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.

Word Power

Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim.- Proverbs 15:14 The Message

 

Words have cut me to the quick. Now I know how others feel when I harm them with my words. It really hurts. I feel very wounded. My stomach is filled with anger, sorrow, embarrassment, bitterness and rage. Lord, give me a kind thought from Your Word today, scripture that will heal and build me back up. Take this sorrow from me and replace it with a spirit of forgiveness. Lift me up to Your rock of refuge. Amen.

 

[from Power Prayers to Start Your Day by Donna Maltese]


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Forgiving My Friend

“Be alert. If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him. Even if it’s personal against you and repeated seven times through the day, and seven times he says, ‘I’m sorry, I won’t do it again,’ forgive him.” – Luke 17:3-4 The Message

 

I’ve about had it, Lord. I don’t know how much more of this I can take! Is this friendship even worth all this pain? Lord, please calm me down. Give me the right attitude. Your Word says that no matter how many times I am offended, if my friend apologizes and says he’ll never do it again, I am to forgive him. Well, You’re going to have to give me this power, because I have none left of my own. Please work, live, and love through me. Help me to forgive my friend. Amen.

 

[from Power Prayers to Start Your Day by Donna Maltese]


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