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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018 (11/12-11/18)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018

Theme: Prepared for the Coming!

Almighty God, you have sent Jesus to show us how to live.  Grant us the power of your Holy Spirit so that we may follow him in faithfulness all the days of our lives.  Amen.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018 for the week of November 12th to 18th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you have sent Jesus to show us how to live.  Grant us the power of your Holy Spirit so that we may follow him in faithfulness all the days of our lives.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: 1 Samuel 2:1-10 or Psalm 113 (UMH 834)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 12, Monday – Ezekiel 36:22-32

November 13, Tuesday – Ephesians 5:1-20

November 14, Wednesday – John 9

November 15, Thursday – Luke 19:1-10

November 16, Friday – Acts 26:12-18

November 17, Saturday – Colossians 3:5-17

November 18, Sunday – 1 Samuel 1:4-20;
(26th Sunday after Pentecost) – Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25;
Thanksgiving Sunday – Mark 13:1-8
Bible Sunday/International Bible Week (18-24)

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
Fairest Lord Jesus (UMH 189); How Great Thou Art (UMH 7)


VII. Closing Prayer

Live today in Christ’s presence, remembering he is near and will sustain you as you serve in his name.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018 (11/5-11/11)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018

Theme: People of the Resurrection

Almighty God, you have sent Jesus to show us how to live.  Grant us the power of your Holy Spirit so that we may follow him in faithfulness all the days of our lives.  Amen.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018 for the week of November 5th to 11th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, grant that those who worship you this day may present their bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to you.  By the power of your Holy Spirit make us strong to fulfill our ministry this day.  In the name of Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 127 or Psalm 42 (UMH 777)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 5, Monday – Isaiah 57:14-21

November 6, Tuesday – Micah 6:6-8

November 7, Wednesday – James 4:1-7

November 8, Thursday – Romans 12:1-3

November 9, Friday – 1 Peter 3:8-12

November 10, Saturday – Philippians 2:1-11

November 11, Sunday – Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17
(25th Sunday after Pentecost) Hebrews 9:24-28 Veterans’/Stewardship Day – Mark 12:38-44
Organ & Tissue Donor/Remembrance Day (Canada)

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
Standing on the Promises (UMH 374); I Am Thine, O Lord (UMH 419)


VII. Closing Prayer

Live today in Christ’s presence, remembering he is near and will sustain you as you serve in his name.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018 (10/29-11/4)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018

Theme: God Transforms Lives

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


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018 for the week of October 29th to November 4th (W)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, grant that those who worship you this day may present their bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to you.  By the power of your Holy Spirit make us strong to fulfill our ministry this day.  In the name of Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 146 (UMH 858)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 29, Monday – Matthew 10:1-15

October 30, Tuesday – Matthew 10:16-23

October 31, Wednesday (Reformation Day) – Deuteronomy 34:1-8

November 1, Thursday – Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24 (UMH 755)
(All Saints’ Day) – Revelations 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44

November 2, Friday – 2 Timothy 2:14-26

November 3, Saturday – 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

November 4, Sunday – Ruth 1:1-18
(24th  Sunday after Pentecost) – Hebrews 9:11-14
All Saints Sunday – Mark 12:28-34
DST ends

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (UMH 514); Standing on the Promises (UMH 374)


VII. Closing Prayer

May the Lord make you strong to do the work of ministry.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018 (10/22-10/28)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018

Theme: True Humility

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


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018 for the week of October 22nd to 28th (W)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you who are the source of our life, strength, and ministry.  In your presence alone we find help, hope, and life.  Send us from this hour as a healing reminder of your love to all whose lives we touch this day.  We offer our prayers in the name of Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) (UMH 769)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 22, Monday – Exodus 33:7-11

October 23, Tuesday – Jeremiah 31:23-34

October 24, Wednesday – 2 Chronicles 20:1-9

October 25, Thursday – Hebrews 8:1-12

October 26, Friday – Isaiah 41:8-10

October 27, Saturday – James 4:1-10

October 28, Sunday – Job 42:1-6, 10-17
(23rd  Sunday after Pentecost) – Hebrews 7:23-28
Reformation Sunday – Mark 10:46-52

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
Come, Christians, Join to Sing (UMH 158); Just as I Am, Without One Plea (UMH 357)


VII. Closing Prayer

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and in his grace gave us unfailing courage and a firm hope, encourage you and strengthen you to always do and say what is good. Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018 (10/15-10/21)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018

Theme: We Are Servants of Christ

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


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018 for the week of October 15th to 21st (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you demonstrated faithfulness in all of life, even to death on the cross.  Grant unto me grace and strength to faithfully follow you all the days of my life.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c (UMH 826)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 15, Monday – Genesis 12:1-9

October 16, Tuesday – Hebrews 11:1-31

October 17, Wednesday – Genesis 21:1-8

October 18, Thursday – 2 Timothy 2:1-13

October 19, Friday – Matthew 5:8-12

October 20, Saturday – Hebrews 6:13-20

October 21, Sunday – Job 38:1-7, (34-41)
(22nd  Sunday after Pentecost) – Hebrews 5:1-10
Laity Sunday – Mark 10:35-45

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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

We praise you, Dear Father, and thank you for a time of bonding.  Allow us your strength to serve you, through Jesus Christ for this day and always.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018 (10/08-10/14)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018

Theme: Friends of God

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


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018 for the week of October 8th to 14th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, in whom we find life, health, and strength, and through whose mercy we are clothed and fed, grant us a thankful and faithful heart.  In the name and spirit of Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 22:1-15 (UMH 752)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October  8, Monday (Thanksgiving Day, Canada) – 1 Kings 17:8-13

October  9, Tuesday – 2 Kings 4:1-7

October 10, Wednesday – Luke 12:22-32

October 11, Thursday – 1 Timothy 6:2c-10

October 12, Friday – 2 Corinthians 4:1-15

October 13, Saturday – Philippians 4:10-19

October 14, Sunday – Job 23:1-9, 16-17
(21st Sunday after Pentecost) – Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (UMH 462); What a Friend We Have in Jesus (UMH 526)


VII. Closing Prayer

You have been in communion with the Lord.  Go forth now in the strength and assurance that the Lord Jesus Christ goes with you.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018 (10/01-10/07)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2018

Theme: A Community of Faith

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


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

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you who created me and called me to ministry, pour out your Holy Spirit on me today so that I may be a wise steward of these precious gifts.  In the name and spirit of Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 26/25 (UMH 756)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 1, Monday Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

October 2, Tuesday – 1 Kings 3:16-28

October 3, Wednesday – James 3:13-18

October 4, Thursday – Ephesians 3:14-21

October 5, Friday – 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

October 6, Saturday – 1 Corinthians 4:1-13

October 7, Sunday – Job 1:1, 2:1-10
(20th Sunday after Pentecost) – Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
World Communion Sunday – Mark 10:2-16

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
Standing on the Promises (UMH 374);O Jesus, I Have Promised (UMH 396)


VII. Closing Prayer

Go forth now as God’s servant.  Remember God’s presence often and draw strength from the knowledge that the One who calls and sends…also sustains.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018 (9/24-9/30)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018

Theme: God, Our Provider

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


Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018 for the week of September 24th to 30th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, from whom every good prayer comes, and who pours out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and supplication:  Deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that, with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections, we may worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise:Psalm 124 (UMH 846)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 24, Monday –  John 5:1-14

September 25, Tuesday – John 8:1-11

September 26, Wednesday – Psalm 32

September 27, Thursday – Ephesians 2:1-10

September 28, Friday – Romans 6:1-14

September 29, Saturday – Romans 3:21-31

September 30, Sunday – Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
(19th Sunday after Pentecost) –  James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn: 
Take My Life and Let It Be (UMH 399); God Will Take Care of You (UMH 130)


VII. Closing Prayer

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018 (9/17-9/23)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018

Theme: The Wise Steward

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


Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018 for the week of September 17th to 23rd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid:  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

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

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 17, Monday – Acts 10:44-48

September 18, Tuesday – 1 John 3:1-10

September 19, Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 2:5-11

September 20, Thursday – Luke 6:27-36

September 21, Friday – Luke 6:37-42

September 22, Saturday – Luke 17:1-6

September 23, Sunday – Proverbs 31:10-31
(18th Sunday after Pentecost) – James3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Fall/Autumn – Mark 9:30-37

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
The Voice of God Is Calling (UMH 436); Forth in Thy Name, O Lord (UMH 438)


VII. Closing Prayer

I commend you to God and to the word of his grace which is able to build you up and to give you your inheritance.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018 (9/10-9/16)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018

Theme: Ascendant Forgiveness

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


Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018 for the week of September 10th to 16th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you have sent Jesus to take our nature upon himself and to be for us a sign and Savior.  Grant that by the power of your spirit Christ may be born in us today to the end that our ministry may be pleasing to you and helpful to your people.  We pray in the name and spirit of Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise:Psalm 19 (UMH 750)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 10, Monday –  Matthew 23:1-36

September 11, Tuesday – Matthew 20:20-28

September 12, Wednesday – Matthew 6:1-24

September 13, Thursday – Matthew 6:25-34

September 14, Friday – Matthew 5:1-11

September 15, Saturday – Matthew 5:13-20

September 16, Sunday – Proverbs 1:20-33
(17th Sunday after Pentecost) James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38

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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); Amazing Grace (UMH 378)


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 God’s will.  Amen.

 

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