Call to Prayer – Week 7

In everything, give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus. The theme of our online call to prayer is going to be thankfulness or gratitude, but I wonder, why do we focus on gratitude? Well, the Bible is replete in challenging us to do so. I’d just like to remind you […]

Being Grateful & Thankful in Prayer

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NASB). The theme of our next online Call To Prayer will be thankfulness and gratitude. The Bible is replete with calls to give thanks and to be grateful. Indeed, gratitude should be characteristic of a disciple and embedded […]

Pray Without Ceasing

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 At times, this verse has been challenging for me as I’ve pondered it for most of my adult life. How is it possible to pray without ceasing? One day, it dawned on me that praying without ceasing means that our walk with God is so close, so genuine, that […]

Preparing for What’s Next

During the past few weeks, your state missionaries have been contacting pastors and other church leaders across Alabama to offer prayer support, to listen to testimonies of joy and of challenge, and to continue discovering ways that your State Board of Missions can serve the Lord by serving Alabama Baptists. Local church leaders have been […]