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.

God’s Presence

I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. – Psalm 16:8-11 NLT
 
Mighty God, one of your most mind-boggling characteristics is that you are omnipresent—everywhere at all times. I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around this, but I find it reassuring. If you are everywhere at all times, then certainly you are with me now. And you promise that when I truly look for you, I will find you. God, I long to experience closeness with you. Thank you for giving me the ability to approach you anywhere through prayer. Thank you for giving me access to your thoughts and ways through your Word. Thank you that my life can be lived as worship to you in all times and places. Thank you that you are omnipresent and that I can draw closer to you. May I always be aware of your presence in new and wonderful ways. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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Miracles

Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people! – Psalm 66:5 NLT
 
Holy God, the miracles recorded in the Bible can seem like ancient myths to those who fail to recognize your work in the world today. I can be blind to your miracles despite the mighty works you are doing all around me. It’s impossible to see what I refuse to believe in . But when I cease doubting and allow myself to look for you, you show yourself in miraculous ways. I often expect a miracle to be a dramatic event, like someone being raised from the dead. But miracles are happening all around md! The birth of a baby, an awesome sunset, the healing of an illness, the restoration of a hopeless relationship, the rebirth of the earth in spring, salvation by faith alone—these are just a few incredible ways you act in your creation. When I think I need a miracle, remind me to look closer—they are happening all around me. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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