Rob and Peggy Adams stand in front of the Times-Union building Wednesday with the sign they made for when they pray at the Kosciusko County Courthouse lawn on Saturdays. They plan on praying for six weeks with this Saturday being their third week. Photo by Jackie Gorski, Times-Union.
Rob and Peggy Adams stand in front of the Times-Union building Wednesday with the sign they made for when they pray at the Kosciusko County Courthouse lawn on Saturdays. They plan on praying for six weeks with this Saturday being their third week. Photo by Jackie Gorski, Times-Union.
People are welcome to join Warsaw residents Rob and Penny Adams as they continue their plan to pray for the country each Saturday for six weeks on the Kosciusko County Courthouse lawn.

The couple are praying at the southeast corner of the courthouse from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. This Saturday will be the third week they will be praying there, Penny said.

“With all the stuff going on, we just thought it would be good to stop and pray for the country,” Penny said.

Sometimes, it’s good to see people taking a stand, Penny said. It can be good to see people who care about their country, Rob said.

While the couple are doing it on their own, if people want to stop and pray with them, they can, Penny said. She also said they have a sign that says “Praying for our Country,” so people know what they’re doing at the courthouse. It will be just a chance for people to stop to pray for two or three minutes if they wish to do so. If people have something in particular they want to pray about, they can ask Rob and Penny to pray with them.

Penny said there is no theme to their hour of prayer, it’s just whatever people want to pray about. When they first started, they put together a list of things that the couple were thinking about.

Penny said that they’re not going to take any particular stance on anything that people want to pray about. Rob said they don’t want to say the person is wrong on a particular opinion they have in regards to what they want to pray for.

“If people come up to us and say our kids are starving, we’ll pray about that, it doesn’t necessarily have to be about our country,” Rob said.

So far, people have not joined with the Adamses the first two weeks of praying, Penny said. The first week, they put their sign up and the second week, people were looking at them, so she thinks people know they’re there.

When asked where the idea came from, Penny said she wanted to do something and felt it was something she could do and would be a good place to start. Rob and Penny are just seeing where it takes them. Penny said she talked to her pastor at Pathway Church about doing it and was told if she felt the need to do it, then she should go out and pray.

Penny said she just wanted people to know God is in control and he’s going to take care of things. She said she hopes people can get some sort of security out of it.

Rob said it might give people some relief that someone cares about a certain situation and, if God hears enough prayers, then he’ll do something about what is being prayed about.

Penny compared the hour of prayer as a support group so the community can come together and pray and be reminded that God is in charge.

It will also allow people to realize what they need to do on a day-to-day basis in their own life according to God’s way.