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Intercessory Calendar

May, 2023

Remember in your prayers this month:

Jeanette Cox

The Creasey Family


Keith Enroughty

Bob Flagg

John Francis

Barbara Rayner Guerrero

 Chuck Haack

Dennis Lovett

David Metz

Jeff Owen

Richard Paradis

Stephen Praver

Krissy Rapetti

Olivia Saunders

Bill Schmitt

John and Janet Toney

Cathy Wood

Linda Vegas

Buffy Wright

Blue Ridge Retirement Community

Kingdom Life Ministries


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.     

AMay 1, 2023   Native American Tribal Ministries/Art


May 8, 2023  Aspire Dance Acade

May 15, 2023  Treble Maker Music

May 22, 2023  St. Francis Music Ministry

May 29, 2023.  For worship leaders to be raised up, developed, and released into ministry throughout Goochland County



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.

May 2, 2023 Goochland County Supervisors, County Administrator, Employees, County Courts, EMTs and Fire Fighters

May 9, 2023 Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Youngkin, Legislators, State Courts

May 16, 2023  President Biden, Cabinet, Executive Branch; Congress; Federal Courts, all Military, Veterans, Law


May 23, 2023  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

May 30, 2023.  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 

May 3, 2023    Superintendent, teachers,  all employees, all students

May 10, 2023   Private Schools, Reynolds Community College

May 17, 2023  Day Care Centers

May 24, 2023  Home schools

May 31, 2023. 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.



May 4, 2023  Goochland Chamber of Commerce

May 11, 2023  Centerville Businesses

May 18, 2023  For all future businesses considering locating in Goochland

May 25, 2023  For insightful, creative employees to serve the businesses of our communities 




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.

May 5, 2023   All Churches, members, leaders, and ministries in Goochland

May 12, 2023   The Diocese of Virginia;  Bishops, Clergy, People, and all ministries

May 19, 2023   The churches in which we grew up

May 26, 2023   For the increase and multiplication of ministries throughout our region