DALLAS—The Baptist General Convention of Texas is trying to recruit at least 100,000 people to pray daily at noon for non-Christians and people who are hungry.
The effort is part of Texas Hope 2010, a BGCT initiative to share the gospel with every Texan and meet human needs. The effort is based on three pillars—praying, caring and sharing one’s faith.
Gus Reyes, co-chair of the Texas Hope 2010 prayer team, believes any evangelism effort must be bathed in prayer for it to be effective.
“We are attempting to rally 100,000 people to pray every day at noon for the lost and the hungry,” Reyes said. “Scripture teaches that prayer lays the foundation for evangelism. It opens avenues for us as believers to boldly share our faith. By pulling together Christians across the state in prayer, we hope to lay the groundwork for revival in the state by Easter 2010.”
Individuals can commit to being part of the prayer team through Easter 2010 at www.texashope2010.com/prayer. There, people also can find 30-day prayer guides that can be downloaded for free.
In all, Texas Hope 2010 leaders hope to enlist at least half of all BGCT-affiliated churches and all BGCT-affiliated institutions in praying for the lost and hungry on a daily basis.
Jane Wilson, co-chair of the Texas Hope 2010 prayer team, said she struggles to fathom what God would do through at least 100,000 Texas Baptists praying together for those around them who have yet to discover the hope of Christ.
“We learn from Scripture that apart from vital union with Christ we can do nothing of eternal significance,” Wilson said. “Great movements of God are always the result of individuals, churches, and cities being saturated with prayer. Texas will know Christ when Texans seek his face.”