FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2019 (12/23-12/29)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2019


Theme: Emmanuel!

This Weekly Prayer Guide December 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide December 2019 for the week of December 23rd to 29th (W/Go) 


I. Opening Prayer

O Lord, the house of my soul is narrow; enlarge it enough so that you may enter in.  It is broken, please repair it.  It is unpleasant in your sight, dear God, I confess it, I know.  But who will cleanse it, or to whom shall I cry but unto thee? Cleanse me from my secret faults, O Lord, and spare thy servant from strange sins. – St. Augustine


II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 148 (UMH 861


III. Daily Bible Readings

December 23, Monday – Luke 2:1-20

December 24, Tuesday – Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96 (UMH 815)

(Christmas Eve) – Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

December 25, Wednesday – Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98 (UMH 818)
(Christmas Day) – Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12); John 1:1-14

December 26, Thursday – John 3:1-8

December 27, Friday – Ephesians 4:17-32

December 28, Saturday – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

December 29, Sunday – Isaiah 63:7-9
1st Sunday after Christmas – Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23


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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

And now, may the spirit which was in Jesus Christ be in me, enabling me to know God’s will and empowering me to do it in the name of his Son, Jesus. Amen.

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