Prayer Ministry

Prayer Retreat

The Ignatian Adventure of Prayer

Facilitator: Robert Dilday

Saturday, October 22, 2016
8:30 a.m. -  3:00 p.m.
Roslyn Retreat Center, Walker Hall
8727 River Road
Henrico, Virginia 23229

Cost: $20 (includes lunch)

Register Online September 18 - October 9.


Robert Dilday serves as Editor-in-Chief of Baptist News Global. He has been a long time member of FBC serving in many capacities in our congregation. The most recent journey of his faith has taken him to St. Stephens to be involved with their congregation and explore a more in-depth contemplative spirituality. It is out of that journey of recent years that leads him to be our facilitator for this day retreat on prayer. Robert will bring all the richness of his Baptist roots in prayer, combined with some new ways of connecting to God through Ignatian Prayer. He will share with us how we might experience God in a wholly different way of examining our total life as we approach God each day.


What does the real life of prayer look like?
How does the life of contemplative prayer intersect with the life of engagement in the world? In what ways can each enrich the other? Ignatius relied on prayer forms and spiritual traditions deeply rooted in the church. What is distinctive with Ignatius is how he artfully weaves them together and how much he emphasizes the experiential and practical in the life of prayer. Come explore what Ignatian spirituality has to teach us about praying while collaborating with God in our world's healing.

For more information, contact Martha Smith, Administrative Assistant.

Catalyst Prayer Ministry

This group meets Wednesday evenings at 6:00 in the Adams Room.

Purpose: to pray for the many ministries of our church, which fulfill our mission statement to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Catalyst prayer is to empower through prayer those who are actively involved in providing joyful worship, spiritual nurture, and compassionate outreach to Richmond and throughout the world. It also provides prayer support for the many needs that surface from our TV Ministry, our congregation and our community.

Fulfilled by believers who are called to intensive prayer for those serving our church and those reaching out to the lost and unchurched.

For more information, contact Martha Smith, Administrative Assistant.

Service of Prayer for Healing

Meets the second Sunday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Upcoming speakers:
  • September 18 - note: service delayed one week due to ONE Sunday event; speaker Jim Somerville
  • October 9 - TBD
  • November 13 - Bruce and Debbie Leary

Welcome to this monthly service of prayer, worship, music and scripture. It is a quiet time to talk with God — in thanksgiving, in seeking forgiveness, and petitioning His healing presence in our lives, and the lives of others. The service provides an opportunity to entrust to God’s care our concerns about fear, illness, relationships, finances, hunger, homelessness, and injustice.

Dr. Roberta Damon will lead a grief counseling group at 3:30 p.m. in the Library for anyone who is walking through the journey of loss.