Community Prayer Guide | January 2016

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 | January 2016

“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ 
Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’”  Revelation 21:5

Pray for every pastor and ministry leader to be renewed, refreshed, and refocused in the Lord.
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 real ways in each sphere of our community.
Pray pastors and leaders to equip the church to do the work of Jesus.
Pray for Love INC to be gain more church partnerships for greater community outreach.

Pray for teachers and administrators to be sensitive and aware of hurting students, and for wisdom to help.
Pray for safe and positive learning environments in all levels of education.
Pray for educators in the classroom to highlight biblical truth. 
Pray for principals & school board members in your area by name, for the Lord’s wisdom & Spirit upon them.
Pray for Christ-followers at the LCC campus to connect, pray, fellowship and extend the Gospel there.
Pray for youth in alternative schools to have peace, motivation and encouragement in their lives & learning; that administrators & teachers would have wisdom to create effective learning environments for them.

Pray that young couples will see the value, depth and power of their marriage covenant with God.  
Pray that couples facing difficulty have the courage, stamina and support to contend for a healthy marriage.
Pray that families in our community sense God’s powerful love for them, and let Him lead them.
Pray for our community’s abortion rate to decrease and for the adoption rate to increase.
Pray for Christ-followers to care for children at risk and to support families who care for those children.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to highlight God’s design for sex & empower men & women to live sexually pure lives.

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.
As a part of “Operation 365,” pray for 65 more homeless veterans to find & stay in homes, healing, jobs and well-being. (As of December 1st, 300 have been housed since the start of Operation 365 on January 1st.)
Pray for community leaders to provide awareness & solutions to shepherd those struggling with mental illness.

Pray for a strong and skilled work force to increase, as many employers are now looking to hire.
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 Christ-following business leaders to lead with Christ-like integrity & honor the Lord in their businesses.
Pray for the creation of 500+ “above average median” jobs in our community & an increase in the living wage.
Pray for the government & business relationship to be respectful and productive for a strong local economy.

Pray for God’s direction and next steps for the Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center.
Pray for performing and visual artists and musicians to have a desire and see their need for the Lord.
Pray for Christ-following artists to step out into their gifting as artists and to impact our community.
Pray for the Lord to provide new vision, finances and favor to Jesus-honoring artists.

Health Care
Pray for the church to be a place of health and to have wisdom & power to bring health into the community. 
Pray for 30 new Primary Health Care physicians and 30 new nurses to be established in our community.
Pray for the Lord to guide our health care community into effective ways to treat the mentally ill.
Pray for health care providers to have joy and peace in their heavy work load, and to provide their best care.
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 God to give wisdom, strategy and solutions to create a Mental Health Resource for our community.
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 God to expose evil intent, defuse murderous intent and violent acts, replacing them with peace.
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 that the local media would be used to promote “good happenings” around our community. 
Pray for media organizations to discern how to handle new demands of a changing industry.
Pray for the Christ-followers to be employed and engaged in local media: newspaper, T.V., radio, etc.
Pray for clear and truthful reporting in all sectors of local media:  TV, paper, radio, internet, and advertising.

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 all types of coaches: Kid Sports, YMCA, Middle School, High School, and College: for God’s hand to empower them to teach, encourage and to positively develop character in athletes.
Pray for athletes who are new in Christ to have a hunger to grow in the Lord.