New Beginnings Daily Prayer Liturgy
August 29 – October 24
“See, I am making all things new.”
As the new school year begins along with the new opportunities of ministry coming this fall at Camp UMC you are invited into a life of daily prayer and scripture reading using this New Beginnings Daily Prayer Liturgy. May we hear God revealing to us the New Beginnings that Christ offers to us through redemptive love, repentance, forgiveness, and the giving of ourselves in responsive love.
Entrance Into Prayer: Take five slow, deep, breaths centering yourself in Christ’s presence.
Opening Prayer: Lord, your constant love reaches the heavens; your grace penetrates the ground of our being. You are the source of new life; as your mercy meets us where we are.
Confession: Have mercy upon us, O God, according to your lovingkindness. We trust that the very places we fall short and name before you are the places of redemption and new beginnings. We confess we have not fully loved you or our neighbors. We have failed to be obedient to your will and ways. Our pride and hardness has hindered our growth. Forgive us, revive us, and make us new.
Scripture Readings: Listen to God’s invitation to make you new as you read the scriptures.
- Monday – Old Testament
- Tuesday – Psalm
- Wednesday – Epistle
- Thursday – Gospel
- Friday – Key Scripture
- Saturday – Re-Read any Passage
Prayers of People: Let us pray for-
- The people of this congregation
- Those suffering and in trouble
- The concerns of our local community
- The world, its peoples, and its leaders
- The Church universal
Closing Prayer: God, you continually call us into communion with you. Through your son, Jesus Christ, we are given new birth and the gift of new beginnings by the power of your Holy Spirit. Help us respond to your gift of mercy and grace. Amen.
Reading for the week of:
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Key Scripture: Matthew 6:7-15
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17
Key Scripture: Matthew 18:15-22
Key Scripture: Luke 6:37-38
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Key Scripture: Luke 17:3-6
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Key Scripture: Genesis 50:15-21
Job 1:1; 2:1-10
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Key Scripture: Genesis 1:26-31
Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Key Scripture: Matthew 25: 31-46
Job 38:1-7 (34-41)
Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c
Key Scripture: Deuteronomy 14:22-27
Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22
Key Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21