Weekly Guide to Prayer

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.

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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

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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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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 (8/15-8/21)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016

Theme: Jesus…the Way

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 15th to 21st (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 15, Monday – 2 Chronicles 5:11-14

August 16, Tuesday – Luke 10:21-24

August 17, Wednesday – Luke 22:25-28

August 18, Thursday – Hebrews 12:18-24

August 19, Friday – Matthew 6:19-21

August 20, Saturday – Revelation 11:15-19

August 21, Sunday – Jeremiah 1:4-10
14th 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

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.

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 (8/8-8/14)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016

Theme: God’s Kingdom Cometh

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 8th to 14th (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, WednesdayJames 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
13th 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.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 (8/1-8/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016

Theme: God’s Grace

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 1st to 7th (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 1, Monday – Genesis 3:16-21

August 2, Tuesday – Exodus 16:1-15

August 3, Wednesday – Genesis 9:8-17

August 4, Thursday – 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

August 5, Friday – Colossians 1:2-14

August 6, Saturday – Revelations 19:5-10

August 7, Sunday – Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
12th Sunday after Pentecost – Hebrews 11:1-3, 6-16
Friendship Day – 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

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 July 2016 (7/25-7/31)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: God, the Provider

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

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 for the week of July 25th to 31st (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 803)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 25, Monday – Psalm 8

July 26, Tuesday – Psalm 10:16-18

July 27, Wednesday – Hebrews 10:19-23

July 28, Thursday – Revelations 21:1-7

July 29, Friday – 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

July 30, Saturday – Psalm 52

July 31, Sunday – Hosea 11:1-11
11th Sunday after Pentecost Colossians 3:1-11; 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)/Seek Ye First (UMH 405)


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 July 2016 (7/18-7/24)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: Praise God

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

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 for the week of July 18th to 24th (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 Savior. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 85 (UMH 806)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 18, Monday – Psalm 37:1-7

July 19, Tuesday – Psalm 40:1-3

July 20, Wednesday – Colossians 3:12-15

July 21, Thursday – Psalm 46:8-11

July 22, Friday – John 14:27

July 23, Saturday  – James 5:7-11

July 24, Sunday – Hosea 1:2-10
10th 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.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 (7/11-7/17)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: Be Still

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

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 for the week of July 11th to 17th (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 52/82 (UMH 804)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 11, Monday – 1 Kings 8:54-61

July 12, Tuesday – Job 36:22-24

July 13, Wednesday – Psalm 16:1-8

July 14, Thursday – Psalm 22:22-31

July 15, Friday – Psalm 24

July 16, Saturday – Psalm 40

July 17, Sunday – Amos 8:1-12
9th 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 Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

 

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