We would like to invite all who are part of the Hope church family to participate in the “Weekly Prayer Focus” as part of your daily devotions. If you don’t currently have a daily devotion time, we encourage you to set aside a time each day to spend with God. The focus for prayer will be shared during Sunday morning worship, in the newsletter and on our website.

Nov 4-10

Our country, Election process, Elected Officials

2 Peter 1:10-11 Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Nov 11-17

Veterans

John 15: 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Nov 18-24

We give thanks

Psalm 69: 30 I will praise the name of God with a song. I will magnify him with Thanksgiving.

Nov 25-Dec 1 As we prepare for the birth of Christ, think about how you would respond to the voice of an angel.

Luke 1: 30, 38 But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear”. And Mary responded, “ I am the Lord’s servant, ready to serve”.

Dec 2-8 First Sunday of Advent. This week contemplate whether there is room in your heart and in your life for Jesus to come?

Luke 2: 7b And Mary laid him in a manger because there was no place for him in the inn.

Dec 9-15 Second Sunday of Advent. Think about what message you would like to receive from an angel, that is for all people

Luke 2: 10 But the angel reassured the shepherds, “Don’t be afraid, I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone”.

Dec 16-22 Third Sunday of Advent. Contemplate whether you would have the faith that Mary had?

Luke 2: 19 Mary quietly treasured these things in her heart and often thought about them.

Dec 23-29 Fourth Sunday of Advent. Think about what you would have done if you were put in that situation.

Matthew 1:24 And when he woke up, the angel of the appeared to Joseph in a dream. He did just as an angel from God commanded, and took Mary as his wife.

Christmas Eve. Ponder about the Christ child, every new birth regardless of circumstances, the promise of God

Luke 2: 6-7 “While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger”

Dec 30-Jan 5 Think about whether you would follow the star without question like the wisemen.

Matthew 2: 9b-10 The star the wisemen had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. And they were filled with joy.