Daily Prayer Invitation
July 4 – August 7, 2021
“All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer.” Acts 1:14
The story of the early church began with waiting and praying, not knowing what the Holy Spirit would bring. During the Season of Pentecost let’s follow the lead of all who have participated in the great movements of God throughout the centuries since the birth of the church and devote ourselves to prayer. We invite all of Camp UMC to use this daily prayer liturgy to guide us as a church in an intentional season of prayer seeking the will of God.
Entrance Into Prayer: Take five slow, deep, breaths centering yourself on the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Opening Prayer: Jesus Christ, you are Lord of my life and Lord of Your church. Today we surrender ourselves and Camp United Methodist Church to you. Forgive us when we have resisted You being king of our lives, and forgive us when we have tried to make Your church in our own image. Today we are giving Your church back to You. Amen.
Guiding Question: Jesus Christ, how do you want us to lead this church to the glory of God Almighty?
Scripture Readings: Joining Christians across the world discerning God’s will we will use the lectionary scripture readings each week. As you read the scripture reflect on what God is saying to you. This would be a good time to journal your reflections.
Prayer: Pray in widening circles until our love is as wide as the love of God in Christ for all people and creation.
Closing Prayer: Gracious God, by the baptism of Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection and the pouring out of Your Holy Spirit at Pentecost you gave birth to Your holy church. We, the people of Camp United Methodist Church, thank you, for it is by your gracious gift alone that we have been initiated into Your holy Church, incorporated into Your mighty acts of salvation, and given new birth through water and the Spirit. We trust in your plans to prosper us and not to harm us. We praise you for the hope and future we have in you. May your will be done in us and your kingdom come through us right here by the Shallotte River and Main Street and beyond. Amen.
|July 11||July 18||July 25||August 1||August 8|
|2 Sam. 6:1-5, 12b-19
|2 Sam. 7:1-14a
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
|2 Sam. 11:1-15
|2 Sam. 11:26-12:13a
|2 Sam. 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
John 6:35, 41-51