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  • Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (4 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

  • Mohler tells NRB of 'new regime of invented rights'

    by Kenneth Chan, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The liberties enshrined in the Constitution are today "confused, contorted, and sometimes even condemned," R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said at the National Religious Broadcasters' First Amendment Lunch in Washington on May 3.

    "Religious freedom, freedom of speech and the freedom of the press -- along with the other rights recognized and respected within the Bill of Rights -- are all threatened even as other rights are marginalized," Mohler said during the NRB gathering on Capitol Hill sponsored by In Touch Ministries. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The National Day of Prayer

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (4 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 (5 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 voices call for racial unity at Ark. capitol

    by Tim Yarbrough/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (8 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of the Arkansas Baptist News
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) -- Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, who also serves as president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, issued "A Call to Racial Unity" Jan. 15 at the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Exclusive on the steps of the Arkansas capitol.

    Floyd, the event's keynote speaker, told pastors and other leaders that "racism is Satan's tool" for dividing the church.

    "Pastors and churches must be the prophetic voice of not just doom and gloom, but the voice for hope and future," Floyd, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, noted. Read More

  • Congress' prayer tradition upheld by federal judge

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The constitutionality of legislative prayer gained reaffirmation Wednesday (Oct. 11) when a federal court dismissed an atheist's challenge of the U.S. House of Representatives' right to bar him from delivering an invocation.

    Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer of the District of Columbia said U.S. Supreme Court precedent undergirds the long tradition of prayer to open congressional sessions and the House's rules in carrying out the practice. Collyer's support for legislative prayer in Congress came three months after a federal appeals court invalidated the practice in a North Carolina county. 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

  • 9/11 prayer outreach spotlights 'critical' year

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, August 09, 2016 (2 years ago)

    CLEVELAND, Tenn. (BP) -- On the 15th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, Southern Baptists are being urged to join hundreds of thousands of Christians from many denominations and ethnicities in praying for a Christian awakening in the nation.

    The Sept. 11 Cry Out America prayer outreach of the Awakening America Alliance and Center for Spiritual Renewal, an 8-year-old cooperative initiative encompassing more than 150,000 churches, ministries and parachurches in North America, is increasingly popular this year as more Christians recognize the nation's deep spiritual need, Awakening America executive director Kay Horner told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Video highlights Southern Baptists in St. Louis

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 06, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- A video released July 6 by immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd condenses 17 hours of proceedings from the June 14-15 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis into a 20-minute highlight reel.

    "This video may be just a personal blessing to you or something you may want to share with your church or through social networking," Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, wrote in a blog post announcing the video. "To God's glory, we left St. Louis after back-to-back historic days. Let these highlights encourage you about our cooperative work to reach the world for Christ." Read More