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.

Betrayal

“If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. – Romans 12:20-21 NLT
 
Jesus, I have been betrayed by a friend. Oh, how I want to retaliate. I want vengeance! Only through your power can I respond with love instead. Even you, Jesus, were betrayed. Your response was to forgive your betrayers. Everything in me resists that! Please transform me so that I’m able to forgive, because that’s the only healing for betrayal. I am a forgiven person who must become a forgiving person. Only then will your power be revealed in me. I am here, Lord, open to your transforming power. Help me to forgive. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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My Calling

For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. – Romans 11:29 NIV
 
 Dear God, what is my calling? Have you made me for a special purpose? I sense that you have something special in store for my life. Please bless me with the knowledge of what you want me to do and where you want me to go. Help me develop my abilities so that I can use them for you. Please don’t let me miss your calling because I wasn’t ready or I didn’t recognize it. Instead, when your calling comes, let it fill my thoughts and consume my energies so that I long to pursue it wholeheartedly. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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