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.

Give Me Strength

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:29-31 NLT  
 
Almighty God, I am going through a time in my life when the demands on me seem impossible. The task is too hard, the burden too much to bear, and my schedule too full to keep up with. Sometimes only my faith keeps me going because I know my greatest source of help is you. You are God of the impossible. When life’s demands pile up, my only option is to turn to you. I acknowledge my need for help beyond what human hands can supply. I give control of my life to you and ask you to carry the burden for me. I need you to give me the strength to continue. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A Beers]

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Forgiveness

Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you. – Hosea 10:12 NLT
 
O God, forgive me for using the sharpness of my tongue to hurt my friend. It’s too late to undo the consequences. I cannot retract my words; they’ve done their damage. But now I have a choice to humble myself and ask my friend for forgiveness. Lord, I pray that you will redeem my foolishness and bring something positive from this situation. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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