By Donna Bain
“Thirty Days at the Cross” is happening this month at Pickens Baptist Association in Carrollton. This began March 11, 2023, and ends Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.
A cross is located in the front of the Baptist Association and is available for people to kneel and pray. They are asking that people write down prayer requests, put them in sandwich bags and nail them to the cross. Some people come with prayer requests to nail to the cross, and others come to pray for those prayer requests. Churches in the area are invited to bring a group or people can come individually. The requests are not opened but are prayed for in general. Churches are welcome to come before the office is open if they will contact Brother Lyle Dease, Director of Missions at the Pickens Baptist Association, and he will make sure the building is open for the use of restrooms or to sit inside until the weather gets warmer.
The Association got this idea from a conference they had where the speaker spoke on his experience of “100 Days at the Cross” in Southwest Mississippi. The Association decided to do something similar with “Thirty Days at the Cross.”
“Our purpose is to return to the cross of Jesus and pray and seek His face,” said Dease. “People can pray about what it is that God may want to do in their lives as well as what God can do in Pickens County. I am inviting churches to pick a day during that time period and come and pray at the cross accordingly.”
There are lights on the cross at night for anyone who wants to visit the cross at night. The Baptist Association is welcoming anyone to come and bring their requests to God at the Baptist Association. This is a wonderful way to pray for important issues that are going on in people’s lives. Anyone is invited to sit or kneel at the cross and present their requests to God. There is just something so sacred about coming to the foot of the cross and kneeling in His presence. It is comforting to know we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and cares about the things going on in our lives.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.