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.

Communication

The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. . . . He hears their cries for help and rescues them. – Psalm 145:18-19 NLT
 
Dear Lord, with  all the means of communication I have at my fingertips—cell phone, Internet, email—I am reminded about the importance of communicating with you. I wish it were as easy as calling you on the phone. If keeping in touch is vital to the success of my interpersonal relationships, it goes without saying that the same principle applies to my relationship with you. What are the tools I need to communicate with you? First, I can carve out more time just to talk to you and to listen. That’s what I’m doing now through prayer. Second, I can read your Word—your book of communication to me. Third, I know that you also speak to me through other people who are close to you. Lord, please show me how to better communicate with you. I want to stay in touch with you and experience a breakthrough in my spiritual life. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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Betrayal

“If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. – Romans 12:20-21 NLT
 
Jesus, I have been betrayed by a friend. Oh, how I want to retaliate. I want vengeance! Only through your power can I respond with love instead. Even you, Jesus, were betrayed. Your response was to forgive your betrayers. Everything in me resists that! Please transform me so that I’m able to forgive, because that’s the only healing for betrayal. I am a forgiven person who must become a forgiving person. Only then will your power be revealed in me. I am here, Lord, open to your transforming power. Help me to forgive. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A. Beers]

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