CALL TO PRAYER: More than conquerors in 2015 & beyond | Baptist Press | Frank Page

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, is part of his ongoing call to prayer for revival and spiritual awakening for our churches, our nation and our world.

NASHVILLE (BP) — Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this year was the year during which we live as “more than conquerors”? The Lord gives us the key to see how this may be accomplished in our lives — it can only be done “through Him who loved us.”

These words from Romans 8:37–39 shine as one of God’s brightest promises to His children. The passage says: “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Continue reading →

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One Response to CALL TO PRAYER: More than conquerors in 2015 & beyond | Baptist Press | Frank Page

  1. We applaud Dr. Page’s call for prayer, but there is a problem connected with such a call. It is the energy and the agony and the time that is required. Prayer is agonizing and exhausting and time consuming. People are less aware of the demands that prayer makes than they were several centuries ago. Paul calls for his readers to strive together with him in prayer (Roms.15:30). He does not invite them to a cake walk; his call was to the most intense agonizing effort imaginable. In fact, the agony is derived from a term in the Greek the spelling of which nearly allows for a transliteration of the sound, and it was the word for wrestling. Wrestling, speaking from a brief experience of wrestling for one semester in college, is one of the most exhausting sports in which I ever participated. Since the Fall of 1973, I have been engaged in praying for a third great awakening. Whether, I shall live to see the answer is rather questionable these days. Others have prayed fro such a visitation such as G. Campbell Morgan and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Spurgeon in his Evening by Evening devotions on two occasions prayed for every soul on earth. We really need an informed prayer effort, one couched in terms of Jonathan Edwards’ Humble Attempt which inspired William Carey and others to launch the Great Century of Missions; it also led to the Second Great Awakening. Let us plead the prophetic promises of God’s word which Edwards listed. Then we shall truly be led as conquerors for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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