Healing and Prayer


The Rev. Kathleen Christopher
Director of Healing and Prayer

Lynn Nelson
Program Coordinator

"...and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints..." Ephesians 6:17-18

Upcoming Events

January’s monthly healing service will have a special emphasis:
Restoring Respect between the Sexes
Sunday, Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Columbia Baptist, main sanctuary

Children’s Healing Prayer Service
Sunday, Feb. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Rivendell School Chapel
5700 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
(N. Kentucky & Lee Highway-Park in the parking lot or on N. Kentucky Street.)

Sunday School series on Prayer: How to Pray for Your Family, Yourself and Others; Building a Lifestyle of Prayer

Bishop O’Connell High School, Rm. 115

The first five weeks are offered at 9 a.m., the second five weeks are offered at 11 a.m.

  1. Praying with Authority – taught by Scott Thompson(Jan. 14 and Feb. 18)
  2. Praying for your Family and Yourself – co-taught by Lesley Hackman and Sarah Pullen (Jan. 21 and Feb. 25)
  3. Praying for Spiritual Protection for Your Family – taught by Rev. Kathleen Christopher (Jan 28 and Mar 4)
  4. Praying for your Workplace, your Community, and the Nation – co-taught by Lesley Hackman and Sarah Pullen (Feb 4 and Mar 11)
  5. Maintaining a Lifestyle of Prayer – taught by Lesley Hackman (Feb 11 and Mar 18)

Prayer for Yourself

Confidential Prayer Requests

Call 571-282- 0220. Email your prayer request confidentially: general needs needs, marriage needs, For military and their families (or call 571-282-0221).  

A prayer team will pray daily for two weeks for individuals, and daily for a month for marriages. For continued prayer, please resubmit your request. 

Prayer at the Rail • Sunday

Prayer teams are available to pray confidentially with you after each of our Sunday services: 8, 9, and 11 a.m.

Weekly Afternoon Prayer • Tuesday

6565 Arlington Blvd, Third floor
Falls Church, VA 22042

Every Tuesday, 1:30-4 p.m.; (prayer sessions end at 4 p.m.) 

An appointment is required. Please call the church office receptionist a few days ahead at 571-282-0100 to reserve a session.

Weekly Noon Healing Service • Wednesday

Join us for a special service of Holy Communion and anointing for healing.

6565 Arlington Blvd, Learning Center
Falls Church, VA 22042

Wednesdays at Noon

Monthly Evenings of Healing Prayer

Receive one hour of individual prayer from a specially trained prayer team. We have seen many wonderful healings from this type of prayer.  If you would like prayer for physical healing, inner healing, or any other need. Spaces are limited; a reservation in advance is required.

6565 Arlington Blvd, Ministry Center
Falls Church, VA 22042   

One hour on the third Tuesday of the month
 7-8 p.m. or 8-9 p.m.    

Scott Thompson 

Tuesdays: December 19, January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19.

Monthly Tuesday Evening of Silent Soaking Prayer

First Tuesday of the month, drop-in from 7-9 p.m.

Upcoming Days
November 28, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5

6565 Arlington Blvd, Third floor
Falls Church, VA 22042

Monthly Sunday Healing Service

Service includes time for worship, a short sermon, testimonies, followed by an opportunity to receive individual prayer from trained prayer teams. Quarterly (Mar/June/Sept/Dec), this service is a generational healing Eucharist.

Upcoming Dates & Locations
Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m. • Columbia Baptist Church, main sanctuary

Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m. • Columbia Baptist Church, main sanctuary (special Children’s Healing Service)

March 11, 7-9 p.m. • Columbia Baptist Church, main sanctuary (Generational Healing Service)

Columbia Baptist Church (main sanctuary)
103 West Columbia Street
Falls Church, VA 22046 


Individual Intensive Prayer Ministry

Confidential long-term prayer ministry for deeper issues related to inner healing, broken relationships, spiritual issues, or other problems and conditions. Individuals meet privately with a pair of specially-trained prayer ministers for 5-6 prayer sessions. (An application, including a pre-interview, is required. There is usually a waiting list.) For information on applying to receive individual long-term intensive prayer, contact Chuck Cook (703-354-5469).

Pray for Others

Pray for Our Nation • Saturday

1st and 3rd Saturday, 8:45-9:45 a.m.

6565 Arlington Blvd., Third floor

Lesley Hackman 

We also gather to pray for our nation between services, 10:30-11 a.m., every Sunday, at Bishop O’Connell. We meet outside the chapel on the second floor. It's led by Judy Stokes.

Pray for the Persecuted Church

2nd Tuesday of the month,  7-9 p.m.  
6565 Arlington Blvd., Third Floor  

Contact: Alana Johnson

Pray for TFCA • Saturday

Second Saturday of the month, 8:45-9:45 a.m.

6565 Arlington Blvd, Third floor

Lesley Hackman

Adopt a Ministry

Adopt one of our ministries in prayer and privately intercede for them, for a 3-month time period.  Find out more

Moms in Prayer

Praying for schools (Pre-K through College & Career) Prodigals, Special Needs and Prison.

Cindy Bledsoe