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Greear, Hemphill rally prayer, civility amid transitionsNASHVILLE (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' manifestoLOUISVILLE, 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
Trump at Prayer Breakfast: 'Lord's grace all around us'WASHINGTON (BP) -- America's heritage of faith and ongoing experience of God's grace were President Trump's focus in an address today (Feb. 8) at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
"Each year, this event reminds us that faith is central to American life and to liberty," Trump said. "Our founders invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence. Our currency declares, 'In God we trust.' And we place our hands on our hearts as we recite the Pledge of Allegiance and proclaim we are 'one nation under God.'" Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Let us pray
Prayer matters to God, Waylon Bailey writes, recounting key reasons to pray and key elements of prayer. "We need to pray because the Lord is God," Bailey writes, "and besides Him there is no other." Read More
Members of 117 churches urged to 'rise up, build'BENTON, La. (BP) -- Nearly 700 members of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association's 117 churches came together to cry out to God to bring revival during the local fellowship's third annual "Call to Prayer."
Hosted by Cypress Baptist Church, Benton, the Jan. 28 gathering brought together Christians of various ages and ethnicities to pray for law enforcement, the persecuted church, missionaries serving around the world, pastors and other church leaders. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: It makes all the difference
Want to reorder your priorities? Broaden your perspective? Deepen your relationship with God? Doug Munton suggests the daily discipline of a devotional life. Read More
CALL TO PRAYER: Worth heedingFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- The people of God need to pray, we ought to pray, we must pray.
Great movements of God are normally preceded by great movements of prayer by God's people. We see this pattern throughout Scripture and throughout the history of the church. God does not need us to pray in order to move but in His sovereignty He has chosen to work in power, time and time again, in response to the concerted cries of His people. Read More
'In All Things Pray' opens 2018 for Southern BaptistsNASHVILLE (BP) -- The month-long prayer emphasis "In All Things Pray" opens 2018 on the Southern Baptist Convention calendar, encouraging churches to pray corporately for 60 minutes at least weekly in January.
Standing on Acts 1:8 and 2 Chronicles 7:14, In All Things Pray encourages 10 minutes of Scripture reading, public leadership and worship; 20 minutes of vocalized prayer requests, and 30 minutes of guided prayer in each hour-long service, event organizers said. Read More
IMB's Platt: When we pray, God worksRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- No matter what the story is, whether it's a family planting a church in a doctor's office in Japan or a young man sharing truth over coffee with university students in Mexico City, International Mission Board president David Platt says two things are true: God is at work through missionaries around the world and praying for them matters.
"This isn't just a rushed or mechanical exercise. God has ordained our prayer as a means to accomplish His purpose in the world," Platt said. "We've got to be aware that our praying for boldness for missionaries is actually going to affect whether or not they have boldness. God ordained it that way. When we pray, God works." Read More
Hearts drawn to Gospel: Missionaries see God at workRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- It was as vivid a dream as it could possibly be, and she didn't know where it came from.
Dilara* hadn't been asking anyone questions about Jesus or researching Christianity. But in her dream, Jesus picked the woman up from her bed and started walking her through the streets of her town.
"We eventually came upon this building, and He opened the door for me," she said. Then she realized it was a church. Read More