Community Prayer Guide | February

Each month we receive an updated Community Prayer Guide from One Hope ministry network that helps 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 2016

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, 
that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.”  Psalm 67:1-2

Pray for all the missions programs & missionaries connected to local churches
to be empowered and fully funded.
Pray for Senior Pastors to be protected, encouraged, and for them to have good friends.
Pray for church/ministry leadership teams to be united in vision and one in spirit and purpose.
Pray for Jesus-followers to become like Him in tangible ways in each sphere of our community.
Pray for Dove Medical:  that God would draw women with unexpected pregnancies to them and for every woman to decide to keep her baby.

Pray for safe and positive learning environments in all levels of education.
Pray for teachers and administrators to be sensitive and aware of hurting students, and for wisdom to help.
Pray for God’s wisdom & power in the team building of a Youth Homelessness Awareness/Prevention network.
Pray for Christ-followers at the U of O to serve together in advancing the Gospel on campus.
Pray for youth in alternative schools to have peace, motivation and encouragement in their lives & learning; & 
       that administrators & teachers would have wisdom to care for them.

Pray for Christ-followers to care for children at risk and to support families who care for those children.
Pray for God to direct the creation of a community-wide church collaboration with our foster care system.
Like individuals, every marriage has a level of brokenness.  Pray that our churches cultivate communities
where we can share our brokenness and be healed.
Pray that young couples will see the value, depth and power of their marriage covenant with God.  
Pray for our community’s abortion rate to decrease and for the adoption rate to increase.

Pray for the 2016 local elections: that God would raise-up mayors, city, county & state officials.
Pray for humble, respectful and more fruitful collaboration, communication and coordination among all of the various government agencies and jurisdictions in our community.
Pray for our elected leaders to have God’s wisdom and discernment for projects, policies and future plans.
Pray for clear communication and harmony between the government, non-profit and business sectors.
Pray for community leaders to provide awareness & solutions to shepherd those struggling with mental illness.

Pray for all local companies to have integrity, honesty and good business practices.
Pray for entrepreneurs to collaborate with, connect resources for and mentor younger business leaders.
Pray for the downtown core: Light, peace, safety and to become more business and professional friendly. 
Pray for more higher wage jobs to be created, so that highly trained people remain in our community.
Pray for the creation of 500+ “above average median” jobs in our community & an increase in the living wage.

Pray that God restores the “economy of art” in our community; for people to invest in art, create a greater
demand for art, and for the business of art to be an economic blessing for our community.
Pray for friendships & collaboration between Christian artists & artists in general; that they would know each     
other, celebrate each other, and work together in humility for the good of art in our community.
Pray for God’s direction for the former Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center & for the space to be God-honoring.
Pray for Christ-following artists to receive vision, favor and financial provision.
Pray for the Eugene Symphony, Chorale and Ballet: for uplifting shows & increased public support of uplifting shows.

Health Care
Pray for our local health care system to value and honor the sanctity of life.
Pray for good relationships & clear communication between hospital management and health care providers.
Pray for the church to be a place of health and to have wisdom & power to bring health into the community. 
Pray for the Lord to guide our health care community into effective ways to treat the mentally ill.
Pray for Christian doctors:  with the stress of poor outcomes, complications, mistakes, and complex patients –
    that they will seek and find comfort and guidance from the Lord.

Police and Fire Departments
Pray for wisdom and direction for the “Mental Health Liaison” program that is currently being created.
Pray for the 12 police vacancies at the Eugene Police Department to be filled.
Pray for all 911 workers: strength, peace & wisdom; pray for the urgent need of more 911 workers to be hired.
Pray for the emotional well-being of the families of police and fire department servants.
Pray for community support to increase staffing in the police and sheriff departments. 
Pray for the personal safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for encouragement, strength and peace for those in media. 
Pray for the Lord to bring the right person to be the next publisher at the Register Guard.
Pray that the local media would be used to promote “good happenings” around our community. 
Pray for clear and truthful reporting in all sectors of local media:  TV, paper, radio, internet, and advertising.

Pray for Kid Sports and YMCA to be fully funded and have virtuous volunteers and coaches.
Pray for safety, protection and peace over all public sporting events.
Pray for God to guide the plans and preparations for the 2021 World Track & Field Championships (in Eugene). 
Pray for role model athletes to be strengthened and to have great influence on other athletes.  
Pray for athletes who are new in Christ to have a hunger to grow in the Lord