Weekly Guide to Prayer

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

 

 

 

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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.

 

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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

 

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016 (2/8-2/14)

Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016

Theme: God Forgive Us, Your Children

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 8th to 14th (P)


I. Opening Prayer

O God, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing new life out of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty. We thank you that you do not leave us alone but labor to make us whole. Help us to perceive your unseen hand in the unfolding of our lives, and to attend to the gentle guidance of your Spirit, that we may know the joy you give your people. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (UMH 810)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

February 8, Monday – 1 Peter 3:18-22

February 9, Tuesday – Romans 9:19-29

February 10, Wednesday – Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17

(Ash Wednesday) – 2 Cor. 5:20b-6:10; Matt. 6:1-6, 16-21

February 11, Thursday – Acts 9:1-30

February 12, Friday – Psalm 25:4-10

February 13, Saturday – Mark 1:9-15

February 14, Sunday – Deuteronomy 26:1-11

1st  Sunday in Lent – Romans 10:8b-13

Valentine’s Day – Luke 4:1-13

 

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Amazing Grace (UMH 378) / What Can Wash Away My Sin (UMH 362)


VII. Closing Prayer

Almighty God, whose love allowed Jesus to be with human beings, whose mercy allows forgiveness of all our sins, affording us the way to eternity in your awesome presence, dismiss us now with strength and power to serve you and our fellow human beings. In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016 (2/1-2/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide February 2016

Theme: God’s Word…In Us

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 1st to 7th (W)


I. Opening Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, you created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you. Grant to us such piety of heart and strength of purpose that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will, and no weakness from doing it. In your light may we see life clearly and in your service find perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Worship 1965, ALT.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 99 (UMH 819)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

February 1, Monday – 1 Chronicles 29:10-13

February 2, Tuesday – Psalm 27:1-3

February 3, Wednesday – Psalm 46:1-3

February 4, Thursday – Psalm 138:1-3

February 5, Friday – Isaiah 49:1-5

February 6, Saturday – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

February 8, Sunday – Exodus 34:29-35
5th/Last Sunday after the Epiphany – 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Transfiguration Sunday – Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a)

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (UMH 154) / Fairest Lord Jesus (UMH 189)


VII. Closing Prayer

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 (12/28 – 1/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015

Theme: God’s Children

This Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 for the week of December 28th to January 3rd (W/G))


I. Opening Prayer

Dear God, my life with all its doubts and fears lie before your gaze. Look upon it and cause everything that may hinder my ministry and my work to fall away, for the sake of those I serve in your name. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (UMH 795)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 28, Monday – John 15:12-16

December 29, Tuesday – Romans 8:31-39

December 30, Wednesday – Isaiah 56:1-8

December 31, Thursday – Ezekiel 34:11-15

January 1, Friday (New Year’s Day) – Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8 (UMH 743); Revelations 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46

January 2, Saturday – 1 Peter 2:1-10

January 3, Sunday (Epiphany Sunday, Epiphany of the Lord) – Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Joy to the World (UMH 246) / What Child Is This (UMH 219)


VII. Closing Prayer

We praise you, dear God. We thank you for your goodness, mercy, and the gift of your son. May we live as your chosen. May we act as your children. In the name of Christ Jesus. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 (12/21 – 12/27)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015

Theme: Emmanuel!

This Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 for the week of December 21st to 27th (W/G))


I. Opening Prayer

O Lord, the house of my soul is narrow; enlarge it enough so that you may enter in. It is broken, please repair it. It is unpleasant in your sight, dear God, I confess it, I know. But who will cleanse it, or to whom shall I cry but unto thee? Cleanse me from my secret faults, O Lord, and spare thy servant from strange sins. – St. Augustine

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 148

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 21, Monday – John 3:1-8

December 22, Tuesday – Ephesians 4:17-32

December 23, Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

December 24, Thursday (Christmas Eve ) – Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96 (UMH 815);  Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

December 25, Friday  (Christmas Day) – Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98 (UMH 818);  Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12); John 1:1-14

December 26, Saturday – Revelation 21:1-7

December 27, Sunday (1st Sunday after Christmas) – 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52

 

 

 

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Joy to the World (UMH 246) / What Child Is This (UMH 219)


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 it in the name of his Son, Jesus. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 (12/14 – 12/20)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015

Theme: Gateway to Heaven

This Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 for the week of December 14th to 20th (P/B)


I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, who by the birth of your holy child Jesus has given us a great light to dawn upon our darkness: Grant, we pray, that in this light we may see light. Allow us, dear God, that most excellent Christmas gift of peace and love to all, so that the likeness of your Son may be formed in us, and that we may have the ever brightening hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Luke 1:47-55 (UMH 199)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 14, Monday – Isaiah 7:10-15

December 15, Tuesday – Isaiah 35

December 16, Wednesday – Isaiah 40:1-10

December 17, Thursday – Ezekiel 34:11-16

December 18, Friday –  Isaiah 9:1b-7

December 19, Saturday – Philippians 4:4-9

December 20, Sunday (4th Sunday of Advent) – Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Jesus Loves Me (UMH 191) / He Is Lord (UMH 177)


VII. Closing Prayer

God, our Father, allow us your grace which is able to build us up and give us the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Be with us throughout this day and our lives through the care of the Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 (12/7 – 12/13)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015

Theme: The Coming/Constant Advent of Jesus Christ

This Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 for the week of December 7th to 13th (P/B)


I. Opening Prayer

O Lord God, whose chosen dwelling is the heart of the lowly, we give you praise. We give thanks that you revealed yourself in the holy child Jesus, thereby sanctifying all childhood in him. We beseech you to make us humble in faith and love, that we may know the joy of the Gospel that is hidden from the wise and prudent and revealed unto babes and the simple people. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Isaiah 12:2-6 (UMH 847)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 7, Monday – Mark 13:24-27

December 8, Tuesday – Luke 21:25-28

December 9, Wednesday – Revelation 1:1-8

December 10, Thursday – Ezekiel 34:1-31

December 11, Friday – Luke 12:35-40

December 12, Saturday – Acts 1:6-11

December 13, Sunday (3rd Sunday of Advent) – Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-; Luke 3:7-18

 

 

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
When Morning Gilds the Skies (UMH 185) / Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates (UMH 213)


VII. Closing Prayer

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 December 2015 (11/30 – 12/6)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015

Theme: Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

This Weekly Prayer Guide December 2015 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

 

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2015 for the week of November 30th to December 6th (P/B)


I. Opening Prayer

O God our Father, who sent your Son to be King of kings and Prince of Peace: Grant that all the kingdoms of this world may become the kingdom of Christ, and learn from him the way of peace. Send forth among all people the spirit of good will and reconciliation. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Luke 1:68-79 (UMH 208)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 30, Monday – Luke 1:5-25

December 1, Tuesday – Luke 1:57-80

December 2, Wednesday – Isaiah 59:15b-21

December 3, Thursday – Isaiah 61:1-3

December 4, Friday – Amos 9:11-15

December 5, Saturday – Matthew 3:1-12

December 6, Sunday (2nd Sunday of Advent) – Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

 

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (UMH 203) / O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (UMH 211)


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.

 

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

 

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