May 22nd, 2018, is a big day in the life of my alma mater, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Their Board of Trustees has a “special [May 22] trustee meeting.”
Within the Southern Baptist world, this is a big story. USA Today, Washington Post, and many more major outlets have covered recent events surrounding things in and around Seminary Boulevard in southwest Fort Worth.
Considering the hubbub around whatever kerfuffles are taking place at Southwestern Seminary, intentional prayer is needed. Here are some key points of prayer and Bible verses to lift up to the Lord . . .
- Pray for God to be glorified.
Psalm 86:12 says, I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.
- Pray for the Southern Baptist Convention to be unified.
John 17:21 says, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
- Pray for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to become peaceful.
John 16:33 says, I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
- Pray for the Board of Trustees to be wise.
Proverbs 2:6 says, For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
- Pray for Dr. and Mrs. Patterson to be encouraged in the Lord.
James 1:12 says, Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
- Pray for gossip to be stopped.
Proverbs 20:19 says, Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.
- Pray for non-Christians to be pointed to Jesus.
John 17:23b says, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
- Pray for online commentators to be kind and wise with their words.
Genesis 21:23 says, Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness I have shown to you.”