Winter 2017
Executive Committee Allocates $1.41 Million for Disaster Relief
Crossover 2018 Incorporates Personal Evangelism
SBC Entities Join Forces to Encourage Gospel Conversations
State Convention Disaster Relief Response
Celebrating a Century
PrayerLink Engages in Prayer, Expands Missional Footprint
PrayerLink Leaders see Clarkston Refugee Ministry in Action
Equipping Refugees for America, Eternity
Young Leaders Advisory Council
EC Convention Advancement Council Presents Book
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
A Legacy of Missions Giving
A ‘Thank You’ for Your Church’s Eternal Impact
In All Things Pray
SBC President Steve Gaines Calls for, Promotes Prayer
Montana Church’s Strategy and Tactics Include CP Giving
2016–2017 National Cooperative Program Income and Distribution
For the Pastor's Wife: Giving Up

 

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November 2017 Issue

In All Things Pray

In All Things Pray

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Acts 1:8 Prayer Focus

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem1, in all Judea2 and Samaria3, and to the ends of the earth4 (Acts 1:8).

During the month of January, set aside at least one hour for focused prayer using the 10-20-30 prayer model.*


1 MY FAMILY AND NETWORK OF FRIENDS

January 7, 2018

Create a prayer list of your family members, praying for them daily.

Introduce the CrossRoads Prayer Evangelism ministry. Encourage church members to list names of up to five friends and begin tracking their prayer, care, and sharing with those friends.

Ask members of your congregation to write down names of unchurched and lost family members on a note card and bring them to the front of the worship center and place them before the Lord.


2 MY CHURCH AND COMMUNITY

January 14, 2018

Print the names and dates of the church’s planned evangelistic emphases for the next six months—things like VBS, revival services, or special music programs.

Lead the church to pray for these planned events by name during the pastoral prayer time on Sunday morning. Pray also for the continued health and unity of the church.

Pray by name for the church’s ministry teams and committees, encouraging volunteers to use their ministry opportunities to expand the Kingdom.


3 MY COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLES

January 21, 2018

Read 1 Timothy 2:1–6 aloud during the morning worship service. Ask the congregation to intercede for the nation. Mention the names of elected officials during the pastoral prayer.

Pray for the Lord to multiply your church’s reach by calling out of your congregation those who will serve as pastors, missionaries, and church planters.

Pray for the diverse peoples of our nation and for the racial reconciliation that is possible only through salvation in Jesus Christ.


4 MY WORLD AND ITS PEOPLE GROUPS

January 28, 2018

During the pastoral prayer, pray for those in your church who may be sensing God’s call to become part of the “limitless ministry teams” serving alongside our IMB field missionaries.

Ask the Lord to give IMB trustees and leaders divine wisdom and guidance as they challenge Southern Baptists to be on mission with God.

Ask for wisdom and mercy for missionaries accepting often-dangerous opportunities for service around the world.


*For a description of the “10–20–30” prayer model and for other resources visit InAllThingsPray.net. Copyright © 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee
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