Weekly Guide to Prayer

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 (8/7-8/14)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017

Theme: God’s Grace

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


Weekly Prayer Guide August 2017 for the week of August 7th to 13th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

It is the only thing that we can and must do everyday of our lives – to praise you, our God.  Thank you for the life you have given each one.  May we all rededicate our beings to you as service to our kindred in Spirit, amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b  (UMH 828)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 7, Monday (Civic Holiday-Canada) – 1 Kings 8:54-61

August 8, Tuesday – Job 36:22-24

August 9, Wednesday – Psalm 16:1-8

August 10, Thursday – Psalm 22:22-31

August 11, Friday – Psalm 24

August 12 Saturday – Psalm 40

August 13, Sunday – Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
(10th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 10:5-15; – Matthew 14: 22-33

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: The Voice of God is Calling  (UMH 436) / Close to Thee (UMH 407)


VII. Closing Prayer

Once again we praise you.  At the beginning and end of each day we thank you.  Allow us to feel your presence and be the power beneath our wings of faith so that we can soar to the highest peak of service.  In the sweet and wonderful name of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017 (7/31-8/6)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017

Theme: God, the Provider

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


Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017 for the week of July 31st to August 6th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, may we feel your presence today, be empowered by it, be transformed by it, so that your gospel be animated in me. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Ps 17:1-7, 15  (UMH 749)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 31, Monday – Hosea 11:1-4

August 1, Tuesday – Hosea 11:8-11

August 2, Wednesday – Ephesians 1:4-8

August 3, Thursday – Ephesians 2:4-10

August 4, Friday – 2 Timothy 1:7-10

August 5, Saturday – Titus 3:3-7

August 6, Sunday – Genesis 32:22-31
(9th Sunday after Pentecost)Romans 9:1-5
Friendship Day – Matthew 14:13-21

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (UMH 110) / Here I Am, Lord (UMH 405)


VII. Closing Prayer

Almighty God, whose power is love, we do praise, adore and worship your name.  We do thank you for the care and blessings you bestow upon us, your children.  Nowhere near can we compare our finiteness to your eternity.  And so we rely and trust fully on your mercy. Do bless us today and always. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017 (7/24-7/30)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017

Theme: Praise God

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 for the week of July 24th to 30th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

We near your throne of grace in praise and thanks, dear God.  We kneel in thanks for your blessing, your goodness, and your mercy.  Be with us this day and make it a blessing for us all.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b (UMH 828)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 24, Monday – Genesis 28:10-15

July 25, Tuesday – 2 Samuel 7:18-29

July 26, Wednesday – John 12:44-46

July 27, Thursday – Hebrews 12:5-8

July 28, Friday – 1 Peter 1:3-5

July 29, Saturday – Psalm 121

July 30, Sunday – Genesis 29:15-28
(8th Sunday of Pentecost) – Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (UMH 103) / Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)


VII. Closing Prayer

Great is thy faithfulness dear God, our Father.  You have blessed us with so much but we give back so little in return.  Throughout this day, empower us so that we can serve others.  May you find us faithful also.  In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017 (7/17-7/23)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017

Theme: Be Still…

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 for the week of July 17th to 23rd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

In praise and thanks we come before you, blind and sinful though are we.  Open our eyes to the beauty of your blessings and illumine our paths for this time in our lives.  In the name of our Saviour, Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 (UMH 854)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 17, Monday – Jeremiah 20:7-13

July 18, Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

July 19, Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

July 20, Thursday – Isaiah 40:12-14

July 21, Friday – Philippians 4:8-9

July 22, Saturday – 1 Corinthians 12:1-13

July 23, Sunday – Genesis 28:10-19a
(7th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 8:12-25
Parents’ Day – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder (UMH 418) / I Surrender All (UMH 354)


VII. Closing Prayer

In the knowledge that you are our Living God we praise and give thanks.  In the knowledge that your presence is with us we are in humble gratitude, on our knees in worship truly blessed.  May your wisdom be with us always in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017 (7/10-7/16)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017

Theme: God is Faithful

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 for the week of July 10th to 16th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

In the light of a new day we praise you, God.  In the beginning of a new life we come and thank you.  Humbly we ask that we come into your presence, and allow us moments of intimacy with you.  In Christ’s name we ask, Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Ps 119:105-112 or Ps 25 (UMH 756)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 10, Monday – 2 Samuel 12:1-13a

July 11, Tuesday – Luke 18:18-30

July 12, Wednesday – Mark 4:26-29

July 13, Thursday – Luke 7:36-50

July 14, Friday – Romans 5:6-11

July 15, Saturday – Galatians 5:16-26

July 16, Sunday – Genesis 25:19-34
(6th Sunday after Pentecost)Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: To God Be the Glory (UMH 98) / HO Master, Let Me Walk with Thee (UMH 430)


VII. Closing Prayer

We praise you as we grow, we are in gratitude as we produce branches in the vineyard through the power of your Spirit, we give thanks to you as we mature in the knowledge of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ in whose name we pray.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017 (7/3-7/9)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2017

Theme: Gospel Power

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 for the week of July 3rd to 9th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Merciful God, we praise you.  Thank you for your goodness and love.  You have always been faithful to us.  Allow us to be faithful and true to you through the empowerment of your Spirit.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Ps 45:10-17/Ps 72 (UMH 795)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 3, Monday – Luke 6:43-45

July 4, Tuesday – Luke 10:21-24

July 5, Wednesday (Indepence Day-USA) – Luke 11:27-28

July 6, Thursday – Luke 15:1-10

July 7, Friday – John 9:24-33

July 8, Saturday – John 12:1-3

July 9, Sunday – Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
(5th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (UMH 103) / Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)


VII. Closing Prayer

In praise and gratitude we approach you.  Thank you dear Lord for the new life you have allowed us to enjoy in your presence.  We thank you for the moments spent at your feet.  May we, in response, give our lives to you in the service of our fellow human beings.  In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 (6/26-7/2)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017

Theme: Servanthood and Sacrifice

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 for the week of June 26th to July 2nd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Merciful God, we praise you.  Thank you for your goodness and love.  You have always been faithful to us.  Allow us to be faithful and true to you through the empowerment of your Spirit.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 13  (UMH 746)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 26, Monday – 1 John 3:19-24

June 27, Tuesday – James 5:13-16

June 28, Wednesday (John Wesley b. 1703) – Psalm 139

June 29, Thursday – 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

June 30, Friday – Psalm 125

July 1, Saturday (Canada Day) – Galatians 2:15-21

July 2, Sunday – Gen. 22:1-14
(4th Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Now Thank We All Our God (UMH 102) / Surrender All  (UMH 354)


VII. Closing Prayer

Lord God, We end our devotion in praise and thanksgiving; remembering your bountiful grace and endless generosity in allowing us a life which though often marked by difficulties, also leads to the path towards eternity; an eternity in your presence that which we will always covet.  In the name of Christ.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 (6/19-6/25)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017

Theme: In Our Weakness…God’s Strength

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 for the week of June 19th to 25th (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 86: 1-10, 16-17  (UMH 749)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 19, Monday – Psalm 62:5-12

June 20, Tuesday – John 10:7-21

June 21, Wednesday (Summer/Solstice)Psalm 91

June 22, Thursday – Luke 12:22-31

June 23, Friday – Psalm 121

June 24, Saturday  – Hosea 2:14-23

June 25, Sunday – Genesis 21:8-21
(3rd Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: To God Be the Glory  (UMH 98) / O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee (UMH 430)


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 June 2017 (6/12-6/18)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017

Theme: Growing in Christ

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 for the week of June 12th to 18th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

In the light of a new day we praise you, God.  In the beginning of a new life we come and thank you.  Humbly we ask that we come into your presence, and allow us moments of intimacy with you.  In Christ’s name we ask, Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 (UMH 837)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 12, Monday – 2 Samuel 12:1-13a

June 13, Tuesday – Luke 18:18-30

June 14, Wednesday – Mark 4:26-29

June 15, Thursday – Luke 7:36-50

June 16, Friday – Romans 5:6-11

June 17, Saturday – Galatians 5:16-26

June 18, Sunday – Genesis 18:1-15
(2nd Sunday after Pentecost) – Romans 5:1-8
Father’s Day – Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Jesus Shall Reign (UMH (157) / The God of Abraham Praise (UMH 157)


VII. Closing Prayer

We praise you as we grow, we are in gratitude as we produce branches in the vineyard through the power of your Spirit, we give thanks to you as we mature in the knowledge of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ in whose name we pray.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 (6/5-6/11)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017

Theme: Our God, the Three in One

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


Weekly Prayer Guide June 2017 for the week of June 5th to 11th (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

June 5, Monday – Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

June 6, Tuesday – Psalm 148

June 7, Wednesday – John 17:1-5

June 8, Thursday  – Isaiah 6:1-8

June 9, Friday – John 5:19-29

June 10, Saturday – Psalm 150

June 11, Sunday – Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Trinity Sunday – 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
(1st Sunday after Pentecost) – Matthew 28:16-20
Peace with Justice Sunday

 

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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) / Come, Thou Almighty King (UMH 61)


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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