Weekly Guide to Prayer

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2015 (6/1 – 6/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2015

Theme: Our Comfort and Shield

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of June 1st to 7th (G)


I. Opening Prayer

Our God and Protector, we come to you in humble praise and joyful thanksgiving. We ask that your strong and mighty arm afford us defense, guidance and empowerment. Bless us with your presence. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 138 (UMH 853)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 1, Monday – Psalm 62:5-12

June 2, Tuesday – John 10:7-21

June 3, Wednesday – Psalm 91

June 4, Thursday – Luke 12:22-31

June 5, Friday – Psalm 121

June 6, Saturday – Hosea 2:14-23

June 7, Sunday (2nd Sunday after Pentecost)  – 1 Samuel 8:4-20 (11:14-15);  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

 

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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)/My Hope is Built (UMH 368)


VII. Closing Prayer

The blessings, joy, and peace from our loving and caring God we now claim to keep us into His fold, to serve Him – who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and even His Church and our fellow human beings. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015 (5/25 – 5/31)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015

Theme: Our God, the Three in One

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of May 25th to 31st (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 29 (UMH 761)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 25, Monday – Proverbs 8:22-31

May 26, Tuesday – Psalm 148

May 27, Wednesday – John 17:1-5

May 28, Thursday – Psalm 149

May 29, Friday – John 5:19-29

May 30, SaturdayPsalm 150

May 31, Sunday   (1st Sunday after Pentecost) Trinity/Peace w/ Justice Sunday- Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Many Gifts, One Spirit (UMH 114)/Spirit of the Living God (UMH 393)


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.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015 (5/18 – 5/24)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015

Theme: One Church, One Spirit

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of May 18th to 24th (R)


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 18, Monday – Genesis 11:1-9

May 19, Tuesday – Acts 2:14-21

May 20, Wednesday – Acts 2:43-47

May 21, Thursday (Aldersgate Day) – Psalm 134

May 22, Friday – Romans 8:1-17

May 23, Saturday – John 15:26-27

May 24, Sunday (Aldersgate/Memorial Sunday) Pentecost – Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Many Gifts, One Spirit (UMH 114)/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.

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015 (5/11 – 5/17)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015

Theme: : (Life Together) Bereft a Moment; Indwelt the Next

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of May 11th to 17th (W/G)

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 1 (UMH 738)

May 11, Monday – Psalm 47

May 12, Tuesday – 1 Peter 1:3-12

May 13, Wednesday – John 17:11-19

May 14, Thursday (Ascension Day) – Acts 1:1-11; Eph. 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53; Psalm 47 (UMH 781)

May 15, Friday – John 17:20 26

May 16, Saturday – Ephesians 4:17-32

May 17, Sunday (7th Sunday of Easter) Ascension Sunday- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26;  1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection:
Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns (UMH 327)/My Hope Is Built (UMH 368)

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.

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015 (5/4 – 5/10)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2015

Theme: (Chosen by God) Living by/in Faith

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of May 4th to 10th (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer
God of all, we praise you. We thank you for you have made us prosperous in everything. Fill us with your Spirit and allow us to be in your presence in the sweet moments we will spend in prayer with you. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 98 (UMH 818)

May 4, Monday – Acts 11:19-30

May 5, Tuesday – 1 John 5:6-12

May 6, Wednesday – Hebrews 1:4-14

May 7, Thursday – Hebrews 12:12-29

May 8, Friday – Hebrews 13:1-19

May 9, Saturday – Hebrews 11:1-3

May 10, Sunday (6th Sunday of Easter)/Rural Life Sunday Mother’s Day/Festival of the Christian Home – Acts 10:44-48; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

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IV. Moments of Reflection:
Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn: Hymn: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (UMH 384)/There’s Within My Heart a Melody (UMH 380)

VII. Closing Prayer
O God, our Father, we are before you, in praise and gratitude for your love. Allow us now your eternal presence to afford us faith in the promise of eternity. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

 

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

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015 (4/27 – 5/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015

Theme: Touched/Indwelt By Love

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of April 27th to May 3rd (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer
O God in heaven, we approach you with praise on our lips and thanksgiving in our hearts. We thank you that in unconditional love you have accepted us all as your children though not one of us deserves to be called as such. Indwell us with your Spirit that we may serve you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 22:25-31 (UMH 752)

April 28, Tuesday Galatians 5:13-15

April 29, Wednesday John 13:1-9

April 30, Thursday Romans 3:21-31

May 1, Friday Romans 5:1-11

May 2, Saturday Ephesians 5:21-32

May 3, Sunday (5th Sunday of Easter) Nurses’ Day/Christian Home Month – Acts 8:26-40;  1 John 4:7-21;  John 15:1-8

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IV. Moments of Reflection:
Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn: The Church’s One Foundation (UMH 545) / Only Trust Him (UMH 337)

VII. Closing Prayer
Dear God we come to you in praise. We come near to you in thanksgiving for goodness and mercy manifested in your Son, Jesus. We thank you for your love manifested in all that you do. Fill us with your Spirit so that we can be with you always. In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

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

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015 (4/20 – 4/26)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015

Theme: Our Good Shepherd

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of April 20th to 26th (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer
O God, our Father, who provides all that we need for our bodies, minds, and spirits, allow your children the bounty and grace of your holy presence; that in this hour of devotion you may infuse in us with inspiration and motivation to do our best and be as shepherds to your people. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)

III. Daily Bible Readings:

April 20, Monday Psalm 80:1-7

April 21, Tuesday Isaiah 40:1-11

April 22, Wednesday Jeremiah 31:10-14

April 23, Thursday Hebrews 13:20-21

April 24, Friday 1 Peter 5:1-11

April 25, Saturday 2 Corinthians 4

April 26, Heritage Sunday (4th Sunday of Easter) Acts 4:5-12;  1 John 3:16-24;  John 10:11-18

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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)/The King of Love My Shepherd Is (UMH138)

VII. Closing Prayer
O God, our Shepherd true and faithful, allow us now your blessings of strength and purpose so that we may be able to fulfill our mission in the vineyard of our Savior Jesus Christ through whom we pray. Amen.

 

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

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015 (4/13 – 4/19)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015

Theme: Walking With Christ/God

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of April 13th to 19th (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer
O Lord, your wondrous birth means nothing unless we are born again, your death and sacrifice mean nothing unless we die to sin, your resurrection means nothing if you be risen alone. Raise and exalt us, O Savior, both now to the estate of grace and hereafter to the state of glory; where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, God for ever and ever. Amen.  – Eric Milner-White, England, 20th cent., alt.

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 4 (UMH 741)

III. Daily Bible Readings:

April 6, Monday – Matthew 28 April 7, Tuesday Mark 16:1-19
April 8, Wednesday – Luke 24:13-35
April 9, Thursday – Luke 24:36-53
April 10, Friday – John 20:1-18
April 11, Saturday – John 21
April 12, Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) – Acts 4:32-35;  1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

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IV. Moments of Reflection:
Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn: Amazing Grace (UMH 378)/Open My Eyes, That I May See (UMH 454)

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. – Querubin D. Canlas, September 2007

 

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

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015 (4/6 – 4/12)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2015

Theme: The Inheritors

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of April 6th (W/G)

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 133 (UMH 850)

III. Daily Bible Readings:

April 6, Monday – Matthew 28 April 7, Tuesday Mark 16:1-19
April 8, Wednesday – Luke 24:13-35
April 9, Thursday – Luke 24:36-53
April 10, Friday – John 20:1-18
April 11, Saturday – John 21
April 12, Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) – Acts 4:32-35;  1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

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IV. Moments of Reflection:
Silent and/or written

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

VI. Hymn: Breathe on Me, Breath of God (UMH 420)

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.

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide March 2015 (3/30 – 4/5)

Weekly Prayer Guide March 2015

Theme: The Passion and/of the Resurrection!

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

 

Weekly Prayer Guide Month Year for the week of MARCH 30th (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:

March 30, Holy Monday  – Isa 42:1-9; Ps 36:5-11;Heb 9:11-15; John 12:1-11

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

April 1, Holy Wednesday  –  Isa 50:4-9a; Ps 70; Heb 12:1-3; John 13:21-32

April 2, Maundy Thursday – Ex 12:1-14; Ps 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Cor 1:23-26; Jn 13:1-17, 31b-35

April 3, Good Friday – Isa 52:13-53:12; Ps 22; Heb 10:16-25; Jn 18:1-19:42

April 4, Saturday (Holy Saturday) – Job 14:1-14; John 19:38-42

April 5, Easter Sunday – Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18

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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 (UMH302)/I Am Thine, O Lord (UMH 419)

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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