Calling all SEBTS: 40 hours of prayer for upcoming election, personal & national revival

“If . . . My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”

-1 Chronicles 7:13-14 (HCSB)

Students, Faculty and Staff,

You and your family are invited to participate in the 40/40 Prayer Vigil in Appleby Chapel on November 2-4. The 40/40 Prayer Vigil is an event sponsored by the North American Mission Board and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission that encourages members of the Southern Baptist Convention to join together in either 40 days or 40 hours of prayer for personal and corporate revival. The event is also intended to be a precursor to the upcoming election and to encourage the SBC to be in prayer for the leaders of our country.

SEBTS has decided to partner with NAMB and the ERLC in hosting the 40/40 Prayer Vigil on our campus in the format of a 40-hour, around the clock, vigil. We have set aside Nov. 2-4 (Friday night – Sunday AM) as the 40 hours of prayer for the SEBTS family and we have divided the hours up according to demographic groups. Time blocks have been set aside for residents of the various housing complexes, faculty and staff, commuter students, and distance learners.

Please see the assigned times below:

Students Date Time
Bostwick residents Friday, November 2 4:00 PM-12:00 AM
Fletcher Village residents Friday, November 2-
Saturday, November 3
8:00 PM-3:00 AM
Lolley residents Friday, November 2-
Saturday, November 3
10:00 PM- 3:00 AM
Goldston residents Saturday, November 3 12:00-8:00 AM
Distance Learning students Saturday, November 3 OR Sunday, November 4 Sat., Nov 3- 5:00 -10:00 AM OR
Sun., Nov 4- 2:00-7:00 AM
Commuter students (anyone who takes classes on campus but does not live in campus housing) Saturday, November 3 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Faculty and Staff Saturday, November 3 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
West Oak Apartments residents Saturday, November 3 12:00-9:00 PM
Duplex residents Saturday, November 3 2:00-10:00 PM
McDowell Townhomes residents Saturday, November 3-
Sunday, November 4
8:00 PM-4:00 AM
Flaherty Farms residents Saturday, November 3-
Sunday, November 4
9:00 PM- 7:00 AM


Helpful information

  • Each student/family that chooses to participate is asked to come for a minimum of 30-60 minutes during their assigned time. Families may choose the time they would like to sign up by clicking here to fill out the registration form. More information about registration below.
  • Your whole family is encouraged to come. There will be simple activities for children to help them to participate in praying with their parents during the assigned slot.
  • There will be prayer guides available to assist you and your family through your time. They will be placed in Appleby for you to use. A copy of the prayer guide is available here.
  • Location: Appleby Chapel
  • Click here for more information about the 40/40 Prayer Vigil. Blogs about the vigil: Baptist TwentyOne, The Gospel Coalition, Kevin Ezell.

To sign up to pray:

  1. Please click here.
  2. Scroll down to find your designated time slot. These are assigned by campus housing assignment or other criteria. Please see the above chart for more information.
  3. Find the time that you (and your family) would you like pray and type your name in an empty box. Please do not type over someone else’s name or erase someone’s sign up. Please call Student Life at 919.761.2302 if you have questions about the form.
  4. The form automatically saves itself, so once you type in your name, you are done! Just show up to Appleby Chapel at the time you signed up.


If you have any questions about this event or would like more information, please call Student Life at 919.761.2302.

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