Heartland Prayer Summit set for Aug. 21

SPRINGFIELD – Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ronnie Floyd and OneCry Leader Bill Elliff will lead a prayer summit at Crossway Baptist Church here Aug. 21. There will be no other agenda beyond prayer.

Soon after his election at the SBC annual meeting last month, Floyd made it clear his heart for SBC church is to see Southern Baptists come together in “explicit agreement, visible union and extraordinary prayer” for the next Great Awakening of the United States of America.

“I want to see revival come to the church of Jesus Christ,” he told Baptist Press, “so that America would be awakened with a powerful God consciousness where great numbers come to faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior.”

John Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention agrees that the call to prayer is an urgent one.

“I believe our nation faces a desperate loss of divine purpose, and desperate times call for extraordinary measures by men of God. I want to ask every pastor of every sized congregation to consider the priority of such a meeting. Is it God’s desire to ignite a sweeping revival in the heartland?”

The prayer summit will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and include a light lunch. There is no cost, but reservations are required for the lunch by calling the Baptist Building at 1-800-736-6227 ext. 302.