FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2020 (3/16-3/22)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2020


Theme: Succor Amidst Suffering    

This Weekly Prayer Guide March 2020 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide March 2020 for the week of March 16th to 22nd (P) 


I. Opening Prayer 

O God, you manifest to us in truth, in love, in wisdom, in justice, and in love.  Join us in this time of prayer and devotion, that we may feel the wonder and joy of your presence, and by the power of your Spirit, lead us into a joyous encounter with the Son.  In Jesus name we pray.  Amen.                                      


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


III. Daily Bible Readings

March 16, Monday – Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

March 17, Tuesday – Ephesians 2:1-10

March 18, Wednesday – Luke 8:40-56

March 19, Thursday – Psalm 137:1-6

March 20, Friday (Vernal Equinox/Spring) – Joshua 24:14-15

March 21, Saturday – Psalm 34:1-8

March 22, Sunday – 1 Samuel 16:1-13
(4th Sunday in Lent) – Ephesians 5:8-14
UMCOR Sunday – John 9:1-41


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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) / Open My Eyes That I May See (UMH 454)

VII. Closing Prayer

O Lord, you who have afforded relief in times of pain, help in times of need, aid in times of want, bless us now with the empowerment of your Spirit, that we may be your channels of the same to others who are in distress.  Through Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.

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