ST. LOUIS At times they raised their hands. At times they gathered together in groups of two to three. And at times thousands of messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention knelt at their chairs on Tuesday night (June 14) as they pleaded with God to bring national revival and spiritual awakening to America.
In one of his final acts as SBC president, Ronnie Floyd led the convention in an evening of prayer during its annual meeting in St. Louis. Throughout the evening, various pastors from across the country led in times of prayer for spiritual leaders, revived churches, racial reconciliation, and nationwide and global spiritual awakening.
At the end of the service, Floyd encouraged every Southern Baptist church to dedicate at least 11 minutes—but preferably the entire service—to pray for America on Sunday, Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. He asked that churches pray for the upcoming election and ask God to bring revival to the country.