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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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SBC Call to Prayer – Jan. 29, 2012
Dec13

SBC Call to Prayer – Jan. 29, 2012

In a day of great spiritual battle, a most encouraging sign is the growing chorus of calls to prayer and repentance. In 2010, the SBC Annual Convention committed to five years of solemn assemblies. Just this month, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is urging special prayer for spiritual awakening throughout 2012. It is exciting to see increasing numbers of God’s people burdened for prayer and repentance. We are also seeing an...

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Sept. 11: A strategic call for united prayer

In light of various conditions in the nation, it is doubtful that believers could ever choose to pray too much. Amidst many troubling signs in our land, surely one positive is today’s ever increasing calls for events of prayer. As well as periodic special calls for prayer in Oklahoma, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Office of Prayer also encourages Oklahomans to participate in the various national calls that are biblically...

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