“He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” –Rev. 21: 5
Father God, we pray for the Village Seven/Old Farm neighborhood this week. We thank you for Village Seven, a signature project for Bud and Bruce Shepard, among the city’s early real estate developers — a complete community of homes, schools, parks and shopping developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s southeast of Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway. In addition to being a cutting-edge suburban community when it was developed, Village Seven gained a reputation for having some of the city’s more distinctive street names: Teeter Totter Circle, Seesaw Lane, Nonchalant Circle, Languid Lane, Peaceful Place, Whileaway Circle and Nevermind Lane. Lord, as the population of the Village Seven area has been decreasing, mostly due to a reduced number of children, we pray for the long-term residents as they adjust to being a “middle aged” neighborhood. Give them renewed vision for their community and bring in new neighbors that can share and serve their future together.