Welcome to the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association website. Your interest in this ministry is really appreciated.
Our purpose is to glorify God by enabling each church to fulfill it's unique mission for Christ and provide channels for cooperative ministry. The association is focused on church planting through partnership Missions and church revitalization through training and consultation.
As you "click through" this site, please pray for God's favor upon each aspect of our work. And let us hear from you, if we can help you fulfill Christ's Great Commission.
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When Daniel was in captivity in Babylon (about 605 B.C.), he was faced with much persecution from a godless king and an oppressive government. Daniel saw this persecution as God’s judgment upon His people. So, at a particular point he made an extraordinary prayer to God (Daniel 9:3-19). It was a prayer of confession (not unlike that of Ezra 9 or Nehemiah 9). Daniel actually associated himself with the sins of his people. He approaches God with deep confession and acknowledges his nation’s deserved judgment.
The end of Daniel’s prayer should be reflected in the church’s prayer in America today,
“We are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay because Your city and Your people are called by Your name” (Daniel 9:18-19).
Over the past year, Franklin Graham has led over 200,000 people in prayer meetings at every state capital in the United States. Ed Moore with Prayer Force One (in our association) has organized “Gideon’s 300” to pray for the nation. Many, many Pastors have been praying and leading their churches to pray. It certainly seems like God is answering our prayers. We must never cease. We must continually “...humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, then He will hear from heaven, will forgive our sin and will heal our land” (II Chron. 7:14).
With the election of a new President, the church has yet another opportunity (maybe our last) to pray and work for revival in the church and awakening in the nation. This may be an opportunity of a life time which as you know only lasts for the lifetime of the opportunity. May God be merciful to us.
Encouragingly Yours, Russell Cook