By Brian Blackwell, Message staff writer
BOSSIER CITY, La. (LBM) – Pastors and congregation members will ask God to intervene for a nation facing uncertain times during the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association’s sixth annual “Call to Prayer” Jan. 31, 6 p.m., at Airline Baptist Church, Bossier City.
“Our churches will come together to ask God to create in me a clean heart, create in us a holy church, create in civil authorities righteousness and integrity, and create healing in those who are broken & hurting,” Director of Missions Lane Moore told the Baptist Message.
Additionally, the Call to Prayer will include a special emphasis on health care workers. A nurse and physician from Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport/Bossier City will share words of appreciation to the association, and participants will have an opportunity to express their gratitude for the dedication and hard work of health care workers throughout COVID-19.
While COVID-19 restrictions will prevent participants from gathering in small groups around the worship center, Moore said the spirit of prayer will be the same as previous Call to Prayer events.
“We have so much to pray for in this current time in which we live,” Moore said. “Lord knows we need to be praying more than ever.
“Not long after last year’s Call to Prayer, everyone’s world turned upside down with COVID hitting in March,” he continued. “2020 has not been the most thrilling year we had to look back on and everyone is emotionally frayed over the stress added to people’s lives and the constant concern about being cautious and safe to avoid catching or spreading the virus. We need to come together as a family. This is a perfect time to do that.”