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.

Inspiration

Commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. – Deuteronomy 11:18-19 NLT   Dear Lord, just as I have been inspired by others’ stories of faith, may my story be an inspiration to someone today. May I not be afraid to talk about your past blessings, how I came to know you, and how you have guided me in so many ways. May I speak and act in a manner that shows my complete confidence in you and your promises to love and guide  those who follow you. By remembering how you have helped me in the past, I pray that I can help others get excited about the blessings that await them in the future. Please take my simple story of faith and let it inspire someone to begin his or her own journey with you. Amen.     [from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]


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Rejoice!

Though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign LORD is my strength! He makes me as sure-footed as a deer, able to tread upon the heights. – Habakkuk 3:17-19 NLT
 
Dear God, I need a change of perspective. Please teach me to focus less on my troubles and more on the joy, peace, and incredible future that come from a relationship with you. Your Word says that I can have joy despite my troubles. The more I wallow in the difficulty of unpleasant circumstances, the more they drag me under. But the more I reach out to you, the more you can lift me up. Lift me up, God! Lift up my thoughts. I pray as David prayed: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation” (Psalm 51:12). Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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