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National Day of Prayer Task Force
It's never too soon to start planning for National Day of Prayer! Is your church or group hosting a prayer meeting for NDP on May 2? Let us know (praybagbr@yahoo.com) so we can help spread the word!

We need more prayer warriors!
Would you like to represent your church as a BAGBR Prayer Coordinator?
Check out the sidebar for more info.

Monthly Meetings

Ideally, once we have more church prayer coordinators in each region, each regional prayer coordinator will conduct a monthly meeting of all church prayer coordinators in his region. He will also meet monthly (at a separate meeting) with the Associational Prayer Coordinator and the other regional coordinators.

For now, since we have so few coordinators, all church and regional prayer coordinators will meet together with the Associational Prayer Coordinator on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
(I am intentionally refraining from posting the location for reasons of security.) See "Prayer Coordinator Monthly Meeting Schedule" on the side bar for specific dates.

September 2009

Special Prayer Events in September

September 13 - 20:
Week of Prayer for State Missions (Georgia Barnette Offering)

The official GBO web site is:
http://www.lbc.org/gbo/ . It has information about Georgia Barnette herself, the ministries the offering will support, and some really good resources such as videos that can be played in church, and graphics that can be printed out as bulletin inserts, fliers, or posters (look under "Promote" and click on "Clip Art").

You may wish to organize a special time of prayer for the various ministries, work with your WMU (WOM) group to promote prayer church-wide, ask your pastor if you may speak briefly in worship service on the 13th regarding the week of prayer, or whatever God leads you to do that is appropriate for your church.

September 23:
See You at the Pole

"See You at the Pole is a student-led, student-initiated movement of prayer that revolves around students praying together on the third Wednesday of September, usually before school and usually at the school’s flagpole. It involves students in elementary schools, middle/junior high schools, high schools, and colleges/ universities all over the world. {Adults} often pray in support of the students on campus by gathering nearby, at their places of work or worship, or at city halls." (from www.nationalprayer.org)

For more information on how you can help promote SYATP, please see: http://www.syatp.com/info/adults/. You may want to work with your pastor and youth director and ask if the youth can give testimonies about SYATP at their schools that night during church, and then have a special time of prayer for students, teachers, and other school staff, or even have an adult SYATP at your church that morning. Someone else suggested prayer walking at your local schools, which I think is a great idea. Whatever God leads you to do would be great.

If you have a unique idea for promoting or celebrating these events that you'd like to share with the other prayer coordinators, please e-mail it to me. We can all use good ideas!


Special prayer events in October:

October 4:
10/40 Window Sunday

"The 10/40 Window is the region between l0 degrees and 40 degrees north latitude that encompasses North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Southeast Asia. It has been called the “resistance belt” because of its stubborn resistance to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Prayer can transform this region into the “righteousness belt.”

The 10/40 Window…

  • Contains 44 of the 50 world’s worst persecutors of Christians
  • The birthplace of the world’s major religions
  • Home to the majority of Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists
  • Has a population of 4.5 billion
  • Mostly unevangelized
  • Where eight out of ten of the world’s poor live
  • Includes five of the six nations that actively sponsor terrorism
  • Diseases that have long had a cure, run rampant here

10/40 WINDOW SUNDAY is both a starting place for a fresh wave of prayer and a mile marker in an ongoing movement of intercession for the people of this region."

~For more information, see http://www.win1040.com/
~For resources for use in your church, see