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.

Conflict

You have heard the law that says, “Love your neighbor” and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:43-45 NLT
 
  O Lord, I need help resolving a conflict. Neither side wants to budge, but I know that someone must make the first move. Let it be me. Teach me humility, that I might prefer peace over personal victory. Give me the discernment to know where to compromise, to locate common ground that is greater than our differences, and to give up ground for no reason other than love. Lord, you are the great peacemaker. Please lead us to peace. And like you, may I be willing to let go of my pride to gain the right to be called a peacemaker. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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Storms

Call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory. – Psalm 50:15 NLT
 
Dear Jesus, the disciples were your devoted followers, yet they seemed so surprised when  dangerous storm on the Sea of Galilee threatened their lives. Perhaps they thought that being your followers excluded them from facing life’s trials. I sometimes have this same expectation. Yet in the midst of a crisis, the disciples still knew where to turn for help. Their story is proof that even the most spiritually hardy still face crises that shake them to the core. Just as the disciples called out to you for rescue, I know I can call out to you when I face my own life storms. When I call out to you, your presence breaks through my fears and calms my heart, even as the storms of life continue to rage around me. Thank you for calming the storm. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]
 

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