In All Things Pray

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April 2019

At the center of every great evangelistic movement is prayer. North America needs the gospel. Your prayers make a difference.
PrayerLink is a network of Southern Baptist prayer leaders which seeks to foster a culture of Kingdom-focused prayer toward revival and spiritual awakening throughout SBC life and beyond.
"10-20-30" Prayer Model
Any of the prayer categories below can be used as a one-hour season of prayer using a "10-20-30" prayer model. The four categories below follow the missions and ministry structure of Acts 1:8.
Call to Prayer articles published in Baptist Press.
Sponsored by GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, The Widows’ Might is a powerful prayer ministry committed to: Daily prayer for the ministry of Southern Baptists around the world — from international missions to hometown churches to our denominational leaders. Daily prayer for the lives and families touched by these ministries.
Pray SBC is a Facebook group for prayer leaders to share expertise, ask questions and offer ideas to "foster a culture of Kingdom-focused prayer toward revival and spiritual awakening."
The National Day of Prayer exists to mobilize unified public prayer for America.
Many state conventions have prayer resources, places to submit prayer requests, or tools for prayer leaders in local churches. Visit your state convention's website or contact them directly to see what they have to offer.
Leadership by Christian women should look radically different from any other type of leadership, because Christian women understand the power of praying. Prayer may be the hardest work Christians do to lead effectively in a world that has moved away from God.
Each day, pray for your IMB missionaries around the world.
The Prayer Calendar has Seven Focus Points, one each day centered around specific Scriptures. Each day’s prayer focuses on one of seven aspects of John 3:16. Each week also highlights one of the themes from John 3:16.
Renewing our Covenant Commitments to Jesus Christ
Use this guide to prepare yourself for a sacred assembly or time of renewing your covenant commitment to the Lord.
In this urgent call to prayer for Southern Baptists, it is absolutely critical that serious repentance be a central part of the emphasis. Unfortunately, many modern calls to prayer are somewhat lacking in deep examination and repentance. For this reason, there is often lessened impact toward true revival.
An ancient proverb states, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The study of prayer journeys is one step to spiritual growth and renewal. A prayer journey can be defined as an intentional, coordinated effort to pray for and share Jesus with every person in a geographical or cultural community. It includes prayerwalking, biking, driving, flying, inline skating, and other forms of transportation. Prayer journeys help believers recognize the importance of prayer before witnessing and during outreach events.
Do you feel like you have two left feet when it comes to prayerwalking? Here are a few tips to help you get off on the right foot. Pray for Direction – Prayer originates with God, so talk with him about how to get started, “Call to me and I will answer you . . .” (Jer. 33:3), and where he would have you walk and pray. “. . . Your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it’” (Is. 30:21). Think of prayerwalking as a way to get to know God better by taking a walk with him.
There is no great movement of God that has ever occurred that does not begin with the extraordinary prayer of God’s people. The time is now for us to come together before God in clear agreement, visible union, and in extraordinary prayer for the next Great Awakening and for the world to be reached for Christ.
PRAYER: for Spiritual Awakening
This prayer guide was written by J. Chris Schofield, Director of the Office of Prayer for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. The prayer guide may be reproduced and distributed for use in church or ministry settings. Written permission must be obtained for all other uses. To obtain permission please contact the Office of Prayer.
Awaken is an invitation for you to fast and pray over the course of the next three weeks for a revival of God’s presence and work in your own life and church. The goal of that revival in you is for God’s glory to be revealed to a watching world that needs to know Him. When large numbers or high percentages of people are transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ, spiritual awakening is the result. Communities change. Cities change. And yes, nations can change. Spiritual awakening is what we need in our nation, but revival of God’s people is a spiritual prerequisite.
Dear Friend in Christ, we are delighted that you will join us in prayer for spiritual revival and national renewal. Our nation is in need of both. Jesus declared that His followers are the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16). We must become engaged in this battle for our nation’s soul. However, until as Christians we experience revival in our own lives, it will be extremely difficult to restore our nation’s moral foundations.
Biblical Prayer Patterns for Pastors & Prayer Leaders
This booklet is birthed out of a desire to serve pastors and prayer leaders as they lead group prayer sessions. I began the Wednesday evening prayer service by asking for specific prayer requests from the group as a whole. Thirty minutes later, we began to pray for the multitudes of requests given. Maybe this was an isolated experience, but after years of traveling across North America, in and out of mid-week prayer services, I believe it is more the norm than not.
That day will always be etched in my mind. I was praying at a missionary training center with a dear friend concerning the moving forward of God’s Kingdom through our children’s lives. Our praying was simple,yet very passionate and profound. Our hearts were broken and our desires were the same—“take our children and use them for Your glory, Lord.”Of course, the results of these prayers were yet to be realized, but we both understood the seriousness of the moment. Where would these prayers take our children?What would this mean regarding the focus of their particular mission involvement? The Lord knew the future,and we could only watch and wait to see how these prayers would be answered in and through our children’s lives.
Lord, teach us to pray. - Luke 11:1
I Will Pray for My Family. Pray that the love (Love for God; love for one another) in your home will be greater than the attacks upon your home. Ask God to give you insight that your home may be a place where truth is taught and learned.
In many ways you will start your "Day of Prayer" Preparing to Pray on the evening before. (Actually, in Scripture the day begins in the evening -- "the evening and the morning" made up each day in Genesis 1). How? Start with an attitude of humility. God calls us to humble ourselves to Him -- to come recognizing our needs (personally, communally, nationally, internationally) and to cry out to Him for mercy and grace (Hebrews 4:14-16).
Empowering Kingdom Growth Through Prayer
Events in North America have shown believers (and unbelievers) that it is time to pray. Two things begin to happen as believers answer the divine call to prayer. First, God’s people begin to return to Him in revival. Second, the church begins to be reclaimed as a house of prayer for all the nations (see Mark 11:17). A Great Commission Prayer Ministry will provide a way for churches to become houses of prayer with a passion for lost people everywhere.
Joy - Joy marked the atmosphere during Creation, "when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy" (Job 38:7). Joy is the fruit of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life (Galatians 5:22). It is one of the prominent marks of the Presence of God - "In Your Presence is fullness of joy" (Psalm 16:11).
During the 8 days of consecration, plan for some corporate prayer experiences. Provide specific suggestions for a variety of prayer emphases during the week or for each day. Where appropriate incorporate a brief message and music, only don’t substitute them for an extended time for prayer each day. Prayer should dominate your time together. The following are some suggestions for your consideration.
Renewing Our Covenant Commitments to Jesus Christ
The following suggestions are designed to assist pastorsin leading a time of solemn (or sacred) assembly for the purpose of returning to our first love, for confession and repentance of sin, and for renewed commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ.