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Spiritual Encouragement

ACL seeks to encourage members in their faith. This support is displayed in a variety of ways across the Association.

Prayer

How could one small initiative bring so much love, joy, peace, and faith to ACL?

ACL’s Spiritual Encouragement Team began the prayer initiative at the end of 2020 to provide support and care through a confidential prayer ministry. Prayer volunteers spanning the globe lift up prayer requests to the Lord. You can reach out in your time of need and be assured that you will be supported in prayer. 

Covid–19 has brought challenges to our world. We all face challenges unique to the spaces in which God has called us, but he has said, “Fear not, I have overcome the world.” Each day the Spiritual Encouragement Team along with prayer volunteers pray for you, seeing the privilege, responsibility, and opportunity in this call from Christ.

Thank you for allowing us to pray for you! Your prayer request will be kept confidential and lifted to the Lord.

Submit a Prayer Request

Submit a Prayer Request Update

Devotional

A devotional, Reference Point, is written by ACL members and distributed monthly as a way to spiritually uplift fellow members. Andrea Abernathy, Grace Andrews, Craig Rosenbeck, and Deborah McConkey serve the membership by coordinating this effort. Members can submit a devotion for consideration by clicking the button below. Visit our archives of devotions through the right navigational menu.

Submit a Devotional

Additional opportunities for encouragement and ways to be involved in ACL's community of believers:

  • During the National Library Week, the ACL President sends out a daily call to prayer highlighting different specific prayer needs.
  • On the ACL Discussion List prayer and support for personal and work-related requests are often shared that demonstrate a caring community.
  • The Christian Librarian seeks to include articles from a Biblical worldview that are helpful to those in the library field.
  • The ACL Annual Conference strives to encourage spiritual community with daily prayer walks and devotions, and occasionally, a concert of prayer or hymn sing.

Contact the Spiritual Encouragement Team at encouragement@acl.org with any questions. 

 

 

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