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Intercessory Calendar

May, 2020

Remember in you prayers this month:

Ruthann Chynoweth

Amber and Gauge Haack

Jim Hanson

Lois Ladny and family

Dennis Lovett

Annik Mathias

Stephen Praver

Jay Scott

Terry Shifflett

Jill Wells

Janice (lost family members to COVID-19)

Mac's Service Center, Ashland (for business to thrive and continue to provide a steady source of employment)

Blue Ridge Retirement Community

Kingdom Life Ministries

Ministry of Hope

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.     

May 4, 2020    Many Waters Ministries/Art

                       Therapy; Libby Clark Photography

May 11, 2020   Aspire Dance Academy

May 18 2020  Treble Maker Music

May 25, 2020   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.

May 5, 2020    Goochland County Supervisors, County Administrator, Employees, County Courts, EMTs, and Fire Fighters

May 12 , 2020   Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Northam, Legislators, State Courts

May 19, 2020  President Trump, Cabinet, Executive Branch; Congress; Federal Courts, all Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement  

May 26, 2020  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


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 6, 2020    Superintendent, teachers,  all employees, all students

May 13, 2020   Private Schools, Reynolds Community College

May 20, 2020   Day Care Centers

May 27, 2020   Home schools


 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 7, 2020  Goochland Chamber of Commerce

May 14, 2020  Centerville Businesses

May 21, 2020  For all future businesses considering locating in Goochland

May 28, 2020  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 1, 2020    All Churches, members, leaders, and ministries in Goochland

May 8, 2020   The Diocese of Virginia;  Bishops, Clergy, People, and all ministries

May 15, 2020   The churches in which we grew up

May 22, 2020   For the increase and multiplication of ministries throughout our region

May 29, 2020    For Embrace Richmond that many would be trained and equipped to be great neighbors and make great                                           neighborhoods