Seeking God for Spiritual Transformation
Pray Across Missouri is a cooperative initiative among Missouri Baptists to hold prayer meetings in every one of the state’s 114 county seats in 2017-18. Working together, the Missouri Baptist Convention and the state’s directors of missions are enlisting Missouri Baptist pastors to organize 45-minute prayer meetings at every county court house.
The goal is to engage Missouri Baptists in prayer for the transformation of lives and communities with the gospel, according to MBC Executive Director John Yeats. “We’re intentionally beginning Pray Across Missouri in a non-election year because this is not a political campaign,” he said. “Rather we want to pray for all of those who serve Missourians in the public square, and to acknowledge that God has placed men and women in authority over us to promote good and restrain evil. God’s Word calls us to pray for them.”
At the same time, says Yeats, “We know ultimately that lives and communities are truly transformed, not by political processes, but by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our prayer is for a mighty movement of God in the Show Me State.”