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.

My Words

Don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. – Philippians 2:3 NLT
 
I don’t need fancy words to impress others. I only need words guided by the mind of Christ. Help me, Lord, to honor others with my speech. I want to lift people up, not bring them down. I want to bring joy to the hearts of others, not sorrow. Give me a better attitude, positive words, and encouraging remarks. Guard my mouth and, when necessary, put Your hand upon it to keep it shut. Amen.
 
[from Power Prayers to Start Your Day by Donna Maltese]

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Forgive

Now is the time to forgive this man and help him back on his feet. If all you do is pour on the guilt, you could very well drown him in it. My counsel now is to pour on the love. – 2 Corinthians 2:7-8 The Message
 
I don’t know why, Lord, but I just keep bringing up old offenses and throwing them into the faces of those who have hurt me. I know that’s not how You want me to behave. If I keep on this course, there’s no telling how many people I will alienate from my life. And I’m not being a very good example of a Christian. Help me to forgive others and not remind them of past misdeeds. Help me to pour out Your love to all. Amen.
 
[from Power Prayers to Start Your Day by Donna Maltese]

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