FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide January 2018 (1/1-1/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide January 2018

Theme: God’s Children

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

Weekly Prayer Guide January 2018 for the week of January 1st to 7th (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer

Dear God, my life with all its doubts and fears lie before your gaze.  Look upon it and cause everything that may hinder my ministry and my work to fall away, for the sake of those I serve in your name.  Amen.


II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (UMH 795)


III. Daily Bible Readings

January 1, Monday – Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8 (UMH 743) (New Year’s Day); Revelations 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46

January 2, Tuesday – 2 Peter 1:3-11

January 3, Wednesday – Isaiah 56:1-8

January 4, Thursday – John 15:12-16

January 5, Friday (Twelfth Night) – Romans 8:31-39

January 6, Saturday (Epiphany of the Lord) – 1 Peter 2:1-10

January 7, Sunday – Isaiah 60:1-6
(Epiphany/2nd Sunday after Christmas) – Ephesians 3:1-12
Baptism of the Lord – Matthew 2:1-12


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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn:
Joy to the World (UMH 246) / What Child Is This (UMH 219)

VII. Closing Prayer

We praise you, dear God.  We thank you for your goodness, mercy, and the gift of your son.  May we live as your chosen.  May we act as your children.  In the name of Christ Jesus.  Amen.

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


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