JEFFERSON CITY — Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is slated to keynote the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Legislative Prayer Service early next year.
“It is important for Missouri government leaders to hear from one of our outstanding seminary presidents at this critical hour in our nation’s history,” said Don Hinkle, Pathway editor and organizer of the annual event. “All who attend will be blessed by a powerful and encouraging message from God’s Word by Dr. Allen, and we are thankful for his willingness to be a part of this important prayer service.”
When Missouri Baptists gather at Concord Baptist Church here to pray for state and national government leaders Jan. 6, 2016, it will mark the 11th time that they have done so on the first day of each new legislative year. Each year, the service—open to the public—draws Christian citizens of Missouri who desire to follow the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to offer “supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings” for government leaders. But the 9 a.m. service also draws leaders from each branch of the state government, who are also invited to a breakfast before the service.
Even if they’re unable to attend the prayer service, Missouri Baptists across the state are invited to set apart time on Jan. 6 to pray for state officials in each branch of government.