FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2017 (12/18-12/24)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2017

Theme: Gateway to Heaven

This Weekly Prayer Guide December 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2017 for the week of December 18th to 24th (P/B)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, who by the birth of your holy child Jesus has given us a great light to dawn upon our darkness:  Grant, we pray, that in this light we may see light.  Allow us, dear God, that most excellent Christmas gift of peace and love to all, so that the likeness of your Son may be formed in us, and that we may have the ever brightening hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


II. Passage of Praise: Luke 1:47-55 (UMH 199)


III. Daily Bible Readings

December 18, Monday (Charles Wesley b. 1707) – Isaiah 7:10-15

December 19, Tuesday – Isaiah 35

December 20, Wednesday – Isaiah 40:1-10

December 21, Thursday (9Winter/Solstice) – Ezekiel 34:11-16

December 22, Friday – Isaiah 9:1b-7

December 23, Saturday – Philippians 4:4-9

December 24, Sunday – 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
(4th Sunday of Advent) – Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38
Christmas Eve readings – Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96 (UMH 815); Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20


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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written

V. Sweet Hour of Prayer:
Personal and/or intercessory

VI. Hymn:
Angels We Have Heard on High (UMH 238) / Silent Night (UMH 239)

VII. Closing Prayer

God, our Father, allow us your grace which is able to build us up and give us the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.  Be with us throughout this day and our lives through the care of the Holy Spirit.  In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, we pray.  Amen.

Prepared by Rev. Q.C. Canlas, Jr.


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