Southern Baptist Convention Urges Americans to Join Nationwide, Remote Prayer Gathering for Spiritual Awakening and Revival

On the 69th National Day of Prayer to be observed Thursday, the Southern Baptist Convention is calling on Americans to join in a nationwide, remote prayer gathering for spiritual awakening and revival, and to pray specifically for seven centers of influence.

As the theme for the National Day of Prayer is “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth,” SBC is urging Christians to pray for God’s glory into the seven centers of influence: government, military, media & arts, business, education, church and family.

“Pray for wisdom (for federal, state and local officials) in all matters related to COVID-19, and the major national and global challenges they address daily. Pray that God will work in them and through them,” the prayer guide says. “Ask God for a great spiritual awakening in the United States.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Christian leaders will gather remotely to observe the day on May 7.

SBC President J.D. Greear will lead the online National Day of Prayer and Fasting event Thursday afternoon. The gathering will be streamed live in several places, including the SBC Executive Committee’s and Baptist Press’ Facebook pages.

SBC will be hosting another prayer event this week.

The day before the National Day of Prayer, Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, will be joined by Fred Lunsford (a 95-year-old retired pastor and revivalist who started the prayer movement) Greg Mathis (pastor of Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C.), and David Horton (president of Fruitland Baptist Bible College) for Praying on the Mountain, a nationwide remote prayer gathering for spiritual awakening and revival.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar