Community Blessings


The Richmond Hill Community is an ecumenical retreat center in the city of Richmond, Virginia. From their beginning in 1987, they have believed that they were called to pray specifically for their city, its leaders, and municipal agencies, so they have created a weekly cycle of prayer that addresses these needs. On Mondays, for instance, they pray for “Our citizens who live in the City of Richmond, the Mayor, Manager, City Council, and School Board. Non-profit organizations and their ministries. All schools: students, teachers, and staff. Day care centers. All who suffer from addiction, dependency, and co-dependency. The Council, residents, and staff of Richmond Hill” ( Such a cycle of prayer could easily be adapted for any size city or town, as a church or group of churches seeks to bless both themselves and their wider community.