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Seven Reasons You Should Pray

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I pray?“ Do you know why you should pray? Here are seven reasons I believe you need to pray. First, you need to pray to meet God. Above all else, we need to be in the presence and under the leadership of the God of the universe. If […]

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How to Pray for the Next President

I am writing this on Tuesday afternoon, waiting for the polls to close and the votes to be counted. Sometime late tonight we will know who the next president of the United States will be. No matter who is elected (and yes, it does make a real difference to me) Christians have an obligation to […]

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How to Pray for Your State Legislature

  Yesterday morning I had the wonderful opportunity to go before the Louisiana State Senate and pray at the opening of their session. Yes, they do have a prayer at the beginning of their session. They have done so for years. How do you pray for your state legislature? Here’s how I prayed for mine. […]

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How I Make Difficult Decisions

Someone famously said: “Either you’re in a crisis, coming out of a crisis, or one is brewing and is on its way.” It seems so true doesn’t it? We seem often to be in crisis mode. I remember years ago that Martha and I were dealing with a major church crisis. As the days turned […]

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If Only I Had Known . . .

If only I had known… How many times have you had to say, “If only I had known . . .” One of the things we all need is wisdom to make good, Godly decisions. I have really good news. God has equipped us with the wisdom that we need. He provides for us the […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Verse of the Day

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. — Hebrews 7:25 (NIV)