(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
January 19-25, 2015 (G)
Theme 9: We are Called to Ministry
I. Opening Prayer
It is within your infinite presence where we always are, because you fill all space – on earth and in that awesome beyond, which is but in your bosom. We cannot help feeling awed by this truth, Almighty God. And yet this, or any other thing, cannot compare with your mighty act in the person of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord whom you gave to us unreservedly.
We acknowledge all this with joyful wonder as we lift up our hearts in eternal praise, adoration and worship. Reward us this moment with the healing warmth of your Spirit, and lead us away from this sanctuary ready to do your bidding. Amen.-Querubin D. Canlas, September/2007
II. Passage of Praise Psalm 62:5-12 (UMH 787)
III. Daily Bible Readings
January 19, Monday – Isaiah 6:1-8
January 20, Tuesday – Luke 5:1-11
January 21, Wednesday – Luke 8:1-3
January 22, Thursday – Acts 9:1-22
January 23, Friday – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
January 24, Saturday – John 21:15-19
January 25, Sunday (3rd Sunday after Epiphany) Ecumenical Sunday – Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Matthew 1:14-20
IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written
V. Sweet Hour of Prayer: Personal/intercessory
VI. Hymn: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (UMH 57)/Jesus Calls Us (UMH 398)
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.