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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 (7/18-7/24)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: Praise God

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

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 for the week of July 18th to 24th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

O God, prepare us, through the active presence of the Holy Spirit, to come before you worthily and to ask of you rightly; enlighten our understanding; purify our every desire; quicken our will into instant obedience to your Word; strengthen every right purpose; direct this moment of devotion to the praising of your name, and to the enduring good of us your children and servants; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 85 (UMH 806)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 18, Monday – Psalm 37:1-7

July 19, Tuesday – Psalm 40:1-3

July 20, Wednesday – Colossians 3:12-15

July 21, Thursday – Psalm 46:8-11

July 22, Friday – John 14:27

July 23, Saturday  – James 5:7-11

July 24, Sunday – Hosea 1:2-10
10th Sunday after Pentecost Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19)
Parents’ Day Luke 11:1-13

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Lord, I Want to Be a Christian (UMH 402)/Seek Ye First (UMH 405)


VII. Closing Prayer

Let us then live today in Christ’s presence, remembering he is near and will sustain us as we serve in his name. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 (7/11-7/17)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: Be Still

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

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 for the week of July 11th to 17th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

It is the only thing that we can and must do everyday of our lives – to praise you, our God. Thank you for the life you have given each one. May we all rededicate our beings to you as service to our kindred in Spirit. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 52/82 (UMH 804)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 11, Monday – 1 Kings 8:54-61

July 12, Tuesday – Job 36:22-24

July 13, Wednesday – Psalm 16:1-8

July 14, Thursday – Psalm 22:22-31

July 15, Friday – Psalm 24

July 16, Saturday – Psalm 40

July 17, Sunday – Amos 8:1-12
9th Sunday after Pentecost Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42

 

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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)/Take My Life & Let It Be (UMH 399)


VII. Closing Prayer

Once again we praise you. At the beginning and end of each day we thank you. Allow us to feel your presence and be the power beneath our wings of faith so that we can soar to the highest peak of service. In the sweet and wonderful name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 (7/4-7/10)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: God is Faithful

This Weekly Prayer Guide July 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 July 4th to 10th (G)


I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, may we feel your presence today, be empowered by it, be transformed by it, so that your gospel be animated in me. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 82 (UMH 804)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 4, Monday –  Hosea 11:1-4

July 5, Tuesday – Hosea 11:8-11

July 6, Wednesday – Ephesians 1:4-8

July 7, Thursday – Ephesians 2:4-10

July 8, Friday – 2 Timothy 1:7-10

July 9, Saturday – Titus 3:3-7

July 10, Sunday – Amos 7:7-17
8th Sunday after Pentecost Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
More Love to Thee, O Christ (UMH 453)/Lord, I Want to be a Christian (UMH 402)


VII. Closing Prayer

Almighty God, whose power is love, we do praise, adore and worship your name. We do thank you for the care and blessings you bestow upon us, your children. Nowhere near can we compare our finiteness to your eternity. And so we rely and trust fully on your mercy. Do bless us today and always. Amen

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 (6/27-7/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016

Theme: Gospel Power

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 27th to July 3rd (G)


I. Opening Prayer

We near your throne of grace in praise and thanks, dear God. We kneel in thanks for your blessing, your goodness, and your mercy. Be with us this day and make it a blessing for us all. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 30 (UMH 762)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 27, Monday – Genesis 28:10-15

June 28, Tuesday – 2 Samuel 7:18-29

June 29, Wednesday – John 12:44-46

June 30, Thursday – Hebrews 12:5-8

July 1, Friday – 1 Peter 1:3-5

July 2, Saturday – Psalm 121

July 3, Sunday – 2 Kings 5:1-14
7th Sunday after Pentecost -Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (UMH 103) / Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)


VII. Closing Prayer

Great is thy faithfulness dear God, our Father. You have blessed us with so much but we give back so little in return. Throughout this day, empower us so that we can serve others. May you find us faithful also. In the name of Jesus, amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 (6/20-6/26)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016

Theme: Servanthood and Sacrifice

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 20th to 26th (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 20, Monday – Jeremiah 20:7-13

June 21, Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

June 22, Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

June 23, Thursday – Isaiah 40:12-14

June 24, Friday – Philippians 4:8-9

June 25, Saturday – 1 Corinthians 12:1-13

June 26, Sunday – 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
6th Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 5:1, 13-25; 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.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 (6/13-6/19)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016

Theme: In Our Weakness…God’s Strength

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

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 13, Monday – 2 Samuel 12:1-13a

June 14, Tuesday – Luke 18:18-30

June 15, Wednesday – Mark 4:26-29         June 16, Thursday – Luke 7:36-50

June 17, Friday (John Wesley’s birthday)Romans 5:6-11

June 18, Saturday – Galatians 5:16-26

June 19, Sunday – 1 Kings 19:1-15a
5th Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 3:23-29
Fathers’ Day – 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

We praise you as we grow, we are in gratitude as we produce branches in the vineyard through the power of your Spirit, we give thanks to you as we mature in the knowledge of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ in whose name we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

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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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