Greear hosts first joint prayer time for SBC meeting

By: BP Staff- Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) – SBC President J.D. Greear led the first of three Wednesday sessions of focused prayer for the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting today (May 26) at 2 p.m. CDT.

Greear, who is pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., has issued a call for all Southern Baptists to pray and fast in the weeks leading up to the meeting June 15-16 in Nashville.

The 30-minute time of prayer focused on the three areas Greear has highlighted – Great Commission mobilization, unity in the Gospel and the Holy Spirit’s anointing on the meeting.

Greear was joined on the call by three SBC leaders who each prayed for specific areas. Marshal Ausberry, senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax Station, Va., and SBC first vice president, prayed that Southern Baptists would be unified in the task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Donna Gaines, pastor’s wife at Bellevue Baptist Church near Memphis and founder of the Arise2Read literacy initiative, asked for God to grant unity to Southern Baptists. Julio Arriola, executive director of Hispanic relations and mobilization for the SBC Executive Committee, prayed for God to work mightily during and through the meeting and ancillary events.

The next prayer call will be Wednesday, June 2, at 2 p.m. CDT.

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