There are times in our lives, such as now, that call out for extraordinary prayer. Prayer means spiritual power flowing from our union with God. For the glory of his name and purpose for his people, God summons people of prayer, intercessors who will unitedly, urgently and relentlessly seek God. This is one of those times. While Jesus is interceding for us and conforming us to his image, it is the Holy Spirit who makes prayer effective. Without the Holy Spirit, prayer is not whole, like peddling a bicycle without a chain.
I see the union of Christians with God and one another as a powerful tool when we all come together for a single purpose. In Matthew 18:19 Jesus teaches, “truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three people are gathered in my name, I am there among you.” There is enormous authority centered on which Christians agree. Agree, as used in Matthew, is symphoeo, from which we get the word symphony-the agreement of instruments that produces fine music. Likewise, we are asked by Jesus to come to “one mind” with each other regarding that for which they seek God.
Let us unite during these days to produce extraordinary prayer for God’s intercession of the plague-like attack upon the world. I believe there is a reason for everything. I believe He has our attention. May the Lord bless you and our nation and have mercy on our world under one accord to the glory of God.
Rev. Dr. Linda Philabaun
Your First Sunday at Washington Presbyterian Church
It’s always hard to be the new person, but we at Washington Presbyterian Church will try our best to make you feel at home when you visit. Stop by our Welcome Center and pick up a visitor’s gift or introduce yourself to our greeters and ushers. Fill out a visitor’s card so we can get to know you. (No obligation!) And we’d love for you to head to our East Room after services where we can chat with you over coffee and a goodie!
Before your first visit, learn more about us!
What to Wear
Before visiting Washington Presbyterian Church, you may be wondering what to wear. It’s always nice to feel like you fit in. And you will! Feel comfortable wearing your favorite jeans or come in business casual. It all works. And you may catch a glimpse of a Packers, Bears, Cubs or Cards jersey… or two!
Where to Find Us
Parking is right next to our building! Also, feel free to utilize the street to park or take advantage of our visitor parking spot. Our most-used entrance is actually our side door via the parking lot. Wheelchair-accessible parking is available and all floors are elevator accessible.
Our 60-minute service begins at 9:30 am. We sing together a blend of contemporary songs and traditional hymns, pray, greet each other and are challenged by God’s word. At no time will we single you out by asking you to stand on your own, raise your hand, announce your pet’s name or do backflips down the aisle.