FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary dedicated the Don and Libby Miller Prayer Room in its J.W. MacGorman Chapel, Dec. 1. This prayer room will be especially set apart for those who desire to pray for the North American Mission Board and for the work of God in the lives of individuals and churches on this continent.
“We are grateful, humbled to tears to come to a moment like this,” said Don Miller, a lifelong minister who has devoted himself to teaching others how to pray. During the dedication of the room, Miller testified to the way in which he and his wife have seen God transform lives through prayer.
“Never, never could we have touched any place or any people and not beg the prayers of folks like you,” Miller said. “I believe that prayer is the process for anybody to go anywhere and do anything and be anything—how to walk and talk with God. … My prayer is that in this room, hundreds and hundreds of potential warriors would walk out of these grounds as prayer warriors.”
Don Miller “was a giant among prayer teachers,” said Dan Crawford, the emeritus chair of prayer and senior professor of evangelism and missions at Southwestern Seminary. “I hope the prayer room is widely used by students because they’re here to learn to be ministers. If they don’t learn how to pray and teach people to pray, they’ve got a long, tough ministry ahead of them.”
Born on March 9, 1922, in Bloomsburg, Pa., Don Miller came to faith in Christ when he was in his 20s, and he spent the rest of his life learning to commune with his heavenly Father in prayer. He served as a pastor for nearly 20 years at churches in Texas and New York, and he began Bible Based Ministries in 1977. Since that time, Miller has traveled throughout the United States and to six continents in order to lead prayer conferences.
Miller and his wife, Libby, were married in Orlando, Fla., on July 7, 1945. The couple has been married for 66 years, and they have four children, 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The Don and Libby Miller Prayer Room was furnished by the Miller’s family and friends.