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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 (10/9-10-15)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017

Theme: Friends of God/A Community of Faith

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 for the week of October 9th to 15th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, from whom every good prayer comes, and who pours out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and supplication:  Deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that, with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections, we may worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 (UMH 829)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 9, Monday (Thanksgiving Day-Canada) – John 5:1-14

October 10, Tuesday – John 8:1-11

October 11, Wednesday – Psalm 32

October 12, Thursday – Ephesians 2:1-10

October 13, Friday – Romans 6:1-14

October 14, Saturday – Romans 3:21-31

October 15, Sunday – Exodus 32:1-14
(19th Sunday after Pentecost) – Philippians 4:1-9
Laity Sunday – Matthew 22:1-14

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (UMH 462) / What a Friend We Have in Jesus  (UMH 526)


VII. Closing Prayer

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 (10/2-10-8)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017

Theme: Faithfulness/A Community of Faith

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 for the week of October 2nd to 8th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid:  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, so that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 (UMH 799)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 2, Monday – Acts 10:44-48

October 3, Tuesday – 1 John 3:1-10

October 4, Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 2:5-11

October 5, Thursday – Luke 6:27-36

October 6, Friday – Luke 6:37-42

October 7, Saturday – Luke 17:1-6

October 8, Sunday – Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
(18th Sunday after Pentecost) – Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Standing on the Promises (UMH 374) / O Jesus, I Have Promised (UMH 396)


VII. Closing Prayer

I commend you to God and to the word of his grace which is able to build you up and to give you your inheritance. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 (9/25-10/1)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017

Theme: God, Our Provider

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 for the week of September 25th to October 1st (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you have sent Jesus to take our nature upon himself and to be for us a sign and Savior.  Grant that by the power of your spirit Christ may be born in us today to the end that our ministry may be pleasing to you and helpful to your people.  We pray in the name and spirit of Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 (UMH 799)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 25, Monday – Matthew 23:1-36

September 26, Tuesday – Matthew 20:20-28

September 27, Wednesday – Matthew 6:1-24

September 28, Thursday – Matthew 6:25-34

September 29, Friday – Matthew 5:1-11

September 30, Saturday – Matthew 5:13-20

October 1, Sunday – Exodus 17:1-7
(17th Sunday after Pentecost) – Philippians 2:1-13
World Communion Sunday – Matthew 21:23-32

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Take My Life and Let It Be (UMH 399) / God Will Take Care of You (UMH 130)


VII. Closing Prayer

And now, may the spirit which was in Jesus Christ be in me, enabling me to know God’s will and empowering me to do God’s will. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 (9/18-9/24)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017

Theme: The Wise Steward

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 for the week of September 18th to 24th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, as you have sent Jesus to be for us light and truth, send now your spirit upon us to grant us grace and strength to follow in his footsteps this day.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45/78 (UMH 828)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 18, Monday – John 14:1-6

September 19, Tuesday – John 6:35-40

September 20, Wednesday – John 8:12-19

September 21, Thursday – Matthew 8:23-27

September 22, Friday (Autumn/Equinox) – Luke 9:18-20

September 23, Saturday – John 12:27-36

September 24, Sunday – Exodus 16:2-15
(16th Sunday after Pentecost) – Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
:  The Voice of God Is Calling (UMH 436) / Forth in Thy Name, O Lord (UMH 438)


VII. Closing Prayer

You have been reminded that Jesus Christ is your Lord and that you are God’s servant.  You are loved; you are forgiven; you are empowered and now you are sent to live as God’s faithful one.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 (9/11-9/17)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017

Theme: Ascendant Forgiveness

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 for the week of September 11th to 17th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, hasten the day when all your people may know the joy, peace, and harmony of your kingdom.  Grant to me this day the power to live within your kingdom.  In his name we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 (UMH 135)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 11, Monday – 2 Chronicles 5:11-14

September 12, Tuesday – Luke 10:21-24

September 13, Wednesday – Luke 22:25-28

September 14, Thursday – Hebrews 12:18-24

September 15, Friday – Matthew 6:19-21

September 16, Saturday – Revelation 11:15-19

September 17, Sunday – Exodus 14:19-31
(15th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35

 

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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 598) / Amazing Grace (UMH 378)


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.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 (9/4-9/10)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017

Theme: Forgiven and Forgiving/Transcendent Forgiveness

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 for the week of September 4th to 10th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord God, you have promised never to forsake or leave me.  Accept my life as a living sacrifice to you and grant me strength to keep my promises.  Join me in my prayer time today.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 149/148 (UMH 861)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 4, Monday (Labor Day-USA) – 2 Samuel 7:18-29

September 5, Tuesday – Romans 4:13-25

September 6, Wednesday – James 1:2-6, 12

September 7, Thursday` – 2 Peter 1:3-11

September 8, Friday- Acts 12:1-11

September 9, Saturday – John 17:6-26

September 10, Sunday – Exodus 12:1-14
(14th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 13:8-14
Grandparents’ Day- Matthew 18:15-20

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: In Christ There Is No East or West (UMH 548) / Have Thine Own Way, Lord (UMH 382)


VII. Closing Prayer

O God, you are faithful in your promises.  May we be as faithful in our prayers.  Lord, allow your servant to go in peace.  I have experienced your salvation which you have prepared for everyone.  Uphold me as I seek to serve in your name.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 (8/28-9/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017

Theme: True Greatness

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 for the week of August 28th to September 3rd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, in wisdom you created all things.  Provide our daily needs and grant us grace and strength to fulfill the ministry to which we have been called.  We offer our prayers in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Ps 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c   (UMH 828)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 28, Monday – Genesis 3:16-21

August 29, Tuesday – Exodus 16:1-15

August 30, Wednesday – Genesis 9:8-17

August 31, Thursday – 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

September 1, Friday – Colossians 1:2-14

September 2, Saturday – Revelations 19:5-10

September 3, Sunday – Exodus 3:1-15
(13th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: And Can It Be that I Should Gain (UMH 363) / Just as I Am, Without One (UMH 357)


VII. Closing Prayer

God’s love is manifest in his creation and in his love.  Today walk in the power and presence of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 (8/21-8/27)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017

Theme: Jesus…the Way

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 for the week of August 21st to 27th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

O God, from whom all holy desires, good counsel, and all good works are sourced:  Give to your servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts might be set to obey you, and also that by your Holy Spirit, we may pass our time in rest and quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 124 (UMH 846)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 21, Monday – Psalm 8

August 22, Tuesday – Psalm 10:16-18

August 23, Wednesday – Hebrews 10:19-23

August 24, Thursday – Revelations 21:1-7

August 25, Friday – 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

August 26, Saturday – Psalm 52

August 27, Sunday – Exodus 1:8-2:10
(12th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

 

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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) / Rock of Ages (UMH 361)


VII. Closing Prayer

You have been renewed and empowered to serve the Lord and the people.  The grace of Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 (8/14-8/20)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017

Theme:

God’s Kingdom Cometh/A Community of Faith

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 for the week of August 14th to 20th (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 Saviour.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 133  (UMH 850)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 14, Monday – Psalm 37:1-7

August 15, Tuesday – Psalm 40:1-3

August 16, Wednesday – Colossians 3:12-15

August 17, Thursday – Psalm 46:8-11

August 18, Friday – John 14:27

August 19, Saturday – James 5:7-11

August 20, Sunday – Genesis 45:1-15
(11th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: (10-20) 21-28

 

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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) / Lord, I Want to Be a Christian (UMH 402)


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 August 2017 (8/7-8/14)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017

Theme: God’s Grace

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 for the week of August 7th to 13th (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 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b  (UMH 828)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 7, Monday (Civic Holiday-Canada) – 1 Kings 8:54-61

August 8, Tuesday – Job 36:22-24

August 9, Wednesday – Psalm 16:1-8

August 10, Thursday – Psalm 22:22-31

August 11, Friday – Psalm 24

August 12 Saturday – Psalm 40

August 13, Sunday – Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
(10th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 10:5-15; – Matthew 14: 22-33

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: The Voice of God is Calling  (UMH 436) / Close to Thee (UMH 407)


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.

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

 

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