In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, we are asking all Southern
Baptists, and the 47,500-plus churches of the Southern Baptist Convention, to commit to a dedicated time of prayer this Sunday, March 15, 2020, to seek the Lord in unity about
1) Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives—not only in our
communities but around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically
to deal with the virus (Isaiah 59:1-2).
2) Pray for President Donald Trump and other government leaders—international,
federal, state, and local—to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action
for prevention and care (Romans 13:1–4).
3) Scripture says—teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop
wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as
the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is
and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God (Psalm 90:12).
4) Ask God to protect our missionaries and their families around the globe, using this
global crisis to advance His Good News to the whole world (Mark 16:15).
The Great Commission Council of the Southern Baptist Convention
– Danny Akin
– Jason K. Allen
– Paul Chitwood
– Jamie K. Dew
– Kevin Ezell
– Ronnie W. Floyd
– J.D. Greear
– Adam W. Greenway
– O.S. Hawkins
– Jeff Iorg
– Ben Mandrell
– R. Albert Mohler
– Russell D. Moore
– Sandra Wisdom-Martin