Weekly Prayer Guide April 2017
Theme: The Passion and the Resurrection
This Weekly Prayer Guide April 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.
Weekly Prayer Guide April 2017 for the week of April 10th to 16th (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
April 10, Holy Monday – Isa 42:1-9; Ps 36:5-11; Heb 9:11-15; John 12:1-11
April 11, Holy Tuesday Isa 49:1-7; Ps 71:1-14; 1 Cor 1:18-31; Jn 12:20-36
April 12, Holy Wednesday Isa 50:4-9a; Ps 70; Heb 12:1-3; John 13:21-32
Apr 13, Maundy Thursday – Ex 12:1-14; Ps 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Cor 1:23-26; Jn 13:1-17, 31b-35
April 14, Good Friday – Isa 52:13-53:12; Ps 22; Heb 10:16-25; Jn 18:1-19:42
April 15, Holy Saturday – Exodus 14; Ps 114; Romans 6:3-11; Matt 28:1-10
April 16, Sunday – Acts 10:34-43;
Easter Sunday – Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10
IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written
V. Sweet Hour of Prayer: Personal and/or intercessory
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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