Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day of Prayer

Day of Prayer: Loving the peoples of the hard places
The Sayang* are just one example of the many people groups around the world who live in places or cultures where it is especially difficult to share the Gospel — and often dangerous for those who believe.
Geographic isolation, physical hardship, threats of violence and lack of freedom and resources are among the biggest barriers separating the lost from the opportunity to know Jesus.
That’s why Southern Baptists are coming together to show their love for lost peoples living in hard places during the Day of Prayer and Fasting for World Evangelization. On May 31, churches across the United States will unite in prayer, asking God to move powerfully among the most spiritually dark places on the planet.
“The Holy Spirit knows no barriers when we get on our knees,” says Gordon Fort, vice president of the International Mission Board’s overseas operations. “Among these ‘pockets of lostness’ where there are no churches, no Christians, no Bibles and no way of reaching the people living there — prayer is the one thing we can do.
“It’s the key that unlocks doors, turns hearts and prepares the way of the Lord.”
Use the article, “Day of Prayer: Mysterious legend promises ‘precious’ gift to remote tribe,” as you pray for the Sayang and others living in those hard places. A new DVD focusing on the Day of Prayer is available for free from the IMB by calling (800) 999-3113 or by downloading the video at The website also features other resources to help churches, small groups or Sunday School classes pray for peoples living in hard-to-reach places, including a downloadable poster, planning helps, promotional fliers and other materials.
*Name changed