Alabama made headlines earlier this year when Gallup declared it the second most religious state in America. Yet research shows church attendance continues to decline among the population and the number of adults who frequently “feel a sense of spiritual peace and well-being” is also trending downward (Pew Research Center).
Alabama Baptist churches are working passionately to close the gap between “religion” in the traditional sense and “relationship” with a personal Savior and Lord. One of the greatest tools available in the effort is the power of corporate prayer.
Each year, local churches from around Alabama band together in a Week of Prayer for State Missions to pray for the spiritual state of the state, in general, and, more specifically, the Great Commission Ministries of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union. The ministries highlighted are making great strides in reaching the lost of our state and in empowering churches of all sizes to do the same.
Now, perhaps more than ever, believers are called to be faithful — faithful with our witness, faithful with our words and faithful with our resources. Your prayers during this week and your faithful giving to the Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering make a tremendous difference!
- PRAY FOR the many state missionaries and staff members of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions who serve the Lord by serving His churches.
- PRAY FOR the staff of Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union as they work to encourage missional living among Baptists in Alabama.
- PRAY FOR our Alabama-grown missionaries on the field, along with the thousands of pastors and church planters who are working to reach the lost in our state, across the nation, and around the world.