Prayers: Week of February 17
Prayer and praise will be our power house: ‘“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” We urge all believers to raise up the church in prayers, expecting God to move and act. The church staff will be praying over these requests every Wednesday from 11:45 am – 12 noon. Please join them wherever you are to uphold CCC and her people in prayer. Additional requests may be submitted to the pastors.
Pray in thanksgiving for God’s presence in our lives:
- Thank God for sunshine and storms for both remind us of His power!
- Thank God for bringing new little ones to the church family.
- Thank God for providing a light that we may not stumble in the dark. Psalm 119:105
- Thank God that we can have peace in the midst of trouble. John 16:33
- Thank God for kind words and smiles from strangers.
Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ:
- Pray for healing and strength for those in fragile health and loved ones who live out of the area.
- Pray for those in nursing or needing homebound care. Thank God for their caregivers.
- Pray for our missionaries –those with health concerns, those making decisions about future ministry, and those who serve in risky environments.
- Pray for those who are anxious about tomorrow.
- Pray for those who are adjusting to change in their lives.
- Pray for those who live alone.
- Pray for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day every day!
Pray for CCC:
- Pray that our worship is foremost for and about God. Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Psalm 115:1
- Pray that we may be good volunteers –looking for ways to contribute in the ministry work God has given to CCC.
- Pray for Family Missions planning.
- Pray for the continued development of small group ministry.
- Pray for our church staff to grow in the Lord even as they persevere in their tasks.
- Pray that our ministry leaders keep serving with zeal and enthusiasm.
- Pray for our upcoming renovation project, that we be good stewards of the building God has provided.
To Think About: Forgiveness allows the weight of guilt to be taken away, but we must take the first steps of confession and repentance. “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…Acts 3:19-20a (ESV)