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 Prayers

I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. – Psalm 116:1 NLT
 
Heavenly  Father, Thank you that you listen carefully to every prayer and answer me. I know I can trust you whether you answer my prayers with a yes, no, or even wait. Doesn’t any loving parent give all three of these responses to a child? How often have I asked you for things that later I realized were not pleasing to you? But you do not always answer no. You love to give abundantly to your children because you are generous and merciful. While I often am frustrated when you ask me to wait, I know that you don’t just put my requests on hold because you’re too busy to respond. Instead, your answer is often delayed to make me ready or to open my eyes to what is best for me. Father, I rejoice in our prayer time because I know you will answer in a way that is perfect and wise. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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Give Me Strength

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:29-31 NLT  
 
Almighty God, I am going through a time in my life when the demands on me seem impossible. The task is too hard, the burden too much to bear, and my schedule too full to keep up with. Sometimes only my faith keeps me going because I know my greatest source of help is you. You are God of the impossible. When life’s demands pile up, my only option is to turn to you. I acknowledge my need for help beyond what human hands can supply. I give control of my life to you and ask you to carry the burden for me. I need you to give me the strength to continue. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A Beers]

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