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.

Hope and Comfort

The length of our days is . . . but trouble and sorrow, for [the years] quickly pass, and we fly away . . . Teach us to number our days. . . that we may gain a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:10,12 NIV

 

Thank you for the wisdom and maturity that have come into my life through sorrow, O Lord. While I would not have asked for this pain to enter my life, I can see some of your good purposes for permitting it. Please grant me the ability to turn and help others who are struggling with similar grief. Help me extend empathy and support. Help me remember how I felt. And help me extend the patience and gentleness I, too, needed when I was engulfed in heartache. Let me be an extension of your tender mercies to the hurting ones around me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

 

[from The Right Prayers for Every Need]


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Adversity

Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, he will still be with you to teach you. . . .Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go.” – Isaiah 30:20-21 NLT

 

I don’t understand, Lord. Why? Why is this happening? Where are you? I don’t even know which way to turn or what to do next. Did I do something wrong? Are you angry with me? Have you turned away from me? Please, I don’t understand. I need you to take my hand and show me the way through this situation. I need to know you’re still with me. Give me strength, Lord. Amen.

 

[from The Right Prayers for Every Need]


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