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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 (6/24-6/30)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019

Theme: Servant-hood and Sacrifice

This Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 for the week of June 24th to 30th (G) 

 

I. Opening Prayer

In praise and thanks we come before you, blind and sinful though are we.  Open our eyes to the beauty of your blessings and illumine our paths for this time in our lives.  In the name of our Savior, Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 (UMH 798)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 24, Monday – Jeremiah 20:7-13

June 25, Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

June 26, Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

June 27, Thursday – Isaiah 40:12-14

June 28, Friday (John Wesley’s birthday-1703) – Philippians 4:8-9

June 29, Saturday – 1 Corinthians 12:1-13

June 30, Sunday – 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
3rd Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Independence Sunday – Luke 9:51-62

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Now Thank We All Our God (UMH 102); I Surrender All (UMH 354)


VII. Closing Prayer

In the knowledge that you are our Living God we praise and give thanks.  In the knowledge that your presence is with us we are in humble gratitude, on our knees in worship truly blessed.  May your wisdom be with us always in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 (6/17-6/23)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019

Theme: In Our Weakness…God’s Strength

This Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 for the week of June 17th to 23rd (G) 

 

I. Opening Prayer

In the light of a new day we praise you, God.  In the beginning of a new life we come and thank you.  Humbly we ask that we come into your presence, and allow us moments of intimacy with you.  In Christ’s name we ask, Amen.

 

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

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 17, Monday – 2 Samuel 12:1-13a

June 18, Tuesday – Luke 18:18-30

June 19, Wednesday – Mark 4:26-29

June 20, Thursday – Luke 7:36-50

June 21, Fri (Summer solstice/1st Day of Summer) – Romans 5:6-11

June 22, Saturday – Galatians 5:16-26

June 23, Sunday – 1 Kings 19:1-15a
2nd Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39

 
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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

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.

– Rev. Dr. Querubin D. Canlas, September/2007

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 (6/10-6/16)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019

Theme: Our God, the Three in One

This Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 for the week of June 10th to 16th (W/Go) 

 

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 8 (UMH 743)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 10, Monday – Proverbs 8:22-31

June 11, Tuesday – Psalm 148

June 12, Wednesday – John 17:1-5

June 13, Thursday – Psalm 149

June 14, Friday – John 5:19-29

June 15, Saturday – Psalm 150

June 16, Sunday – Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
(1st Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 5:1-5
Trinity/Peace w/ Justice Sunday – John 16:12-15
Father’s Day

 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty (UMH 64); O God in Heaven (UMH 119)


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 June 2019 (6/3-6/9)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019

Theme: One Church, One Spirit

This Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2019 for the week of June 3rd to 9th (R) 

 

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.

 

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

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 3, Monday – Genesis 11:1-9

June 4, Tuesday – Acts 2:14-21

June 5, Wednesday – Acts 2:43-47

June 6, Thursday – Psalm 134

June 7, Friday – Romans 8:1-17

June 8, Saturday – John 15:26-27

June 9, Sunday – Acts 2:1-21
Pentecost Sunday – Romans 8:14-17; John 14:8-17 (25-27)

 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Every Time I Feel the Spirit (UMH 404); Close to Thee (UMH 407)


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.

– Querubin D. Canlas, September/2007

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2019 (5/27-6/2)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2019

Theme: Bereft a Moment; Indwelt the Next

This Weekly Prayer Guide May 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2019 for the week of May 27th to June 2nd (W/Go) 

 

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 97 (UMH 816)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 27, Monday (Memorial Day) – Psalm 1
 
May 28, Tuesday -1 Peter 1:3-12
 
May 29, Wednesday – John 17:11-19
 
May 30, Thursday – Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47/UMH 781
(Ascension Day) – Eph. 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53;
 
May 31, Friday – Philemon
 
June 1, Saturday – Ephesians 4:17-32
 
June 2, Sunday – Acts 16:16-34
7th Sunday of Easter – Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Ascension Sunday – John 17:20-26
 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Jesus Shall Reign (UMH 157); Crown Him with Many Crowns UMH 327)


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 May 2019 (5/20-5/26)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2019

Theme: Living by/in Faith

This Weekly Prayer Guide May 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2019 for the week of May 20th to 26th (W/Go) 

 

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 67 (UMH 791)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 20, Monday – Acts 11:19-30
 
May 21, Tuesday – 1 John 5:6-12
 
May 22, Wednesday – Hebrews 1:4-14
 
May 23, Thursday – Hebrews 12:12-29
 
May 24, Friday (Heritage/Aldersgate Day) – Hebrews 13:1-19
 
May 25, Saturday – Hebrews 11:1-3
 
May 26, Sunday – Acts 16:9-15
6th Sunday of Easter – Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
Memorial Sunday/Victoria Day (Canada) – John 14:23-29
 
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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); 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 2019 (4/1-4/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2019

Theme: A New Life

This Weekly Prayer Guide April 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2019 for the week of April 1st to 7th (P) 

 

I. Opening Prayer

O God of knowledge, life, and love; we come before you in praise and thanksgiving. Amidst distress and grief we ask and plead for your presence.  Be with us to guide and inspire us in this devotion.  May our acts of piety and devotion be pleasing to you.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 126 (UMH 847)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

April 1, Monday – Jeremiah 31:31-34
 
April 2, Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-28
 
April 3, Wednesday – John 12:20-26
 
April 4, Thursday – Philippians 3:12-31
 
April 5, Friday – Colossians 3:1-11
 
April 6, Saturday – Colossians 3:12-25
 
April 7, Sunday – Isaiah 43:16-21
5th Sunday in Lent – Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8
 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
O Jesus I Have Promised (UMH 396); Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart (UMH 500)


VII. Closing Prayer

Our Lord of Heaven, truly we can only approach in praise, in thanks for your manifest goodness and mercy.  You have given us new life and the opportunity to be with you in eternity. While we are still here in this world, guide us to be like your Son in doing good for our fellow men and women and allow us your Holy Spirit in the perfecting of our beings.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019 (3/25-3/31)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019

Theme: Succor Amidst Suffering

This Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019 for the week of March 25th to 31st (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 32 (UMH 766)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

March 25, Monday – Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
 
March 26, Tuesday – Ephesians 2:1-10
 
March 27, Wednesday – Luke 8:40-56
 
March 28, Thursday – Psalm 137:1-6
 
March 29, Friday (Charles Wesley: d.1788) – Joshua 24:14-15
 
March 30, Saturday – Psalm 34:1-8
 
March 31, Sunday – Joshua 5:9-12
4th Sunday in Lent – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
UMCOR Sunday – Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
 
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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); O Sacred Head Now Wounded (UMH 286)


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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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019 (3/18-3/24)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019

Theme: Love Amidst Longing

This Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019 for the week of March 18th to 24th (P) 

 

I. Opening Prayer

God of love and life, we come before your mighty and awesome presence.  In the middle of a sea of humanity we feel the pangs of longing. We discern our need for your indwelling. Be with us, Lord, and bless us with your Spirit.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 63:1-8 (UMH 788)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

March 18, Monday – Genesis 32:22-32
 
March 19, Tuesday – Exodus 3:1-12
 
March 20, Wednesday – (Vernal Equinox/1st day of Spring)Isaiah 55
 
March 21, Thursday – 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
 
March 22, Friday – 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
 
March 23, Saturday – Romans 8:1-17
 
March 24, Sunday – Isaiah 55:1-9
3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9
 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (UMH 89); Old Rugged Cross (UMH 504)


VII. Closing Prayer

O Lord, our God, whose mercy saves all who have faith in the Son, empower us through your love, that we who long for your presence may find everlasting life.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019 (3/11-3/17)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019

Theme: Ministry and Sacrifice   

This Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2019 for the week of March 11th to 17th (P) 

 

I. Opening Prayer

Our Heavenly Father, open our hearts, minds, our very senses and being, through the power of the Holy Spirit to allow us to perceive your presence in our midst. Prepare us for this hour of devotion in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 27 (UMH 758)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

March 11, Monday – 1 Kings 8:22-30
 
March 12, Tuesday – Nehemiah 9:6-25
 
March 13, Wednesday – Romans 4:16-25
 
March 14, Thursday – James 1:1-15
 
March 15, Friday – 2 Corinthians 1:12-22
 
March 16, Saturday – 2 Peter 3:5-13
 
March 17, Sunday – Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
2nd Sunday in Lent – Philippians 3:17-4:1
St. Patrick’s Day – Luke 13:31-35
 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
O God Our Help in Ages Past (UMH 117); The God of Abraham Praise (UMH 116)


VII. Closing Prayer

May our God who is constantly and faithfully abiding in us grant us harmony with one another and oneness with Jesus Christ, that together as a community of faith we may serve our sisters and brothers in humility and love.  In the name of our Savior we pray.  Amen.

 

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