Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Praying for the churches of Southern Virginia

As part of our liturgy at Annual Council 2015, each delegation wrote a prayer for their parish. We are sharing these prayers each week in the eNews so that we all can support one another in the upcoming year.

St. James, Warfield
Heavenly Father, bless your children as they continue this path of life. Bless their feet, their hearts, and their souls. Bless all they come in contact with so they can come to know you. So, Heavenly Father, continue to grace us with your love that sustains us day to day. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Emmanuel, Franklin
Lord of all mercy and giver of good gifts, we offer up to you the concerns and needs of our church and community. We are beset by poverty, dwindling economic resources, and educational decline. Our hope is in you, Lord! Lead us into wholeness, prosperity, and renewed health. Enlarge our congregation to the glory of your name. Amen.