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.

Mentoring

You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. – 2 Timothy 2:2 NLT
 
Lord, should I be exploring a mentoring relationship with someone who is younger? Should I be sharing the wisdom and life experiences I have gleaned over the years to help a younger person learn? I am so grateful for the older people who shared stories from their lives, helping me grow into the kind of person I am now. Who might I help and encourage spiritually? I want to be a part of causing faith to continue from generation to generation and helping younger people learn how to live effectively for you. If there are those I can help, O Lord, please send them to me. Then please grant me the wisdom to teach them how to grow in their relationship with you. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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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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