September 17, 2014
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CALL TO PRAYER: 7 keys to effective prayer
Elaine Helms, prayer coordinator for My Hope America with Billy Graham and director of, gives us seven Scripture-based keys to effective prayer.
CALL TO PRAYER: Protect all children
In advance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Jan. 19, ethicist Russell D. Moore calls on the church to work within all its power to fight satan's attacks against little children.
CALL TO PRAYER: Pray for the pray-ers
For each "Elijah," God has reserved to Himself thousands of unnamed but faithful servants who have refused to bow their knees to the "Baals" of our modern era. In this week's CALL TO PRAYER, Roger S. Oldham asks us to pray in advance of a Jan. 13, Atlanta gathering of many of the faithful.
CALL TO PRAYER: Pray like never before
In the first CALL TO PRAYER of 2014, Roger S. Oldham calls on Southern Baptists to pray like never before, and offers seven spiritual suggestions for a more fruitful prayer journal.
CALL TO PRAYER: The Hope of Christmas
In this Christmas season, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page encourages us to find a neighbor or friend in need and pray for them by name, placing them before a Savior who will hold them close to Himself.
CALL TO PRAYER: Revolutionize your life
Seminary president Jason Allen challenges believers to become more disciplined "in prayer, worship and especially Bible intake to nurture our sanctification."
CALL TO PRAYER: Love, the more excellent way
Roger S. Oldham of the SBC Executive Committee sets forth a framework for prayer to call Christians to deepen their love for one another. "Let us pray that we will believe in one another, expect the best of one another, and stand our ground in defending one another," he writes.
CALL TO PRAYER: Returning home for Thanksgiving
As many return home this week for Thanksgiving, Erich Bridges shares thoughts on how the holiday relates to the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15.
CALL TO PRAYER: Giving thanks in all things
As Thanksgiving and the anniversary of his oldest daughter's tragic death approaches, SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page shares thoughts on giving thanks to God in all things.
CALL TO PRAYER: The building blocks of gratitude
SBC Executive Committee vice president Roger Oldham cites key facets of gratitude found in Scripture.
CALL TO PRAYER: The harvest at home
Nashville (BP) -- Two of the most gripping passages of Scripture open the successive chapters of Romans 9 and 10.
CALL TO PRAYER: The persecuted church
Information about the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Nov. 3 is relayed by Rob Phillips of the Missouri Baptist Convention. Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today, Phillips writes, noting that an estimated 75 percent of acts of religious intolerance are directed against Christians.
CALL TO PRAYER: For the generations ahead
It is very likely our children and our children's children will bear the brunt of the full wrath of a society that has forgotten God, unless we see a massive spiritual awakening that stirs our nation once again. Roger ("Sing") Oldham tells us how to pray for these vulnerable descendants.
CALL TO PRAYER: Pray for your pastor
Rick Shepherd with the Florida Baptist Convention's prayer/spiritual awakening team exhorts Christians to pray for the pastors and for other ministers in their churches.
CALL TO PRAYER: Pray 2 Chron. 7:14
Rick Shepherd, team strategist for the Prayer/ Spiritual Awakening Team of the Florida Baptist Convention, draws lessons in prayer from 2 Chronicles 7:13-14.

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