Weekly Guide to Prayer

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2016 (12/5-12/11)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2016

Theme: The Constant Advent of Jesus Christ

This Weekly Prayer Guide December 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 for the week of December 5th to 11th (P/B)

I. Opening Prayer

O Lord God, whose chosen dwelling is the heart of the lowly, we give you praise.  We give thanks that you revealed yourself in the holy child Jesus, thereby sanctifying all childhood in him.  We beseech you to make us humble in faith and love, that we may know the joy of the Gospel that is hidden from the wise and prudent and revealed unto babes and the simple people.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Luke 1:47-55 (UMH 199)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 5, Monday – Mark 13:24-27

December 6, Tuesday – Luke 21:25-28

December 7, Wednesday – Revelation 1:1-8

December 8, Thursday – Ezekiel 34:1-31

December 9, Friday – Luke 12:35-40

December 10, Saturday – Acts 1:6-11

December 11, Sunday – Isaiah 35:1-10
3rd Sunday of Advent – James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: When Morning Gilds the Skies (UMH 185)/)/Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates (UMH 213)


VII. Closing Prayer

Lord, allow your servant to go in peace.  I have experienced your salvation which you have prepared for everyone.  Uphold me as I seek to serve in your name.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 (11/28-12/4)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016

Theme: Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

This Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 for the week of November 28th to December 4th (P/B)

I. Opening Prayer

O God our Father, who sent your Son to be King of kings and Prince of Peace:  Grant that all the kingdoms of this world may become the kingdom of Christ, and learn from him the way of peace.  Send forth among all people the spirit of good will and reconciliation.  In the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 (UMH 795)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 29, Monday- Luke 1:5-25

November 30, Tuesday- Luke 1:57-80

December 1, Wednesday- Isaiah 59:15b-21

December 2, Thursday- Isaiah 61:1-3

December 3, Friday- Amos 9:11-15

December 4, Saturday- Matthew 3:1-12

December 5, Sunday- Isaiah 11:1-10
2nd Sunday of Advent- Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (UMH 203)/)/O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (UMH 211)


VII. Closing Prayer

The Lord bless you and keep you:  the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you:  the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 (11/21-11/27)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016

Theme: The Coming of the King

This Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 for the week of November 21st to 27th (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 122 (UMH 845)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 21, Monday – Matthew 1:1-17

November 22, Tuesday – Isaiah 42:1-13

November 23, Wednesday – Jeremiah 46:27-28

November 24, Thursday – Deut 26:1-11; Ps 100 (UMH 821)
Thanksgiving Day (R/W) – Phil 4:4-9; John 6:25-35

November 25, Friday – Ezekiel 1:1-28a

November 27, Saturday – Zephaniah 3:14-20

November 28, Sunday – Isaiah 2:1-5 – 1st  Sunday of Advent – Romans 13:11-14
(Begin lectionary Year A) – Matthew 24:36-44

 

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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 196)/)/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 2016 (11/14-11/20)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016

Theme: Christ the King

This Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 for the week of November 14th to 20th (W)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, as you have given Jesus Christ to be Savior, grant us now grace to accept and rejoice in our salvation and in his lordship.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Luke 1:68-79 (UMH 208)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 15, Monday – John 1:43-51

November 16, Tuesday – Luke 8:22-39

November 17, Wednesday – Matthew 25:31-46

November 18, Thursday – Luke 19:28-40
November 19, Friday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

November 20, Saturday  – Matthew 27:45-54

November 21, Sunday – Jeremiah 23:1-6
27th/Last Sunday after Pentecost – Colossians 1:11-20
Christ the King Sunday – Luke 23:33-43

 

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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)/)/It Is Well With My Soul (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 2016 (11/7-11/13)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016

Theme: In Gratitude

This Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.


Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 for the week of November 7th to 13th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, send the light of your Son into our lives anew today.  Let your presence touch our minds and hearts with your mercy, grace, and truth.  Direct our thought, speech, and steps to the end that we may walk in your way today and always.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Isaiah 12/Psalm 118 (UMH 839)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

November 7, Monday – Matthew 25:1-13

November 8, Tuesday – Colossians 4:2-18

November 9, Wednesday – 1 Thessalonians 5

November 10, Thursday – 2 Thessalonians 2

November 11, Friday (Veterans’ Day)2 Thessalonians 3

November 12, Saturday – John 4:31-38

November 13, Sunday – Isaiah 65:17-25
26th Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: How Great Thou Art (UMH 77)/)/It Is Well With My Soul (UMH 377)


VII. Closing Prayer

O God, we praise you and thank you for being present in our midst.  Allow us this day to walk in the power and presence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 (10/31-11/6)

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016

Theme: The People of the Resurrection

This Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide November 2016 for the week of October 31st to November 6th (W)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you have sent Jesus to show us how to live.  Grant us the power of your Holy Spirit so that we may follow him in faithfulness all the days of our lives.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 145:1-5, 17-25 (UMH 857)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 31, Monday – John 11:1-16

November 1, Tuesday – Dan 7:1-3, 15-18; Ps 149/150 (UMH 862)
All Saints Day – Eph 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31

November 2, Wednesday – James 4:1-7

November 3, Thursday – Romans 12:1-3

November 4, Friday – 1 Peter 3:8-12

November 5, Saturday – Philippians 2:1-11

November 6, Sunday – Haggai 1:15b-2:9
25th Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
All Saints’ Sun/Daylight Savings Time ends –  Luke 20:27-38

 

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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)/)/Standing on the Promises (UMH 419)


VII. Closing Prayer

Live today in Christ’s presence, remembering he is near and will sustain you as you serve in his name.  Amen

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 (10/24-10/30)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016

Theme: God Transforms Lives

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 for the week of October 24th to 30th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, send your transforming power into my life as I seek to serve you this day. Grant to me wisdom, courage, grace, and strength to faithfully fulfill the ministry to which you have called me. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 119:137-144 (UMH 840)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 24, Monday – Isaiah 57:14-21

October 25, Tuesday – Micah 6:6-8

October 26, Wednesday – James 4:1-7

October 27, Thursday – Romans 12:1-3

October 28, Friday – Matthew 6:25-34

October 29, Saturday – Philippians 2:1-11

October 30, Sunday – Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
24th Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (UMH 154)/)/Standing on the Promises (UMH 374)


VII. Closing Prayer

Live today in Christ’s presence, remembering he is near and will sustain you as you serve in his name. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 (10/17-10/23)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016

Theme: True Humility

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 for the week of October 17th to 23rd (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, grant that those who worship you this day may present their bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to you. By the power of your Holy Spirit make us strong to fulfill our ministry this day. In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 65 (UMH 789)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 21, Monday- Matthew 10:1-15

October 22, Tuesday- Matthew 10:16-23

October 23, Wednesday – Deuteronomy 34:1-8

October 24, Thursday- 2 Corinthians 11:7-12:10

October 25, Friday- 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

October 26, Saturday- 2 Timothy 2:14-26

October 27, Sunday- Joel 2: 23-32
23rd Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

 

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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

May the Lord make you strong to do the work of ministry. Amen.

 

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 (10/10-10/16)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016

Theme: We Are Servants of Christ

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 for the week of October 10th to 16th (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: Ps. 119:97-104/Ps. 19 (UMH 750)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 10, Monday – Exodus 33:7-11

October 11, Tuesday – Jeremiah 31:23-34

October 12, Wednesday – 2 Chronicles 20:1-9

October 13, Thursday – Hebrews 8:1-12

October 14, Friday – Isaiah 41:8-10

October 15, Saturday – James 4:1-10

October 16, Sunday – Jeremiah 31:27-34
22nd Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Laity Sunday (UM) – Luke 18:1-8

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


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


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 2016 (10/3-10/9)

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016

Theme: Friends of God

This Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat.

Weekly Prayer Guide October 2016 for the week of October 3rd to October 9th (G)

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 66:1-12 (UMH 790)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

October 3, Monday – Genesis 12:1-9

October 4, Tuesday – Hebrews 11:1-31

October 5, Wednesday – Genesis 21:1-8

October 6, Thursday – 2 Timothy 2:1-13

October 7, Friday – Matthew 5:8-12

October 8, Saturday – Hebrews 6:13-20

October 9, Sunday – Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
21st Sunday after Pentecost – 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

 

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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

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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