Prayer Ministry

What does it mean to “pray without ceasing,” as Paul encourages the Thessalonian church? In prayer we present our true selves before God, and we also pay attention for God’s voice and presence in our lives. We pray through words and silence, activism and service, music and art. Prayer is not one-sided, but rather an openness to two-way communication with God.

Whether it is praying for the needs of family, friends, our world or yourself, WMPC offers several ways for you to engage in daily prayer. We hope you will join us.

You may also find the following resources from our church library useful:

Open Mind, Open Heart : The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel by Keating, Thomas. - (248.34 Kea)
Psalms for Praying : An Invitation to Wholeness by Merrill, Nan C. - (223 Mer)
Soul Feast : An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life by Thompson, Marjorie J. - (248 Tho)
Fr. Thomas Keating on Centering Prayer (Video 291.4 Kea)

Praying Our Church into its Future

Below is a list of the People, Missions and Visions of WMPC which will be lifted up each week .

Dates People Mission Vision

July 28 – August 3

Koinonia Groups
(Jackie Mullin)

Montreat Youth Conference
(Genevieve Brooks)

Stephen Ministry
(Anne Ramsay)

August 4 – 10

Clothing Closet reopens August 7,
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesday
(Paula Williams)

Service Learning Trips, Asheville Youth Mission, August 4 -9 (Deb Smith)


Flower Guild Ministry
(Rebecca Turner)

Summer Preaching Series
Considering many of the “one another” or “each other” lessons of the New Testament

August 11 – 17

Midsummer Celebrations,
August 12-15
(Lynn Springfield)

Angel Food Ministry
(Laura Bryant)


Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen
(Gloria Johnson)

Music Ministry Team
(Karl Zinsmeister)

August 18 - 24

Youth Summer Forum, August 25
(Deb Smith)

High School & Middle School Field Day, August 20 (Deb Smith)

Sunday School Teacher Orientation,
August 25
(Lynn Springfield)

August 25 - 31

Chair Yoga
(Margie Mould)


Healing Prayer
(Mary Ann Turner)

Community Allocations
Applications due September 1
(Gloria Johnson)

Imagine Campaign
(Andrew Amodei)

Walk the Labyrinth in Davidson Chapel

The chapel is open 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays and 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursdays. Since exceptions arise, call the church office at 919-834-3424 to check availability. All are welcome.

Other WMPC Prayer Ministry Opportunities

  • A Prayer Network of people committed to bringing before God the gratitude and needs of our community and beyond. If you have anything you would like lifted in prayer or would like to join the Prayer Network, please send an email request to Cate Church Norman.
  • Services of Wholeness and Healing incorporating music, prayer, and silence are offered several times a year.
  • Contemplative Retreats. Put the demands of your life on hold and join us on the next retreat. More information is coming soon.