"Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead."
Christ Church Media
Whether you are new to our area, new to church, or looking for a new start, Christ Church Media is a place where you can build your faith and connect with our community. We are committed to following in the footsteps of Jesus and letting the Spirit guide us in our daily lives as we become empowered to love, serve, and lead.
We strive to be an inclusive community in which individuals can experience their
personal spiritual journeys in community with us, on Sundays and throughout the week. Our in-person services, social media communications, and streamed online services permit people to connect with us in many different ways. Everyone who joins with us—whether in-person or online--is a valued part of our community.
PRAYERS OF DEDICATION
A Prayer of Self Dedication – Book of Common Prayer
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated unto you; and then use us, we pray you, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Day by Day – St. Richard of Chichester
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for all the benefits and blessings which you have given me, for all the pains and insults which you have borne for me. Merciful friend, brother, and redeemer, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.
Receive – St. Ignatius of Loyola
Lord, I freely yield all my freedom to you. Take my memory my intellect and my entire will.
You have given me anything I am or have. I give it all back to you to stand under your will
alone. Your love and your grace are enough for me; I shall ask for nothing more. Amen.
Prayer of Abandonment – Charles de Foucauld
Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may do,
I thank you; I am ready for all, accept all. Let only your will be done in me and in all your
creatures. I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into your hands I commend my soul; I offer it
to you with all the love of my heart, for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself, to
surrender myself into your hands, without reserve, and with boundless confidence, for you
are my Father. Amen.
Third Step Prayer – Alcoholics Anonymous
God, I offer myself to You – to build with me and to do with me as You will. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Your will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Your Power, Your Love, and Your Way of Life. May I do Your will always. Amen.
A Prayer of Thomas Merton
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. Amen.