Bobby Welch: Prayer to Claim the Land for God

( [email protected] ) Sep 30, 2004 01:20 PM EDT

With a week remaining on the Southern Baptist Convention’s “Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism” bus tour, Bobby Welch is busier than ever, claiming the land for God at every stop and every step.

At a 7-a.m morning prayer at First Southern Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, S.D., Welch knelt and prayed for evangelism and for strength.

“You know we prayed, Lord, that we’d get to stop at some churches,” said Welch. “Lord, we pray that you will bless this facility, and we thank you that it is in soul-winning hands -- a pastor and a flock that believes in reaching people. Bless these pews with many attendees, with many people who will stand for You and follow You and live for You.

“We don’t know if we’ll see each other again in this life, but we do know that we are bound together by Your Spirit and we have hearts that are bound together for the sake of souls.

“We love You, Lord, and we ask You to forgive us of all our sins,” Welch continues in prayer. “Cleanse us from all our unrighteousness. And everything You see in us that You don’t like, dear Lord, burn it out of us. I pray You’ll just put Your finger on that spot just like the doctor does, Lord, and press on it ‘til we holler and make it right. We love You, Lord, and we want to be more for You, and we want to be more disposable to You. So use us. Bless our nation, Lord, in these times. And somehow, someway, Lord, may we reach more than a million people with the Gospel.

“May there be a million people witnessed to and won and baptized. And may it flow fresh life into this church. And I pray the same for the church in Daytona. Bless them, Lord. We love You now, in Christ’s name. Amen.”

The next stop on the Everyone Can bus tour is Aurora, CO., at the First Baptist Church. The Bus Tour, which began in mid august to promote baptism and evangelism within the Southern Baptist Convention, will cumulate in Waikoloa, Hawaii on October 7.