Community Prayer Guide | August 2017

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                             August 2017

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

Pray for the Project Hope School Work Day & Kids’ Fair: For God’s love & joy to reveal Jesus.
Pray for spiritual awakening: the power of the Holy Spirit to be poured out on churches & our community.
Pray for pastors, church leaders and their families to be refreshed, renewed and strengthened in the Lord.
Pray for CityFest: For the Lord’s wisdom & guidance for the leadership teams, as 70+ churches collaborate to serve our community and share the Gospel in new ways.

Pray that parents know God as their source of wisdom, comfort, love and hope.
Pray for parents to lovingly sacrifice for their children, and then be encouraged by the outcome.
Pray for families on the verge of homelessness to be provided basic needs and remain in homes together.
Pray for marriages that are struggling to have hope, help and the resources they need to heal.
Pray that when families face challenging circumstances, they seek God's perspective and experience His encouraging presence.

Pray for God’s grace on teachers to lead students to overcome learning difficulties during summer school.
Pray for God to give teachers wisdom, discernment and expertise to help children feel successful.
Pray for shifting job positions in the school districts: that God would place His people strategically, that they would recognize it, and walk fully in His purposes.
Pray that Christ-followers in education would find one another, particularly at LCC, and that they would pray together for their campus.

Pray for the Lord’s blessing, wisdom and grace to be upon all of our government leaders.
Pray for the 15th Night Community Initiative to be empowered & effective in preventing youth homelessness.
Pray for wise & effective solutions for Downtown Eugene that provide peace, safety, and well-being.
Pray for God’s wisdom and plans for “Project 600,” a low-income housing initiative with the goal to provide 600 units with “wrap-around” services, to lift people into stable and permanent homes.

Pray for a greater partnership between business & education sectors to train more people in trade skills.
Pray for encouraging relationships that build trust among our business, government & faith sectors.
Pray for state business & government leaders to work in harmony to solve economic problems.
Pray for Christ-honoring business leaders to receive fresh wisdom for their businesses, and insight to make the most of this season of economic growth.

Health Care
Pray for local health care providers: healthy marriages, families, personal health and well-being.
Pray for local medical & dental providers to be generous & willing to care for low-income patients.
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).
Pray for joy & unity among Christ-following health care providers: connection and encouragement.

Pray for God to open the eyes of Jesus-followers to see what He is doing in the Arts.
Pray for more opportunities for children to engage in the Arts: funding, teachers, etc.
Pray for the Pacific Rim Art Guild, a Jesus-following group of artists: for God’s blessing & provision for a new gallery & workspace.
Pray for the "20x21 Eugene Mural Project" (it's goal is to create 20 outdoor murals to decorate our community in preparation for the 2021 World Track & Field Championships): For God to guide the selection of the murals & the artists, and that they would be full of light.

Police and Fire Departments
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for the well-being and emotional health for our first responders and their families.
Pray for all first responder leadership teams: strength, wisdom and a hopeful outlook in the current climate.
Pray for more qualified recruits to be hired for all departments & cities: Sheriff, Police, Fire & EMTs.
Pray for God to lead the process and selection of the next Police Chief for the Eugene Police Department.

Pray for truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.
Pray for local stories to breakdown negative stereotypes and help neighbors love neighbors.
Pray for clear and authentic reporting of Christ-honoring local news.
Pray for strong, stable and prosperous local media: radio, TV and newspaper.

Pray for the UO Golf team & coaches: God’s favor, peace and guidance as they look for a new assistant coach.
Pray for strength, kingdom-friendships & encouragement for newly-recruited, Christ-following college athletes and coaches as they begin their careers here.
Pray for coaches at all levels to be empowered to encourage, teach, inspire and lead with integrity.
Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.