Weekly Guide to Prayer

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017 (1/30-2/5)

Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017

Theme: God, Our Source of Strength

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


Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017 for the week of January 3oth to February 5th(G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, you created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you.  Grant to us such piety of heart and strength of purpose that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will, and no weakness from doing it.  In your light may we see life clearly and in your service find perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 112:1-10 (UMH 833)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

January 30, Monday – 1 Chronicles 29:10-13

January 31, Tuesday – Psalm 27:1-3

February 1, Wednesday – Psalm 46:1-3

February 2, Thursday – Psalm 138:1-3

February 3, Friday – Isaiah 49:1-5

February 4, Saturday – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

February 5, Sunday – Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)
(5th Sunday after the Epiphany) – 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16); Matthew 5:13-20

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: I Know Whom I Have Believed (UMH 714) / We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations (UMH 569)


VII. Closing Prayer

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017 (1/23-1/29)

Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017

Theme: A New Life in the Community of God

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


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

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden.  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 15  (UMH 747)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

January 23, Monday – Matthew 18:1-5

January 24, Tuesday – Matthew 15:1-20

January 25, Wednesday – Matthew 10:32-42

January 26, Thursday – Matthew 5:1-12

January 27, Friday – Matthew 5:13-16

January 28, Saturday – Matthew 6:9-13

January 29, Sunday – Micah 6:1-8
(4th Sunday after the Epiphany) – 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Be Thou My Vision (UMH 451) / Jesus Is All the World to Me (UMH 469)


VII. Closing Prayer

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to 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 January 2017 (1/16-1/22)

Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017

Theme: A New Life in Ministry

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


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

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden.  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 27:1, 4-9  (UMH 758)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

January 16, Monday – Isaiah 6:1-8

January 17, Tuesday – Luke 5:1-11

January 18, Wednesday – Luke 8:1-3

January 19, Thursday – Acts 9:1-22

January 20, Friday – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

January 21, Saturday – John 21:15-19

January 22, Sunday – Isaiah 9:1-4
(3rd Sunday after the Epiphany) – 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Ecumenical Sunday – Matthew 4:12-23

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017 (1/9-1/15)

Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017

Theme: A New Life with Jesus Christ

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


Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017 for the week of January 9th to 15th (G)

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.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 40:1-11  (UMH 774)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

January 9, Monday – John 1:35-45

January 10, Tuesday – Matthew 4:18-22

January 11, Wednesday – Luke 9:23-26, 57-62

January 12, Thursday – Matthew 10:34-42

January 13, Friday – Matthew 11:25-30

January 14, Saturday – Matthew 20:1-16

January 15, Sunday – Isaiah 49:1-7
(2nd Sunday after the Epiphany) – 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Human Relations Day – John 1:29-42

 

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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) / Great Is Thy Faithfulness (UMH 140)


VII. Closing Prayer

Praise God, Alleluia!  Thank you, dear God, for every opportunity of being a follower of Jesus Christ, your Son, our brother, friend and Savior.  Allow us your continued blessing of strength every day of our lives to be able to do so.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017 (1/2-1/8)

Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017

Theme: Jesus, Son of God

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


Weekly Prayer Guide January 2017 for the week of January 2nd to 8th (W)

I. Opening Prayer

We could hardly comprehend that you are mindful of us when we are not at all worthy because of our manifold sins.  We cannot understand how you can love us, even send your most Beloved Son for our sake.  There was rejoicing among the heavenly host when he came to us as an infant, but there was grieving in creation when he was tortured, nailed to the cross, and murdered.  All this for our sake.

Accept this our heartfelt plea for your forgiveness, and enable us to reach, touch, even just the tip of your throne of grace for our assurance.  In your most Blessed Son with the continued assistance of the Holy Spirit, we pray.  Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 29 (UMH 761)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

January 2, Monday – Mark 1:21-28

January 3, Tuesday – John 1:29-34

January 4, Wednesday John 5:19-25

January 5, Thursday – Luke 10:1, 3, 17-24

January 6, Friday – Isa 60:1-12; Ps 72:1-7, 10-14; Eph 3:1-12; Mt 2:1-12

January 7, Saturday – 1 John 4:13-17

January 8, Sunday – Isaiah 42:1-9
(1st Sunday after the Epiphany)Acts 10:34-43
Baptism of the Lord – Matthew 3:13-17

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (UMH 139) / Jesus Shall Reign (UMH 157)


VII. Closing Prayer

Father in heaven, we praise and thank you for your gift of your Son, through whom we have the opportunity of salvation.  Teach us daily, how to partake of the bread of life he offers us and may we serve you every day of our lives.  In his name we pray.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2016 (12/26-01/01)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2016

Theme: God’s Children

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 December 2016 for the week of December 26th to January 1st (P/B)

I. Opening Prayer

Dear God, my life with all its doubts and fears lie before your gaze.  Look upon it and cause everything that may hinder my ministry and my work to fall away, for the sake of those I serve in your name.  Amen.

 

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

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 12, Monday – Isaiah 7:10-15

December 13, Tuesday – Isaiah 35

December 14, Wednesday – Isaiah 40:1-10

December 15, Thursday – Ezekiel 34:11-16

December 16, Friday – Isaiah 9:1b-7

December 17, Saturday – Philippians 4:4-9

December 18, Sunday – Isaiah 7:10-16
4th Sunday of Advent – Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: He Is Lord (UMH 177) / What Child Is This (UMH 219)


VII. Closing Prayer

God, our Father, allow us your grace which is able to build us up and give us the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.  Be with us throughout this day and our lives through the care of the Holy Spirit.  In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, we pray.  Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2016 (12/19-12/25)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2016

Theme: Emmanuel!

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 19th to 25th (W/G)

I. Opening Prayer

O Lord, the house of my soul is narrow; enlarge it enough so that you may enter in.  It is broken, please repair it.  It is unpleasant in your sight, dear God, I confess it, I know.  But who will cleanse it, or to whom shall I cry but unto thee?  Cleanse me from my secret faults, O Lord, and spare thy servant from strange sins. – St. Augustine

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 98 (UMH 818)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 19, Monday – Luke 2:1-20

December 20, Tuesday – Ephesians 4:17-32

December 21, Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

December 22, Thursday – John 3:1-8

December 23, Friday – Ephesians 4:17-32

December 24, Saturday – Isa. 9:2-7; Psalm 96 (UMH 815)
Christmas Eve – Titus.2:11-14; Lk. 2:1-20

December 25, Sunday – Isaiah 52:7-10
Christmas Day – Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12); John 1:1-14

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: Joy to the World (UMH 246) / What Child Is This (UMH 219)


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 it in the name of his Son, Jesus.  Amen

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide December 2016 (12/12-12/18)

Weekly Prayer Guide December 2016

Theme: Gateway to Heaven

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 12th to 18th (P/B)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, who by the birth of your holy child Jesus has given us a great light to dawn upon our darkness:  Grant, we pray, that in this light we may see light.  Allow us, dear God, that most excellent Christmas gift of peace and love to all, so that the likeness of your Son may be formed in us, and that we may have the ever brightening hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

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

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

December 12, Monday – Isaiah 7:10-15

December 13, Tuesday – Isaiah 35

December 14, Wednesday – Isaiah 40:1-10

December 15, Thursday – Ezekiel 34:11-16

December 16, Friday – Isaiah 9:1b-7

December 17, Saturday – Philippians 4:4-9

December 18, Sunday – Isaiah 7:10-16
4th Sunday of Advent – Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
: He Is Lord (UMH 177)/)


VII. Closing Prayer

God, our Father, allow us your grace which is able to build us up and give us the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.  Be with us throughout this day and our lives through the care of the Holy Spirit.  In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, we pray.  Amen.

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

 

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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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