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.

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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Example

You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. – Deuteronomy 6:5-9 NLT
 
Father, if my children watched my life, what would they conclude about the importance of my relationship with you? As I  strive to be a good example for others, including my own children, may I remember you first thing in the morning and fall asleep with you on my mind. May I remember you as the source of hope when I think I’ve lost all hope. May I remember you with a thankful heart when I have plenty and when I have little. May I meditate on your great love for me throughout each day. May I speak of your love and grace in front of others. And Lord, may I weave you into the fabric of my life so that my children and grandchildren will be encouraged from their earliest days to love you with all their hearts. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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