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.

Challenges

In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. – 2 Samuel 22:30 NLT
 
Lord God, often it seems that those who possess great faith are risk-takers who embrace life’s challenges. Abram left everything he knew when he responded to your challenge to move to a new place. And Moses, though initially reluctant, stood before Pharaoh and demanded the release of the Israelites. I see that great things do not happen without challenges. So, Lord, the next time I am faced with a challenge, empower me to step out boldly in obedience to you. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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Change

I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. – Ezekiel 36:26 NLT
 
Gracious God, change is stressful! I know that change is one of the great constants of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Whether big or little, change keeps coming at me. People change, relationships change, jobs change…I know some changes are positive—thank you for those! But other changes seem negative and I need to learn to thank you for those as well. I’m grateful that you promise to redeem even the most difficult things that can happen to me. And I thank you that when I go through traumatic change, I am reminded that you are changeless and dependable. Father, there is one big change you ask from me, and that is an inner change of heart called repentance Please work out this radical transformation in my heart so that the trajectory of my life will be positively changed forever. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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