Weekly Guide to Prayer

FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 (8/15-8/21)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016

Theme: Jesus…the Way

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

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 for the week of August 15th to 21st (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, hasten the day when all your people may know the joy, peace, and harmony of your kingdom. Grant to me this day the power to live within your kingdom. In his name we pray. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 71:1-6 (UMH 794)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 15, Monday – 2 Chronicles 5:11-14

August 16, Tuesday – Luke 10:21-24

August 17, Wednesday – Luke 22:25-28

August 18, Thursday – Hebrews 12:18-24

August 19, Friday – Matthew 6:19-21

August 20, Saturday – Revelation 11:15-19

August 21, Sunday – Jeremiah 1:4-10
14th Sunday after Pentecost – Hebrews 12:18-29;  Luke 13:10-17

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Lord of the Dance (UMH 261)/Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (UMH 361)


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 August 2016 (8/8-8/14)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016

Theme: God’s Kingdom Cometh

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

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 for the week of August 8th to 14th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Lord God, you have promised never to forsake or leave me. Accept my life as a living sacrifice to you and grant me strength to keep my promises. Join me in my prayer time today. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 (UMH 801)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 12, Monday – 2 Samuel 7:18-29

August 13, Tuesday – Romans 4:13-25

August 14, WednesdayJames 1:2-6, 12

August 15, Thursday`2 Peter 1:3-11

August 16, Friday – Acts 12:1-11

August 17, Saturday – John 17:6-26

August 18, Sunday – Isaiah 5:1-7
13th Sunday after Pentecost – Hebrews 11:29-12:2;  Luke 12:49-56

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
For All the Saints (UMH 711)/Am I a Soldier of the Cross (UMH 511)


VII. Closing Prayer

O God, you are faithful in your promises. May we be as faithful in our prayers. 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 August 2016 (8/1-8/7)

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016

Theme: God’s Grace

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

Weekly Prayer Guide August 2016 for the week of August 1st to 7th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

Almighty God, in wisdom you created all things. Provide our daily needs and grant us grace and strength to fulfill the ministry to which we have been called. We offer our prayers in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm  50:1-8, 22-23 (UMH 783)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

August 1, Monday – Genesis 3:16-21

August 2, Tuesday – Exodus 16:1-15

August 3, Wednesday – Genesis 9:8-17

August 4, Thursday – 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

August 5, Friday – Colossians 1:2-14

August 6, Saturday – Revelations 19:5-10

August 7, Sunday – Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
12th Sunday after Pentecost – Hebrews 11:1-3, 6-16
Friendship Day – Luke 12:32-40

 

 

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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

God’s love is manifest in his creation and in his love. Today walk in the power and presence of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 (7/25-7/31)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: God, the Provider

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

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 for the week of July 25th to 31st (G)

I. Opening Prayer

O God, from whom all holy desires, good counsel, and all good works are sourced: Give to your servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts might be set to obey you, and also that by your Holy Spirit, we may pass our time in rest and quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (UMH 803)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 25, Monday – Psalm 8

July 26, Tuesday – Psalm 10:16-18

July 27, Wednesday – Hebrews 10:19-23

July 28, Thursday – Revelations 21:1-7

July 29, Friday – 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

July 30, Saturday – Psalm 52

July 31, Sunday – Hosea 11:1-11
11th Sunday after Pentecost Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21

 

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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)/Seek Ye First (UMH 405)


VII. Closing Prayer

You have been renewed and empowered to serve the Lord and the people. The grace of Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 (7/18-7/24)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: Praise God

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

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 for the week of July 18th to 24th (G)

I. Opening Prayer

O God, prepare us, through the active presence of the Holy Spirit, to come before you worthily and to ask of you rightly; enlighten our understanding; purify our every desire; quicken our will into instant obedience to your Word; strengthen every right purpose; direct this moment of devotion to the praising of your name, and to the enduring good of us your children and servants; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 85 (UMH 806)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 18, Monday – Psalm 37:1-7

July 19, Tuesday – Psalm 40:1-3

July 20, Wednesday – Colossians 3:12-15

July 21, Thursday – Psalm 46:8-11

July 22, Friday – John 14:27

July 23, Saturday  – James 5:7-11

July 24, Sunday – Hosea 1:2-10
10th Sunday after Pentecost Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19)
Parents’ Day Luke 11:1-13

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
Lord, I Want to Be a Christian (UMH 402)/Seek Ye First (UMH 405)


VII. Closing Prayer

Let us then live today in Christ’s presence, remembering he is near and will sustain us as we serve in his name. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 (7/11-7/17)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: Be Still

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

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 for the week of July 11th to 17th (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 52/82 (UMH 804)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 11, Monday – 1 Kings 8:54-61

July 12, Tuesday – Job 36:22-24

July 13, Wednesday – Psalm 16:1-8

July 14, Thursday – Psalm 22:22-31

July 15, Friday – Psalm 24

July 16, Saturday – Psalm 40

July 17, Sunday – Amos 8:1-12
9th Sunday after Pentecost Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42

 

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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)/Take My Life & Let It Be (UMH 399)


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. Amen.

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

 

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FirstUMCC Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016 (7/4-7/10)

Weekly Prayer Guide July 2016

Theme: God is Faithful

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

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 for the week of July 4th to 10th (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: Psalm 82 (UMH 804)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

July 4, Monday –  Hosea 11:1-4

July 5, Tuesday – Hosea 11:8-11

July 6, Wednesday – Ephesians 1:4-8

July 7, Thursday – Ephesians 2:4-10

July 8, Friday – 2 Timothy 1:7-10

July 9, Saturday – Titus 3:3-7

July 10, Sunday – Amos 7:7-17
8th Sunday after Pentecost Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37

 

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IV. Moments of Reflection: Silent and/or written


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


VI. Hymn:
More Love to Thee, O Christ (UMH 453)/Lord, I Want to be a Christian (UMH 402)


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 June 2016 (6/27-7/3)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016

Theme: Gospel Power

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

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 for the week of June 27th to July 3rd (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 30 (UMH 762)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 27, Monday – Genesis 28:10-15

June 28, Tuesday – 2 Samuel 7:18-29

June 29, Wednesday – John 12:44-46

June 30, Thursday – Hebrews 12:5-8

July 1, Friday – 1 Peter 1:3-5

July 2, Saturday – Psalm 121

July 3, Sunday – 2 Kings 5:1-14
7th Sunday after Pentecost -Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

 

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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 June 2016 (6/20-6/26)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016

Theme: Servanthood and Sacrifice

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

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 for the week of June 20th to 26th (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 Savior, amen.

 

II. Passage of Praise: Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 (UMH 798)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 20, Monday – Jeremiah 20:7-13

June 21, Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

June 22, Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

June 23, Thursday – Isaiah 40:12-14

June 24, Friday – Philippians 4:8-9

June 25, Saturday – 1 Corinthians 12:1-13

June 26, Sunday – 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
6th Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62

 

 

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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) / 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 June 2016 (6/13-6/19)

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016

Theme: In Our Weakness…God’s Strength

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

Weekly Prayer Guide June 2016 for the week of June 6th to 12th (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 42 (UMH 777)

 

III. Daily Bible Readings

June 13, Monday – 2 Samuel 12:1-13a

June 14, Tuesday – Luke 18:18-30

June 15, Wednesday – Mark 4:26-29         June 16, Thursday – Luke 7:36-50

June 17, Friday (John Wesley’s birthday)Romans 5:6-11

June 18, Saturday – Galatians 5:16-26

June 19, Sunday – 1 Kings 19:1-15a
5th Sunday after Pentecost – Galatians 3:23-29
Fathers’ Day – Luke 8:26-39

 

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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

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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