Weekly Guide to Prayer

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 (11/27-12/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017

Theme: The Coming of the King

This Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 for the week of November 27th to December 3rd (P/B)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, who came to us long ago in the birth of Jesus Christ, be born anew in us today by the power of your Holy Spirit.  We offer our lives as home to you and ask for grace and strength to live as your faithful, joyful children always.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (UMH 801)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 27, Monday – Matthew 1:1-17

November 28, Tuesday – Isaiah 42:1-13

November 29, Wednesday – Jeremiah 46:27-28

November 30, Thursday – Luke 19:28-40

December 1, Friday (World AIDS Day)- Ezekiel 1:1-28a

December 2, Saturday – Zephaniah 3:14-20

December 3, Sunday – Isaiah 64:1-9
1st Sunday of Advent – 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
(Begin lectionary Year B) – Mark 13:24-37

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (UMH 327) / Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (UMH 626)


VII. Closing Prayer

O Lord of all, we near your throne.  We praise, worship and adore you.  We thank you for the coming of our Savior.  We have been reminded that Jesus Christ is our Lord and that we are God’s servant.  We are loved; we are forgiven; we are empowered; and now we 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 November 2017 (11/20-11/26)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017

Theme: Christ the King

This Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 for the week of November 20th to 26th (W)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, allow us the light of your Son to ensure our hearing and heeding of your will through the power of your Spirit in the name of Christ.   Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 100 (UMH 821)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 20, Monday (Universal Children’s Day) – John 1:43-51

November 21, Tuesday – Luke 8:22-39

November 22, Wednesday – Matthew 25:31-46

November 23, Thursday – Deuteronomy 8:7-18; Psalm 65 (UMH 789)
Thanksgiving Day (R/W) – 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Luke 17:11-19

November 24, Friday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

November 25, Saturday  – Matthew 27:45-54

November 26, Sunday – Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
(Last/25th  Sunday after Pentecost) – Ephesians 1:15-23
Christ the King Sunday – Matthew 25:31-46
UM Student Day

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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) / Jesus Shall Reign (UMH 157)


VII. Closing Prayer

In praise and thanks we come near to you O God, allow us to go forth, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to serve in the strength, love, and presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 (11/13-11/19)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017

Theme: Prepared for the Coming!

This Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 for the week of November 13th to 19th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you who are the source of our life, strength, and ministry.  In your presence alone we find help, hope, and life.  Send us from this hour as a healing reminder of your love to all whose lives we touch this day.  We offer our prayers in the name of Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 123 or 76 (UMH 797)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 13, Monday – Exodus 33:7-11

November 14, Tuesday – Jeremiah 31:23-34

November 15, Wednesday – 2 Chronicles 20:1-9

November 16, Thursday – Hebrews 8:1-12

November 17, Friday – Isaiah 41:8-10

November 18, Saturday – James 4:1-10

November 19, Sunday – Judges 4:1-7
(24th Sunday after Pentecost) – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Thanksgiving/Bible Sunday – Matthew 25:14-30
International Bible Week (Nov. 19-25)

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
:Break Thou the Bread of Life (UMH 599) / How Great Thou Art (UMH 77)


VII. Closing Prayer

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and in his grace gave us unfailing courage and a firm hope, encourage you and strengthen you to always do and say what is good.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 (11/6-11/12)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017

Theme: People of the Resurrection

This Weekly Prayer Guide November 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 for the week of November 6th to 12th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you who are the source of our life, strength, and ministry.  In your presence alone we find help, hope, and life.  Send us from this hour as a healing reminder of your love to all whose lives we touch this day.  We offer our prayers in the name of Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 78:1-7 (UMH 799)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 6, Monday – Exodus 33:7-11

November 7, Tuesday – Jeremiah 31:23-34

November 8, Wednesday – 2 Chronicles 20:1-9

November 9, Thursday – Hebrews 8:1-12

November 10, Friday – Isaiah 41:8-10

November 11, Saturday (USA-Vet’s/CA Rem. Day)James 4:1-10

November 12, Sunday – Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
(23rd Sunday after Pentecost) – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Organ & Tissue Donor Sunday – Matthew 25:1-13

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Fairest Lord Jesus (UMH 189) / I Am Thine, O Lord (UMH 419)


VII. Closing Prayer

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and in his grace gave us unfailing courage and a firm hope, encourage you and strengthen you to always do and say what is good.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 (10/30-11/5)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017

Theme: God Transforms Lives

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 for the week of October 30th to November 5th (G or W)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you demonstrated faithfulness in all of life, even to death on the cross.  Grant unto me grace and strength to faithfully follow you all the days of my life.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 (UMH 830)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 30, Monday- Genesis 12:1-9

October 31, Tuesday (Reformation Day)- Heb 11:1-31

November 1, Wednesday – Rev 7:9-17; Ps 34:1-10, 22 (UMH 769)

(All Saints Day) – 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

November 2, Wednesday- – Genesis 21:1-8

November 3, Thursday- – 2 Timothy 2:1-13

November 4, Friday- Matthew 5:8-12

November 5, Sunday- Joshua 3:7-17
(22nd Sunday after Pentecost) – 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
All Saints Sunday (DST ends) – Matthew 23:1-12

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: My Hope Is Built (UMH 368) / For All the Saints (UMH 711)


VII. Closing Prayer

We praise you, Dear Father, and thank you for a time of bonding.  Allow us your strength to serve you, through Jesus Christ for this day and always.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 (10/23-10-29)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017

Theme: True Humility

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 for the week of October 23rd to 29th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, in whom we find life, health, and strength, and through whose mercy we are clothed and fed, grant us a thankful and faithful heart.  In the name and spirit of Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: 90:1-6, 13-17 (UMH 809)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 23, Monday – 1 Kings 17:8-13

October 24, Tuesday (United Nations Day) – 2 Kings 4:1-7

October 25, Wednesday – Luke 12:22-32

October 26, Thursday – 1 Timothy 6:2c-10

October 27, Friday – 2 Corinthians 4:1-15

October 28, Saturday – Philippians 4:10-19

October 29, Sunday – Deuteronomy 34:1-12
(21st Sunday after Pentecost) – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Reformation Sunday – Matthew 22:34-46

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Come, Christians, Join to Sing (UMH 158) / Just as I Am, Without One Plea (UMH 357)


VII. Closing Prayer

You have been in communion with the Lord.  Go forth now in the strength and assurance that the Lord Jesus Christ goes with you.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 (10/16-10-22)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017

Theme: We Are Servants of Christ

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 for the week of October 16th to 22nd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you who created me and called me to ministry, pour out your Holy Spirit on me today so that I may be a wise steward of these precious gifts.  In the name and spirit of Christ.  Amen.

 

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

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 16, Monday – Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

October 17, Tuesday – 1 Kings 3:16-28

October 18, Wednesday – James 3:13-18

October 19, Thursday – Ephesians 3:14-21

October 20, Friday – 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

October 21, Saturday – 1 Corinthians 4:1-13

October 22, Sunday – Exodus 33:12-23
(20th Sunday after Pentecost) – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Be Thou My Vision (UMH 451) / Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)


VII. Closing Prayer

Go forth now as God’s servant.  Remember God’s presence often and draw strength from the knowledge that the One who calls and sends…also sustains.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 (10/9-10-15)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017

Theme: Friends of God/A Community of Faith

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 for the week of October 9th to 15th (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: Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 (UMH 829)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 9, Monday (Thanksgiving Day-Canada) – John 5:1-14

October 10, Tuesday – John 8:1-11

October 11, Wednesday – Psalm 32

October 12, Thursday – Ephesians 2:1-10

October 13, Friday – Romans 6:1-14

October 14, Saturday – Romans 3:21-31

October 15, Sunday – Exodus 32:1-14
(19th Sunday after Pentecost) – Philippians 4:1-9
Laity Sunday – Matthew 22:1-14

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (UMH 462) / What a Friend We Have in Jesus  (UMH 526)


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 October 2017 (10/2-10-8)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017

Theme: Faithfulness/A Community of Faith

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide October 2017 for the week of October 2nd to 8th (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, so that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 (UMH 799)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 2, Monday – Acts 10:44-48

October 3, Tuesday – 1 John 3:1-10

October 4, Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 2:5-11

October 5, Thursday – Luke 6:27-36

October 6, Friday – Luke 6:37-42

October 7, Saturday – Luke 17:1-6

October 8, Sunday – Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
(18th Sunday after Pentecost) – Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Standing on the Promises (UMH 374) / O Jesus, I Have Promised (UMH 396)


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.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 (9/25-10/1)

Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017

Theme: God, Our Provider

This Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide September 2017 for the week of September 25th to October 1st (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 78:1-4, 12-16 (UMH 799)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

September 25, Monday – Matthew 23:1-36

September 26, Tuesday – Matthew 20:20-28

September 27, Wednesday – Matthew 6:1-24

September 28, Thursday – Matthew 6:25-34

September 29, Friday – Matthew 5:1-11

September 30, Saturday – Matthew 5:13-20

October 1, Sunday – Exodus 17:1-7
(17th Sunday after Pentecost) – Philippians 2:1-13
World Communion Sunday – Matthew 21:23-32

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Take My Life and Let It Be (UMH 399) / God Will Take Care of You (UMH 130)


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.

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

 

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