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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 (10/24-10/30)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016

Theme: God Transforms Lives

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 for the week of October 24th to 30th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, send your transforming power into my life as I seek to serve you this day. Grant to me wisdom, courage, grace, and strength to faithfully fulfill the ministry to which you have called me. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 119:137-144 (UMH 840)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 24, Monday – Isaiah 57:14-21

October 25, Tuesday – Micah 6:6-8

October 26, Wednesday – James 4:1-7

October 27, Thursday – Romans 12:1-3

October 28, Friday – Matthew 6:25-34

October 29, Saturday – Philippians 2:1-11

October 30, Sunday – Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
24th Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (UMH 154)/)/Standing on the Promises (UMH 374)


VII. Closing Prayer

Live today in Christ’s presence, remembering he is near and will sustain you as you serve in his name. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 (10/17-10/23)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016

Theme: True Humility

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 for the week of October 17th to 23rd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, grant that those who worship you this day may present their bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to you. By the power of your Holy Spirit make us strong to fulfill our ministry this day. In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 65 (UMH 789)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 21, Monday- Matthew 10:1-15

October 22, Tuesday- Matthew 10:16-23

October 23, Wednesday – Deuteronomy 34:1-8

October 24, Thursday- 2 Corinthians 11:7-12:10

October 25, Friday- 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

October 26, Saturday- 2 Timothy 2:14-26

October 27, Sunday- Joel 2: 23-32
23rd Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Come, Christians, Join to Sing (UMH 158)/Just as I Am, Without One Plea (UMH 357)


VII. Closing Prayer

May the Lord make you strong to do the work of ministry. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 (10/10-10/16)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016

Theme: We Are Servants of Christ

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 for the week of October 10th to 16th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you who are the source of our life, strength, and ministry. In your presence alone we find help, hope, and life. Send us from this hour as a healing reminder of your love to all whose lives we touch this day. We offer our prayers in the name of Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Ps. 119:97-104/Ps. 19 (UMH 750)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 10, Monday – Exodus 33:7-11

October 11, Tuesday – Jeremiah 31:23-34

October 12, Wednesday – 2 Chronicles 20:1-9

October 13, Thursday – Hebrews 8:1-12

October 14, Friday – Isaiah 41:8-10

October 15, Saturday – James 4:1-10

October 16, Sunday – Jeremiah 31:27-34
22nd Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Laity Sunday (UM) – Luke 18:1-8

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Be Thou My Vision (UMH 451)/Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)


VII. Closing Prayer

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and in his grace gave us unfailing courage and a firm hope, encourage you and strengthen you to always do and say what is good. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 (10/3-10/9)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016

Theme: Friends of God

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 for the week of October 3rd to October 9th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you demonstrated faithfulness in all of life, even to death on the cross. Grant unto me grace and strength to faithfully follow you all the days of my life. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 66:1-12 (UMH 790)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 3, Monday – Genesis 12:1-9

October 4, Tuesday – Hebrews 11:1-31

October 5, Wednesday – Genesis 21:1-8

October 6, Thursday – 2 Timothy 2:1-13

October 7, Friday – Matthew 5:8-12

October 8, Saturday – Hebrews 6:13-20

October 9, Sunday – Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
21st Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

 

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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

We praise you, Dear Father, and thank you for a time of bonding. Allow us your strength to serve you, through Jesus Christ for this day and always. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 (9/26-10/2)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016

Theme: Faithfulness

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 for the week of September 26th to October 2nd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, in whom we find life, health, and strength, and through whose mercy we are clothed and fed, grant us a thankful and faithful heart. In the name and spirit of Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 137 (UMH 852)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 26, Monday – 1 Kings 17:8-13

September 27, Tuesday – 2 Kings 4:1-7

September 28, Wednesday – Luke 12:22-32

September 29, Thursday – 1 Timothy 6:2c-10

September 30, Friday – 2 Corinthians 4:1-15

October 1, Saturday – Philippians 4:10-19

October 2, Sunday – Lamentations 1:1-6
20th Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 1:1-14
World Communion Sunday – Luke 17:5-10

 

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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

You have been in communion with the Lord. Go forth now in the strength and assurance that the Lord Jesus Christ goes with you. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 (9/19-9/25)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016

Theme: God, Our Provider

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 for the week of September 19th to 25th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you who created me and called me to ministry, pour out your Holy Spirit on me today so that I may be a wise steward of these precious gifts. In the name and spirit of Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 (UMH 810)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 19, Monday – Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

September 20, Tuesday – 1 Kings 3:16-28

September 21, Wednesday – James 3:13-18

September 22, Thursday – Ephesians 3:14-21

September 23, Friday – 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

September 24, Saturday – 1 Corinthians 4:1-13

September 25, Sunday – Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-151:1-6
19th Sunday after Pentecost – 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


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


VII. Closing Prayer

Go forth now as God’s servant. Remember God’s presence often and draw strength from the knowledge that the One who calls and sends…also sustains. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 (9/12-9/18)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016

Theme: The Wise Steward

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 for the week of September 12th to 18th (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: Ps. 79:1-9/Ps. 4 (UMH 741)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 12, Monday – John 5:1-14

September 13, Tuesday – John 8:1-11

September 14, Wednesday – Psalm 32

September 15, Thursday – Ephesians 2:1-10

September 16, Friday – Romans 6:1-14

September 17, Saturday – Romans 3:21-311

September 18, Sunday – Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
18th Sunday after Pentecost – 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


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


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 September 2016 (9/5-9/11)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016

Theme: Ascendant Forgiveness

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2016 for the week of September 5th to 11th (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, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 14 (UMH 746)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 9, Monday – Acts 10:44-48

September 10, Tuesday – 1 John 3:1-10

September 11, Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 2:5-11

September 12, Thursday – Luke 6:27-36

September 13, Friday – Luke 6:37-42

September 14, Saturday – Luke 17:1-6

September 15, Sunday – Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
17th Sunday after Pentecost – 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Grandparents’ Day – Luke 15:1-10

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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)/Amazing Grace (UMH 378)


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 August 2016 (8/29-9/4)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016

Theme: Forgiven and Forgiving

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 for the week of August 28th to September 4th (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

August 29, Monday – Matthew 23:1-36

August 30, Tuesday – Matthew 20:20-28

August 31, WednesdayMatthew 6:1-24

September 1, ThursdayMatthew 6:25-34

September 2, Friday – Matthew 5:1-11

September 3, SaturdayMatthew 5:13-20

September 4, Sunday – Jeremiah 18:1-11
16th Sunday after PentecostPhilemon 1:1-21;  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 261)/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

.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 (8/22-8/28)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016

Theme: True Greatness

This Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 for the week of August 22nd to 28th (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

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 22, Monday – John 14:1-6

August 23, Tuesday – John 6:35-40

August 24, Wednesday -John 8:12-19

August 25, Thursday – Matthew 8:23-27

August 26, Friday – Luke 9:18-20

August 27, Saturday – John 12:27-36

August 28, Sunday – Jeremiah 2:4-13
15th 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 573)


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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