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.

Forgiveness

Forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. . . . If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. – Matthew 6:12, 14 NLT

 

May your forgiveness spur me on to forgive those around me, Lord. Help me not be stingy with extending mercy but be generous as you are. Help me forgive fully as one who has been fully forgiven. Then, Lord, may your mercy flow through me, coming full circle to remind me of how your forgiveness has set me free to forgive. Amen.

 

[from The Right Prayers for Every Need]


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Holding a Grudge

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. – Leviticus 19:18 NRSV

 

Prince of Peace, my heart is clenched tight as I come before you. I admit that I’m holding a grudge. This is born of deep hurt and overwhelming pain caused by an uncaring person. Every time I think of the injury I’ve suffered, my heart glazes over again, hardening a little more. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” That sounded so easy when I learned it as a child, but now it seems impossible. My heart is a rock, weighing heavier each day. Please soften it, Lord. Amen.

 

[from The Right Prayers for Every Need]


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