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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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