A Guide for Daily Prayer and Reading
How to use this guide
We’ve compiled this as a guide for daily prayer for individuals, couples, and smaller groups. It is intended to be a starting point for prayer and Scripture reading and an aide in growing closer to Christ. The readings and theme for each week will tie into our weekend worship and sermons.
The format is intended to begin with an opening prayer and Psalm reading. Then, there is a reading for each day of the week. If you miss a day or three, its ok. Just pick back up where you were or skip ahead. We'll update the readings weekly.
Struggled with how to read the Bible? Here is a guide that can be helpful:
R – Read the passage twice. After the first reading, pause and reflect, then read again more slowly.
E – Evaluate What is new to me from this reading? What did I learn about God? About myself? About the world or other people? Any commands to obey, principles to follow, or promises to enjoy?
A – Apply Take 3 minutes in silent prayer. Envision yourself meeting with God over coffee. Ask God to show you how this Scripture can or should make a difference in your life. Ask if there is something specific you are supposed to do in response to what you have read.
L – Live into what God has revealed to you through this passage.*
*The R.E.A.L. acronym is borrowed from Rev. Michael Paulson of Morton UMC in Morton, IL.
I. Opening Prayer
Lord God, meet us in this time and in this day. Lead us to become more like you.
II. Read Psalm 127
III. Daily Scripture Readings
Wednesday, July 29
Thursday, July 30
Friday, July 31
Saturday, August 1
Sunday, August 2
Monday, August 3
Tuesday, August 4
Wed., August 5
Thursday, August 6
Friday, August 7
Saturday, August 8
Sunday, August 9
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
2 Samuel 7:18-29
2 Peter 1:1-11
IV. Personal Reflection on the Text: silent or written
Give thanks for 5 things
Prayers for: myself, others, the Church, our community
Our Fusion Band has been uploading some of their worship songs to our YouTube page. You can check them out here:
“Bless the Lord” http://bit.ly/2WvElVv
“Jesus Remember Me” http://bit.ly/2vt7NjA
“O Lord, Hear My Prayer” http://bit.ly/33s4ype