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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2018 (12/10-12/16)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2018

Theme: The Coming/Constant Advent, of Jesus Christ

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

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2018 for the week of December 10th to 16th (P/B)

I. Opening Prayer

O Lord God, whose chosen dwelling is the heart of the lowly, we give you praise.  We give thanks that you revealed yourself in the holy child Jesus, thereby sanctifying all childhood in him.  We beseech you to make us humble in faith and love, that we may know the joy of the Gospel that is hidden from the wise and prudent and revealed unto babes and the simple people.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Isaiah 12:2-6 (UMH 847)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 10, Monday – Mark 13:24-27

December 11, Tuesday – Luke 21:25-28

December 12, Wednesday – Revelation 1:1-8

December 13, Thursday – Ezekiel 34:1-31

December 14, Friday – Luke 12:35-40

December 15, Saturday – Acts 1:6-11

December 16, Sunday – Zephaniah 3:14-20;
(3rd Sunday of Advent) – Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
When Morning Gilds the Skies (UMH 185); Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates (UMH 213)


VII. Closing Prayer

Lord, allow your servant to go in peace. I have experienced your salvation which you have prepared for everyone. Uphold me as I seek to serve in your name. Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2018 (12/3-12/9)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2018

Theme: Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

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

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2018 for the week of December 3rd to 9th (P/B)

I. Opening Prayer

O God our Father, who sent your Son to be King of kings and Prince of Peace:  Grant that all the kingdoms of this world may become the kingdom of Christ, and learn from him the way of peace.  Send forth among all people the spirit of good will and reconciliation.  In the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Luke 1:68-79 (UMH 208)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 3, Monday – Luke 1:5-25

December 4, Tuesday – Luke 1:57-80

December 5, Wednesday – Isaiah 59:15b-21

December 6, Thursday – Isaiah 61:1-3

December 7, Friday – Amos 9:11-15

December 8, Saturday – Matthew 3:1-12 

December 9, Sunday – Malachi 3:1-4;
(2nd Sunday of Advent) Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (UMH 203); O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (UMH 211)


VII. Closing Prayer

The Lord bless you and keep you:  the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you:  the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018 (11/26-12/2)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018

Theme: The Coming of the King

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

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018 for the week of November 26th to December 2nd (P/B)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, who came to us long ago in the birth of Jesus Christ, be born anew in us today by the power of your Holy Spirit.  We offer our lives as home to you and ask for grace and strength to live as your faithful, joyful children always.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 25:1-10 (UMH 756)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 26, Monday – Matthew 1:1-17

November 27, Tuesday – Isaiah 42:1-13

November 28, Wednesday – Jeremiah 46:27-28

November 29, Thursday – Hebrews 10:11-25

November 30, Friday – Ezekiel 1:1-28a

December 1, Saturday – Zephaniah 3:14-20

November 2, Sunday – Jeremiah 33:14-16;
(1st Sunday of Advent – Year C) 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13;
(Begin lectionary Year C) Luke 21:25-36

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (UMH 196); Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (UMH 626)


VII. Closing Prayer

O Lord of all, we near your throne.  We praise, worship and adore you.  We thank you for the coming of our Savior.  We have been reminded that Jesus Christ is our Lord and that we are God’s servant.  We are loved; we are forgiven; we are empowered; and now we are sent to live as God’s faithful one.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018 (11/19-11/25)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018

Theme: Christ the King

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

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018 for the week of November 19th to 25th (W)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, as you have given Jesus Christ to be Savior, grant us now grace to accept and rejoice in our salvation and in his lordship.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 132:1-12 (UMH 849)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 19, Monday – John 1:43-51

November 20, Tuesday – (Universal Children’s Day)Luke 8:22-39

November 21, Wednesday – Matthew 25:31-46

November 22, Thursday – Joel 2:21-27; Psalm 126 (UMH 847)

Thanksgiving Day – 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Matthew 6:25-33

November 23, Friday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

November 24, Saturday –  Matthew 27:45-54

November 25, Sunday – 2 Samuel 23:1-7(Last/27th Sunday after Pentecost) Revelations 1:4b-8;
Christ the King/Reign of Christ SundayJohn 18:33-37;
UM Student Day

 

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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); Jesus Shall Reign (UMH 157)


VII. Closing Prayer

In praise and thanks we come near to you O God, allow us to go forth, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to serve in the strength, love, and presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

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

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2018

Theme: Prepared for the Coming!

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

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

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