Guide Week of February 1, 2016


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Guide Week of February 1, 2016


A Guide to Morning Praise and Prayer

Week of January 31, 2016

 

“You will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jer. 29:12-13).

 

CALL TO PRAISE AND PRAYER

 

      This is the day the Lord has made;

      Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

MORNING HYMN                 "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"           (see next page)

 

CONFESSION AND PARDON

 

  (Confession is the most neglected area of personal prayer. The Bible says, “If

   we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and

    purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Ask God to forgive your

   sins as soon as you are aware of them. Turn away from your sins and  

   accept God's forgiveness and renewed fellowship with Jesus.

 

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

  Eternal God, hallowed be your name. Early in the morning, before we begin

  our work, we give you glory. We thank you for the gift of a brand new day.

  Renew our bodies as fresh as the morning flowers. Open our eyes, as the sun

  casts new light dispelling the darkness. Like the birds of the sky, give us

  wings of freedom to begin a new journey. Guide us to do what pleases You

  this day, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE                            Hebrews 11:1-40

 

REFLECT ON THE WORD

 

PRAYER MATTERS (Kneel in body or in spirit.)

 

Pray that Iowa voters will make the right choices on Tuesday by the power of

     the Holy Spirit.

Pray for the unity, witness and mission of the UMC in the world.

Pray that Kemble Memorial UMC will bear much fruit in 2016 showing

   ourselves to be Jesus' disciples.

Pray for your community, your church, your family and for yourself.  

 

CLOSING HYMN                 "On Eagle's Wings"

 

 

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Great Is Thy Faithfulness

 

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever will be.

Refrain:
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided;
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. 

 

Refrain

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Refrain

 

Refrain

On Eagle's Wings

 

And God will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.

 

And God will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.