Devotions

Devotions

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…

Genesis Prayer Focus: Racial Healing

UMC Global Board of Discipleship is inviting United Methodists everywhere to join in prayer daily towards racial healing and is providing daily prayers and other resources. Let us go to God in prayer for racial healing in our nation, communities, and within our own hearts. Dear God, We implore you to open our hearts and minds each day to the actions and inactions that wound your children. We have not been the glorious reflection of your love for all God’s…

Genesis Prayer Focus: Genesis Vision and Core Values

Please join in the corporate focus prayer on Genesis Vision and Core Values from the Genesis Prays meeting. Thank you to our lay leader Danny O’Byrne. Dear Almighty and Loving God, Thank you for this day. Thank you for revealing yourself through the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and through His teachings. You taught us to live to love everyone; you, ourselves and those around us. You instructed us to teach this love to others. We, Genesis…

3:16 Devotion July 7, 2020

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” A lot has happened in the last two weeks in…

3:16 Devotion June 29, 2020

Fire Fire is good and useful, but let’s imagine that fire is evil, that fire is the devil.  Let’s also imagine that water is good, full of kindness, and God’s love.  How do you put out a fire? Water. Just like when you “put out” evil. You use God, and kindness.  You can’t put out love with evil. You can’t put out water with fire. Just like water, God’s love can never be put out. God survives all. It’s useless…

Genesis Prayer Focus: Vision 2030

This is our corporate focus prayer from Genesis Prays June 24, 2020. The Genesis Vision 2030 team, also known as Cornerstone, has invited the congregation to enter a time of prayerful discernment and offer feedback regarding the proposed building plan and increased monies and pledges needed to proceed.    Let us keep the Genesis vision 2030 in mind as we pray tonight. Heavenly Father, You are our guide and our light in this present day and in the future.   We love…

Prayer for National and Church Leaders

From UMCDiscipleship.org Prayer for National and Church Leaders Lord, we believe you when you say you will lead us. But we have suffered at the hands of those who would destroy and scatter your sheep. You promised that you would raise us up shepherds who will gather us together so that no one will live in fear. So, we look for those shepherds, Lord. We pray for those shepherds who will do good and do right, for those who will…

A Prayer for Perseverence and Hope

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. “ Join us in praying this corporate Prayer for Perseverence and Hope from GenesisPrays. Heavenly Father, Thank you for the beauty of the world you created.   Throughout this spring we have enjoyed watching the trees grow leaves, listening to the singing birds, and admiring the colorful flowers.   Your works are magnificent.  There is no one like you Lord. We…

3:16 Devotion June 2, 2020

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”  Two days ago I learned about a family with a baby that has a congenital disease that makes him especially vulnerable to the COVID virus. In order to feed their baby they need to buy special nutrients…

3:16 Devotion May 26, 2020

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12) “More than 23,000 people from 102 countries have volunteered to be a part of a test to find an antidote for the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The testers will voluntarily infect themselves with the virus as part of a global project called One Day Sooner. The goal of the program is to find a vaccine…