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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015 (5/11 – 5/17)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015

Theme: : (Life Together) Bereft a Moment; Indwelt the Next

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 11th to 17th (W/G)

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 1 (UMH 738)

May 11, Monday – Psalm 47

May 12, Tuesday – 1 Peter 1:3-12

May 13, Wednesday – John 17:11-19

May 14, Thursday (Ascension Day) – Acts 1:1-11; Eph. 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53; Psalm 47 (UMH 781)

May 15, Friday – John 17:20 26

May 16, Saturday – Ephesians 4:17-32

May 17, Sunday (7th Sunday of Easter) Ascension Sunday- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26;  1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19

 

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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)/My Hope Is Built (UMH 368)

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 May 2015 (5/4 – 5/10)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015

Theme: (Chosen by God) Living by/in Faith

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 4th to 10th (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer
God of all, we praise you. We thank you for you have made us prosperous in everything. Fill us with your Spirit and allow us to be in your presence in the sweet moments we will spend in prayer with you. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 98 (UMH 818)

May 4, Monday – Acts 11:19-30

May 5, Tuesday – 1 John 5:6-12

May 6, Wednesday – Hebrews 1:4-14

May 7, Thursday – Hebrews 12:12-29

May 8, Friday – Hebrews 13:1-19

May 9, Saturday – Hebrews 11:1-3

May 10, Sunday (6th Sunday of Easter)/Rural Life Sunday Mother’s Day/Festival of the Christian Home – Acts 10:44-48; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

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IV. Moments of Reflection:
Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn: Hymn: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (UMH 384)/There’s Within My Heart a Melody (UMH 380)

VII. Closing Prayer
O God, our Father, we are before you, in praise and gratitude for your love. Allow us now your eternal presence to afford us faith in the promise of eternity. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

 

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

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015 (4/27 – 5/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015

Theme: Touched/Indwelt By Love

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 April 27th to May 3rd (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer
O God in heaven, we approach you with praise on our lips and thanksgiving in our hearts. We thank you that in unconditional love you have accepted us all as your children though not one of us deserves to be called as such. Indwell us with your Spirit that we may serve you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 22:25-31 (UMH 752)

April 28, Tuesday Galatians 5:13-15

April 29, Wednesday John 13:1-9

April 30, Thursday Romans 3:21-31

May 1, Friday Romans 5:1-11

May 2, Saturday Ephesians 5:21-32

May 3, Sunday (5th Sunday of Easter) Nurses’ Day/Christian Home Month – Acts 8:26-40;  1 John 4:7-21;  John 15:1-8

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IV. Moments of Reflection:
Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn: The Church’s One Foundation (UMH 545) / Only Trust Him (UMH 337)

VII. Closing Prayer
Dear God we come to you in praise. We come near to you in thanksgiving for goodness and mercy manifested in your Son, Jesus. We thank you for your love manifested in all that you do. Fill us with your Spirit so that we can be with you always. In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

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

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015 (4/20 – 4/26)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015

Theme: Our Good Shepherd

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 April 20th to 26th (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer
O God, our Father, who provides all that we need for our bodies, minds, and spirits, allow your children the bounty and grace of your holy presence; that in this hour of devotion you may infuse in us with inspiration and motivation to do our best and be as shepherds to your people. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)

III. Daily Bible Readings:

April 20, Monday Psalm 80:1-7

April 21, Tuesday Isaiah 40:1-11

April 22, Wednesday Jeremiah 31:10-14

April 23, Thursday Hebrews 13:20-21

April 24, Friday 1 Peter 5:1-11

April 25, Saturday 2 Corinthians 4

April 26, Heritage Sunday (4th Sunday of Easter) Acts 4:5-12;  1 John 3:16-24;  John 10:11-18

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IV. Moments of Reflection:
Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn: He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought (UMH 128)/The King of Love My Shepherd Is (UMH138)

VII. Closing Prayer
O God, our Shepherd true and faithful, allow us now your blessings of strength and purpose so that we may be able to fulfill our mission in the vineyard of our Savior Jesus Christ through whom we pray. Amen.

 

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

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015 (4/13 – 4/19)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015

Theme: Walking With Christ/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 April 13th to 19th (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer
O Lord, your wondrous birth means nothing unless we are born again, your death and sacrifice mean nothing unless we die to sin, your resurrection means nothing if you be risen alone. Raise and exalt us, O Savior, both now to the estate of grace and hereafter to the state of glory; where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, God for ever and ever. Amen.  – Eric Milner-White, England, 20th cent., alt.

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 4 (UMH 741)

III. Daily Bible Readings:

April 6, Monday – Matthew 28 April 7, Tuesday Mark 16:1-19
April 8, Wednesday – Luke 24:13-35
April 9, Thursday – Luke 24:36-53
April 10, Friday – John 20:1-18
April 11, Saturday – John 21
April 12, Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) – Acts 4:32-35;  1 John 1:1-2:2; 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: Amazing Grace (UMH 378)/Open My Eyes, That I May See (UMH 454)

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. – Querubin D. Canlas, September 2007

 

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

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015 (4/6 – 4/12)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015

Theme: The Inheritors

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 April 6th (W/G)

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 133 (UMH 850)

III. Daily Bible Readings:

April 6, Monday – Matthew 28 April 7, Tuesday Mark 16:1-19
April 8, Wednesday – Luke 24:13-35
April 9, Thursday – Luke 24:36-53
April 10, Friday – John 20:1-18
April 11, Saturday – John 21
April 12, Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) – Acts 4:32-35;  1 John 1:1-2:2; 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: Breathe on Me, Breath of God (UMH 420)

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 2015 (3/30 – 4/5)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2015

Theme: The Passion and/of the Resurrection!

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 MARCH 30th (W/G)

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 (UMH 839)

III. Daily Bible Readings:

March 30, Holy Monday  – Isa 42:1-9; Ps 36:5-11;Heb 9:11-15; John 12:1-11

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

April 1, Holy Wednesday  –  Isa 50:4-9a; Ps 70; Heb 12:1-3; John 13:21-32

April 2, Maundy Thursday – Ex 12:1-14; Ps 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Cor 1:23-26; Jn 13:1-17, 31b-35

April 3, Good Friday – Isa 52:13-53:12; Ps 22; Heb 10:16-25; Jn 18:1-19:42

April 4, Saturday (Holy Saturday) – Job 14:1-14; John 19:38-42

April 5, Easter Sunday – Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18

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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 (UMH302)/I Am Thine, O Lord (UMH 419)

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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2015 Weekly Guide To Prayer: February 16 to 22

(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)

 

February 16-22, 2015 (P)

Theme 16: God Forgive Us, Your Children

 

I. Opening Prayer

O God, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing new life out of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty. We thank you that you do not leave us alone but labor to make us whole. Help us to perceive your unseen hand in the unfolding of our lives, and to attend to the gentle guidance of your Spirit, that we may know the joy you give your people. Amen.
-Ruth Duck U.S.A., 20th Cent.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 25:1-10 (UMH 756)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

February 16, Monday  –  1 Peter 3:18-22

February 17, Tuesday  –  Romans 9:19-29

February 18, Wednesday (Ash Wednesday)   –  Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Cor. 5:20b-6:10; Matt. 6:1-6, 16-21

February 19, Thursday  –  Acts 9:1-30

February 20, Friday  –  Psalm 25:4-10

February 21, Saturday  –  Mark 1:9-15

February 22, Sunday  (1st Sunday in Lent) –  Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written

 

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

 

VI. Hymn: Take Time to be Holy (UMH 395)/Sweet Hour of Prayer (UMH 496)

 

 VII. Closing Prayer

Almighty God, whose love allowed Jesus to be with human beings, whose mercy allows forgiveness of all our sins, affording us the way to eternity in your awesome presence, dismiss us now with strength and power to serve you and our fellow human beings. In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

 

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

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2015 Weekly Guide To Prayer: February 9 to 15

(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or  by prayer groups in retreat)

 

February 9-15, 2015 (W)

Theme 15:  God’s Word…In Us

 

I. Opening Prayer

Our heavenly Father, we your humble children invoke your blessings on us.  We adore you, whose name is love, whose nature is compassion, whose presence is joy, whose Word is truth, whose Spirit is goodness, whose holiness is beauty, whose will is peace, whose service is perfect freedom, and in knowledge of whom stands our eternal life.  Unto you be all honor and all glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.-The Book of Worship 1944, ALT.

 

II. Passage of Praise:  Psalm 50:1-6 (UMH 783)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

February 9, Monday  –  Matthew 18:1-5

February 10, Tuesday  –  Matthew 15:1-20

February 11, Wednesday  –  Matthew 10:32-42

February 12, Thursday  –  Matthew 5:1-12

February 13, Friday  –  Matthew 5:13-16

February 14, Saturday  –  Matthew 6:9-13

February 15, Sunday (6th/Last Sunday after the Epiphany)  Transfiguration Sunday  –  2 Kings 2:1-12; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

 

IV. Moments of Reflection:  Silent and/or written

 

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

 

VI. Hymn:  O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing(UMH 57)/Immortal, InvincibleGod Only Wise (UMH 103)

 

VII. Closing Prayer

May the love and presence of the Father, the care and community of the Holy Spirit, and the hope and faith in Jesus Christ abide in us all, now and forevermore.  Amen.

 

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

2015 Weekly Guide to Prayer: February 2 to 8

(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)

 

February 2-8, 2015 (G)

Theme 11:  God, our source of strength

 

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, you created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you.  Grant to us such piety of heart and strength of purpose that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will, and no weakness from doing it.  In your light may we see life clearly and in your service find perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.  -The Book of Worship1965, ALT.

 

II. Passage of Praise:  Psalm 147:1-11, 20c (UMH 859)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

February 2, Monday  –  1 Chronicles 29:10-13

February 3, Tuesday  –  Psalm 27:1-3

February 4, Wednesday  –  Psalm 46:1-3

February 5, Thursday  –   Psalm 138:1-3

February 6, Friday  –  Isaiah 49:1-5

February 7, Saturday  –  2 Corinthians 12:9-10

February 8, Sunday (5th  Sunday after Epiphany) Boy Scout Sunday  –  Isaiah 40:21-31; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39

 

IV. Moments of Reflection:  Silent and/or written

 

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

 

VI. Hymn:  I Know Whom I Have Believed (UMH 714)/We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations (UMH 569)

 

VII. Closing Prayer

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

-Romans 15:13

 

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