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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2015 (7/27 – 8/2)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2015

Theme: God, the Provider

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of July 27th to August 2nd (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 51:1-12 (UMH 785)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 27, Monday     Psalm 37:1-7
July 28, Tuesday     Psalm 40:1-3
July 29, Wednesday     Colossians 3:12-15
July 30, Thursday     Psalm 46:8-11
July 31, Friday     John 14:27
August 1, Saturday     James 5:7-11
August 2, Sunday (10th Sunday after Pentecost)  Friendship Day  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Ephesians 4:1-16;  John 6:24-35

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (UMH 110)/Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (UMH 258)


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 2015 (7/20 – 7/26)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2015

Theme: Praise God

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of July 20th to 26th (G)


I. Opening Prayer

It is the only thing that we can and must do every day 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 14 (UMH 746)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 20, Monday – 1 Kings 8:54-61
July 21, Tuesday –  Job 36:22-24
July 22, Wednesday – Psalm 16:1-8
July 23, Thursday – Psalm 22:22-31
July 24, Friday – Psalm 24
July 25, Saturday – Psalm 40
July 26, Sunday (9th Sunday after Pentecost) Parents’ Day – Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21

 

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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)/Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (UMH 103)


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 2015 (7/13 – 7/19)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2015

Theme: Be Still

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of July 13th to 19th (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 89:20-37 (UMH 807)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 13, Monday – Hosea 11:1-4
July 14, Tuesday –  Hosea 11:8-11
July 15, Wednesday – Ephesians 1:4-8
July 16, Thursday – Ephesians 2:4-10
July 17, Friday – 2 Timothy 1:7-10
July 18, Saturday – Titus 3:3-7
July 19, Sunday (8th Sunday of Pentecost) –  2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder (UMH 418)/I Surrender All (UMH 354)


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 July 2015 (7/6 – 7/12)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2015

Theme: God Is Faithful

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of July 6th to 12th (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 24 (UMH 755)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 6, Monday – Genesis 28:10-15
July 7, Tuesday – 2 Samuel 7:18-29
July 8, Wednesday – John 12:44-46
July 9, Thursday – Hebrews 12:5-8
July 10, Friday – 1 Peter 1:3-5
July 11, Saturday – Psalm 121
July 12, Sunday  (7th Sunday of Pentecost) – 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Blessed Assurance (UMH 369)/Great Is Thy Faithfulness (UMH 474)


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 2015 (6/29 – 7/5)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2015

Theme: Gospel Power

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of 29th to July 5th (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 48 (UMH 782)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 29, Monday –  Jeremiah 20:7-13            June 30, Tuesday                    1 Corinthians 1:18-25
July 1, Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
July 2, Thursday – Isaiah 40:12-14
July 3, Friday – Philippians 4:8-9
July 4, Saturday – 1 Corinthians 12:1-13
July 5, Sunday  (6th Sunday after Pentecost)     Independence Sunday – 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (UMH 400)/Precious Lord, Take My Hand (UMH 474)


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 2015 (6/22 – 6/28)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2015

Theme: Servanthood and Sacrifice

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of June 22nd to 28th (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 130 (UMH 811)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 22, Monday  – 2 Samuel 12:1-13a

June 23, Tuesday – Luke 18:18-30

June 24, Wednesday – Mark 4:26-29

June 25, Thursday – Luke 7:36-50

June 26, Friday – Romans 5:6-11

 June 27, Saturday – Galatians 5:16-26

 June 28, Sunday (5th Sunday after Pentecost)  – 2 Samuel 1:1-17-27; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

 

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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

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 2015 (6/15 – 6/21)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2015

Theme: In Our Weakness…God’s Strength

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of June 15th to 21st (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. Even as we acknowledge our weakness, we are glad of your promise to give us strength through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 9:9-20 (UMH 744)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 15, Monday – Luke 6:43-45

June 16, Tuesday – Luke 10:21-24

June 17, Wednesday – Luke 11:27-28

June 18, Thursday – Luke 15:1-10

June 19, Friday – John 9:24-33

June 20, Saturday – John 12:1-3

June 21, Sunday  (4th Sunday after Pentecost) Father’s Day – 1 Sam 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23 32-49; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41

 

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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)/Rock of Ages, Let Me Walk with Thee (UMH 361)


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 June 2015 (6/8 – 6/14)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2015

Theme: Mature in Christ

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of June 8th to 14th (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 maturity as we grow in Christ and go to serve through the empowerment of your Spirit. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 20/72 (UMH 811)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 8, Monday – 1 John 3:19-24

June 9, Tuesday – James 5:13-16

June 10, Wednesday – Psalm 139

June 11, Thursday  – 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

June 12, Friday – Psalm 125

June 13, Saturday – Galatians 2:15-21

June 14, Sunday   (3rd Sunday after Pentecost)  – 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34

 

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
This Is a Day of New Beginnings (UMH 383)/Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (UMH 361)


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 June 2015 (6/1 – 6/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2015

Theme: Our Comfort and Shield

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of June 1st to 7th (G)


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 138 (UMH 853)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 1, Monday – Psalm 62:5-12

June 2, Tuesday – John 10:7-21

June 3, Wednesday – Psalm 91

June 4, Thursday – Luke 12:22-31

June 5, Friday – Psalm 121

June 6, Saturday – Hosea 2:14-23

June 7, Sunday (2nd Sunday after Pentecost)  – 1 Samuel 8:4-20 (11:14-15);  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (UMH 154)/My Hope is Built (UMH 368)


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 2015 (5/25 – 5/31)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015

Theme: Our God, the Three in One

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of May 25th to 31st (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 29 (UMH 761)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 25, Monday – Proverbs 8:22-31

May 26, Tuesday – Psalm 148

May 27, Wednesday – John 17:1-5

May 28, Thursday – Psalm 149

May 29, Friday – John 5:19-29

May 30, SaturdayPsalm 150

May 31, Sunday   (1st Sunday after Pentecost) Trinity/Peace w/ Justice Sunday- Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Many Gifts, One Spirit (UMH 114)/Spirit of the Living God (UMH 393)


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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