Pastors from across Southeast Florida gathered in their heart language groups Jan. 27–28 to pray for their state, communities, families and churches as a part of Florida Baptists’ statewide prayer movement.
The “United Through Prayer” movement was a challenge issued by Tommy Green, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, calling the Florida Baptist family to join in corporate and personal prayer and fasting.
South Florida’s meetings kicked off Jan. 27 at Parkridge Baptist Church in Coral Springs with a prayer breakfast that drew nearly 50 English-speaking pastors, church planters and leaders.
Later that day in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, 160 Haitian pastors alongside their wives and church leaders assembled at Emmanuel Haitian Baptist church to pray.
Then on Jan. 28, 140 Hispanic pastors, wives and church leaders met at Iglesia Bautista Resurrección for the same purpose.
“He is right here, he is faithful and he will never fail us,” Green shared during each of the meetings.
At each service, four pastors led prayers focused on the state and specifically the Southeast region, the communities they serve and those that are underserved, the churches themselves and the families.
At each gathering, Green preached a biblical message from Hebrews 4:16 urging pastors to “come boldly to the throne of grace.”
“You don’t have to go through anyone, you have direct access to the one who conquered hell … He knows your name, He knows your shame and He knows your pain…He showers us with mercy and grace when we need it most.”