By Baptist Message staff
WALKER, La. (LBM) – Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association is hosting a focused prayer event later this month and is asking other associations and churches to join them in the effort.
The event, 24-hours of continuous prayer, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, and continues through 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. Each church has been asked to recruit members to pray in one-hour increments that will focus on confession of sin, revival in the church, awakening, unity and healing for the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The event is based off Psalm 57:1-2: “Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by. I will cry to God most high, oh God who accomplishes all things for me.”
Eastern Louisiana Associational Missions Coordinator Richard Blue said he is excited about how God will move from this time of focused prayer.
“It’s time to pray,” he said. Our land needs to acknowledge God, repent of our sins, and return to God so He might return to us.”