Southern Baptist Convention

Prayer Resources for your Church

The SBC Executive Committee works closely with PrayerLink, a network of state convention and SBC entity prayer leaders partnering together to call and equip Southern Baptists to a renewed life of prayer to impact a lost world.

The resources and links on this page are created by prayer teams of PrayerLink members and are directly related to the ministries of a state Baptist convention or an SBC entity. These are made available to the wider Southern Baptist family with the hope and prayer that they will help spur a movement of God as we prayer together for the lost, for our nation, and for the world.

Many have been praying and longing for another Great Awakening to sweep our land. We commend these resources to you as one small piece of a much larger movement of God for which we all pray.

To download the In All Things Pray artwork, click here.

Any of the prayer categories below can be used as a one-hour season of prayer using a "10-20-30" prayer model. The five categories below follow the missions and ministry structure of Acts 1:8

But you1 will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem2, in all Judea3 and Samaria4, and to the ends of the earth5 (Acts 1:8).


Each hour-long season of prayer includes:

  • Ten minutes of Scripture reading, public leadership, and worship, followed by
  • Twenty minutes of sharing prayer concerns in small groups related to the session focus, followed by
  • Thirty minutes of guided and conversational times of individual, group, and corporate prayer.

1 Myself and my Family

Ask the Lord to make you a willing volunteer to tell others about Jesus.

Create a prayer list of your family members, praying for them daily.

Ask members of your congregation to write down names of unchurched and lost family members on a note card and bring them to the front of the worship center and place them before the Lord. As they bow in prayer, have a church member pray for the salvation of these family members.


2 My Community and Friends

Introduce the CrossRoads Prayer Evangelism ministry (see sample at InAllThingsPray.net). Encourage church members to list names of up to five friends and begin tracking their prayer, care, and sharing with those friends.

Solicit names in Sunday school classes. Covenant to pray as a group for the salvation of those named.

Encourage small groups in your church to “adopt” your community’s first responders and school teachers for regular prayer.


3 My Church Ministries

Print the names and dates of the church’s planned evangelistic emphases for the next six months—things like VBS, revival services, or special music programs. Lead the church to pray for these planned events by name during the pastoral prayer time on Sunday morning. Pray also for the continued health and unity of the church.

Pray by name for the church’s ministry teams and committees, encouraging volunteers to use their ministry opportunities to expand the Kingdom.


4 My Country and its Peoples

Read 1 Timothy 2:1–6 aloud during the morning worship service. Ask the congregation to intercede for the nation. Mention the names of elected officials during the pastoral prayer.

Pray for the Lord to multiply your church’s reach by calling out of your congregation those who will serve as pastors and church planters.

Pray for the diverse peoples of our nation and for the racial reconciliation that is possible only through salvation in Jesus Christ.


5 My World and its People Groups

During the pastoral prayer, pray for those in your church who may be sensing God’s call to become part of the “limitless ministry teams” serving alongside our IMB field missionaries.

Ask the Lord to give IMB trustees and leaders divine wisdom and guidance as they challenge Southern Baptists to be on mission with God.

Ask for wisdom and mercy for missionaries accepting often-dangerous opportunities for service around the world.


The one-hour “10-20-30” format is designed to serve as a model that can be replicated and used in a local church setting.

This “10-20-30” prayer model is designed for use during the five Sundays in January but may be modified by the local church according to its own needs.

Season 1: January 1
Season 2: January 8
Season 3: January 15
Season 4: January 22
Season 5: January 29

Missionary Moments

Missionary Moments, a weekly prayer guide (produced by the Stewardship Development Association, an organization of state convention CP and stewardship directors, for use in Sunday morning and evening worship services). To order a hardcopy of Missionary Moments, check with your state convention.

This Week’s Missionary Moments Prayer Stories

Executive Committee Resources

Congregational Prayer Ideas for the Month of January

Ask members of your congregation to write down the names of unchurched and lost family members on a note card and bring them to the front of the worship center and place them before the Lord. As they bow in prayer, have a church member pray aloud for their salvation.

Alternatively, create a prayer list of first names and pray for them at a mid-week prayer service for the lost.

Introduce the CrossRoads Prayer Evangelism ministry (see downloadable PDF above). Encourage church members to list names of up to five friends and begin tracking their prayer, care, and sharing with those friends.

Use the facing page on the form to solicit names mentioned in Sunday school or small group. Covenant to pray as a group for their salvation.

In the church bulletin or worship guide, print the name and date of the church’s planned evangelistic emphases for the next six months—things like VBS, revival services, or special music programs.

Lead the church to pray for these planned events by name during the pastoral prayer time on Sunday morning. Pray also for the continued health and unity of the church.

Read 1 Timothy 2:1–6 aloud during the morning worship service. Ask the congregation to intercede for the nation during this presidential election year. Mention the names of elected officials during the pastoral prayer.

Pray for the Lord to multiply your church’s reach by calling out of your congregation some who will serve as pastors and church planters.

During the pastoral prayer, pray for the International Mission Board during this time of organizational reset. Ask the Lord to give IMB trustees and leaders divine wisdom and guidance as they challenge Southern Baptists to be on mission with God.

Ask the Lord to give grace and mercy to missionaries who are transitioning from the field to new doors of ministry in the United States.

Prayer Booklets, Prayer Guides, and Prayer Calendars

SBC Entity Resources

State Baptist Convention Resources

Canadian National Baptist Convention - a PrayerLink Partner