Prayer – January 2012

Join us in praying radical prayers for the Metro Richmond area….

What do we pray for?  We Pray for the Transformation of Metropolitan Richmond:

For the more than one million people living in this historic capital city of Central Virginia, including the jurisdictions of Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the surrounding counties and towns.

January’s Prayer List Follows:

Pray to overcome in Christ’s name the heritage of racism in Metropolitan Richmond.

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)

January 1, 2012.   We pray to overcome in Christ’s name the heritage of racism: For racial reconciliation and healing in Metropolitan Richmond; for an end to all racial prejudice and discrimination, beginning with what is in our own hearts.

January 8, 2012.  We pray to overcome in Christ’s name the heritage of racism: For the elimination of discrimination in living patterns, public education, employment, political jurisdiction, and churches in Metropolitan Richmond.

January 15, 2012.  We pray to overcome in Christ’s name the heritage of racism: To proclaim in word and deed the Beloved Community.

January 22, 2012.  We pray to overcome in Christ’s name the heritage of racism: To overcome ignorance, indifference, resentment, and bitterness with regard to race in both private and public life.

January 29, 2012.  We pray to overcome in Christ’s name the heritage of racism: To experience the victory of Jesus’ resurrection over all personal and institutional results of racism and racial inequality in this metropolitan city.

Provided by…Metro Richmond at Prayer

This is a cooperative, covenanted effort of churches in Metropolitan Richmond. We pray together each Sunday for the common concerns of our Metropolitan Richmond community.

Please use the Sunday themes however the Spirit leads.  We do not tell one another how to pray.  We only covenant to pray together in one accord for God’s transformation and healing of our metropolitan city.

Coordination of this effort is provided by Richmond Hill, 2209 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23223.