PRAYER

Prayer opens our hearts to the power of God’s love. Prayer is how we become channels of God’s love for the world. Prayer is a gift from God – He wants to hear from us!
Pray for Others – If you would like to be part of Christ Church’s prayer chain and receive emails with prayer requests from our congregation, please contact Karen Smith.
 
The Prayer Tree is located in The Commons and a part of the Prayer Ministry. Complete a prayer “leaf” and it will be prayed over by the church.
 
To submit a prayer request, you may send an email message to prayer@cc-um.org. If you would prefer a more private prayer request, you can contact Dr. Marc Donaldson.

Change

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone, a new life has begun! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
 
Dear Jesus, I am your work of art—and one that’s definitely still in process. I know being transformed into godliness takes a lifetime. For real and dynamic change to occur, you have to give me a new heart and a new way of thinking. So I ask you to continue to change me. May the Holy Spirit help me to focus on what is true and good and right. When these changes seem to be coming slowly, remind me that your work in me is relentless and certain. Please give me patience with myself as I trust you to work in me at just the right pace. Amen.
 
 [from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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Wisdom

Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment. – Proverbs 9:10 NLT
 
Dear God, I’d like to think I’m an intelligent person, but I still face situations in life that I don’t have the wisdom to navigate. I’m learning that success in relationships, fulfillment of my life’s purpose, and spiritual maturity are often more dependent on wisdom than on intellect. Wisdom is what transforms head knowledge into discernment. God, please reveal your wisdom to me through your Word. Help me to remember that wisdom is less about knowing facts and more about knowing you. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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