(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
November 24-30, 2014 (P/B)
Theme 1: The Coming of the King
I. Opening Prayer:
Almighty God, who came to us long ago in the birth of Jesus Christ, be born anew in us today by the power of your Holy Spirit. We offer our lives as home to you and ask for grace and strength to live as your faithful, joyful children always. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (UMH 801)
III. Daily Bible readings:
November 24, Monday – Matthew 1:1-17
November 25, Tuesday – Isaiah 42:1-13
November 26, Wednesday – Jeremiah 46:27-28
November 27, Thursday – Joel 2:21-27; Psalm 126 (UMH 847);
Thanksgiving Day – 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Matthew 6: 25-33
November 28, Friday – Ezekiel 1:1-28a
November 29, Saturday – Zephaniah 3:14-20
November 30, Sunday 1st Sunday of Advent/UM Student Day (Begin lectionary Year B) – Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Matthew 13:24-37
IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written
V. Sweet Hour of Prayer: Personal and/or intercessory
VI. Hymns: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (UMH 196)/Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (UMH 626)
VII. Closing Prayer:
O Lord of all, we near your throne. We praise, worship and adore you. We thank you for the coming of our Savior. We have been reminded that Jesus Christ is our Lord and that we are God’s servant. We are loved; we are forgiven; we are empowered; and now we are sent to live as God’s faithful one. Amen.
Prepared by Rev. Q.C. Canlas, Jr.