Prayer labor builds for Tan-Tar-A
JEFFERSON CITY – About 50 people gathered at Cornerstone Baptist Oct. 15 to prayerfully prepare for the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) annual meeting and the Solemn Assembly that precedes it Oct. 28 in Osage Beach. The Cornerstone prayer service was one of five spread across the state asking for God’s blessing at Tan-Tar-A.
The prayer service followed the ACTS pattern, with prayers of Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication. For an hour, men and women voiced their prayers to God seeking His will for the upcoming events in Tan-Tar-A.
MBC Worship Specialist John Francis led worship at three of the five services. He said prayer is the best way to prepare for the meetings.
“In Matthew18:19 it says that where two or more are gathered, He is in their midst,” Francis said. “Prayer is going on and worship is going on all through the state. We have to trust the Holy Spirit to do the rest of the work.”
Francis encouraged those not able to attend the organized prayer meetings to pray on their own.
“Pray and worship the Lord where you are,” he said. “Ask that His Holy Spirit would rain down on our Convention.”
Steve Tanner, director of missions for Grand Crossings Association, led the crowd in the reading of God’s Word.