(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
December 1-7, 2014 (P/B)
Theme 2: Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
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: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (UMH 806)
III. Daily Bible readings
December 1, Monday – Luke 1:5-25
December 2, Tuesday – Luke 1:57-80
December 3, Wednesday – Isaiah 59:15b-21
December 4, Thursday – Isaiah 61:1-3
December 5, Friday – Amos 9:11-15
December 6, Saturday – Matthew 3:1-12
December 7, Sunday (2nd Sunday of Advent) – Isaiah 40:1-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8
IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written
V. Sweet Hour of Prayer: Personal and/or intercessory
VI. Hymns: 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.
Prepared by Rev. Q.C. Canlas, Jr.