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  • Zombies & prayer at the Georgia statehouse

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    ATLANTA (BP) -- The zombie-laden horror series, "The Walking Dead," and the National Day of Prayer shared common ground, literally, at the Georgia Capitol on May 3.

    A number of people dressed in eerie, dirty-looking black clothing were eating on the statehouse lawn when Mike Griffin, public affairs representative for the Georgia Baptist Convention, arrived early to set up for a Facebook Live airing of the noontime National Day of Prayer gathering.

    "I thought maybe they were feeding the homeless," Griffin said. Read More

  • Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist and other evangelical speakers called for, and hundreds of participants prayed for, unity in the church and country during a National Day of Prayer observance May 3 in the U.S. Capitol.

    The televised evening event in National Statuary Hall came near the close of the United States' 67th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer (NDOP). Multitudes of Americans gathered in thousands of location across the country to pray during the day. Read More

  • Local events, faith initiative mark 67th Day of Prayer

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 03, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Multitudes prayed in thousands of venues on the 2018 National Day of Prayer, capped with a televised national prayer service scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Eastern today (May 3) in the U.S. Capitol.

    Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference President H.B. Charles, pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., will be a main speaker at the 67th annual observance in Washington. Former SBC president Ronnie Floyd is the 2018 National Day of Prayer (NDOP) president. Read More

  • 6 ways to pray for America

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Thursday, May 03, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    Ronnie Floyd, president of the National Day of Prayer, shares six ways people can pray for America. "Many of us pray for America on a regular basis, but each time this year, we are able to join together across the nation and pray together in unity," he writes. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The National Day of Prayer

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (3 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Tomorrow an incredible movement will unfold in our country. Millions of Americans across all 50 states will gather in churches, local businesses, the steps of city halls, in schools, neighborhoods and public gathering places for a day of public prayer for the United States of America.

    In one voice, they will lift a single prayer request to God: unity in America.

    This Thursday, May 3, is the National Day of Prayer. It will be the 30th annual observance since President Ronald Reagan signed the amended law designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer, and the 67th observance since the day was first created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Read More

  • Nat'l Day of Prayer: Unity in nation, among churches

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 16, 2018 (4 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Unity across the nation and among churches spanning all denominations, generations, races and cultures is the overarching plea of the 2018 National Day of Prayer May 3.

    Mobilizing people across the nation in public prayer events May 3 -- capped by a nationally televised and livestreamed prayer service at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the U.S. Capitol Building -- is the day's goal, event president Ronnie Floyd said at nationaldayofprayer.org. Read More

  • Floyd named National Day of Prayer president

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (one year ago)

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) -- Immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has been appointed president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, the organization announced today (Aug. 22).

    Floyd, who will continue to serve as pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, wrote in a blog post announcing his latest ministry assignment, "In this desperate and urgent hour when turmoil and division is evident in America and security threats are being made against America, it is imperative that we do all we can right now to mobilize unified public prayer for America. Read More

  • 'O Lord listen, forgive, hear, act' America prays

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 04, 2017 (one year ago)

    From 45,000 or more venues including public parks, courthouses, churches, community centers, government buildings and the like, concerted pleas went up to God for America on the 66th annual National Day of Prayer. Read More

  • GAINES: 'A prayer for America'

    by Steve Gaines, posted Thursday, May 04, 2017 (one year ago)

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    SBC president Steve Gaines offers prayer for America on National Day of Prayer. "We know that God answers the faith-filled, frequent, fervent prayers of His people," Gaines writes. "As Southern Baptists, we believe that we should pray and ask God to bless our nation and its leaders." Read More