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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2019 (11/18-11/24)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2019

Theme: Christ the King

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

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2019 for the week of November 18th to 24th (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: Luke 1:68-79 (UMH 208)  

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 18, Monday – John 1:43-51

November 19, Tuesday – Luke 8:22-39

November 20, Wednesday (Universal Children’s Day) Matthew 25:31-46

November 21, Thursday – Luke 19:28-40

November 22, Friday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

November 23, Saturday – Matthew 27:45-54

November 24, Sunday – Jeremiah 23:1-6
24th /Last Sunday after PentecostColossians 1:11-20
Christ the King/Reign of Christ/Thanksgiving SundayLuke 23:33-43
International Bible Week (24-30)

 

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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

O G

In praise and thanks we come near to you O God, our Father in heaven, allow us to go forth, empowered By your Spirit and in the name of the Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2019 (11/11-11/17)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2019

Theme: In Gratitude

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2019 for the week of November 11th to 17th (G) 

 

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, send the light of your Son into our lives anew today.  Let your presence touch our minds and hearts with your mercy, grace, and truth.  Direct our thought, speech, and steps to the end that we may walk in your way today and always. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Isaiah 12/Psalm 118 (UMH 839)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 11, Mon(Vet.’s {USA}/Remembrance {Canada} Day)Matthew 25:1-13

November 12, Tuesday – Colossians 4:2-18

November 13, Wednesday – 1 Thessalonians 5

November 14, Thursday – 2 Thessalonians 2

November 15, Friday (Veterans’ Day)2 Thessalonians 3

November 16, Saturday – John 4:31-38

November 17, Sunday – Isaiah 65:17-25
23rd Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19

 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: How Great Thou Art (UMH 77); It Is Well With My Soul (UMH 377)


VII. Closing Prayer

O God, we praise you and thank you for being present in our midst.  Allow us this day to walk in the power and presence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2019 (11/4-11/10)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2019

Theme: The People of the Resurrection

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2019 for the week of November 4th to 10th (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 145:1-5, 17-25 (UMH 857)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 4, Monday – John 11:1-27

November 5, Tuesday – John 11:28-44

November 6, Wednesday – James 4:1-7

November 7, Thursday – Romans 12:1-3

November 8, Friday – 1 Peter 3:8-12

November 9, SaturdayPhilippians 2:1-11

November 10, Sunday – Haggai 1:15b-2:9
22nd Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Organ & Tissue Donor Sunday – Luke 20:27-38

 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Fairest Lord Jesus (UMH 189); 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 2019 (10/28-11/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019

Theme: God Transforms Lives

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019 for the week of October 28th to November 3rd (G/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 119:137-144 (UMH 840)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 28, Monday – Isaiah 57:14-21

October 29, Tuesday – Micah 6:6-8

October 30, Wednesday – James 4:1-7

October 31, Thursday (Reformation Day) – Romans 12:1-3

November 1, Friday (All Saints’ Day) – Dan 7:1-3, 15-18; Ps 149/150 (UMH 862
All Saints Day – Eph 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31

November 2, Saturday – Philippians 2:1-11

November 3, Sunday – Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
21st Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
All Saints’ Sunday – Luke 19:1-10

 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


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


VII. Closing Prayer

Thank you, O God, for your goodness and mercy.  May we live today in Christ’s presence, remembering he is near and will sustain us as we serve in his name and may our lives serve as praise to you; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019 (10/21-10/27)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019

Theme: True Humility

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019 for the week of October 21st to 27th (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 65 (UMH 789)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 21, Monday – Matthew 10:1-15

October 22, Tuesday – Matthew 10:16-23

October 23, Wednesday – Deuteronomy 34:1-8

October 24, Thursday – 2 Corinthians 11:7-12:10

October 25, Friday – 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

October 26, Saturday – 2 Timothy 2:14-26

October 27, Sunday – Joel 2: 23-32
20th Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Reformation Sunday – Luke 18:9-14

 
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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 the Lord make us strong to do the work of ministry and may God’s presence preserve us and abide in us so that we may remain faithful in our mission, one we have been called to, as children of God and the stewards of creation; through the power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus Christ our, Savior and Redeemer.  Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019 (10/14-10/20)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019

Theme: We Are Servants of Christ

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019 for the week of October 14th to 20th (G) 

 

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: Ps. 119:97-104/Ps. 19 (UMH 750)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 14, Monday (Thanksgiving-Canada) – Exodus 33:7-11

October 15, Tuesday – Jeremiah 31:23-34

October 16, Wednesday – 2 Chronicles 20:1-9

October 17, Thursday – Hebrews 8:1-12

October 18, Friday – Isaiah 41:8-10

October 19, Saturday – James 4:1-10

October 20, Sunday – Jeremiah 31:27-34
19th Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Laity Sunday – Luke 18:1-8

 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Be Thou My Vision (UMH 451); Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)


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 2019 (10/7-10/13)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019

Theme: Friends of God

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2019 for the week of October 7th to 13th (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 66:1-12 (UMH 790)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 7, Monday – Genesis 12:1-9

October 8, Tuesday – Hebrews 11:1-31

October 9, Wednesday – Genesis 21:1-8

October 10, Thursday – 2 Timothy 2:1-13

October 11, Friday – Matthew 5:8-12

October 12, Saturday – Hebrews 6:13-20

October 13, Sunday – Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
18th Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

 
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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

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 September 2019 (9/30-10/6)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019

Theme: Faithfulness

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019 for the week of September 30th to October 6th (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.  May we hear and heed your every word.  In the name and spirit of Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 137 (UMH 852)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 30, Monday – 1 Kings 17:8-13

October 1, Tuesday – 2 Kings 4:1-7

October 2, Wednesday – Luke 12:22-32

October 3, Thursday – 1 Timothy 6:2c-10

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

October 5, Saturday – Philippians 4:10-19

October 6, Sunday – Lamentations 1:1-6
17th Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 1:1-14
World Communion Sunday – Luke 17:5-10

 
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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

In praise and thanks we have been in communion with the Lord.  Let us now go forth in the strength of knowledge and confidence that we are intimate with the presence  of God through the Lord Jesus Christ and assured that he is always with us. Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019 (9/23-9/29)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019

Theme: God, Our Provider

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019 for the week of September 23rd to 29th (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 91:1-6, 14-16 (UMH 810)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 23, Mon (Autumnal equinox/1st day of Fall) – Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

September 24, Tuesday – 1 Kings 3:16-28

September 25, Wednesday – James 3:13-18

September 26, Thursday – Ephesians 3:14-21

September 27, Friday – 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

September 28, Saturday – 1 Corinthians 4:1-13

September 29, Sunday – Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-151:1-6
16th Sunday after Pentecost – 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31

 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


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


VII. Closing Prayer

We thank, O God. May we now go forth as God’s servant. May we always remember God’s presence 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 2019 (9/16-9/22)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019

Theme: The Wise Steward

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019 for the week of September 16th to 22nd (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: Ps. 79:1-9/Ps. 4 (UMH 741)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 16, Monday – John 5:1-14

September 17, Tuesday – John 8:1-11

September 18, Wednesday – Psalm 32

September 19, Thursday – Ephesians 2:1-10

September 20, Friday – Romans 6:1-14

September 21, Saturday – Romans 3:21-311

September 22, Sunday – Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
15th Sunday after Pentecost – 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

 
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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 Amazing Grace (UMH 438)


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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