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.

Rest

He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. – Psalm 23:2 NLT
 
O God, I often operate under the false assumption that being busy means being productive or that resting is synonymous with laziness. Help me to see that it’s possible to have unproductive activity and productive rest. Teach me, Lord, to strike a balance between working, celebrating, and resting so that I may be productive in all areas of life. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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Weary

Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 NLT
 
Dear God, thank you that you renew my strength when I grow weary. Thank you for refreshing my heart when I come to you in praise. Thank you for refreshing my soul when I come to you in prayer. Thank you for refreshing my mind when I come to you in meditation. Thank you for refreshing my body when I come to you in solitude. And thank you for refreshing my perspective on life when I come to you with thankfulness. Thank you that I can draw strength from you, the source of all strength. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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