Prayer on Seminary Hill

Friends of Southwestern Seminary, thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer.

- David S. Dockery, president

Prayer Requests from the Deans

Continued prayer for our several students from Myanmar, who have families in an oppressive and antagonistic regime.

Prayer for Chris Osborne's continued recovery.

Prayer for our students who have suffered loss, especially miscarriages.

Prayer for our Administrative Staff in Academics.

Pray for God’s wisdom as we talk to prospective students about the mission of our school in making disciples of all nations.

Pray for safety for our professors as they travel this summer. Several are representing SWBTS around the nation and in the world. Others will be taking needed time off with family.

Pray for God’s favor to establish at least two new academic chairs for the Terry School in the next year.

Please pray for effective and God-honoring recitals and worship projects for many of our students presenting this semester.

Please pray for continued Holy Spirit-guidance concerning music selection and the worship for the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis. Our Cowden Hall Band and Southwestern A Cappella will be leading all of the worship sessions for the Convention.

Please pray that our SCMW students will finish the semester strong and that they would be encouraged in their development as musicians, worship leaders, and followers of Christ.

Please pray for our SCMW faculty and their families.

Please pray for our Seminary Music Academy (SMA) and Mrs. Donna Hopson (director) that the academy will continue to grow and develop young musicians in their musical skills and love for the Lord Jesus.

Pray for the Germany Trip the end of June. We will work with a German church and reach out to Muslim refugees. We will also be training those who have come to faith. Pray for clear gospel conversations in the midst of language and cultural differences.

Pray for the Crossover Outreach to Indianapolis the week before the SBC annual meeting. Pray for receptivity and clear gospel conversations, as well as partnerships with local churches.

Pray for summer recruitment into the English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese programs.

Pray for the recruiting of personnel into key ministry positions for the Fall.

Pray that TBC students would grow and serve as members of local churches.

Pray for the TBC students who are working at summer camps or going on short term mission trips this summer.

Three TBC students will spend the fall semester overseas working with the IMB. Please pray for them as they prepare for their trip by raising funds and learning a new language, pray also for their physical and spiritual health as they prepare to leave. Pray that God would prepare the hearts of all the people they will meet.

Praise God for Dr. Bradford as he assumes his new role as Dean of TBC.

Pray as we represent Southwestern at the Women's Expo at the SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Pray this is a fruitful time of sharing all that God is doing at Southwestern.

Pray that we make meaningful connections with prospective female students at the convention.

Continue to pray for our recent female graduates as many are transitioning to new places to live and to serve.

Chapel Prayer
Rotunda Prayer

Departmental Prayer Requests

Chapel Prayer (Vance Pitman)

Admissions & Enrollment

  • Please pray that the Lord grants us the wisdom to responsibly steward our resources in a way that honors God during the recruitment process.
  • That God would continue to place a love and a drive in our student’s hearts to continue in their courses and programs. 
  • That the institution would continue to pour steadfastly in the lives, education, and ministry of our students. 
  • The offices, faculty, and staff would continue to work cohesively with one another to see students thrive and retention/persistence rates hold steady or even rise. 
  • That students would feel comfortable talking with the necessary offices when they need help or they feel discouraged.
  • That offices and faculty can continue to walk along students in and out of the classroom in a way that blesses, encourages, and causes the students to thrive.

Online Learning

  • Encouragement for our online students as they seek to finish their spring terms well in the midst of other demands and responsibilities.
  • For continued meaningful connection between faculty and students. That God would bless these relationships and conversations for the good of his kingdom.
  • For wisdom for the online learning committee as they are working diligently this semester to support our online programs.
  • For encouragement for our teaching assistants who serve our faculty and students so well.
  • The God would bless our summer course enrollments for our intensive and 8-week courses.

Student Services:

  • We are hosting camps throughout the summer. Be praying many students come to know the Lord and we are able to serve them well.

Student Life:

  • The South Asia team will be faithful to lovingly share the gospel with new friends they make and bless our partners while they are there this summer.
  • The Student Life team will use the summer to wisely:
    • Prepare for a new group of Freshmen,
    • Continue to lay the groundwork for our new Student Life Interns,
    • Take time to rest,
    • And to prepare our event schedule for next year.
  • We will be a blessing to students who will be around this summer.

Alumni Engagement

  • Pray for our alumni who are preparing for a variety of summer activities within their ministries. Specifically, pray that they would have endurance to press on during what we know is typically a busy season.
  • Pray for endurance for our alumni who are experiencing the burdens that often come with a life dedicated to ministry. Pray that the Lord would remind them of their calling and renew their spirit as they minister to those around them.
  • Pray for those alumni who are experiencing health challenges themselves and within their families.

Constituent Relations

  • Pray for our churches to experience genuine and lasting revival
  • Pray for each of our denominational entities to experience a unity of vision
  • Pray for our state conventions and local associations to serve churches of all sizes with prayerful wisdom
  • Pray that all of our SBC family will commit to fulfilling the Great Commission and practicing the Great Commandment.
  • Pray that God to call and raise up more pastors, particularly for churches with less than 200 members
  • Pray for Southwestern to intentionally, faithfully and effectively encourage pastors with small congregations
  • Pray for Dr. Mann as he mentors pastors across the south and southwest

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"Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).


Thank you.

We are so grateful for your partnership in prayer.