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SBC president calls for day of prayer for denominationcomment (0)

December 17, 2009

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Johnny Hunt is calling for churches to have a day of prayer Jan. 31, aimed at “ramping up” prayer efforts for the denomination.

Many churches, “which should be a mighty force ready to spread salt and light in this dark world, are unprepared. God’s glory has been set aside while other things have overshadowed our first love,” said Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Ga. “We’re busy doing church but we have lost our connection to the power of Almighty God.”

Some of the suggested things to pray for include:

• A spirit of repentance to fall on our churches corporately and personally for individuals and for genuine revival of first love for Jesus.

• A great spiritual awakening across our land so that the lost will be drawn to a personal relationship with Jesus.

• A sweet spirit of reconciliation among any Southern Baptists who are at odds with each other or other works of God. Love for one another in the body of Christ to grow and blossom.

• Wisdom for the members of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force as they prepare their report in February.

• Guidance for the search committees for presidents of the SBC Executive Committee, the International Mission Board, and the North American Mission Board.

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