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.

Riches of Grace

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. – Ephesians 1:7-8

Keep me from being spiritually poor, Lord. In the material realm I want for nothing. I have food to eat and a roof over my head. I have the means to care for my family. But it takes wisdom to amass spiritual riches. Lead me to understand the treasures of salvation. Your grace leads to spiritual riches. It multiplies to cover every one of my iniquities. My soul was purchased for a price and it has made me a wealthy child of God. Thank You for this abundance! Amen.

[from One-Minute Prayers by Hope Lyda]


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Be a Blessing

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. – 1 Peter 3:9 NIV

Lord, I am more likely to hold a grudge than release a blessing when someone has hurt me. My reaction to conflict reveals how desperately I need Your forgiveness to flow through me. Heal me from the anger that rises so quickly. I want to reflect Your image to others, even those who are working against me. Let me ponder Your holiness before facing a potentially difficult encounter or situation. Let me arm myself with Your Word, Your strength, and Your compassion so I can honor Your name with my actions. Amen.

[from One-Minute Prayers by Hope Lyda]


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