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.

Priorities

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. – Matthew 6:33 NLT
 
Dear God, my priorities are often in the wrong order. Some days my life seems to skip from one urgent interruption to another. I am so easily distracted and often confuse what is urgent with what’s important. But when I put you first, Lord, you give me the proper perspective and help me put everything else in its rightful place. Lord, show me where my focus should be today. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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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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