Devotions

Devotions

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April Prayer Calendar

God, Help me learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Amen () The Genesis prayer calendar is a tool to help each of us develop and maintain a habit of daily prayer. Join your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Ask God to break through in new and miraculous ways! 17 learn to do good;seek justice,correct oppression;bring justice to the fatherless,plead the…

Prayer for our Pastor

Dear God, We come to you today with hearts full of wonder for your magnificent works, full of praise for your endless blessings, and for appreciation for all that you have given us. From the beginning of your creation story you have worked your divine plan which included giving us unique gifts which you intended us to use to further your kingdom here on earth. reminds us that these gifts work together to make up the Christian body. But we…
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Prayer for Young Parents & Teachers

Lord, thank you for carving out this time for us to come before you with all that are and all that we have tonight. We believe that when two or more are gathered in Your name, you lend your ear to us. We trust You with all that is on our hearts and minds this evening. We thank you for the opportunity to focus tonight on young families, parents, and teachers. You have given them the blessing of caring for…
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March Prayer Calendar

God, Help me see myself as you see me. Create in me a pure heart. Amen. The Genesis prayer calendar is a tool to help each of us develop and maintain a habit of daily prayer. Join your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Ask God to break through in new and miraculous ways!

Prayer Focus: Unemployment and Availability of Jobs and Income

Gracious Heavenly father.  Holy and living God.  We praise you and seek your presence.  We rejoice in your steadfastness!  Oh. How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who take refuge in you. We pray for all your children in these uncertain times of pandemic and health crisis.  Enter our circumstances, confusion, worries, sorrows and financial troubles.  We give thanks for the Holy Spirit constantly working in us.  We ask you to send forth your…

Prayer Focus: Genesis Finances

God of wonders, we praise you with all of our being.  We celebrate your abundant goodness and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.  You are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in love.  Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. []  Thank you for being our provider and our strong tower during this past year.   We rejoice as we see Vision 2030 construction in progress and know that we are moving into the…

February Prayer Calendar

The Genesis prayer calendar is a tool to help each of us develop and maintain a habit of daily prayer. Join your heart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Ask God to break through in new and miraculous ways! “Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with…

Prayer Focus: College Students

Gracious Heavenly Father, You are the source of all knowledge and truth.  We thank you for blessing us every day with the opportunity to learn more about you and your incredible creation.  All glory is yours. Father, today we come together to pray for college students.  We lift up in prayer all of the students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We ask you to be with those who are stressed because of social-isolation, loneliness, and uncertainty.  Be…

Genesis Prays – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: That if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have whatever we asked of him.”  You are invited to join the Genesis family and friends in a corporate prayer meeting the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7 pm. Join us in prayer for our church and its ministries,…

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…