Weekly Guide to Prayer

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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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017 (5/29-6/4)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017

Theme: One Church, One Spirit

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


Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017 for the week of May 29th to June 4th (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 29, Monday (Memorial Day) – Genesis 11:1-9

May 30, Tuesday  – Acts 2:14-21

May 31, Wednesday – Acts 2:43-47

June 1, Thursday – Psalm 134

June 2, Friday  – Romans 8:1-17

June 3, Saturday – John 15:26-27

June 4, Sunday – Acts 2:1-21;
Pentecost   – 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 7:37-39

 

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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 2017 (5/22-5/28)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017

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

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


Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017 for the week of May 22nd to 28th (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 68:1-10, 32-35 (UMH 792)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 23, Tuesday – 1 Peter 1:3-12

May 24, Wednesday (Aldersgate Day) – John 17:11-19

May 25, Thursday – Acts 1:1-11; Eph. 1:15-23;
(Ascension Day) –  Lk 24:44-53; Ps 47 (UMH 781)

May 26, Friday – John 17:20 26

May 27, Saturday – Ephesians 4:17-32

May 28, Sunday – Acts 1:6-14;
7th Sunday of Easter – 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11;
(Ascension/Memorial Sunday) – John 17:1-11

 

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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 2017 (5/15-5/21)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017

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

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


Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017 for the week of May 15th to 21st (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 66:8-20  (UMH 790)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 15, Monday – Acts 11:19-30

May 16, Tuesday – 1 John 5:6-12

May 17, Wednesday (Heritage Day) – Hebrews 1:4-14

May 18, Thursday – Hebrews 12:12-29

May 19, Friday  – Hebrews 13:1-19

May 20, Saturday – Hebrews 11:1-3

May 21, Sunday – Acts 17:22-31;
6th Sunday of Easter – 1 Peter 3:13-22;
Heritage Sunday – John 14:15-21

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. 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 May 2017 (5/8-5/14)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017

Theme: Indwelt/Touched By Love

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


Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017 for the week of May 8th to 14th (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 31:1-5, 15-16  (UMH 764)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 8, Monday – Psalm 17:1-7

May 9, Tuesday – Galatians 5:13-15

May 10, Wednesday – John 13:1-9

May 11, Thursday – Romans 3:21-31

May 12, Friday  – Romans 5:1-11

May 13, Saturday – Ephesians 5:21-32

May 14, Sunday – Acts 7:55-60

(5th Sunday of Easter) – 1 Peter 2:2-10
Mothers’ Day – John 14:1-14

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: 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 yoo always.  In the name of Christ.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017 (5/1-5/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017

Theme: Our Good Shepherd

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


Weekly Prayer Guide May 2017 for the week of May 1st to 7th (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)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

May 1, Monday – Psalm 80:1-7

May 2, Tuesday – Isaiah 40:1-11

May 3, Wednesday – Jeremiah 31:10-14

May 4, Thursday (Nat’l Day of Prayer) – Hebrews 13:20-21

May 5, Friday – 1 Peter 5:1-11

May 6, Saturday (Nurses Day) – 2 Corinthians 4

May 7, Sunday – Acts 2:42-47
(4th Sunday of Easter) – 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10

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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 (UMH 138)


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 2017 (4/24-4/30)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2017

Theme: Walking With Christ/God

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


Weekly Prayer Guide April 2017 for the week of April 24th to 30th (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 forever and ever.  Amen.
– Eric Milner-White, England, 20th cent., alt. 

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19  (UMH 837)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

April 24, Monday – Acts 4:5-12

April 25, Tuesday – Acts 9:1-20

April 26, Wednesday – Acts 13:44-52

April 27, Thursday – Acts 11:1-18

April 28, Friday (Arbor Day) – Acts 4:23-31

April 29, Saturday – Romans 8:1-11

April 30, Sunday – Acts 2:14a, 36-41;
(3rd Sunday of Easter) – 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35

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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.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide April 2017 (4/17-4/23)

Weekly Prayer Guide April 2017

Theme: The Inheritors

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


Weekly Prayer Guide April 2017 for the week of April 16th to 23rd (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 16 (UMH 748)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

April 17, Monday (Easter Monday – Canada) – Matthew 28

April 18, Tuesday – Mark 16:1-19

April 19, Wednesday – Luke 24:13-35

April 20, Thursday – Luke 24:36-53

April 21, Friday – John 20:1-18

April 22, Saturday (Earth Day)John 21

April 23, Sunday – Acts 2:14a, 22-32;
2nd Sunday of Easter – 1 Peter 1:3-9; 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:
: He Lives (UMH 310) / 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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