Community Prayer Guide | April 2018

Each month we receive an updated Community Prayer Guide from One Hope ministry network that helps the church draw near to God and pray for various areas of our city life together. We invite you to take time to join hundreds of people who are praying each month for 10 strategic areas that shape our community's culture.


One Church - One Day Community Prayer                                  April 2018

“Pray for us, that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.”   
2 Thessalonians 3:1

Church
Pray for God’s power in the united demonstration and proclamation of the Gospel.
Pray for the Lord’s Spirit to equip every Jesus-follower to share their faith & the Gospel with others.
Pray for a genuine love to bring new believers into the fellowship of every church in our community.
Pray for pastors’ and ministry leaders’ families:  love, wisdom, strength, good communication & health.

Education
Pray for churches & ministries to start new outreaches on the LCC campus and high school campuses.
Pray for more mental health resources and personnel in every school.
Pray for partnerships to increase between local service agencies and schools, and for resources to be more accessible to students.
Pray for the silent needs and cries of youth to be seen and addressed.
Pray for Christian teachers and students to speak life and peace to those struggling because of recent suicides and school shootings.

Family
Pray for God to increase the number foster parents and “Safe Families” parents to care for vulnerable kids.
Pray for struggling families to have barriers removed and advocates assist them in becoming strong & stable.
Pray for parents to prioritize their families and provide secure loving homes for their marriages & children.
Pray for God to heal relationships in local families, and for entire families to turn and follow the Lord.
Pray for an increase of local affordable housing units and for God to use His people to be part of the solution.

Government
Pray for God’s wisdom, love and direction to be upon all of our government leaders and their families.
Pray for God to guide the process & selection for the new Springfield Development & Public Works Director.
Pray for God to guide the county and cities’ efforts to increase affordable housing units.
Pray for the Junction City, Springfield and Eugene downtown areas to be safe, welcoming and peaceful.
Pray for a positive and constructive “community narrative:” reconciliation, respectful public discourse, discussions and efforts for the best community outcomes.

Business
Pray for peaceful and wise agreements between the city of Eugene and landowners to open up land use for the industrial property needed for new businesses to be established.
Pray for new quality businesses to be invited and established in our community.
Pray for positive, encouraging and wise relationships among our business, government & faith sectors.
Pray for more skilled workers in trade vocations, and that people apply for available jobs.

Arts
Pray for the Vistra Gallery, Raven Frameworks & White Lotus: for the Lord’s Spirit to draw people to Jesus.
Pray for empowered and gifted artistic expression at CityFest: Music, dance, visual art and more!
Pray for the Musicians’ Emergency Medical Association: for God’s blessing and provision for health care.
Pray for the Pacific Rim Art Guild as they move to a new location: God’s favor, new open doors and provision.
Pray for vision, direction, finances and a permanent home for the Elrod Foundation, a youth arts/counseling organization in Lane County.

Health Care
Pray for God to bring hope, healing and rescue to those struggling with suicidal thoughts.  Pray for health care workers, teachers, parents and friends to be empowered to bring hope, healing and rescue.
Pray for health care providers to have wisdom and words to affirm peoples’ true identity in gender identification conversations.
Pray for health care providers to encourage sexual purity and for God’s favor to be on “Stop & Think” Presentations (sexual abstinence) in high schools.
Pray for health care providers to be a clear voice for the sanctity of life.

Police and Fire Departments
Pray for God’s favor on chaplains and for new chaplaincy programs to start in all First Responder agencies.
Pray for new quality and “charactered” recruits to be hired in all agencies.
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for the well-being and emotional health of first responders, their spouses and children.
Pray for positive and encouraging relationships between first responders and community members.
Pray for strength, peace, and refreshing for all 911 Communication Center and Dispatch workers.

Media
Pray for truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.
Pray for local media to promote and equip community members to listen and understand one another better.
Pray for Register Guard employees during the transition to GateHouse Media: peace, provision & guidance.
Pray for the Lord’s favor and truth upon all media reporting of CityServe and CityFest activities.

Sports
Pray for the Lord’s blessing on YMCA programs, athletes, coaches and referees.
Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.
Pray for coaches at all levels to be empowered to encourage, teach, inspire and lead with integrity.
Pray for the 2021 World Track & Field Championships in Lane County: God’s hand on all international committee agreements, preparations, and new local development for a fruitful and safe event.

Check out the answers to prayer on our website: http://onehopenetwork.org/testimonies.

Community Prayer Guide | February 2018

Each month we receive an updated Community Prayer Guide from One Hope ministry network that helps the church draw near to God and pray for various areas of our city life together. We invite you to take time to join hundreds of people who are praying each month for 10 strategic areas that shape our community's culture.


One Church - One Day Community Prayer                            February 2018

“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then …I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel.”  Philippians 1:27

Church
Pray for Jesus-followers to love the people of our community and live boldly for Jesus.
Pray for the Lord’s priorities of first love & agape love to be preeminent in the lives of all local Jesus-followers.
Pray for the Prince of Peace to reign in shalom over Lane County: peace, wholeness & prosperity of soul through the Gospel of Jesus.
Pray for God’s power in the united demonstration and proclamation of the Gospel.
Pray for Hispanic pastors & leaders: God’s provision, power, blessing and fruitfulness upon their churches.  

Education
Pray for Jesus-following educators to “seek first” the Kingdom daily, so they clearly see God’s priorities in their sphere of influence and live above the burdens and demands of a heavy workload.
Pray for Christians at LCC and UO to be filled with the Spirit of love, power, and a sound mind.
Pray they cast off fear and boldly share their lives and faith.
Pray for many college students to be drawn by the Holy Spirit, and invited by friends, to the February 12th Evangelistic Outreach on the UO campus, called Come and See. Pray for each person who attends to connect in a local church/ministry.
Pray for movement and momentum towards every local school having a group of “Safe Families” available to host and provide short-term care for vulnerable students.

Family
Pray for struggling families to have barriers removed and advocates assist them in becoming strong & stable.
Pray for parents to prioritize their families and provide secure loving homes for their marriages & children.
Pray for God to heal relationships in local families, and for entire families to turn and follow the Lord.
Pray for more affordable housing units for our community, for God to use His people to be part of the solution, and for God to remove barriers for everyone in need of housing.

Government
Pray for God to shepherd the county and cities’ efforts to increase affordable housing units.
Pray for the Junction City, Springfield and Eugene downtown areas to be safe, welcoming and peaceful.
Pray for God’s wisdom, love and direction to be upon all of our government leaders and their families.
Pray for a positive and constructive “community narrative:” reconciliation, respectful public discourse,    discussions and efforts for the best community outcomes.

Business
Pray for encouraging and wise relationships that build trust among our business, government & faith sectors.
Pray for God’s hand to be on new development projects, so they become community-wide assets for good:
The Knight Campus: cooperation and selfless wisdom among community and campus goals.
The Riverfront redevelopment: a united vision and agreement among developers and the city.
The 5th St. Market/Inn expansion: the Lord’s blessing on the plans and construction. 

Arts
Pray for God’s power and blessing on the Pacific Rim Art Guild as they share their artistic gifts with local non-profits, DHS offices and foster children through art classes.
Pray for Jesus-following artists & musicians to have more opportunities to share their faith through their gifts.
Pray for God to lead the Cuthbert Amphitheater staff as they select artists for the coming season.
Pray for artists, musicians and performers to be drawn to Jesus and the Gospel, so that they can find the peace and meaning they are looking for.

Health Care
Pray that health care providers be a clear voice for the sanctity of life.
Pray for quality health care to be accessible to all who have need in our community.
Pray for harmony & good working relationships with hospital administration, employees & unions.
Pray for health care providers to be empowered and effective in treating mental illness, substance abuse, and those struggling with suicide.
Pray for Jesus-following health care providers to mentor students & serve worldwide via medical missions.

Police and Fire Departments
Pray for strength, peace, and refreshing for all 911 Communication Center and Dispatch workers.
Pray for new quality and “charactered” recruits to be hired in all agencies.
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for the well-being and emotional health of first responders, their spouses and children.
Pray for God to lead the process and selection of the next Police Chief for the Eugene Police Department.
Pray for positive and encouraging relationships between first responders and community members.

Media
Pray for the Lord’s favor and truth upon all media reporting of CityServe and CityFest activities.
Pray for local media to promote and equip community members to listen and understand one another better.
Pray for local stories to break down negative stereotypes and help neighbors love neighbors.
Pray for truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.
Pray for God to lead the Register Guard in the 2018 “community focus” series of stories.

Sports
Pray for the Lord’s blessing on the YMCA organization, programs, athletes, coaches and referees.
Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.
Pray for coaches at all levels to be empowered to encourage, teach, inspire and lead with integrity.
Pray for negative sexual agendas to be diffused in all sporting organizations, and for stories of purity to be celebrated and promoted.

Check out the answers to prayer on our website: http://onehopenetwork.org/testimonies.

Community Prayer Guide | January 2018

Each month we receive an updated Community Prayer Guide from One Hope ministry network that helps the church draw near to God and pray for various areas of our city life together. We invite you to take time to join hundreds of people who are praying each month for 10 strategic areas that shape our community's culture.


One Church - One Day Community Prayer                       January 2018

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
2 Corinthians 5:17

Church
Pray for pastors & leadership teams to be empowered with unified vision, wisdom and plans for the new year.
Pray for the health of pastors and leaders: spiritually, physically, their marriages, finances & friendships.
Pray for Jesus-followers in our community to love one another and all of our neighbors more and more.
Pray the Numbers 6:24-26 blessing over our community: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” 

Education
Pray for Christian educators to walk in the Spirit daily, and see specific students at specific moments who need God-inspired specific interactions.
Pray for Christian students to unite to pray for their campuses, and gain a heart for their peers who are in darkness. 
Pray they respond with acts of love and Gospel conversation.
Pray for peace, protection, and God-inspired actions to address behavioral unrest in all schools.
Pray for students & families to find community in local churches & God’s people through school partnerships.

Family
Pray for God to heal relationships in local families, and for entire families to turn and follow the Lord.
Pray for the 200+ teen parents in our community to find and access the support that they need.
Pray for the “Marriage Team” ministry to gain more coaches & for a strong local network of marriage support.
Pray for God’s blessing on all parenting classes, and for parents to be equipped to love & lead their children.
Pray for more affordable housing units for our community, for God to use His people to be part of the solution, and for God to remove barriers for everyone in need of housing.

Government
Pray for the Lord’s blessing, wisdom and grace to be upon all of our government leaders.
Pray for a positive and constructive “community narrative:” reconciliation, respectful public discourse, discussions and efforts for the best community outcomes.
Pray for all new planning for land use, parks, transportation, and economic development to proceed with a habit of cooperation among private & public groups. 
Pray for government agencies to work together with greater synergy and effectiveness:
The county, cities, utility companies, schools, first responders, etc.

Business
Pray for a greater partnership between business and education sectors to train more people in trade skills.
Pray for business leaders to train and mentor younger leaders in virtue, skill and humility.
Pray for encouraging and wise relationships that build trust among our business, government & faith sectors.
Pray for new businesses to start, and established businesses to move to our community in order to create more family-wage jobs.

Arts
Pray for Jesus-following artists to develop their gifts/talents and express them in our community.
Pray for deliverance & healing from drug addiction for musicians, actors, writers & visual artists.
Pray for the Lord’s vision and clear direction for the leaders of the Pacific Rim Art Guild.
Pray for artists, musicians and performers to be drawn to Jesus and the Gospel, so that they can find the peace and meaning they are looking for.

Health Care
Pray for “end of life care” to be more holistic to maximize the quality of life.
Pray health care providers are a voice for the sanctity of life.
Pray for those with unexpected pregnancies to pursue help through Dove Medical and other encouraging providers.
Pray for harmony & good working relationships with hospital administration, employees & unions.
Pray for health care providers to be empowered and effective in treating mental illness and substance abuse.
Pray for God’s hope & love to intervene for those struggling with suicidal thoughts. 
Pray for a decrease in the suicide rate (The Lane County suicide rate has almost doubled this year).

Police and Fire Departments 
Pray for new quality and “charactered” recruits to be hired in all agencies.
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for the well-being and emotional health of first responders, their spouses and children.
Pray for wise, experienced and empowered chaplains to be established in all agencies.
Pray for God to lead the process and selection of the next Police Chief for the Eugene Police Department.
Pray for positive and encouraging relationships between first responders and community members.

Media
Pray for God to lead the Register Guard in the 2018 “community focus” series of stories.
Pray for local media to promote and equip community members to listen and understand one another better.
Pray for local stories to break down negative stereotypes and help neighbors love neighbors.
Pray for truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.

Sports
Pray for God to lead all of the preparations for the 2021 World Track and Field Championships:  new facilities, community readiness, security and new infrastructure.
Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.
Pray for coaches at all levels to be empowered to encourage, teach, inspire and lead with integrity.
Pray for funding and the fruition of the Eugene Civic Alliance’s vision to build a new sports and recreation complex for children on the former Civic Stadium site.
Pray for negative sexual agendas to be diffused in all sporting organizations, and for stories of purity to be celebrated and promoted.
Pray for the Lord’s blessing on the YMCA organization, programs, athletes, coaches and referees.