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

Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

PW Retreat leaders and participants

Middle School CROSS mission trip


Show Up & Serve

NAMI Family To Family

Feb. 2 - 8

Tracey Daniel as she begins ministry at First Scots Presbyterian

SAY WHAT? A program on hearing loss, presented by WMPC Health Ministries, February 6

Youth Sunday, February 9


Congregational Meeting, February 9

Feb. 9 - 15

Building Our Human Museum with NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, February 15

Milestone Ministry, a way for our church to recognize markers along life’s path, bringing awareness of God’s presence

Meet the Need, providing grants through the Community Allocations Committee

Feb. 16 - 22

Lilies Bible Study

Community Table youth fundraiser, churchwide dinner February 21

WMPC Staff

Feb. 23 - 29

Cancer Companions Support Group

Oberlin Rd. Ash Wednesday Service

Confirmation Retreat

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.