September 2, 2014
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CALL TO PRAYER: Keep asking in prayer
Movie critic Phil Boatwright hones from the movies the lesson of praying unceasingly, and interviews Cheryl Ladd on the prayers of others that allowed her to walk in redemption.
CALL TO PRAYER: Cultivating a church's heart for the persecuted
Washington pastor Nathan Knight describes ways that pastors can lead their churches to pray for persecuted Christians worldwide -- and how their churches can be enriched in doing so.
CALL TO PRAYER: Join the Movement
Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd launches "Join the Movement" to rally Southern Baptists to pray for a Great Awakening in the U.S.
CALL TO PRAYER: His everlasting arms
Elizabeth Luter, women's ministry speaker and wife of immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter Jr., challenges pastors' wives and others to find their strength through prayer by leaning on the everlasting arms of the Lord.
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.

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