Praying together for Charlottesville
Pray together for Charlottesville
God is on the move! We’ve been praying in obedience to Jesus’ direction in Luke 10:2 for “the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
One of the specific communities we’ve been praying for is Charlottesville, Virginia, and now the Lord has called Dave and Alison Petty to come and plant a church there.
And the Lord’s timing is perfect! We had already scheduled our first diocesan day of on-site prayer for church planting to be in Charlottesville on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Pettys will be with us and we’ll be praying with them for the new work the Lord is bringing forth.
Here’s the plan: we’ll gather at 10:00 a.m. at the Center for Christian Study, 128 Chancellor St., Charlottesville, VA 22903. We’ll pray together for a time; then go out in teams to various parts of the community to pray and listen to the Lord; then we’ll re-gather to report back, have lunch (please bring your own brown bag lunch) and have more prayer together. We’ll depart promptly at 2:00 p.m.
So join in! Come to Charlottesville on the 22nd or pray from wherever you are.
Remember also that we have a network of those who have committed to pray for our work of evangelism and church planting. The Rev. Tim Howe, adjunct priest at Truro Anglican Church, coordinates this prayer effort. He regularly sends out by email a cycle of prayer, with a very short list of targets for the upcoming weeks, so we can pray together for communities and for planters.
If you would be willing to join in this effort, simply send a brief email to Lynn Milograno, Diocesan Administrator, saying that you want to be a part of the L10:2 prayer effort. You’ll receive an email twice a month with a few bullet points for prayer. It’s entirely up to you to pray when and how the Lord leads.
The Lord is honoring His Word as we trust and obey Him and pray for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
The Rt. Rev. John A. M. Guernsey