A Guide for Daily Prayer & Readings
How to Use This Guide
We’ve compiled this as a guide for daily prayer for individuals, couples, and 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.
Struggled with How to Read the Bible?
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 at Morton UMC in Morton, IL.
I. Opening Prayer
Loving God, we come to you because we want to follow you. We want to know you, to see your presence, and to be made more like you. Come now, Holy Spirit, and intercede for us. In Christ's name, amen.
II. Read Psalm 86
III. Daily Scripture Readings
Sunday, Jan 17
Monday, Jan 18
Tuesday, Jan 19
Wednesday, Jan 20
Thursday, Jan 21
Friday, Jan 22
Saturday, Jan 23
Sunday, Jan 24
Luke 9:23-27, 57-62
Mark 10:13-16 & Proverbs 22:6
Pray for yourself
Pray for others
Pray for the Church
Give praise to God