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.

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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Broken

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. – Psalm 34:18 NLT
 
O God, please turn my brokenness into a divine encounter with you. I feel overwhelmed by my circumstances and I know that the only way out is through your help. I feel as if I’ve hit rock bottom and I realize, Lord, how utterly dependent I am on you. I cannot take another step without you. Make this a turning point for me. I release my future into your loving hands. Draw close to me in my brokenness and restore my fellowship with you. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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