Prayer

Practicing a spiritual discipline that includes daily prayer for Metropolitan Richmond in concert with the Richmond Hill community.

Prayer is at the heart of everything we do here at Richmond Hill. Usually every meeting begins or ends with prayer.  We gather in the chapel three times a day, every day at 7 am, noon, and 6 pm, to pray for the healing of the city.  The list is long and specific, from schools to government to public servants to businesses. And if you live anywhere in the Richmond metropolitan area, we pray for you!

The practice of praying The Hours, or the Daily Office, is an ancient contemplative discipline retained in monasteries and some churches through contemporary times.  It is a way of focusing ourselves back on the presence of God in our midst despite the many demands of the day. All programming stops for prayer, and nothing is to be scheduled during the prayer times.  The expectation is that, even during holidays, prayers continue three times a day, every day.

Explore the ways you can be part of our mission of prayer for the healing of our metropolitan city, through various prayer and worship services held at Richmond Hill, or by including our cycle of prayers into your own Sunday services through our Metro Richmond at Prayer program.

What God does with our prayers is difficult to know for sure.  But at the very least, we trust that praying changes us – that through prayer God makes us more compassionate, more aware, more able to meet the needs all around us.
The Rev. Joel BlunkCo-Pastoral Director
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