FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018 (4/16-4/22)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018

Theme: Our Good Shepherd

This Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018 for the week of April 16th to 22nd (W/Gold)

I. Opening Prayer

O God, our Father, who provides all that we need for our bodies, minds, and spirits, allow your children the bounty and grace of your holy presence; that in this hour of devotion you may infuse in us with inspiration and motivation to do our best and be as shepherds to your people.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.


II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or UMH 137)


III. Daily Bible Readings

April 16, Monday – Psalm 80:1-7

April 17, Tuesday – Isaiah 40:1-11

April 18, Wednesday – Jeremiah 31:10-14

April 19, Thursday – Hebrews 13:20-21

April 20, Friday – 1 Peter 5:1-11

April 21, Saturday – 2 Corinthians 4

April 22, Sunday – Acts 4:5-12
(4th Sunday of Easter) 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18


Lookup a word or passage in the Bible


IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn:

He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought (UMH 128) / The King of Love My Shepherd Is (UMH 138)

VII. Closing Prayer

O God, our Shepherd true and faithful, allow us now your blessings of strength and purpose so that we may be able to fulfill our mission in the vineyard of our Savior Jesus Christ through whom we pray.  Amen.


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