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Powerful prayer: An urgent call to pray for the Supreme Court

On March 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the definition of marriage in the United States. If individuals, churches or nations embrace official policies that blatantly violate Scripture, it signals far more serious levels of rebellion against God.  The words of Isaiah 5:20 have direct application to the current condition of America. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”  While Christians are not to...

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Return to Me: night of prayer to embrace a movement
Jan02

Return to Me: night of prayer to embrace a movement

How glorious when God confirms that His hand is at work. Even as we have been fervently preparing for the Jan. 27 Return to Me emphasis across Oklahoma, Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, is now urging that all of this year be dedicated toward prayer and spiritual awakening. In all my years of ministry, this is among the most exciting things to come forth. Beyond question, genuine spiritual...

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Call to solemn assembly–Jan. 27, 2013
Oct15

Call to solemn assembly–Jan. 27, 2013

In 2009, then Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt issued a call for five years of annual solemn assemblies on the first Sunday of January (2010-2014). While the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Office of Prayer has published and promoted these previous three events, from the very beginning, I have sensed the year 2013 would have special significance. In light of current societal conditions, my conviction is...

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Powerful prayer: 40 days of seeking God (Sept. 23-Nov. 4)

From Sept. 23-Nov. 4, the BGCO’s Office of Prayer encourages every believer and church to enter 40 days of intense prayer, fasting and repentance before God. My assignment from the Lord was to write this specific book for this particular moment in our national and spiritual history. There are times in every believer, minister and writer’s life when an assignment from God is so clear, disobedience or neglect would be profoundly...

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National Day of Prayer May 3
Apr16

National Day of Prayer May 3

On Thursday, May 3, America will observe its 61st National Day of Prayer. With moral conditions at an all-time low, an exploding national debt and a critical election, this year has unusual significance. There is no question that many who founded our nation had a strong reliance upon God. Because their generations earnestly sought God in united prayer, they saw a surprising work of grace. Since our founding, America has experienced...

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