As the New Year 2020 begins, you are invited to join your prayers with the prayers of the FUMC Allen family by praying daily for our church and its ministries in 2020. When we pray together in unity, we discover that nothing shall be impossible, and power and effectiveness are multiplied!
Gracious and loving God, I praise you and thank you for the possibility and promise of a new year. I am reminded that by your amazing grace each day is new, fresh, and bursting with love from here to eternity. I pray this day for my church, First United Methodist Church of Allen; I pray that we may follow your lead faithfully into the New Year. May we be a daily influence in our community for your grace and your goodness. And may we be bold in sharing the good news of your love for your people in Jesus Christ. Amen.
Below you’ll find a daily focus for your prayers and Prayer Starters on the reverse side. We encourage you to set a daily alarm to remind you to stop and pray each of the following prayers, remembering that all of FUMC Allen is praying the same prayers. BECAUSE WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER!
January 1: Pray for our pastors and worship leaders.
January 2: Pray for our church staff.
January 3: Pray for our worship helpers and acolytes.
January 4: Pray for our musicians, choirs, and praise teams.
January 5: Pray for children’s time.
January 6: Pray for our sound and media board volunteers.
January 7: Pray for generous giving and those who count the offerings.
January 8: Pray for our ushers and greeters.
January 9: Pray for our new members.
January 10: Pray for our congregation.
January 11: Pray for our guests and first-time visitors.
January 12: Pray for our Sports & Recreation Ministry and UPWARD basketball league.
January 13: Pray for our Young Adult Ministry.
January 14: Pray for our Senior Adult XYZ and game night ministry.
January 15: Pray for the Cindy Robinson Reading Group and the Women’s Craft Group.
January 16: Pray for our Out to Dinner Bunch, Women of the Word, Ruth Circle, and Rebuilding Life.
January 17: Pray for the ROMEOS and Men Talking.
January 18: Pray for Children’s Creative Playday Preschool, its teachers, and its students.
January 19: Pray for our Missions Ministry, Allen Community Outreach, and Habitat for Humanity.
January 20: Pray for Missions Café and the Brew Crew.
January 21: Pray for our youth mission trips and choir tour.
January 22: Pray for our Administrative Council and church leaders.
January 23: Pray for our Military Support Group, Legal Aid, and Boyd Elementary.
January 24: Pray for the Prayer Shawl Ministry, Reach Out Ministry, and Care Card Ministry.
January 25: Pray for Change The World Send Hope, and Kids Against Hunger.
January 26: Pray for our Faith Academy Bible studies and Junior Youth Fellowship.
January 27: Pray for our prayer ministry.
January 28: Pray for our children’s Sunday school classes, our On Deck class, and Children’s Church.
January 29: Pray for our youth Sunday school classes and our Confirmation class.
January 30: Pray for our adult Sunday school classes.
January 31: Pray for our Stephen Ministry and our Stephen Ministers.
February 1: Pray for Wednesday Night Life and our family dinner.