Devotions

Devotions

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Genesis Prays for Stewardship

, English Standard Version The Cheerful GiverThe point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Our Great and Holy God, In this time of our Stewardship Campaign we thank you for all you have given to all of us, for you are our Provider.  Guide us and inspire us to feel the needs…
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October Prayer Calendar

“Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have. In October, practice praying using the A.C.T.S. model.(A) Adoration, (C) Confession, (T) Thanksgiving, (S) Supplication Supplication is the time that you pray for the needs of others and yourself. Include these focus areas as you pray for God’s Divine Supplication. 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made…
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Prayer for the Leadership of Genesis UMC

Our Great and Holy God, We lift up our leaders of Genesis – past, present, and future. We are thankful for the many who have answered your call to serve and for the blessings our church has received from their service. May those feeling your nudge to lead, answer by stepping out in faith. We pray your Holy Spirit will work through our leaders and guide them in all the ways you know they need. Among those, we ask you…
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Prayer for the First Day of Genesis Christian Preschool

Great and Glorious God, we lift up Genesis Christian Preschool on this first day of school. Pour out your blessings on the children, their families, our staff, our Preschool Director Marilyn Yoder & Assistant Director Kelly Sigler. Give them all good health and keep them safe. We ask that you enable the preschool teachers to feel your presence.  Fill them with genuine love and care for the children. Give them patience. Help them make sound decisions and give gentle guidance…

Prayer Walk through Children’s Wing

PRAYER WALK through new CHILDREN’s WING August 25, 2021 PRAYERS FOR THE BUILDING Heavenly Father, we give thanks for this building, the newly built section and the renovations to the former building. We thank You for providing the funds to build it, for those that provided gifts, for those involved with the design, and for the hands that built it. May its walls hold firm and provide protection for those inside. We ask that You be ever present in this…

September Prayer Calendar

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father , who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Develop a habit of daily prayer by joining yourheart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. Version 2 of the ESV API has been discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact the developers of this appand ask them to update to the latest API…
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Monthly Prayer Calendar

“So if you, despite being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” The prayer calendar provides a specific prayer focus to include in your prayer time each day. Version 2 of the ESV API has been discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact the developers of this appand ask them to update to the latest API version. Thank you for…
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Prayer for those with Serious Medical Conditions

Father God, Creator and Sustainer of all things and our Great Physician, thank you for providing for us each day. Thank you for the bodies which you have given us in your image, and for each day of good health you have given us. Lord today we lift up to you those whose bodies are not healthy, those who have serious medical conditions. We recognize that each of us, or a loved one, could have such a condition during our…

July Prayer Calendar

Rejoice Always, pray continually, give thanks is all circumstances; for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus We invite you to develop a habit of daily prayer by joining yourheart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (ESV)
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Prayer for the Grieving

Compassionate and Merciful God, grief is a small word full of so many emotions and feelings.  Anger, pain, loneliness, anguish, sorrow, suffering and doubts are but a few of them. Grief affects every aspect of our being; spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.  We turn to you, dear God, in times of grief. Dear God, all sovereign and powerful, it is to you that we cry out and pour out our grief. Only you know and understand all the emotions and…

June Prayer Calendar

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. We invite you to develop a habit of daily prayer by joining yourheart and mind around one specific prayer focus each day. 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, (ESV)
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Prayer for Marriages

Heavenly Father, we pause to take a few moments to thank you for the glories that you have bestowed upon us.  We especially take a few moments to thank you for the relationships that we share in marriage.  Paul reminded us that we can have faith, hope and love.  So we thank you for our faith in you, that you will guide and direct us as we share moments with our spouses and our families.  We thank you that we…

Prayer for the Christian Home

Gracious God, who created the families of the earth, we commend to your care all the families in this congregation, community, and the world. We pray that each home may be a place where love, peace, and hope give light to life. May each home become a light spark for the transformation of this world into your holy Kingdom. We pray for those homes where there is danger, violence, fear, loneliness, hurtful words, and unceasing activity without reason. We pray…

Breakthrough Prayer for Pentecost

Genesis Prayer ministry hopes that you enjoyed the Breakthrough Prayer that was introduced during Lent: “God, help me to see myself as you see me. Create in me a pure heart. Amen.” A breakthrough prayer is a short prayer that the entire congregation prays together in their daily prayer life, individually and in small groups, classes, worship and anytime you pray. A breakthrough prayer is an additive component of prayer. It adds a request in every prayer occasion for God…
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May Prayer Calendar

But when you pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is present in that secret place. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you. 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! Version…

Prayer for Director of Music

O God, we give you thanks and praise for our music director, Marla Ham. As you know, she has been a special blessing to this church and a huge addition to the spirit of our worship services.  She inspires us to praise you with our hearts and songs.  Not only does she perform wonders with the choral music; she uses her many talents to support other types of music for worship – the praise team, the handbells, the children’s choirs…