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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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‘A Solemn Assembly of Full Surrender’

It is encouraging that leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention is serious about a Jan. 30 call to nationwide prayer and repentance. In last month’s Baptist Messenger article, I mentioned various tools that are available for spiritual preparation as well as sample formats for conducting a solemn assembly. As a reminder, downloadable tools are available from Claude King at www.lifeway.com, www.namb.net and the BGCO Office of...

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The second annual call to Solemn Assembly

In spite of today’s great spiritual darkness, there are signs God is not through with our nation. As Oklahoma Baptists, we definitely see encouraging signs of God’s blessing on our churches and ministries. As Southern Baptists, this past fall we witnessed our strongest commitment to various emphases of Forty Days of Prayer and Repentance. It is further encouraging that SBC President Bryant Wright is urging the observance of our second...

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