Broadview | Southern Baptist prayer warriors from around the country will meet in Illinois in October and are inviting local church leaders and members to join them for a day of prayer organized into five 60-minute sessions.
Sponsored by PrayerLink, a network of prayer coordinators from SBC entities, state conventions, and ethnic fellowship groups, the “Great Commission Prayer Experience” is Friday, October 7, at Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, located in the west suburbs of Chicago.
The event starts at 9 a.m. and includes five hour-long sessions built around the Acts 1:8 call to take the gospel to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth. Each prayer session, or season, will include a 10-minute presentation by a national or state prayer leader, 20 minutes of table discussion by participants, and a 30-minute prayer time.
The day of prayer features several Illinois leaders, including IBSA’s Prayer Ministries Coordinator Phil Miglioratti, who said the meeting has amplified meaning in the current culture.
“Could it be the Lord’s message in the coming election is: “You, Church, have no one you can trust or turn to, except Me,” Miglioratti said.
“The Great Commission Prayer Experience is a timely event for Illinois Baptists ready for a serious pursuit of Christ through prayer,” he added. “A team of SBC national and state prayer leaders have designed a unique format that combines biblical teaching, real-talk group discussion, and focused, fervent prayer. Fulfilling the Great Commission is impossible without congregations led by trained prayer champions.”
Miglioratti will be joined by national prayer leaders Gary Frost, Elaine Helms, Claude King, and Chris Shofield, and church leaders from Illinois: Michael Allen, Kevin Carrothers, David Choi, Cheryl Dorsey, Cody and Katherine Lorance, and Jonathan Peters.
Along with the Friday meeting, on Saturday, PrayerLink will host a “prayer tour” in partnership with SEND Chicago, an initiative to plant new churches in the city and surrounding areas.
The Great Commission Prayer Experience is a free event with complimentary lunch for registered participants. To sign up and for more information, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/prayerlink-tickets-25803943289.