Call to Prayer: January is 'pivotal opportunity'

Baptist Press
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:22 PM

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders are hoping churches will start 2013 with an emphasis on prayer and the lost during the month-long SBC Call to Prayer beginning Jan. 1.

The effort will help churches focus on prayer in several key ways toward seeking to engage those without Christ.

"The SBC Call to Prayer is a pivotal opportunity as churches cast a vision for ministry in 2013," said SBC President Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. "This coming January we will have the chance to gather as a denomination and center our thoughts and prayers on the lost in our communities and around the world."

Among the emphases of the SBC Call to Prayer are:

My Family and Friends. Select a friend or family member and pray that they would come to faith in Christ.

My Nation. Select a Send North America city and pray for the church planting efforts in that area (

My World. Select an unreached people group and pray that the Gospel would be advanced among these people (URL=]

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