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[9 May 2010 | 0 | 34 views]
Bereft a Moment; Indwelt the Next, May 10-16, 2010

By Rev. Bing Canlas
I. Opening Prayer
God of Time and Eternity, we approach you in thoughts of praise and thanksgiving. Though Christ ascended to claim his rightful place, we know he is with us through the Holy Spirit. Allow your children to feel, relish, and appreciate this presence. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
II. Passage of Praise Psalm 97
III. Daily Bible Readings:
May 10, Monday Psalm 1

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[2 May 2010 | 0 | 79 views]
Living By/In Faith, May 3-9, 2010

By Rev. Bing Canlas
I. Opening Prayer
God of all, we praise you. We thank you for you have made us prosperous in everything. Fill us with your Spirit and allow us to be in your presence in the sweet moments we will spend in prayer with you. Amen.
II. Passage of Praise Psalm 67
III. Daily Bible Readings:
May 3, Monday Acts 11:19-30
May 4, Tuesday …

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[25 Apr 2010 | 0 | 113 views]
Indwelt by Love, April 26-May 2, 2010

By Rev. Bing Canlas
I. Opening Prayer
O God in heaven, we approach you with praise on our lips and thanksgiving in our hearts. We thank you that in unconditional love you have accepted us all as your children though not one of us deserves to be called as such. Indwell us with your Spirit that we may serve you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
II. Passage of Praise 148
III. Daily Bible Readings:
April 26, …

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[18 Apr 2010 | 0 | 170 views]
The Good Shepherd, April 19-25, 2010

by Rev. Bing Canlas
I. Opening Prayer
O God, our Father, who provides all that we need for our bodies, minds, and spirits, allow your children the bounty and grace of your holy presence; that in this hour of devotion you may infuse in us with inspiration and motivation to do our best and be as shepherds to your people. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
II. Passage of Praise Psalm 23
III. Daily Bible Readings:
April …

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[11 Apr 2010 | 0 | 110 views]
Walking with God, April 12-18, 2010

By Rev. Bing Canlas
Theme: Walking with God
I. Opening Prayer
O Lord, your wondrous birth means nothing unless we are born again, your death and sacrifice mean nothing unless we die to sin, your resurrection means nothing if you be risen alone. Raise and exalt us, O Savior, both now to the estate of grace and hereafter to the state of glory; where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, God for ever and ever. Amen.
- Eric Milner-White, England, 20th cent., alt.
II. Passage of Praise …

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[4 Apr 2010 | 0 | 76 views]
Jesus Christ…Alive, April 5-11, 2010

By Rev. Bing Canlas
I. Opening Prayer
God of life, through Jesus Christ you have bestowed upon the world the light of life. Sanctify this new fire, and grant that our hearts and minds may also be kindled with holy desire to shine forth with the brightness of Christ’s rising, that we may attain to the feast of everlasting light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – UM Book of Worship, 2002
II. Passage of Praise Psalm 150
III. Daily Bible Readings:

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[29 Mar 2010 | 0 | 85 views]

by Rev. Bing Canlas
(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
March 29-April 4, 2010
Theme:  The Passion and/of the Resurrection!
I. Opening Prayer
Praise the Lord!  Christ lives!  Father in heaven we thank you for your goodness, mercy and love.  Love that has allowed your sinful children a way out of perdition and death.  But the way to salvation was not easy.  It was full of sacrifice because of our manifold sins.  Allow …

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[22 Mar 2010 | 0 | 84 views]

by Rev. Bing Canlas
(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
March 22-28, 2010
Theme:  Betrayal and Praise
I. Opening Prayer
We praise you God, we thank you Lord!  You have blessed us with much but, more often than not, we turn our backs on you in the midst of your goodness and love.  Allow us your presence as we recall the ups and downs of our relationship with your Son, our source of …

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[14 Mar 2010 | 0 | 109 views]

by Rev. Bing Canlas
(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
March 15-21, 2010
Theme:  A New Life
I. Opening Prayer
O God of knowledge, life, and love; we come before you in praise and thanksgiving.  Amidst distress and grief we ask and plead for your presence.  Be with us to guide and inspire us in this devotion.  May our acts of piety and devotion be pleasing to you.  In the name of Jesus.  …

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[8 Mar 2010 | 0 | 122 views]

by Rev. Bing Canlas
(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
March 8-14, 2010
Theme:  Succor Amidst Suffering
I. Opening Prayer
O God, you manifest to us in truth, in love, in wisdom, in justice, and in love.  Join us in this time of prayer and devotion, that we may feel the wonder and joy of your presence, and by the power of your Spirit, lead us into a joyous encounter with the Son.  In …

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[1 Mar 2010 | 0 | 90 views]

by Rev. Bing Canlas
(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
March 1-7, 2010
Theme:  Love Amidst Longing
I. Opening Prayer
God of love and life, we come before your mighty and awesome presence.  In the middle of a sea of humanity we feel the pangs of longing.  We discern our need for your indwelling.  Be with us, Lord, and bless us with your Spirit.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.
II. …

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[22 Feb 2010 | 0 | 123 views]

by Rev. Bing Canlas
(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
February 22-28, 2010
Theme:  Ministry and Sacrifice
I. Opening Prayer
Our Heavenly Father, open our hearts, minds, our very senses and being, through the power of the Holy Spirit to allow us to perceive your presence in our midst.  Prepare us for this hour of devotion in the name of Jesus.  Amen
II. Passage of Praise     Psalm 27
III. Daily Bible Readings:
February 22, …

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[15 Feb 2010 | 0 | 203 views]
God Forgive Us, Your Children, February 15-21, 2010

by Rev. Bing Canlas
(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
February 15-21, 2010
Theme:  God Forgive Us, Your Children
I. Opening Prayer
O God, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing new life out of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty.  We thank you that you do not leave us alone but labor to make us whole.  Help us to perceive your unseen hand in the …

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[8 Feb 2010 | 0 | 325 views]
God’s Word… In Us, February 8-14, 2010

by Rev. Bing Canlas
(This weekly guide to prayer may be used by an individual for personal daily devotion or by prayer groups in retreat)
February 8-14, 2010
Theme:  God’s Word… In Us
I. Opening Prayer
Our heavenly Father, we your humble children invoke your blessings on us.  We adore you, whose name is love, whose nature is compassion, whose presence is joy, whose Word is truth, whose Spirit is goodness, whose holiness is beauty, whose will is peace, whose service is perfect freedom, and in knowledge of …