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.

Grief

O my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me. – Jeremiah 8:18 NIV

Lord! O Lord! This heartache has swallowed me whole. I can’t find a place where I am ever apart from it. I feel so helpless and I don’t know where to find the will to take the next step. I know I need you more than ever, but I’m struggling to lift my heart to you. I just need you to be here. I need you to hold me together. I need you to hold me. Be my comfort, please, Lord. Soothe this soul of mine. Amen.

[from The Right Prayers for Every Need]


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A Crisis

Be not far from me, for trouble is near; For there is none to help. – Psalm 22:11 NASB

It’s times like this that remind me, O Lord, that I’m not in control of my life and that I don’t have all the answers. I feel stripped of my competency and my ability to work things out. This helplessness brings me near to a state of panic, but then you remind me that you are here for me. I can turn to you, call out to you, and put my trust in you. How long has it been since I have looked to you for help? I can be so independent and so self-sufficient sometimes. Thank you for this reminder that you are near. Please come walk me through this crisis and then help me continue walking by your side. Amen.

[from The Right Prayers for Every Need]


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