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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 (6/6-6/12)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016

Theme: Maturing in Christ

This Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 for the week of June 6th to 12th (G)


I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, in praise we humbly approach you and in joy we thank you. We covet your presence, we ask for your inspiration, as we prepare ourselves for the new day in devotion. Join us, we pray, in Jesus name. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 5:1-8 (UMH 742)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 6, Monday – Luke 6:43-45

June 7, Tuesday – Luke 10:21-24

June 8, Wednesday – Luke 11:27-28

June 9, Thursday – Luke 15:1-10

June 10, Friday – John 9:24-33

June 11, Saturday – John 12:1-3

June 12, Sunday – 1 Kings 21:1-21a
4th Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3

 

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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) / Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus (UMH 349)


VII. Closing Prayer

In praise and gratitude we approach you. Thank you dear Lord for the new life you have allowed us to enjoy in your presence. We thank you for the moments spent at your feet. May we, in response, give our lives to you in the service of our fellow human beings. In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 (5/30-6/5)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016

Theme: God’s Love/Prevenient Grace

This Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 for the week of May 30th to June 5th (G)


I. Opening Prayer

Merciful God, we praise you. Thank you for your goodness and love. You have always been faithful to us. Allow us to be faithful and true to you through the empowerment of your Spirit. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 146 (UMH 858)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 30, Monday – 1 John 3:19-24

May 31, Tuesday – James 5:13-16

June 1, Wednesday  – Psalm 139

June 2, Thursday – 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

June 3, Friday – Psalm 125

June 4, Saturday – Galatians 2:15-21

June 5, Sunday – 1 Kings 17:8-24
3rd Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (UMH 361) / Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling (UMH 348)


VII. Closing Prayer

Lord God, We end our devotion in praise and thanksgiving; remembering your bountiful grace and endless generosity in allowing us a life which though often marked by difficulties, also leads to the path towards eternity; an eternity in your presence that which we will always covet. In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 (5/23-5/29)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016

Theme: Our God: Our Comfort and Shield

This Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 for the week of 23rd to 29th (R)


I. Opening Prayer

Our God and Protector, we come to you in humble praise and joyful thanksgiving. We ask that your strong and mighty arm afford us defense, guidance and empowerment. Bless us with your presence. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 96 (UMH 815)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 23, Monday – Psalm 62:5-12

May 24, Tuesday – John 10:7-21

May 25, Wednesday – Psalm 91

May 26, Thursday – Luke 12:22-31

May 27, Friday  – Psalm 121

May 28, Saturday  – Hosea 2:14-23

May 29, Sunday – 1 Kings 18:20-39
2nd Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 1:1-12
Memorial Sunday – Luke 7:1-10

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
O Worship the King (UMH 73) / Seek Ye First (UMH 405)


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.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 (5/16-5/22)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016

Theme: Our God, the Three in One

This Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 for the week of 16th to 22nd (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 8 (UMH 743)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 16, Monday – Proverbs 8:22-31

May 17, Tuesday – Psalm 148

May 18, Wednesday – John 17:1-5

May 19, Thursday  – Psalm 149

May 20, Friday – John 5:19-29

May 21, Saturday – Psalm 150

May 22, Sunday – Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
(1st  Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 5:1-5
Trinity/Heritage/Peace w/ Justice Sunday – John 16:12-15

 

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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.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 (5/9-5/15)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016

Theme: One Church, One Spirit

This Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 for the week of 9th to 15th (P)


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

May 9, Monday – Genesis 11:1-9

May 10, Tuesday – Acts 2:14-21

May 11, Wednesday – Acts 2:43-47

May 12, Thursday – Psalm 134

May 13, Friday – Romans 8:1-17

May 14, Saturday – John 15:26-27

May 15, 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:
: 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.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 (5/2-5/8)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016

Theme: Bereft a Moment; Indwelt the Next

This Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 for the week of 2nd to 8th (W)


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 2, Monday – Psalm 1

May 3, Tuesday – 1 Peter 1:3-12

May 4, Wednesday – John 17:11-19

May 5, Thursday – Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47/UMH 781
(Ascension Day)Eph. 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53;

May 6, Friday – Philemon

May 7, Saturday – Ephesians 4:17-32

May 8, Sunday – Acts 16:16-34
7th Sunday of Easter (Ascension Sunday) – Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Mothers’ Day/Festival of the Christian Home  – 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.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 (3/28-4/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016

Theme: The Inheritors

This Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 for the week of 28th to April 3rd (P)


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 150 (UMH 862)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

March 28, Monday – Matthew 28

March 29, Tuesday – Mark 16:1-19

March 30, Wednesday – Luke 24:13-35

March 31, Thursday – Luke 24:36-53

April 1, Friday – John 20:1-18

April 2, Saturday – John 21

April 3, Sunday – Acts 5:27-32

(2nd Sunday of Easter) – Revelation 1:4-8; 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:
: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (UMH 139) / Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (UMH 384)


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 March 2016 (3/21-3/27)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016

Theme: The Passion and/of the Resurrection!

This Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 for the week of 21st to 27th(P)


I. Opening Prayer

Praise the Lord! Christ lives! Father in heaven we thank you for your goodness, mercy and love. Love that has allowed your sinful children a way out of perdition and death. But the way to salvation was not easy. It was full of sacrifice because of our manifold sins. Allow Christ to live in our hearts and in our beings. Be with us, we pray, in everything we do. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

Holy Monday – Isa 42:1-9; Ps 36:5-11/UMH 771; Heb 9: 11-15; Jn 12:1-11

Holy Tuesday – Isa 49:1-7; Ps 71:1-14/UMH794; 1 Cor 1:18-31Jn 12:20-36

Holy Wednesday – Isa 50:4-9a; Ps 70/UMH 793; Heb 12:1-3; Jn 13:21-32

Holy Thurs – Ex 12:1-14; Ps 116:1-2, 12-19;1  Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-17, 31b-35

Good Friday – Isa 52:13-53:12; Ps 22/UMH 752; Heb 10:16-25; Jn 18:1-19:42

Black  Saturday – Job 14:1-14; Ps 31:1-4, 15-16/UM 764; 1Pe 4:1-8; Mt 27:57-66

Easter Sunday – Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18/Lk 24:1-12

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (UMH 302) / Up From the Grave He Arose (UMH 322)


VII. Closing Prayer

God of holiness and light, in the mystery of dying and rising with Christ you have established a new covenant of reconciliation. Cleanse our hearts and give a new spirit to all your people, so that your saving grace may be made known to the whole world; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
– UM Book of Worship, March 2002 printing, p. 375

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 (3/14-3/20)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016

Theme: Betrayal and Praise/ The Passion: Peace Amidst Pain!

This Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 for the week of March 14th to 20th(P)


I. Opening Prayer

We praise you God, we thank you Lord! You have blessed us with much but, more often than not, we turn our backs on you in the midst of your goodness and love. Allow us your presence as we recall the ups and downs of our relationship with your Son, our source of hope and strength. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: *(Psalm)           *Ps 118:1-2, 19-29 (UMH 839)
(Passion)          Psalm 31:9-16 (UMH 764)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

March 14, Monday – Psalm 22:9-23

March 15, Tuesday – Mark 11:1-10

March 16, Wednesday – Psalm 31:19-23

March 17, Thursday – Isaiah 53:1-6

March 18, Friday – Isaiah 53:7-9

March 19, Saturday – Isaiah 53:10-12

March 20, Sunday – Isaiah 50:4-9a

Passion/*Palm Sunday – Philippians 2:5-11
*Lk 19:28-40
Lk 22:14-23:56/Lk 23:1-49

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart (UMH 160) / Tell Me the Stories of Jesus (UMH 277)


VII. Closing Prayer

Praise your Holy Name! O God, you gave us your Son as atonement of our sins. Forgive us our betrayal of him. Be merciful to us and allow us to approach you, ask for your forgiveness, and remain in your love. Grant us strength to make him known to our neighbors and to the whole world. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 (3/7-3/13)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016

Theme: A New Life

This Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 for the week of March 7th to 13th (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

March 7, Monday – Jeremiah 31:31-34

March 8, Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-28

March 9, Wednesday – John 12:20-26

March 10, Thursday – Philippians 3:12-31

March 11, Friday – Colossians 3:1-11

March 12, Saturday – Colossians 3:12-25

March 13, Sunday – Isaiah 43:16-21

5th Sunday in Lent – Philippians 3:4b-14

Daylight savings time begins – 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.

 

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

 

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