Southern Baptist Convention Prayer Room Offers Haven of Rest & Peace

With thousands of Southern Baptists meeting together each year at their annual meeting, it can seem difficult for people to hear themselves think — and to find a quiet place to meet with God.
But once again, at this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas, attendees can retreat to a prayer room and are invited to volunteer 15 minutes of their time to lift up concerns to God.

Every year the prayer room provides participants with an opportunity to focus on God and to follow His Spirit, said Ted Elmore, pastor/church relations associate and prayer strategist for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.

“As we look at our culture,” he noted, “we find that prayer is crucial now more than ever, and we hope through the prayer guides that we give to messengers [they will] pray for Dallas.”

All attendees will receive a prayer card with the option to fill out prayer requests and place them on a prayer board for others to pray over.

Those who participate in the prayer room will also receive a guided prayer booklet and the opportunity to talk with a prayer leader.

“God draws us into His purpose through prayer,” Elmore said. “This is a time to let go of the ‘baggage’ we bring into the room, whether it be from home, the hotel room or the convention floor.”

Elmore encourages everyone to participate and use the prayer room as often as time allows them.

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Source: Baptist Press