Pray Ohio

Pastor Reginald Hayes, 2021 SCBO President, has called Ohio Baptists to “Pray Until God Does Great Exploits Through Us!” in 2021. The challenge comes from Daniel 11:32 “...the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.”

Challenge ’21 encourages Ohio Baptists to pray 21 minutes more daily in 2021. If you are not daily praying, 21 minutes is a great place to start. If you are already praying, consider adding 21 more minutes a day.

We invite you to say, “count me in!” for 21 more minutes of prayer every day in 2021.

You'll receive encouraging emails, new prayer resources, and more! To help you engage with your Creator and Lord in a powerful way in 2021.

Several resources are available at, a web page created by members of PrayerLink, a network of state convention and SBC entity prayer leaders partnering together to call and equip Southern Baptists to a renewed life of prayer to impact a lost world. A Great Commission Prayer Experience, utilizing a 10-20-30 model, follows the missions and ministry structure of Acts 1:8. (Available on the website or by contacting


ENCOURAGE every Ohio Christ Follower to daily follow this simple, personal Prayer Pattern to continue building a relationship with Jesus.

Praise God
Repent - personal purity
Ask - specific requests
Yield - yourself & your expectations

EQUIP individuals, families, age groups, small groups, large groups, churches, or associations with Prayer Resources to deepen relationships with Jesus. Another great website, In All Things Pray, has several free resources.

Prayer Resources

EXPERIENCE quarterly events designed for global, national, statewide, associations, local church, and personal growth, like:

For additional assistance to schedule prayer training, a retreat, or a conference, please contact Steve Hopkins at 614-601-6820 or

God usually sends revival on the waves of united, fervent, persistent prayer.  The great, known revivals that have left the most indelible marks on past generations grew in the fertile soil of prayer closets and prayer groups and praying churches – often through months and years of cultivation among believers who refused to stop believing that God would hear and respond.

That’s why we are championing a united rhythm of prayer, inspired by what was known centuries ago as ‘concerts of prayer.’  These involved willing individuals and groups who would commit to regular cycles of prayer, which would then spread to other places where people were following a similar schedule. God responds to the surrendered, repentant, expectant hearts of His people, and He blesses and moves even more when we’re working together.

Kendrick, Stephen & Alex
The Battle Plan for Prayer, p. 224
Prayer is a relationship far more than a ritual or discipline. Prayer is our discovering what God wants us to do and joining Him as co-laborers through our prayers. Through meditating, the act of reflecting on God’s word and quietly listening for His still small voice, you learn to hear God’s leading and thus your prayers initiate from His heart and mind.
Greg Frizzell