Day of Prayer | Wednesday | March 3

Wednesday, March 3rd is set aside for Moody's annual Day of Prayer. Students, faculty and staff members have the opportunity to meet corporately and privately throughout the day for prayer. During the Day of Prayer, students, staff and faculty are able to focus on the theme of the day found in Proverbs 21:1. This verse states "The King's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes."  

We have seats available in Torrey-Gray Auditorium if you are interested in physically attending the Opening and Closing Sessions. Students may sign up for this by viewing instructions in the Chapel Course on Canvas. Faculty and staff will find the sign up link in the Moody Weekly. You must sign up by clicking the links provided due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you do sign up, please sit in the chairs that have the “Reserved for Chapel” sign on the back of them so you may be socially distanced from others.

All Day of Prayer sessions will be filmed live and will not be recorded. The Opening (8:30 am-10:30 am) and Closing (3:30 pm-4:30 pm) Sessions may be counted towards Chapel attendance.

*Important* Day of Prayer Directions

  • Bro/Sis Zoom Viewing for Opening Sessions:
    • We encourage on-campus students to meet with members of their own floor (abiding by the Covid-19 guidelines) as they view the Opening Live Session through the Zoom Link their RA provides through "screen share".
  • General Zoom Viewing for Opening Sessions:
    • For all other students, a General Zoom Link will be provided for the Opening Session. The General Zoom Link allows students to also gather together for prayer in breakout rooms during the Opening Session while simultaneously being able to view the Opening Session from this link through "screen share". 
  • If you are having technical difficulties with viewing the live stream through the Zoom "screen share", please view the live stream by clicking the following link (Links to an external site.)

Learn how to host a Virtual Prayer Group and Live Stream through Zoom to lower the potential of lagging by viewing the 1 minute video on your Chapel Course on Canvas. 

Day of Prayer Schedule

**The session Zoom links for students may be found on the Chapel Course on Canvas. Employees may view this through the Moody Weekly.


  • 6:30-8:00 a.m.
    • Breakfast
  • 8:30-10.30 a.m. 
    • Live Stream Opening Session and Zoom Prayer with students and staff  (Counts towards Chapel credit). 
  • 11:00-12:00 p.m.
    • Employee prayer sessions will be held by individual departments through Zoom or Microsoft Teams. We are asking managers to ”host” this prayer time.

  • 11:00-11:50 p.m.
    • Students attend regularly scheduled classes for prayer with their professors.
  • 11:00-2:00 p.m.
    • Lunch
  • 12:00-12:50 p.m.
    •  Students attend regularly scheduled classes for prayer with their professors.
  • 2:30-3:20 p.m. 
    • General Zoom Session
    • Faculty members meet for prayer via Zoom: Faculty must view The Weekly for this information. 
    • Married and Family Ministry students meet for prayer via Zoom
    • Jenkins undergrad meet for prayer sessions via Zoom
    • Bro/Sis floors meet for prayer via Zoom (see your RA for Zoom links)
    • Off campus/cohort students meet for prayer via Zoom
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Live Stream Closing Session with students and staff (Counts towards Chapel credit).
      • Students will view this session through the Day of Prayer Live Stream.
  • 4:45-7:00 p.m.
    • Dinner

The Value of Chapel

The chapel program is an important part of the MBI undergraduate educational experience and is subject to the educational values and outcomes outlined in the Undergraduate catalog found in the “Student Center” of your student portal. The ultimate goal is to be part of providing a Bible-centered education that enables students to know Christ better and to serve Him through His church in vocational ministry. Therefore, the chapel program is committed to the following goals:

  • Chapel seeks to enhance Christian life and character by encouraging the discipline of corporate worship and addressing issues related to Christian living.
  • Chapel is designed to enhance biblical and theological literacy through expositional preaching and theological lectures.
  • Chapel is a forum for articulating a Christian worldview and showing how Christians address current cultural issues.
  • Chapel teaches ministry skills by modeling and by providing hands-on opportunities for student involvement.
  • Chapel improves critical thinking by providing a context for important spokespersons to raise critical points of view.
  • Chapel builds a sense of community through corporate gatherings.
  • Chapel provides a forum for addressing important community issues such as cultural awareness, sexuality, alcohol/drugs, politics, campus issues, etc.

Chapel is an integral part of the educational experience at Moody Bible Institute. Each chapel seeks to enhance Christian life and character by encouraging the discipline of corporate worship and addressing issues related to Christian living. It also serves as a strategic time to develop campus community.

Click here to learn more about chapel attendance.