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, beginning January 14. 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.

June 17-23

Fathers and Families

Proverbs 20: 7 Children are fortunate if they have a father who is honst and does what is right.

June 24-30

Loneliness (those who are alone or who are lonely)

Matthew 28: 20b And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.

July 1-7

Freedom and Democracy (the government, the elected officials, the rights and responsibilities of our citizens)

Espesians 6: 14-15 “So stand with the belt of truth around your waist, justice as your breastplate, and put shoes on your feet so that you are ready to spread the good news of peace.”

July 8-14

The Light

John 1: 4 Eternal life is in Him, and this life gives light to all mankind.

July 15-21

Discipleship, God’s will, Leading people to Christ

Luke 9: 23 Jesus said to everyone, “All who want to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross daily, and follow me.”

July 22-28

Calmness and Serenity

Matthew 11: 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

July 29-Aug 4

Trust, Hope, Faith

Hebrews 10: 22 Holding unswervingly to our faith and hope.

August 5-11

Pastor’s Sabbatical, Rest, Relax, Recharge, Focus, Discerning God’s will

Isaiah 40: 31 Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not go weary. They will walk and not faint.

August 12-18

Prisoner Ministry, Women at the Well (Mitchellville)

Inmates, Newly released, Guards, Wardens, other staff

Hebrews 13: 3 Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

August 19-25

Back to School, Ready to learn, Adjustments to a new year

Teachers/staff, students, parents, volunteers

Jeremiah 29: 11 “I know the plans I have for you, “ declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

August 26-Sept 1

A fresh look at Hope UMC’s vision and mission statement

Open discussion, Hearing God’s call

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perserverance the race marked out for us.

Sept 2-8

Those who labor, employers and employees

Colossians 3: 23 Whatever your task, put yourself into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters.

Sept 9-15

Program kick offs at Hope UMC

Sunday School, Music groups, Wonderful Wednesday

Leaders,Volunteers, planning, preparation

2 Chronicles 20: 21 When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the Lord and those who praised Him in holy attire as they went out before the army and said, “Give thanks to the Lord for His loving kindness is everlasting.”