Devotions

Devotions

Prayer Focus: Children’s Ministries

We humbly come bowing before You, Lord, with thanksgiving and praise, for Your power gives us a renewed strength.  Your grace brings us through the toughest of times, calming the storms that rage. You offer wisdom, understanding and counsel to us.  May we meditate on the word and speak it into truth.  Hear our prayer, oh Lord. Patient and loving God, we acknowledge and regret that during the past few years, we have drifted away from You, Your presence and…

Prayer Focus: Youth Ministries

THANKSGIVING Thank you for this opportunity to connect tonight, Lord, even in these busy and chaotic days that are upon us. Thank you, also, for the chance to focus our energy and prayer towards young people – who are truly gifts and blessings from above. We are grateful for the gifts of creativity, and energy, and joy that you have given them. They carry in their hearts a great hope, an innocence, a pure light. We pray they feel our…

Prayer Focus: Methodist Church

Dear Lord God, You are the great and only I AM. We rejoice in who you are as our living God, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. What comfort and peace this gives us, along with knowing you are in control of everything! We confess we are broken. We repeatedly try to avoid things we know must be addressed, but may also bring pain. When we are where we don’t want to be and want to move on,…
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May Prayer Calendar

The prayer calendar offers an opportunity to pray together daily. Add these prayer requests to your daily devotions. Genesis Prays will meet on May 11th and 25th via Zoom to pray for Genesis Youth and Children’s Ministries, including 2022 high school and college graduates. Contact genesisprays@genesis-umc.org for the link. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,…
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April Prayer Calendar

The April prayer calendar offers an opportunity for our community to pray together daily. Include these prayer requests in your daily devotions. Genesis Prays will meet on April 27 to pray for the Methodist Church. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7

Prayer Focus: Helping Others to Grow in Christ 

O gracious and merciful God, as we come to you in prayer tonight, we give thanks for the opportunity to gather virtually, joining our hearts together in faith-filled prayer. Lord there is so much going on in the world this hour, yet your Holy Spirit is in the midst of every situation, seeking to work all things together good. For those things that weigh heavy on our hearts, we lay them before your altar, trusting in the ways you are working to bring healing and wholeness, reconciliation and peace, and softening even…

Prayer for Revival: Return to God and Worship

Heavenly Father, You are a God of endless love, faithfulness, compassion, and mercy. You are so good and worthy of all our honor and praise. Thank you for your word, where you are know by many names that reveal your character to us. Thank you for Jesus, your word made flesh, who is everything, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end. We thank you God, that we are now able to see other people in person again after two…
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March Prayer Calendar

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7 Include these prayer requests in your daily devotions.
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GenesisPrays: Love Neighbor

Dear LORD, we are meeting together today to worship you and to pray. Holy Father, you created heaven and earth and everything in it, including us. You parted the Red Sea so you could deliver your people from slavery. You rescued Daniel from the lion’s den. You are El Shaddai, God Almighty. You turned water into wine. You fed the five thousand. And in the ultimate act of love, you sent your only son to die on a cross so…
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GenesisPrays for the Genesis Mission

Heavenly Father, as we begin a new year, we look back in gratitude at the year just past for your constant presence in our lives. You have blessed us all with unique opportunities to fulfill the commission your Son gave to us to go and make disciples.  Holy Spirit, you graciously encourage us individually and collectively to be part of your wondrous plan to bring salvation to all people.   Each new day, You invite us to partner with you in…

30 Days of Cancer Prayers

Cancer Companions is an organization that provides Christian tools and services so cancer patients can have “more smiles, hugs and hope”. Genesis Care Ministries would like to make you aware of this resource for yourself, your neighbors and loved ones dealing with cancer. For the next 30 days, you can participate in Cancer Companions 30 Days of Cancer Prayers. 30 Christians have recorded cancer prayer videos which are shared world wide, once a day for 30 days. Sign up to…
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February Prayer Calendar

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7 Include these prayer requests in your daily devotions.
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GenesisPrays: Using Our Gifts to Serve One Another

Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.”  As we, though many, are ONE body in Christ, and we are called and equipped for service.  God speak to us in prayer this evening and help us to listen with our hearts and be open to what you are saying to us.  What a gift it is to serve to honor and glorify Your name, Lord.  But, we have not been obedient.  We have…

January Prayer Calendar

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7 Include prayer requests for the following in your daily devotion.

Prayer for God’s Peace this Christmas

Heavenly Father, At all times and in all situations, you are good!  You are holy!  You provide lasting hope, grace and unconditional love.  You alone allow us to experience peace in every situation.  Lord, today we are asking that you help us find peace this Christmas season. God, we live in a world where anxiety and conflict are prevalent.  The past two years have been especially difficult with the COVID-19 pandemic, political division and racial unrest, mass shootings, and natural…

December Prayer Calendar

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6