At the 2015 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, Rev. Ronnie Floyd led attendees in confessing and repenting of racism once and for all. He led a prayer for reconciliation in local churches, in the convention, and in the nation.
Stating that “racism and prejudice is a sin against God,” Floyd and a diverse group of ministers prayed on stage while audience members prayed in groups on the convention floor.
The prayer of confession and repentance was apart of the “National Call for Prayer to All Southern Baptists for the Next Great Awakening.” In an earlier statement, Floyd said, “Yes, we have to conduct business at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, and we will do it with great diligence; but we will also bring to fruition a year-long emphasis of praying in an extraordinary manner for the next great spiritual awakening in America. For the next year, I want to humbly request from each church, each national SBC entity, and each state convention that we begin to pray for God to move mightily in our lives, our churches, and our nation.”