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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2018 (6/18-/24)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2018

Theme: In Our Weakness…God’s Strength

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2018 for the week of  June 18th to 24th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, in praise we humbly approach you and in joy we thank you.  We covet your presence, we ask for your inspiration, as we prepare ourselves for the new day in devotion.  Even as we acknowledge our weakness, we are glad of your promise to give us strength through Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 9:9-20 (UMH 744)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 18, Monday – Luke 6:43-45

June 19, Tuesday – Luke 10:21-24

June 20, Wednesday (John Wesley, 1703) – Luke 11:27-28

June 21, Thursday (Summer) – Luke 15:1-10

June 22, Friday – John 9:24-33

June 23, Saturday – John 12:1-3

June 24, Sunday – 1 Sam 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23 32-49
(5th Sunday after Pentecost) – 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Father’s Day – Mark 4:35-41

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
To God Be the Glory (UMH 98); O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee (UMH 430)


VII. Closing Prayer

In praise and gratitude we approach you.  Thank you dear Lord for the new life you have allowed us to enjoy in your presence.  We thank you for the moments spent at your feet.  May we, in response, give our lives to you in the service of our fellow human beings.  In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2018 (6/11-/17)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2018

Theme: Mature in Christ

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2018 for the week of  June 11th to 17th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Merciful God, we praise you.  Thank you for your goodness and love.  You have always been faithful to us.  Allow us maturity as we grow in Christ and go to serve through the empowerment of your Spirit.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 20/72 8 (UMH 811)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 11, Monday – 1 John 3:19-24

June 12, Tuesday – James 5:13-16

June 13, Wednesday – Psalm 139

June 14, Thursday -2 Corinthians 4:5-12

June 15, Friday – Psalm 125

June 16, Saturday – Galatians 2:15-21

June 17, Sunday – 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
(4th Sunday after Pentecost) – 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
This Is a Day of New Beginnings (UMH 383); Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (UMH 361)


VII. Closing Prayer

Lord God, We end our devotion in praise and thanksgiving; remembering your bountiful grace and endless generosity in allowing us a life which though often marked by difficulties, also leads to the path towards eternity; an eternity in your presence that which we will always covet.  In the name of Christ.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2018 (6/4-6/10)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2018

Theme: God: Our Comfort and Shield

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2018 for the week of  June 4th to 10th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Our God and Protector, we come to you in humble praise and joyful thanksgiving.  We ask that your strong and mighty arm afford us defense, guidance and empowerment.  Bless us with your presence.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise:  Psalm 138 (UMH 853)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 4, Monday – Psalm 62:5-12 

June 5, Tuesday – John 10:7-21

June 6, Wednesday – Psalm 91

June 7, Thursday – Luke 12:22-31

June 8, Friday – Psalm 121 

June 9, Saturday – Hosea 2:14-23

June 10, Sunday –   1 Samuel 8:4-20 (11:14-15);
(3rd  Sunday after Pentecost) – 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name  (UMH 154); My Hope is Built (UMH 386)


VII. Closing Prayer

The blessings, joy, and peace from our loving  and caring God we now claim to keep us into His fold, to serve Him – who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and even His Church and our fellow human beings.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018 (5/28-6/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018

Theme: God of Mercy and Love

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


Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018 for the week of  May 28th to June 3rd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

O  God of second chances, in humble praise and joyful thanksgiving we come to your presence. Thank you for your care and blessings, even as we continue to be unfaithful.  We ask that your unconditional love would continue to seek and abide in u, through the power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise:  Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (UMH 854)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 28, Monday – Psalm 46 

May 29, Tuesday – Matthew 7:21-29

May 30, Wednesday – James 5:13-20

May 31, Thursday – Acts 3:1-10

June  1, Friday – Acts 9:32-42 

June 2, Saturday – Galatians 1:1-12

June 3, Sunday – 1 Samuel 3:1-20
(2nd Sunday after Pentecost)  – 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
Be Thou My Vision (UMH 451) / Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)


VII. Closing Prayer

The blessings, joy, and peace from our loving  and caring God we now claim to keep us into His fold, to serve Him – who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and even His Church and our fellow human beings.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018 (5/21-5/27)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018

Theme: Our God, the Three in One

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


Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018 for the week of  May 21st to 27th (W)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord God, you have revealed yourself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Reveal your will to us as well, so that we may have purpose in our being.  In Jesus name we pray.  Amen..

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 29  (UMH 761)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 21, Monday – Proverbs 8:22-31

May 22, Tuesday – Psalm 148

May 23, Wednesday – John 17:1-5

May 24, Thursday – Psalm 149

May 25, Friday – John 5:19-29

May 26, Saturday – Psalm 150

May 27, Sunday – Isaiah 6:1-8
Trinity/Peace w/ Justice Sunday – Romans 8:12-17
(1st Sunday after Pentecost) – John 3:1-17
Memorial Sunday

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
Many Gifts, One Spirit (UMH 114) / Spirit of the Living God (UMH 393)


VII. Closing Prayer

May the indwelling of the Triune God in our lives – in our minds and hearts – be ours not only now, but for always.  In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.
– Rev. Dr. Querubin D. Canlas, September/2007

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018 (5/14-5/20)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018

Theme: One Church, One Spirit

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


Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018 for the week of  May 14th to 20th (W/Gold)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, allow us your Holy Spirit so that we may perfectly love and follow you, especially in these moments of devotion and prayer.  In the name of Jesus, we pray.  Amen.

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II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b  (UMH 826)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 14, Monday – Genesis 11:1-9

May 15, Tuesday – Acts 2:14-21

May 16, Wednesday – Acts 2:43-47

May 17, Thursday (Aldersgate Day) – Psalm 134

May 18, Friday – Romans 8:1-17

May 19, Saturday – John 15:26-27

May 20, Sunday – Acts 2:1-21
Pentecost – Romans 8:22-27
Heritage Sunday – John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
Many Gifts, One Spirit (UMH 114) / Spirit of the Living God (UMH 393)


VII. Closing Prayer

Eternal and Infinite God, Spirit Most Holy, you are the source of our being which you continue to sustain.  We recall your act mightily done at the feast of Pentecost, which your Church equally needs for its sustenance and empowerment against the dangers which today’s world has been confronting it with.  Do not leave us, O Lord God.  And may we feel…your indwelling for the strengthening of our faith to continue the work you have set for us to do.  In the name of Jesus, we pray.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018 (5/7-5/13)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018

Theme: (Life Together) Bereft a Moment; Indwelt the Next

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


Weekly Prayer Guide May 2018 for the week of  May 7th to 13th (W/Gold)

I. Opening Prayer

God of Time and Eternity, we approach you in thoughts of praise and thanksgiving. Though Christ ascended to claim his rightful place, we know he is with us through the Holy Spirit.  Allow your children to feel, relish, and appreciate this presence.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 1 (UMH 738)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 7, Monday – Psalm 47

May 8, Tuesday – 1 Peter 1:3-12

May 9, Wednesday – John 17:11-19

May 10, Thursday – Acts 1:1-11; Eph. 1:15-23
(Ascension Day) Luke 24:44-53; Psalm 47 (UMH 781)

May 11, Friday – John 17:20 26 

May 12, Saturday – Ephesians 4:17-32

May 13, Sunday – Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
(7th Sunday of Easter)/Ascension Sunday 1 John 5:9-13
Mothers’ DayJohn 17:6-19

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:

Crown Him with Many Crowns  (UMH 327) / My Hope Is Built (UMH 368)


VII. Closing Prayer

O Triune God, praise and thanksgiving we bring you.  In triumph Christ resurrected and in exaltation Christ now ascends to heaven.  We keep this in our hearts to cherish and celebrate for all our days.  Grant us your peace.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018 (4/30-5/6)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018

Theme: (Chosen by God) Living by/in Faith

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 30th to May 6th (W/Gold)

I. Opening Prayer

God of all, we praise you.  We thank you for you have made us prosperous in everything.  Fill us with your Spirit and allow us to be in your presence in the sweet moments we will spend in prayer with you.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 98 (UMH 818)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

April 30, Monday – Acts 11:19-30

May 1, Tuesday – 1 John 5:6-12

May 2, Wednesday – Hebrews 1:4-14

May 3, Thursday – Hebrews 12:12-29

May 4, Friday – Hebrews 13:1-19

May 5, Saturday – Hebrews 11:1-3

May 6, Sunday – Acts 10:44-48
(6th Sunday of Easter)/Heritage Month 1 John 5:1-6
Nurses’ Day/Christian Home MonthJohn 15:9-17

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (UMH 384) / There’s Within My Heart a Melody (UMH 380)


VII. Closing Prayer

O God, our Father, we are before you, in praise and gratitude for your love.  Allow us now your eternal presence to afford us faith in the promise of eternity.  In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen. 

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018 (4/23-4/29)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018

Theme: Touched/Indwelt By Love

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 23rd to 29th (W/Gold)

I. Opening Prayer

O God in heaven, we approach you with praise on our lips and thanksgiving in our hearts.  We thank you that in unconditional love you have accepted us all as your children though not one of us deserves to be called as such.  Indwell us with your Spirit that we may serve you.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise:

Psalm 22:25-31 (UMH 752)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

April 23, Monday – Psalm 17:1-7

April 24, Tuesday – Galatians 5:13-15

April 25, Wednesday – John 13:1-9

April 26, Thursday – Romans 3:21-31

April 27, Friday – Romans 5:1-11

April 28, Saturday – Ephesians 5:21-32

April 29, Sunday – Acts 8:26-40
(5th Sunday of Easter) 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:

The Church’s One Foundation (UMH 545) / Only Trust Him (UMH 337)


VII. Closing Prayer

Dear God we come to you in praise.  We come near to you in thanksgiving for goodness and mercy manifested in your Son, Jesus.  We thank you for your love manifested in all that you do.  Fill us with your Spirit so that we can be with you always.  In the name of Christ.  Amen.

 

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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

 

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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) / 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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