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.

Bloom

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. – Psalm 1:1-3 NLT
 
Heavenly Father, things are loveliest and best when they are blooming in the right season. Life has many seasons, each with its own beauty. How can I bloom in every season? By following you and reflecting the beauty of your holiness, love, and wisdom. Father, the Bible says that you are the great gardener. Apart from you, I will wither and die. O Lord, I give myself to you and ask that you would prune away the useless and rotten parts of my heart so I will bloom in your love through all the seasons of life. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A Beers]

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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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