RALEIGH – This will be a Good Friday unlike any we’ve had it our lifetimes. As the Christian world looks to mark the crucifixion and mortal death of Jesus Christ, much of the world is on lockdown and pews will be empty for Easter in churches around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted even the holiest of plans in 2020, but that doesn’t mean Christians won’t be worshipping.
In 2020, we’re blessed with technology that can bring us together, even when social distancing decrees are holding us apart. The Southern Baptists Convention is hosting an online prayer event to include as many people as possible.
“[…] As Southern Baptists like the rest of the country’s evangelical Christians adjust to the new normal for daily life in America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ronnie Floyd, president, and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee has called for a special time of prayer.
The SBC Good Friday Online Prayer Gathering hosted by Floyd and his wife Jeana will take place at 1:00 pm EDT/12:00 pm CDT on Friday, April 10.
The Live event will include times of Scripture reading and focused prayer to address specific needs related to the pandemic, according to Floyd, who is inviting and encouraging all Southern Baptists along with other Christians to participate. […]”
You can access the live feed here for Good Friday prayers and scripture here.