I was thrilled to read in Baptist Press that Southern Baptist Convention President, Frank Page, is intending for our 2007 annual meeting in San Antonio to focus on prayer, revival, and spiritual awakening. You can read the entire article here.
The theme of the convention will be: 2 Chronicles 7:14, "... and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land". In more ways than not, the SBC meeting is like a church business session on steroids. I am hopeful that Dr. Page's priority on prayer will transform our meeting into something much greater than just doing business. Imagine if messengers from our cooperating churches could actually come together in unity and beg God for transformation in our churches and in our communities. Imagine if business sessions were postponed or deemed unneccessary as groups of men and women became lost in prayer. Imagine if spontaneous songs of praise were to rise up as worship became the order of business. Imagine if we didn't have time to worry about parliamentarians and protocol because our faces were humbly planted on the floor. Imagine if revival ignited and if returning messengers carried the sparks back into their individual churches. Imagine if our meeting in June marked the beginning of a great awakening of our mostly-sleeping SBC churches. Imagine if God actually began to heal our land . . .