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‘Exalt the Lord,’ Rolland Slade exhorts on 2022 National Day of Prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – As America observed National Day of Prayer May 5, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Chairman Rolland Slade exalted church and community leaders in San Diego at one of tens of thousands of local prayer events across the U.S.

Special prayer service, prayer room await 2022 SBC messengers, leaders

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Long Hollow Church Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty of Hendersonville, Tenn., knows the value of crying out to God and sitting silently for His response.

SBC prayer guide, Pray.com crypto token on tap for National Day of Prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – Offer focused prayers for the seven pillars of influence in America with the aid of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s prayer guide for 2022 National Day of Prayer May 5.

FIRST-PERSON: Ongoing prayers for the end of Roe

CARY, N.C. (BP) – Nearly 50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide through its decision in a case known as Roe v. Wade. Since that time, millions of Christians have been praying for the reversal of that decision, and now there are strong indications the high court is closer than ever.

FIRST-PERSON: Why God sent me halfway around the world to pray

God sent me halfway around the world to pray. I realized that truth while with a missions team in a second-floor room in a Hungarian school near the Ukrainian border just a few weeks ago.

Former missionaries remain close to Ukrainian believers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) -- Shannon Ford chokes up easily and often as he talks about Ukraine. Ford, his wife, Katie, and their sons Cameron and Carson lived in Kyiv for 18 years, while he was catalyzing church plants through the International Mission Board. “Ukraine in many ways is home,” he said. “Our boys grew up there ... You see a picture in the news of a place under attack, and you think ‘I know that place, I’ve been there,’” he said.

FIRST-PERSON: A yearning for something fresh from God

Recently, I was blessed to hear Bill Elliff speak on the subjects of prayer, revival and spiritual awakening. I was touched by his passion for something fresh from God to move in the lives of believers and in our churches.

Strive to ‘serve rather than be served,’ Biden says at National Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON (BP) – President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to a group of limited participants at the 70th National Prayer Breakfast. The event, typically held in International Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, was hosted in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium due to COVID-19 restrictions.

FIRST-PERSON: 5 ways to pray for your pastor

FAIRVIEW, Texas (BP) – Many years ago, someone asked Charles Spurgeon why he was so successful. His response? “Because my people pray for me.”

FIRST-PERSON: An encouragement for caregivers this Christmas

In April of 2021, we found out that my 37-year-old-husband had a tumor in his small intestine that indicated the presence of a very rare cancer. The diagnosis and surgery to remove it took place this year. But he was sick for most of 2020, undergoing tests, scans, and blood work that mostly provided no answers.