Community Prayer Guide | October 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                           October 2017

After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.  For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.”   John 17:1-2

Pray for Jesus-followers to receive renewed grace and power to share the Gospel.
Pray for all pastors and ministry leaders to love each other in greater measure.
Pray for all Christ-honoring churches to clearly demonstrate God’s love and truth.
Pray for CityFest: for the Lord’s wisdom and direction as churches collaborate to serve our community.

Pray for outreach ministries on school & college campuses to make quick & lasting connections with students, so they can lead them to Jesus & into true community.
Pray for Jesus-following students to grow in their unity, boldness, prayer & outreach on their campuses.
Pray for Jesus-following educators to give peace & hope to students dealing with anxiety and fear.  
Pray for Jesus-following teachers to find each other & pray together on/for their campuses, especially at LCC.

Pray for the Lord to “set the lonely in families,” that children and lonely people experience “family.”
Pray God’s blessing on all parenting classes, and for parents to be equipped to love and lead their children.
Pray for marriages that are struggling to have hope, help and the resources they need to heal.
Pray for marriages to be strengthened and for marriage to be honored in our community

Pray for light, safety and security in all of our public parks.
Pray for the Lord’s blessing, wisdom and grace to be upon all of our government leaders.
Pray for the “15th Night” to empower students & parents to become active in preventing youth homelessness.
Pray for government agencies to work together with greater synergy and effectiveness: The county, cities, utility companies, schools, first responders, etc.

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

Pray for God to open the eyes of Jesus-followers to see what He is doing in the Arts.
Pray for art instructors to have God’s light, and to inspire & encourage kids to develop their gifts.
Pray for the Rose Children’s Theater to be guided by the Lord, as they select what plays to perform.
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 health care providers to be empowered and effective in treating mental illness.
Pray for deliverance and healing for all who are struggling with substance abuse.
Pray for local health care providers: healthy marriages, families, personal health and well-being.
Pray for the Lord’s favor to be on “Stop and Think,” an abstinence curriculum taught in public schools.
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 God to lead the process and selection of the next Police Chief for the Eugene Police Department.
Pray for the authority of Jesus to bring light, peace and safety during Halloween.
Pray for harmony and clear communication between unions and first responder leadership.
Pray for the well-being and emotional health for first responders and their families.
Pray for more qualified recruits to be hired for all departments & cities: Sheriff, Police, Fire & EMTs.
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.

Pray for the media coverage of CityFest to be positive, inviting, and for it to draw people to participate.
Pray for media outlets’ community service projects to be effective and beneficial.
Pray for truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.
Pray for local stories to break down negative stereotypes and help neighbors love neighbors.
Pray for strong, stable and prosperous local media: radio, TV and newspaper.

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 Lord’s favor and expansion of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in our community.
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 strength, kingdom-friendships & encouragement for newly-recruited, Christ-following college athletes and coaches as they begin their careers here.