Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
growing together

Prayer Drive

While we are under this state of emergency and health pandemic, let us remember to center ourselves in prayer.  You may be looking for some way to make a difference, and let's face it, you may be going a little stir crazy if you have been home for many days. Consider practicing social distancing, while going for a "prayer drive."  Pick a variety of locations from the list below or come up with your own! Go to the parking lots or a nearby safe space and pray. While there, consider snapping a picture of the places you prayed. If you would like, post it to Facebook and use the #sgumcprayerdrive.

Community Prayer Drive Ideas

  1. Church Parking Lot (prayers for the church and the Cheryl Watson Memorial Clinic)
  2. Harmony at Hanover (pray for those in the assisted living facility and those who are lonely due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions)  8227 Meadowbridge Rd., Mechancisville, VA 23111
  3. Memorial Regional Medical Center or other local hospital (Pray for the healthcare workers, for those who are sick and in the hospital) 8260 Atlee Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116
  4. Autumn Care Assisted Living (pray for the residents and workers)
              7600 Autumn Park Way Mechanicsville, VA 23116
  5. Covenant Woods (pray for its residents and those in quarantine who aren’t able to be with family)
              7090 Covenant Woods Dr. Mechanicsville, VA 23111
  1. The Hermitage (pray for its residents and those in quarantine who aren’t able to be with family)
              1600 Westwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23227
  1. Any Local School (pray for the students, teachers, and administrators, pray for those who no longer receive a paycheck because the schools are closed)
  1. Area Fire Stations and Police Departments (pray for the first responders and those who put themselves in harms way as they serve the greater community)
  1. Your Favorite Local Restaurant (Pray for small business owners, pray for all in the service industry who are not able to work during the shutdown.)
  1. Grocery Stores (Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for those who stock the shelves and work tirelessly so that we can put food on our tables.) 
  2. Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF) One Stop Shop (pray for those impacted by MCEF’s closure during the COVID-19 outbreak and pray for the children who are still receiving MCEF food backpacks during the school closure)         7235 Stonewall Parkway Mechanicsville, VA 23111
  1. Habitat for Humanity Faith Build Missions (pray for the homeowners and how COVID-19 is affecting progress on the houses)  Across the street from 506 Hanover Avenue Ashland, VA 23005
  1. Hanover Department of Health - Chickahominy Health District (Pray for health workers and those who find themselves sick) 12312 Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005
  1. Christian Village Apartments (Pray for the individuals in low income housing) 7105 Brooks Farm Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111
  1. Hanover County Government Center / Courthouse (Pray for our government officials and our local leaders)  7530 County Complex Rd. Hanover, VA 23069
  1. Pamunkey Regional Jail (pray for those who are incarcerated and those who take care of them) 7240 Courtland Farm Road, Hanover, VA 23069
  1. Hanover County School Board Office (Pray for Wisdom of school leadership as they face new learning challenges in the wake of COVID-19) 200 Berkley Street, Ashland, VA 23005
  1. The Arc of Hanover (pray for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive services)  417 England Street, Ashland, VA 23005
  1. Randolph Macon College (pray for our college students everywhere) 114 College Ave. Ashland, VA 23005
  1. VA Conference Offices (Pray for the United Methodist Church) 10330 Staples Mill Road Glen Allen, VA 23058