Church of the Brethren
Virlina District
3402 Plantation Road, NE
Roanoke, Virginia  24012
(800) 847-5462
(540) 362-1816
Virlina District

Church of the Brethren
Continuing the Work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17 - NRSV)

Here are suggestions for the prayers of your congregation during January – March 2022. Now more than ever, our prayers together are a source of spiritual strength and health. They increase our spiritual power, enhance the unity of the church and open us to the Spirit’s guidance. We ask that you share these in such a way that every member of your congregation has access to them.


January 2, 2022 -

Pray for Harold E. “Hal” Sonafrank, who begins as pastor of the Christiansburg Church of the Brethren on January 1, 2022. Let us pray that the Lord of the Harvest will call and send out workers into fields near and far. 

January 9, 2022 -

Pray for Scott Douglas, who is retiring as Director of Relationships and Growth for the Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust on January 27, 2022. Let us give thanks for those who’ve served with and for us throughout our nation and the world. 

January 16, 2022 -

Pray for the Nominating and Personnel Committee of District Conference as they anticipate their initial meeting on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Let us pray for the guidance and aid of the Holy Spirit in discerning persons to be called to leadership. 

January 23, 2022 -

Pray for Harold E. Boyd, who began as pastor of the Hollins Road Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Virginia on December 1, 2021.  Let us pray that we will support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service. 

January 30, 2022 -

Pray for Debbie NoffsingerAnnual Conference Assistant for the Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Illinois. Let us give thanks to God for the commitment of those who serve unseen, but not unimportantly, in the ministry and mission of the church.

February 6, 2022 -

Pray for Daniel L. Rudy, pastor of the Ninth Street Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Virginia, who celebrated ten years of service on November 1, 2021. Let us pray that the wideness and breadth of God’s work will challenge us to seek wider, greater and more creative fields of mission and ministry.

February 13, 2022 -

Pray for Naomi L. Powersco-pastor of the Daleville Church of the Brethren in Botetourt County, Virginia, who has been approved for ordination to the Gospel Ministry. Let us give glory to God for the gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon the church.

February 20, 2022 -

Pray for Roundtable (Grades 9-12), sponsored by the Interdistrict Youth Cabinet on February 25-27, 2022 at Bridgewater College. Let us pray that God will nurture the spiritual depth and stamina of our young people.

February 27, 2022 -

Pray for Karen Duhai, Director of Student Development, at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana. Let us remember that every person who serves the Body of Christ is important and that those parts which seem to be weaker are indispensible.

March 6, 2022 -

Pray for the Virlina District Board, scheduled to meet at the Pulaski, First Church of the Brethren, on March 19, 2022.   Let us pray that the Spirit of God will grant discernment, guide every decision and empower every undertaking.

March 13, 2022 -

Pray for the participants and leadership of Pilgrimage XXIV: A FaithQuest for Adults, a spiritual development retreat of the Virlina District, scheduled for March 18-20, 2022 at Camp Bethel. Let us pray that participants will gain a deeper spirituality and greater commitment to the cause of Christ.

March 20, 2022 -

Pray for Daniel H. Naff, who began as Food Service Director for Camp Bethel in Fincastle, Virginia on November 1, 2021.  Let us pray that the ministries of Camp Bethel will be enhanced and multiplied for the glory of God.

March 27, 2022 -

Pray for those who are suffering from the effects of COVID-19 and those who grieve the loss of friends and families during the pandemic. Let us pray that we receive the strength to endure and the power to overcome difficult circumstances.