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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019 (9/2-9/8)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019

Theme: Forgiven and Forgiving

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2019 for the week of September 2nd to 8th (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 139:1-6, 13-18 (UMH 854)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 2, Monday – Matthew 23:1-36

September 3, Tuesday – Matthew 20:20-28

September 4, Wednesday – Matthew 6:1-24

September 5, Thursday – Matthew 6:25-34

September 6, Friday – Matthew 5:1-11

September 7, Saturday – Matthew 5:13-20

September 8, Sunday – Jeremiah 18:1-11 
13th Sunday after Pentecost – Philemon 1:1-21
Grandparents’ Day – Luke 14:25-33

 
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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

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.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 (8/26-9/1)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019

Theme: True Greatness

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 for the week of August 26th to September 1st (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.  In his name we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 81:1, 10-16 (UMH 803)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 26, Monday – John 14:1-6

August 27, Tuesday – John 6:35-40

August 28, Wednesday – John 8:12-19

August 29, Thursday – Matthew 8:23-27

August 30, Friday – Luke 9:18-20

August 31, Saturday – John 12:27-36

September 1, Sunday – Jeremiah 2:4-13
12th Sunday after Pentecost – Hebrews 13:1-8; Luke 14: 1, 7-14

 
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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 Plea (UMH 357)


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.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 (8/19-8/25)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019

Theme: Jesus…the Way

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 for the week of August 19th to 25th (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: Psalm 71:1-6 (UMH 794)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 19, Monday – 2 Chronicles 5:11-14
 
August 20, Tuesday – Luke 10:21-24
 
August 21, Wednesday – Luke 22:25-28
 
August 22, Thursday – Hebrews 12:18-24
 
August 23, Friday – Matthew 6:19-21
 
August 24, Saturday – Revelation 11:15-19
 
August 25, Sunday – Jeremiah 1:4-10
11th Sunday after Pentecost – Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17
 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Lord of the Dance (UMH 261); Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (UMH 361)


VII. Closing Prayer

Praise and thank to you, O God, our Father in heaven.  May you bless and keep us:  May your face shine upon us, and be gracious to us; may you lift up your countenance upon us, and give us your peace.  Amen.    

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 (8/12-8/18)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019

Theme: God’s Kingdom Cometh

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 for the week of August 12th to 18th (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 80:1-2, 8-19  (UMH 801)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 12, Monday –  2 Samuel 7:18-29
 
August 13, Tuesday –  Romans 4:13-25
 
August 14, Wednesday James 1:2-6, 12
 
August 15, Thursday ` 2 Peter 1:3-11
 
August 16, Friday –  Acts 12:1-11
 
August 17, Saturday –  John 17:6-26
 
August 18, Sunday –  Isaiah 5:1-7
10th Sunday after Pentecost – Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56
 
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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
For All the Saints (UMH 711); Am I a Soldier of the Cross (UMH 511)


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.

He is near and will sustain us as we serve in his name. Amen.           

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 (8/5-8/11)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019

Theme: God’s Grace

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2019 for the week of August 5th to 11th (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: Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 (UMH 783)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 5, Monday – Genesis 3:16-21

August 6, Tuesday – Exodus 16:1-15

August 7, Wednesday – Genesis 9:8-17

August 8, Thursday – 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

August 9, Friday – Colossians 1:2-14

August 10, Saturday – Revelations 19:5-10

August 11, Sunday – Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
9th Sunday after Pentecost – Hebrews 11:1-3, 6-16; Luke 12:32-40

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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

In praise and thanks we are before you.  God’s love is manifest in his creation and in his love.  Today and for ever, let us walk in the power and presence of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.      

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 (7/29-8/4)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019

Theme: God, the Provider

This Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 for the week of July 29th to August 4th (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 107:1-9, 43 (UMH 830)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 29, Monday – Psalm 8

July 30, Tuesday – Psalm 10:16-18

July 31, Wednesday – Hebrews 10:19-23

August 1, Thursday – Revelations 21:1-7

August 2, Friday – 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

August 3, Saturday – Psalm 52

August 4, Sunday – Hosea 11:1-11
8th Sunday after Pentecost – Colossians 3:1-11
Friendship Day – Luke 12:13-21

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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); Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (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.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 (7/22-7/28)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019

Theme: Praise God

This Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 for the week of July 22nd to 28th

 

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 85 (UMH 806)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 22, Monday – Psalm 37:1-7

July 23, Tuesday – Psalm 40:1-3

July 24, Wednesday – Colossians 3:12-15

July 25, Thursday – Psalm 46:8-11

July 26, Friday – John 14:27

July 27, Saturday – James 5:7-11

 July 28, Sunday – Hosea 1:2-10
7th Sunday after Pentecost – Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19)
Parents’ Day – Luke 11:1-13

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Lord, I Want to Be a Christian (UMH 402); Seek Ye First (UMH 405)


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.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 (7/15-7/21)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019

Theme: Be Still…

This Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 for the week of July 15th to 21st (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: 52/82 (UMH 804)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 15, Monday – 1 Kings 8:54-61July 16, Tuesday – Job 36:22-24

July 17, Wednesday – Psalm 16:1-8

July 18, Thursday – Psalm 22:22-31

July 19, Friday – Psalm 24

July 20, Saturday – Psalm 40

July 21, Sunday – Amos 8:1-12  
6th Sunday after Pentecost – Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42

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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); Take My Life & Let It Be (UMH 399)


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 Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 (7/8-7/14)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019

Theme: God is Faithful

This Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 for the week of July 8th to 14th (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 82 (UMH 804)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 8, Monday – Hosea 11:1-4

July 9, Tuesday – Hosea 11:8-11

July 10, Wednesday – Ephesians 1:4-8

July 11, Thursday – Ephesians 2:4-10

July 12, Friday – 2 Timothy 1:7-10

July 13, Saturday – Titus 3:3-7

July 14, Sunday – Amos 7:7-17
5th Sunday after Pentecost – Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
More Love to Thee, O Christ (UMH 453); Lord, I Want to be a Christian (UMH 402)


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.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 (7/1-7/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019

Theme: Gospel Power

This Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2019 for the week of July 1st to 7th (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 30 (UMH 762)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 1, Monday – Genesis 28:10-15

July 2, Tuesday – 2 Samuel 7:18-29

July 3, Wednesday – John 12:44-46

July 4, Thursday – Hebrews 12:5-8

July 5, Friday – 1 Peter 1:3-5

July 6, Saturday – Psalm 121

July 7, Sunday – 2 Kings 5:1-14;
4th Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

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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); Here I Am, Lord  (UMH 593)


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. 

 

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