Devotions

Devotions

Prayer Focus: Genesis Christian Preschool

Gracious and Holy God, Help us to move through this time of uncertainty and chaos and continue our walk with You.  Give us discernment and guidance, hold us in the palm of your hand.  Help us remember we are Your children.  “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” We come together as one to pray for the preschool, an outreach ministry of Genesis…where we teach…

January Prayer Calendar

“We hear it said that a person’s life will suffer if he doesn’t pray, but I question that. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God in him, which is nourished not by food, but by prayer. When a person is born again from above, the life of the Son of God is born in him, and he can either starve or nourish that life. Prayer is the way that the life of God in us is…

Prayer Focus: Renewal of Strength

Heavenly Father, We thank you and praise you for your mercy and goodness.  Thank your for your presence here and always. Lord, this has been a challenging year.  The natural disasters – the fires, hurricanes, and floods, the political division and social unrest, and the pandemic have hurt us physically, economically, emotionally, and spiritually.  So many have suffered from illness, lost loved ones, lost their jobs or businesses, or suffered because of separation from friends and family.  We feel helpless,…

December Prayer Calendar

We praywhen there’s nothing elsewe can do —but God wants us to pray,before we do anything at all. – Oswald Chambers You are invited to pray each day for Genesis UMC, it’s missions and ministries, our community and world using our monthly prayer calendar. Develop a habit of daily prayer by joining your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day.

December Prayer Calendar

We praywhen there’s nothing elsewe can do —but God wants us to pray,before we do anything at all. – Oswald Chambers You are invited to pray each day for Genesis UMC, it’s missions and ministries, our community and world using our monthly prayer calendar. Develop a habit of daily prayer by joining your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day.

Prayer Focus: Veterans

Heavenly Father, Today we honor our veterans.  We come before you in thanksgiving for the men and women who serve and have served in all branches of the US military.   Thank you for the brave soldiers who died in service to our country.  Comfort their families as only you can.   Remind us to rise up and support the widows and children they left behind.     Holy Spirit, we ask that you comfort, guard, and guide active military personnel.  Shield them from…

Giving Thanks

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights. Let us challenge ourselves to purposefully set aside time to show our gratitudefor all our Father God has done and will do in our lives. Use this 30 day Gratitude Calendar from Crosswalk.com to guide you. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from…

Prayer Focus: Genesis Charge Conference and 2021 Leadership

Heavenly Father, Thank you for the strong and courageous leaders we have at Genesis United Methodist Church.   Your hand, Lord, guided them from the beginning to build this body of Christ and bring it to where it is today, thriving and growing.   You have been faithful over the years to provide our staff, leaders, ministries, and missions with the tools needed to carry on your work.  Your steadfast love and faithfulness never cease to amaze and inspire us. Gracious God,…

November Prayer Calendar

Pray each day for Genesis UMC, it’s missions and ministries, our community and world using our monthly prayer calendar. You are invited to develop a habit of daily prayer by joining your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your…

Prayer Focus: Stephen Ministers and Care Receivers

Merciful God, You are good. You are our Great Physician, our Healer, and our Comforter.  We ask for your guidance and blessing on our Stephen Ministry. May this caregiving ministry touch the lives and hearts of people within and outside of our congregation. Help us to serve one another, reach out to those who are hurting, and care as you taught us. Dear Lord, We pray for our Stephen Leaders, that they may be clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness,…

October Prayer Calendar

Pray each day for Genesis UMC, it’s missions and ministries, our community and world using our September daily prayer calendar. You are invited to develop a habit of daily prayer by joining your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let…

Prayer Focus: Genesis Bible Studies, Classes & Facilitators

Join us in praying for Genesis Bible Studies, Classes & Facilitators. Most gracious Heavenly Father, Thank you for sending the Word, Jesus Christ, into the world to show us who You are. Thank you, Father, that the Word lives in our hearts and teaches us the truths You would have us know. As we continue to offer Bible studies and group meetings in these trying times, we ask for Your blessings: That those who are facilitating Bible studies and other…

September Prayer Calendar

Pray each day for Genesis UMC, it’s missions and ministries, our community and world using our September daily prayer calendar. You are invited to develop a habit of daily prayer by joining your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let…

Prayer Focus: Impact of Covid-19 on Daily Lives and Relationships

Join us in prayer for the impact Covid-19 has on our daily lives and relationships. Gracious and loving God, We give thanks to you, for you are good.  We are grateful for every breath we take in this beautiful world you created.   Thank you for the gift of each day to begin anew. Lord, we confess that we struggle with day to day living in the pandemic.   We talk with friends and family via technology instead of face to face.  …

Genesis Prayer Focus: Back to School

Join in prayer for Back to School 2020-2021. Dear God our heavenly father, We pray at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for all students, families, teachers, coaches, mentors, supporting staff and school leaders. May the Lord be with our kids to bring peace to their anxieties, worries, and fears generated by this lack of normalcy. May He comfort them when they feel socially isolated from their friends and other significant adults in their lives like teachers, coaches, and mentors. May the…

August Prayer Calendar

The Genesis prayer ministry team is pleased to share a monthly prayer calendar. The calendar will be published monthly on the church website, from a link on the Care page along with a news post. You are invited to develop a habit of daily prayer by joining your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within…