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.

Storms

Call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory. – Psalm 50:15 NLT
 
Dear Jesus, the disciples were your devoted followers, yet they seemed so surprised when  dangerous storm on the Sea of Galilee threatened their lives. Perhaps they thought that being your followers excluded them from facing life’s trials. I sometimes have this same expectation. Yet in the midst of a crisis, the disciples still knew where to turn for help. Their story is proof that even the most spiritually hardy still face crises that shake them to the core. Just as the disciples called out to you for rescue, I know I can call out to you when I face my own life storms. When I call out to you, your presence breaks through my fears and calms my heart, even as the storms of life continue to rage around me. Thank you for calming the storm. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]
 

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My Accomplishments

We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. – Ephesians 2:10 NLT
 
Heavenly Father, sometimes I assume that accomplishing great things is the way to become spiritually great. If I am honest, I am often driven to impress others or to gain their respect, applause, or approval. Striving for these things can easily transfer to my relationship with you, God, leaving me thinking that I have to earn your love and forgiveness too. But your Word tells me that I am accepted because of your grace, not because of what I do. It’s true that I have been created, called, and equipped to accomplish certain things for you. But my achievements are always to be understood as the result of your grace in me, not of my own efforts. The greatest success is allowing you to carry out your plans through me. Help me to let go of my need to be accepted because of my performance. Instead, may I accomplish those things that will highlight your power at work in me. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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