritus of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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