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 fill out the form below or contact Dr. Marc Donaldson.
 
 
Submit a Prayer Request:

Let Go of Stress

 

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives sleep to his beloved. – Psalm 127:2 NRSV

 

Heavenly Father, Please show me how to be at rest in body, mind, and spirit as I go through this long day. My stressed-out mode is an exercise in futility and robs me not only of efficiency but also of enjoyment. Help me to do only what I can reasonably do, leaving everything else for another day. Help me open my mind to your redirection, whether it means canceling, rescheduling, or even letting go of what you don’t have planned for me today. Grant me a restful soul in the daytime and a peaceful sleep at night, for your name’s sake. Amen.

 

[from The Right Prayers for Every Need]


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God’s Protection

I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the Lord sustains me. I am not afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around. – Psalm 3:5-6 NRSV

 

As I face the “big stuff” right now, Lord, help me remember that the magnitude of the danger does not affect or change your ability to protect me. Because you’re all-powerful, there is nothing too big or too small for you. Please help me keep my eyes on how great you are instead of how big the danger or the challenge is. May my sleep be sweet tonight as I commit myself to your care. Amen

 

[from The Right Prayers for Every Need]


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