BAGBR Prayer Ministry
2011-2012 Annual Report
Michelle Lesley – Associational Prayer Coordinator
In keeping with the BAGBR Prayer Ministry’s primary mission of praying for revival in our churches, and its secondary missions: prayer networking and special prayer events, the following were the Prayer Ministry’s areas of focus for 2010-2011:
It is the goal of the BAGBR Prayer Ministry to secure a representative from each of the 100+ churches in our association to serve with the Prayer Ministry as a BAGBR Prayer Coordinator. At this time, ten of our churches are fielding BAGBR
Due to the geographical size of the association, many churches which may wish to field BAGBR
are not within convenient driving distance of the Prayer Ministry’s mandatory
monthly Prayer Coordinator meetings.
These churches may now field Distance Prayer
Coordinators, who stay connected with the BAGBR Prayer
Ministry electronically. No churches are
currently fielding Distance Prayer Coordinators.
The “Pump up Your Pastor Prayer Program”
designate a special time of prayer for their pastors on Saturdays, then leave a
voice mail or e-mail at the pastor’s office letting him know how he was prayed
for. They encourage their fellow church
members to participate as well.
and the Associational Prayer Coordinator pray for all pastors (and e-mail them
if an e-mail address is available) in the association whose churches are not
represented by a BAGBR Prayer Coordinator.
Every BAGBR pastor is prayed for
at least weekly.
Bride Awake Prayer Meetings
Bride Awake prayer meetings are a focused time of praying for our BAGBR pastors and for God to send revival to our association. Currently held monthly (usually on the first Monday of the month at at a BAGBR area church), all BAGBR pastors, staff, and church members are urged to attend.
House of Prayer Conferences
The goal of the House of Prayer conference is to assist a church in returning to the Biblical mandate to be a house of prayer (Is. 56:7, Matt. 21:13) A 1-3 person team of BAGBR
Prayer Coordinators will come in, at a
church’s request, and conduct a prayer conference tailored to the church’s
spiritual needs and time constraints.
This service is available to all BAGBR churches at no cost.
Pray as You Go
and their church members are encouraged to pray for BAGBR churches (as well as
other churches) and pastors as they pass by these churches during their daily
commute to work or errands around the association.
Over the past year, BAGBR
Coordinators have promoted the following special prayer
events to their churches and in their communities:
Week of Prayer for State Missions (Georgia Barnette Offering)
See You at the Pole
10/40 Window Sunday
40/40 Prayer Vigil
Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Week of Prayer for International Missions (Lottie Moon Offering)
SBC Call to Prayer
Week of Prayer for North American Missions (Annie Armstrong Offering)
Awaken – Wave of Prayer
Seek God for the City
National Day of Prayer
Day of Prayer and Fasting for World Evangelism
Intercession for the Southern Baptist Convention
Call 2 Fall
National Day of Prayer
May 3, 2012,
the BAGBR Prayer Ministry hosted a city-wide prayer meeting at ,
Blvd. Baptist Church Baton Rouge, in celebration of the
National Day of Prayer. BAGBR pastors led participants in prayer, focusing on
the church, the family, social issues, and government/world events.
The BAGBR Prayer Ministry maintains an e-mail database of BAGBR churches and disseminates prayer requests which are relevant to particular regions or to the association at large.
Publicity and Consulting Assistance
The BAGBR Prayer Ministry is available to advise churches conducting their own in-house prayer events, conferences, rallies, etc. If the church would like to encourage others in the association to attend its event, the Prayer Ministry is available to help get the word out to churches across the region or association.
“Pray BAGBR” on Facebook
The “Pray BAGBR” Facebook page is open to all BAGBR pastors, staff, and church members. The Pray BAGBR page informs members of upcoming prayer events, disseminates (anonymous) prayer requests relevant to the association at large as requested, encourages participation in the “Pump up Your Pastor Prayer Program”, and makes members aware of current prayer resources and materials.
For more information on any of the items mentioned above, please see our web site or contact Associational Prayer Coordinator, Michelle Lesley, via e-mail or the BAGBR office.
Web site: www.bagbrprayer.blogspot.com