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.

Rejoice!

Though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign LORD is my strength! He makes me as sure-footed as a deer, able to tread upon the heights. – Habakkuk 3:17-19 NLT
 
Dear God, I need a change of perspective. Please teach me to focus less on my troubles and more on the joy, peace, and incredible future that come from a relationship with you. Your Word says that I can have joy despite my troubles. The more I wallow in the difficulty of unpleasant circumstances, the more they drag me under. But the more I reach out to you, the more you can lift me up. Lift me up, God! Lift up my thoughts. I pray as David prayed: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation” (Psalm 51:12). Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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Praise God!

Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! – Psalm 47:1 NLT
 
Awesome God, how grateful I am that you encourage us to celebrate our faith in you, to sing about you, to lift our hands in praise, to rejoice that we are saved by grace! I am so grateful to be called a child of God. May I never forget to celebrate this priceless gift and to share it with everyone I can. Amen.   [from
 
365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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