Prayer of all kinds is common at Baylor, from public, communal prayers in Chapel or on-campus Bible studies, to private whispered prayers in a dorm room or before a test (especially now, during finals). But students aren’t the only ones covering the BU campus in prayer; each month, groups of Baylor parents gather all over the country to pray for their children in what’s known as “First Call to Prayer,” organized by the Baylor Parents League.
“Even though our children may be from different walks of life on the Baylor campus, their common denominator is that all of their moms and dads get together every month and pray for them,” says Lori Horvath, a mother of two BU grads and one current student. “We give such thanks that there’s a place like Baylor that stands firm on that commitment and doesn’t waver and continues it in their Parents League with First Call to Prayer.”
As one of many activities, the Parents League’s call to prayer allows Baylor parents from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., from Minneapolis to South Texas, to “stand in the gap” for Baylor students, faculty and administrators through monthly prayer and fellowship. Prayer requests and praise reports can be shared online and are lifted up along with more general topics each month. What a great way for parents to support their children without getting in the way of their independence as young men and women!
Sic ’em, Parents League prayer warriors!