FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2019 (12/16-12/22

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2019


Theme: Gateway to Heaven

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 16th to 22nd (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: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (UMH 801


III. Daily Bible Readings

December 16, Monday : Isaiah 7:10-15

December 17, Tuesday : Isaiah 35

December 18, Wednesday (Charles Wesley’s birthday) : Isaiah 40:1-10

December 19, Thursday : Ezekiel 34:11-16

December 20, Friday : Isaiah 9:1b-7

December 21, Saturday : Philippians 4:4-9

December 22, Sunday : Isaiah 7:10-16
4th Sunday of Advent : Romans 1:1-7
Winter Solstice/1st Day of Winter : Matthew 1:18-25


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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); Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (UMH 240)

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.

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