Praying for Vacation Bible Schools

Please join me in praying for Vacation Bible Schools which are being held during the next six or seven weeks. In my opinion, which has been long held, VBS represents the single most important evangelistic and discipleship experience for most church families in Baptist life. I know that is a bit of a grandiose statement, […]

Personal Reflections Concerning Praying Across Alabama

Praying Across Alabama was an exciting adventure for me personally. I know that may sound like an overstatement. After all, the effort was simple in strategy: Go to all counties in the state and, in some instances, more than one venue, and hold a prayer gathering. What can be so exciting or adventurous about that? […]

Praying Across Alabama

Long ago, Andrew Murray wrote succinctly about the need for prayer as a priority in our lives as leaders: “… if the leaders of the church could see that in spiritual work everything depends upon prayer and that God Himself helps those who wait on Him, it could be a day of hope for our […]

Pray Just As You Are

The invitation hymn “Just as I am” is synonymous with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. That song has been echoed throughout stadiums and other venues around the world. Often it is sung in our churches with the same appeal: Come just as you are. In the truest sense, when we pray, we come to the […]

Praying Over Feet

Most Baptists do not believe that foot washing is an ordinance. Yet it is a biblical concept. The vivid description of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples is one of the best depictions of servanthood anyone can imagine. The scene must have shocked Peter and the other disciples, but this did not stop Jesus […]