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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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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018 (9/3-9/9)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2018

Theme: Forgiven and Forgiving 

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 3rd to 9th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, as you have sent Jesus to be for us light and truth, send now your spirit upon us to grant us grace and strength to follow in his footsteps this day.

 

II. Passage of Praise:Psalm 125 (UMH 846)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 3, Monday (Labor Day) –  John 14:1-6

September 4, Tuesday – John 6:35-40

September 5, Wednesday – John 8:12-19

September 6, Thursday – Matthew 8:23-27

September 7, Friday – Luke 9:18-20

September 8, Saturday – John 12:27-36

September 9, Sunday – Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
(16th Sunday after Pentecost) – James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17
Grandparents’ Day – Mark 7:24-37

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:

In Christ There Is No East or West (UMH 548); Have Thine Own Way, Lord (UMH 382)


VII. Closing Prayer

You have been reminded that Jesus Christ is your Lord and that you are God’s servant.  You are loved; you are forgiven; you are empowered and now you are sent to live as God’s faithful one.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2018 (8/27-9/2)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2018

Theme: (The Coming of the Kingdom) True Greatness

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


Weekly Prayer Guide August 2018 for the week of August 26th to September 2nd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord God, you have promised never to forsake or leave me.  Accept my life as a living sacrifice to you and grant me strength to keep my promises.  Join me in my prayer time today.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise:Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9/72 (UMH 795)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 27, Monday – 2 Chronicles 5:11-14

August 28, Tuesday – Luke 10:21-24

August 29, Wednesday – Luke 22:25-28

August 30, Thursday – Hebrews 12:18-24

August 31, Friday – Matthew 6:19-21

September 1, Saturday – Revelation 11:15-19

September 2, Sunday – Song of Solomon 2:8-13

(15th Sunday after Pentecost) – James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
And Can It Be that I Should Gain (UMH 363); Just as I Am, Without One Plea (UMH 357)


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 August 2018 (8/20-8/26)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2018

Theme: Jesus…the Way

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


Weekly Prayer Guide August 2018 for the week of August 20th to 26th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord God, you have promised never to forsake or leave me.  Accept my life as a living sacrifice to you and grant me strength to keep my promises.  Join me in my prayer time today.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 84 (UMH 804b)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 20, Monday – 2 Samuel 7:18-29

August 21, Tuesday – Romans 4:13-25

August 22, Wednesday – James 1:2-6, 12

August 23, Thursday – 2 Peter 1:3-11

August 24, FridayActs 12:1-11

August 25, Saturday – John 17:6-26

August 26, Sunday – 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10) 22-30, 41-43
(14th Sunday after Pentecost) –  Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69

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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); Rock of Ages (UMH 361)


VII. Closing Prayer

O God, you are faithful in your promises.  May we be as faithful in our prayers.  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 August 2018 (8/13-8/19)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2018

Theme: God’s Kingdom Cometh

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


Weekly Prayer Guide August 2018 for the week of August 13th to 19th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, in wisdom you created all things.  Provide our daily needs and grant us grace and strength to fulfill the ministry to which we have been called.  We offer our prayers in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 111 (UMH 832)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 13, Monday – Genesis 3:16-21

August 14, Tuesday – Exodus 16:1-15

August 15, Wednesday – Genesis 9:8-17

August 16, Thursday – 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

August 17, Friday – Colossians 1:2-14

August 18, Saturday – Revelations 19:5-10

August 19, Sunday – 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
(13th Sunday after Pentecost) – Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58

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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); Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart (UMH 500)


VII. Closing Prayer

God’s love is manifest in his creation and in his love.  Today walk in the power and presence of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

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