Weekly Guide to Prayer

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 (5/16-5/22)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016

Theme: Our God, the Three in One

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 for the week of 16th to 22nd (W)


I. Opening Prayer

Lord God, you have revealed yourself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Reveal your will to us as well, so that we may have purpose in our being. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 8 (UMH 743)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 16, Monday – Proverbs 8:22-31

May 17, Tuesday – Psalm 148

May 18, Wednesday – John 17:1-5

May 19, Thursday  – Psalm 149

May 20, Friday – John 5:19-29

May 21, Saturday – Psalm 150

May 22, Sunday – Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
(1st  Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 5:1-5
Trinity/Heritage/Peace w/ Justice Sunday – John 16:12-15

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (UMH 64) / O God in Heaven (UMH 119)


VII. Closing Prayer

May the indwelling of the Triune God in our lives – in our minds and hearts – be ours not only now, but for always. In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

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

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday:

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 (5/9-5/15)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016

Theme: One Church, One Spirit

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 for the week of 9th to 15th (P)


I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, allow us your Holy Spirit so that we may perfectly love and follow you, especially in these moments of devotion and prayer. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (UMH 826)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 9, Monday – Genesis 11:1-9

May 10, Tuesday – Acts 2:14-21

May 11, Wednesday – Acts 2:43-47

May 12, Thursday – Psalm 134

May 13, Friday – Romans 8:1-17

May 14, Saturday – John 15:26-27

May 15, Sunday – Acts 2:1-21

Pentecost Sunday – Romans 8:14-17; John 14:8-17 (25-27)

 

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Spirit of the Living God (UMH 393)


VII. Closing Prayer

Eternal and Infinite God, Spirit Most Holy, you are the source of our being which you continue to sustain. We recall your act mightily done at the feast of Pentecost, which your Church equally needs for its sustenance and empowerment against the dangers which today’s world has been confronting it with. Do not leave us, O Lord God. And may we feel…your indwelling for the strengthening of our faith to continue the work you have set for us to do. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday:

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 (5/2-5/8)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016

Theme: Bereft a Moment; Indwelt the Next

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2016 for the week of 2nd to 8th (W)


I. Opening Prayer

God of Time and Eternity, we approach you in thoughts of praise and thanksgiving. Though Christ ascended to claim his rightful place, we know he is with us through the Holy Spirit. Allow your children to feel, relish, and appreciate this presence. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 97 (UMH 816)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 2, Monday – Psalm 1

May 3, Tuesday – 1 Peter 1:3-12

May 4, Wednesday – John 17:11-19

May 5, Thursday – Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47/UMH 781
(Ascension Day)Eph. 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53;

May 6, Friday – Philemon

May 7, Saturday – Ephesians 4:17-32

May 8, Sunday – Acts 16:16-34
7th Sunday of Easter (Ascension Sunday) – Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Mothers’ Day/Festival of the Christian Home  – John 17:20-26

 

 

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Jesus Shall Reign (UMH 157) / Crown Him with Many Crowns (UMH 327)


VII. Closing Prayer

O Triune God, praise and thanksgiving we bring you. In triumph Christ resurrected and in exaltation Christ now ascends to heaven. We keep this in our hearts to cherish and celebrate for all our days. Grant us your peace. Amen.

 

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

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday:

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 (3/28-4/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016

Theme: The Inheritors

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 for the week of 28th to April 3rd (P)


I. Opening Prayer

God of life, through Jesus Christ you have bestowed upon the world the light of life. Sanctify this new fire, and grant that our hearts and minds may also be kindled with holy desire to shine forth with the brightness of Christ’s rising, that we may attain to the feast of everlasting light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – UM Book of Worship, 2002

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 150 (UMH 862)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

March 28, Monday – Matthew 28

March 29, Tuesday – Mark 16:1-19

March 30, Wednesday – Luke 24:13-35

March 31, Thursday – Luke 24:36-53

April 1, Friday – John 20:1-18

April 2, Saturday – John 21

April 3, Sunday – Acts 5:27-32

(2nd Sunday of Easter) – Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

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) / Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (UMH 384)


VII. Closing Prayer

We are sent forth in the power of Christ’s resurrection. Alleluia! The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. –UM Book of Worship, 2002

 

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

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday:

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 (3/21-3/27)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016

Theme: The Passion and/of the Resurrection!

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 for the week of 21st to 27th(P)


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

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

Holy Monday – Isa 42:1-9; Ps 36:5-11/UMH 771; Heb 9: 11-15; Jn 12:1-11

Holy Tuesday – Isa 49:1-7; Ps 71:1-14/UMH794; 1 Cor 1:18-31Jn 12:20-36

Holy Wednesday – Isa 50:4-9a; Ps 70/UMH 793; Heb 12:1-3; Jn 13:21-32

Holy Thurs – Ex 12:1-14; Ps 116:1-2, 12-19;1  Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-17, 31b-35

Good Friday – Isa 52:13-53:12; Ps 22/UMH 752; Heb 10:16-25; Jn 18:1-19:42

Black  Saturday – Job 14:1-14; Ps 31:1-4, 15-16/UM 764; 1Pe 4:1-8; Mt 27:57-66

Easter Sunday – Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18/Lk 24:1-12

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (UMH 302) / Up From the Grave He Arose (UMH 322)


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.

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday:

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 (3/14-3/20)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016

Theme: Betrayal and Praise/ The Passion: Peace Amidst Pain!

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 for the week of March 14th to 20th(P)


I. Opening Prayer

We praise you God, we thank you Lord! You have blessed us with much but, more often than not, we turn our backs on you in the midst of your goodness and love. Allow us your presence as we recall the ups and downs of our relationship with your Son, our source of hope and strength. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: *(Psalm)           *Ps 118:1-2, 19-29 (UMH 839)
(Passion)          Psalm 31:9-16 (UMH 764)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

March 14, Monday – Psalm 22:9-23

March 15, Tuesday – Mark 11:1-10

March 16, Wednesday – Psalm 31:19-23

March 17, Thursday – Isaiah 53:1-6

March 18, Friday – Isaiah 53:7-9

March 19, Saturday – Isaiah 53:10-12

March 20, Sunday – Isaiah 50:4-9a

Passion/*Palm Sunday – Philippians 2:5-11
*Lk 19:28-40
Lk 22:14-23:56/Lk 23:1-49

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart (UMH 160) / Tell Me the Stories of Jesus (UMH 277)


VII. Closing Prayer

Praise your Holy Name! O God, you gave us your Son as atonement of our sins. Forgive us our betrayal of him. Be merciful to us and allow us to approach you, ask for your forgiveness, and remain in your love. Grant us strength to make him known to our neighbors and to the whole world. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday:

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 (3/7-3/13)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016

Theme: A New Life

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2016 for the week of March 7th to 13th (P)


I. Opening Prayer

O God of knowledge, life, and love; we come before you in praise and thanksgiving. Amidst distress and grief we ask and plead for your presence. Be with us to guide and inspire us in this devotion. May our acts of piety and devotion be pleasing to you. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 126 (UMH 847)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

March 7, Monday – Jeremiah 31:31-34

March 8, Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-28

March 9, Wednesday – John 12:20-26

March 10, Thursday – Philippians 3:12-31

March 11, Friday – Colossians 3:1-11

March 12, Saturday – Colossians 3:12-25

March 13, Sunday – Isaiah 43:16-21

5th Sunday in Lent – Philippians 3:4b-14

Daylight savings time begins – John 12:1-8

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: O Jesus I Have Promised (UMH 396) / Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart (UMH 500)


VII. Closing Prayer

Our Lord of Heaven, truly we can only approach in praise, in thanks for your manifest goodness and mercy. You have given us new life and the opportunity to be with you in eternity. While we are still here in this world, guide us to be like your Son in doing good for our fellow men and women and allow us your Holy Spirit in the perfecting of our beings. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday:

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016 (2/29-3/6)

Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016

Theme: Love Amidst Longing

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016 for the week of February 29th to March 6th (P)


I. Opening Prayer

O God, you manifest to us in truth, in love, in wisdom, in justice, and in love. Join us in this time of prayer and devotion, that we may feel the wonder and joy of your presence, and by the power of your Spirit, lead us into a joyous encounter with the Son. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 32 (UMH 766)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

February 29, Monday – Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

March 1, Tuesday  – Ephesians 2:1-10

March 2, Wednesday – Luke 8:40-56

March 3, Thursday – Psalm 137:1-6

March 4, Friday – Joshua 24:14-15

March 5, Saturday – Psalm 34:1-8

March 6, Sunday – Joshua 5:9-12

4th Sunday in Lent – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

One Great Hour of Sharing – Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

 

 

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought (UMH 128) / O Sacred Head Now Wounded (UMH 286)


VII. Closing Prayer

O Lord, you who have afforded relief in times of pain, help in times of need, aid in times of want, bless us now with the empowerment of your Spirit, that we may be your channels of the same to others who are in distress. Through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday:

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016 (2/22-2/28)

Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016

Theme: Love Amidst Longing

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016 for the week of February 22nd to 28th (P)


I. Opening Prayer

God of love and life, we come before your mighty and awesome presence. In the middle of a sea of humanity we feel the pangs of longing. We discern our need for your indwelling. Be with us, Lord, and bless us with your Spirit. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 63:1-8 (UMH 788)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

February 22, Monday – Psalm 63:1-8

February 23, Tuesday – Isaiah 57:15-19

February 24, Wednesday – Psalm 103:1-5

February 25, Thursday – John 6:22-40

February 26, Friday – 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

February 27, Saturday – Psalm 84

February 28, Sunday – Isaiah 55:1-9

3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9

 

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (UMH 89) / Old Rugged Cross (UMH 504)


VII. Closing Prayer

O Lord, our God, whose mercy saves all who have faith in the Son, empower us through your love, that we who long for your presence may find everlasting life. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday:

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016 (2/15-2/21)

Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016

Theme: Ministry and Sacrifice

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016 for the week of February 15th to 21st (P)


I. Opening Prayer

Our Heavenly Father, open our hearts, minds, our very senses and being, through the power of the Holy Spirit to allow us to perceive your presence in our midst. Prepare us for this hour of devotion in the name of Jesus. Amen

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 27 (UMH 758)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

February 15, Monday – Isaiah 6

February 16, Tuesday – John 13:1-20

February 17, Wednesday – Matthew 10:5-15

February 18, Thursday – Acts 6:1-15

February 19, Friday – James 1:12-18

February 20, Saturday – 1 Peter 2:18-25

February 21, Sunday – Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

2nd Sunday in Lent – Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35

 

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible

 

IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: O God Our Help in Ages Past (UMH 117) / What Can Wash Away My Sin (UMH 116)


VII. Closing Prayer

May our God who is constantly and faithfully abiding in us grant us harmony with one another and oneness with Jesus Christ, that together as a community of faith we may serve our sisters and brothers in humility and love. In the name of our Savior we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

Sign up with your email address to receive the Weekly Guide every Monday: