The Importance of Prayer

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:13-16

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    and his ears are attentive to their cry; Psalm 34:15

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. Colosians1:9-12.

If you would like to be listed on our prayer list or have a loved one you'd like listed on our prayer list, please call us at 816-781-2824 or contact us through this page.





Reminders to Pray for the 2BC Family,
Our Ministries, and Our Partnerships

Download the weekly prayer list here.

Download the Continuing Prayer Needs list here. (Prayer request for persons staying on our list for one year or longer.)

To access a list of people on our on-going Good Shepherd: Care Receivers, please visit The Hub/Groups/Good Shepherds: Care Reciever/Participants. You must have a Hub login to access this list. If you need one, please email us or call the church office.

Download the Missions Prayer Calendar for the current year here. This guide is an annual publication to help remind you to pray for and with 2BC's Mission and SEND Initiative partners.


  • Larry and Pat Kuhlman’s son, LTC Kwenton Kuhlman serving our country 
  • Mike and Sue Hasty’s son, Damian Hasty, serving our country 


  • Michelle Patton on a mission in Greece
  • Kenny and Karen Sherin on a mission in South Dakota
  • Byron and Toni Buffalo on a mission in South Dakota
  • Israel and Christiana Obieje on a mission in Toronto, Canada 


Since 2013, we have had over 275 people engage in either a first time or a new mission experience. For the fourth year of the SEND Initiative, we want to continue to encourage anyone desiring to explore the power of missions in their faith journey. Whether you want to continue exploring missions or it is the first time you have tried an intentional missions experience, hopefully, one of the following opportunities will suit you.

  • Sending people to people, not people to places

  • Experiencing missions as a pilgrim, not a tourist

  • Valuing people, valuing their story

  • Making space for God's transforming presence.

Transformation for yourself, those you meet, and the Second Baptist faith community.


Partnerships are either strategic, silent or individual. Strategic partnerships are defined as partnerships that receive more than money from us. We send mission teams annually to these partners; supply volunteers on a regular basis, and meet special needs when asked for help. Silent partners receive a regular donation from us, and we supply volunteers or assistance on an as need basis. In the list below * indicates our strategic partners. Individual partnerships are when we provide scholarships for individuals to do a short-term mission project of their choosing. Individual partnerships are indicated with + in the list below.


Prayers of the People is CBF's year-long guide to prayer, introducing you to field personnel, chaplains, pastoral counselors and churches doing extraordinary work around our world. The guide includes weekly prayer focus, as well as birthdays of field personnel, chaplains, pastoral counselors & CBF staff to pray for during the week. The online Prayers of the People is updated on Thursdays. You can access it here.