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.

Gifts

We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. – Romans 12:6-8 NIV
 
Lord, which gifts have You given me? I do not want to waste a moment of my life by being blind to my potential in You. Scripture reveals the lives of men and women who followed You and who actively lived out their gifts. Help me to pay close attention to the work You are doing in my own heart. I want to see, understand, and cultivate the gifts that come from You. Amen.
 
[from One-Minute Prayers by Hope Lyda]

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My Plans

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. – Proverbs 19:21 NIV
 
Lord, how many times have You heard me say, “So much to do, so little time”? Lord, is it the plight of humans to be so busy with plans for improvement, gain, success? The world tells me it is so. God, shake the foundations of self-absorbed plans. Reveal to me the purpose You have for me, my time, my money, my work, my family, my today. Take my tightly held heart. Reshape it. Let it expand to fit that place You have made for me in this world. Help me not to settle for a life of busyness that does not make room for what I should be doing. You have something far greater for me to grow into: Your purpose for my life. Amen.
 
[from One-Minute Prayers by Hope Lyda]

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