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.

Commitment

Jesus replied, “’You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:37-39 NLT
 
Dear God, today I dedicate myself to you so that others may see in my life a contagious commitment. May I serve you today out of passionate love and devotion, so much that those around me can’t help but see you in me. May I be so filled with you that my words and deeds are an accurate reflection of your grace and your truth and your love. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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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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