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Intercessory Calendar

October, 2019


Mondays- The Arts

O God, whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven: Be ever present with your servants who seek through art and music to perfect the praises offered by your people on earth; and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty, and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.     

October 7, 2019    Many Waters Ministries/Art

                       Therapy; Libby Clark Photography

October 14 , 2019   Aspire Dance Academy

October 21, 2019   Treble Maker Music

October 28, 2019   St. Francis Music Ministry


Tuesdays-  Government

 Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.  Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Imbue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.  In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

October 1, 2019    Goochland County Supervisors, County Administrator, Employees, County Courts, EMTs, and Fire Fighters

October 8 , 2019   Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Northam, Legislators, State Courts

October 15, 2019  President Trump, Cabinet, Executive Branch; Congress; Federal Courts, all Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement  

October 22, 2019  For the increase of numbers of highly skilled candidates for all public offices;  For the  protection and integrity of our election process on all levels of government

October 29, 2019  For all government employees at the federal, state, and local level


Wednesdays- Education

 O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Goochland County Schools 

October 2, 2019    Superintendent, teachers,  all employees, all students

October 9, 2019   Private Schools, Reynolds College3

October 16, 2019   Day Care Centers

October 23, 2019   Home schools

October 30, 2019  All private tutors


 Thursdays- Business

 Almighty God, that you would raise up business leaders, entrepreneurs, and strong employees to cultivate businesses in our areas and give structure and growth to the dreams of those who seek to make our community a better place to live, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

October 3, 2019   Goochland Chamber of Commerce

October 10, 2019  Centerville Businesses

October 17, 2019  For all future businesses considering locating in Goochland

October 24, 2019  For insightful, creative employees to serve the businesses of our communities

October 31, 2019  For entrepreneurial business leaders to locate in Goochland


Fridays- Church

 Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent.  Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

October 4, 2019    All Churches, members, leaders, and ministries in Goochland

October 11, 2019    The Diocese of Virginia;  Bishops, Clergy, People, and all ministries

October 18, 2019   The churches in which we grew up

October 25, 2019   For the increase and multiplication of ministries throughout our region