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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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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018 (4/9-4/15)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018

Theme: Walking With Christ/God

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 9th to 15th (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer

O Lord, your wondrous birth means nothing unless we are born again, your death and sacrifice mean nothing unless we die to sin, your resurrection means nothing if you be risen alone.  Raise and exalt us, O Savior, both now to the estate of grace and hereafter to the state of glory; where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, God for ever and ever.  Amen.
– Eric Milner-White, England, 20th cent., alt.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 4 (UMH 741)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

April  9, Monday –  Acts 4:5-12

April 10, Tuesday – Acts 9:1-20

April 11, Wednesday – Acts 13:44-52

April 12, Thursday – Acts 11:1-18

April 13, Friday – Acts 4:23-31

April 14, Saturday – Romans 8:1-11

April 15, Sunday – Acts 3:12-19
(3rd Sunday of Easter) 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:

Amazing Grace (UMH 378) / Open My Eyes, That I May See (UMH 454)


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.
-Querubin D. Canlas, September/2007

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018 (4/2-4/8)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2018

Theme: The Inheritors

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 2nd to 8th (W/Gold)

I. Opening Prayer

God of life, through Jesus Christ you have bestowed upon the world the light of life.  Sanctify this new fire, and grant that our hearts and minds may also be kindled with holy desire to shine forth with the brightness of Christ’s rising, that we may attain to the feast of everlasting light; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
– UM Book of Worship, 2002  

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 133 (UMH 850)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

April 2, Monday – Matthew 28 April 3, Tuesday Mark 16:1-19

April 4, Wednesday – Luke 24:13-35

April 5, Thursday – Luke 24:36-53

April 6, Friday – John 20:1-18

April 7, Saturday – John 21

April 8, Sunday – Acts 4:32-35
(2nd Sunday of Easter) 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:

Breathe on Me, Breath of God (UMH 420) / Trust and Obey (UMH 467)


VII. Closing Prayer

We are sent forth in the power of Christ’s resurrection.  Alleluia!  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  Amen.
– UM Book of Worship, 2002

Prepared by Rev. Q.C. Canlas, Jr.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide January 2018 (1/1-1/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide January 2018

Theme: God’s Children

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


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

I. Opening Prayer

Dear God, my life with all its doubts and fears lie before your gaze.  Look upon it and cause everything that may hinder my ministry and my work to fall away, for the sake of those I serve in your name.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (UMH 795)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

January 1, Monday – Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8 (UMH 743) (New Year’s Day); Revelations 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46

January 2, Tuesday – 2 Peter 1:3-11

January 3, Wednesday – Isaiah 56:1-8

January 4, Thursday – John 15:12-16

January 5, Friday (Twelfth Night) – Romans 8:31-39

January 6, Saturday (Epiphany of the Lord) – 1 Peter 2:1-10

January 7, Sunday – Isaiah 60:1-6
(Epiphany/2nd Sunday after Christmas) – Ephesians 3:1-12
Baptism of the Lord – Matthew 2:1-12

 

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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

We praise you, dear God.  We thank you for your goodness, mercy, and the gift of your son.  May we live as your chosen.  May we act as your children.  In the name of Christ Jesus.  Amen.

Prepared by Rev. Q.C. Canlas, Jr.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2017 (12/25-12/31)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2017

Theme: Emmanuel!

This Weekly Prayer Guide December 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide December 2017 for the week of December 25th to 31st (W)

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

December 26, Tuesday – Ephesians 4:17-32

December 27, Wednesday – Isaiah 43:1-13

December 28, Thursday  – Revelation 21:1-7

December 29, Friday – John 3:1-8

December 30, Saturday – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

December 31, Sunday – Isaiah 61:10-62:3

1st Sunday after Christmas – Galatians 4:4-7
(New Year’s Eve/Watch Night) – Luke 2:22-40

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
O Come, All Ye Faithful (UMH 234) / Go, Tell It on the Mountain (UMH 251)


VII. Closing Prayer

And now, may the spirit which is 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.

Prepared by Rev. Q.C. Canlas, Jr.

 

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