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.

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.

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Starting the day with Devotions at the 2016 ACL Conference at George Fox University

Reference Point Devotional

A devotional, Reference Point, is written by ACL members and distributed monthly as a way to spiritually uplift fellow members. Members can submit a devotion for consideration by clicking the button below. Visit our archives of devotions or consider a $25 donation to the Legacy Endowment to receive a printed compilation of devotions in Faithful Words.

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The Least of These

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” – Matthew 25:40 NIV

While working in the public library my understanding of who the “least of these” were grew as I daily interacted with those who are marginalized in society: the homeless, those who are technologically challenged, those who aren’t comfortable speaking English, the recently released from prison, and those whom society seems to have forgotten for whatever reason. (more…)

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Faithful Words Devotional Book

A word for librarians from The Word who is FAITHFUL and TRUE

Faithful Words is a beautiful 206-page hard-back collection of member-authored Reference Point devotionals from the last eight years produced and printed in the summer of 2022 with the goal of building the principal balance of the Legacy Endowment fund.  It is sure to be a blessing to you or a colleague or friend. With each $25 increment of donation to the Legacy Endowment, you are eligible to receive a copy of the book. Would you or someone you know benefit from having a copy of Faithful Words? It would make for a great Christmas gift or as a tangible donation to your local public library.

Get your copy today!

Additional opportunities:

  • 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.

Spiritual Encouragement Team

Grace Andrews, Coordinator
Wesley Biblical Seminary

Andrea Abernathy
Virginia Beach Public Libraries

Deborah McConkey
EPIC Bible College & Graduate School

Craig Rosenbeck
Roberts Wesleyan College