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  • Zombies & prayer at the Georgia statehouse

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (10 days ago)

    Photo by Mike Griffin
    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

  • SBC IN DALLAS: Bright light in the prayer room

    by Ted Elmore, posted Monday, May 14, 2018 (12 days ago)

    The prayer room for the SBC annual meeting in Dallas, Ted Elmore writes, will be a gathering place to ask God to do "exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think." Read More

  • Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (22 days 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

  • FIRST-PERSON: Prayer driving

    by Rick Lance , posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (22 days ago)

    Rick Lance recounts various ways he prays while driving across his state or while stuck in miles of roadwork. Prayer driving, he writes, "has helped me to be in touch with the Lord and the needs of others." Read More

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

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 03, 2018 (23 days ago)

    Screen capture from Fox News
    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 (23 days 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 (24 days 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 (one month 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

  • Greear, Hemphill rally prayer, civility amid transitions

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 09, 2018 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid two Southern Baptist Convention entity leadership searches and upcoming national SBC elections, both SBC presidential candidates have issued a joint call for prayer, grace and civility.

    J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill, both tapped as 2018 nominees for SBC president, made the joint appeal as the International Mission Board (IMB) and the SBC Executive Committee (EC) are tasked with finding new entity leaders. In the midst of the entity searches, Southern Baptists will elect national officers at the SBC 2018 Annual Meeting June 12-13 in Dallas. Read More

  • Mohler: Lord's Prayer is 'revolutionary' manifesto

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Emil Handke/SBTS
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The Lord's Prayer is a revolutionary manifesto for God's eternal reign in heaven and earth, R. Albert Mohler Jr. writes in his new book, "The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down."

    Most people recognize the familiar refrains of the prayer Jesus taught to His disciples in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. It's recited at graveside services and before many high school football games. But people often don't understand the words they're saying, Mohler writes.

    Mohler hopes readers will see the large-scale purpose of this famous prayer: The Lord alone reigns. Read More