Mary Mohler spoke Nov. 7 to about 50 women meeting in Maryville for an annual gathering of IBSA ministers’ wives. Mohler, whose husband is president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, focused her first session on engaging the privilege of prayer. In the second session, she led ministers’ wives in an extended time of corporate and personal prayer.
Mohler prayed aloud through the book of 2 Timothy, adapting Paul’s words to church leaders into requests for the women’s husbands and families. She also prayed through a section of Colossians, and gave ministers’ wives an easy-to-remember plan to pray through several Psalms: 7, 37, 67, 97, and 127.
Throughout her talk, Mohler, author of the new book “Growing in Gratitude,” shared several resources designed to enhance a person’s prayer life. But, she encouraged ministers’ wives, “The best way to learn to pray is to pray.”
Ministers’ wives in attendance elected officers for next year’s meeting in Marion: Brianna Trowbridge, president; Jeanette Cloyd, vice president; and Sara Hallas, treasurer.