Community Prayer Guide | February 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                            February 2018

“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then …I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel.”  Philippians 1:27

Pray for Jesus-followers to love the people of our community and live boldly for Jesus.
Pray for the Lord’s priorities of first love & agape love to be preeminent in the lives of all local Jesus-followers.
Pray for the Prince of Peace to reign in shalom over Lane County: peace, wholeness & prosperity of soul through the Gospel of Jesus.
Pray for God’s power in the united demonstration and proclamation of the Gospel.
Pray for Hispanic pastors & leaders: God’s provision, power, blessing and fruitfulness upon their churches.  

Pray for Jesus-following educators to “seek first” the Kingdom daily, so they clearly see God’s priorities in their sphere of influence and live above the burdens and demands of a heavy workload.
Pray for Christians at LCC and UO to be filled with the Spirit of love, power, and a sound mind.
Pray they cast off fear and boldly share their lives and faith.
Pray for many college students to be drawn by the Holy Spirit, and invited by friends, to the February 12th Evangelistic Outreach on the UO campus, called Come and See. Pray for each person who attends to connect in a local church/ministry.
Pray for movement and momentum towards every local school having a group of “Safe Families” available to host and provide short-term care for vulnerable students.

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 more affordable housing units for our community, for God to use His people to be part of the solution, and for God to remove barriers for everyone in need of housing.

Pray for God to shepherd 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 God’s wisdom, love and direction to be upon all of our government leaders and their families.
Pray for a positive and constructive “community narrative:” reconciliation, respectful public discourse,    discussions and efforts for the best community outcomes.

Pray for encouraging and wise relationships that build trust among our business, government & faith sectors.
Pray for God’s hand to be on new development projects, so they become community-wide assets for good:
The Knight Campus: cooperation and selfless wisdom among community and campus goals.
The Riverfront redevelopment: a united vision and agreement among developers and the city.
The 5th St. Market/Inn expansion: the Lord’s blessing on the plans and construction. 

Pray for God’s power and blessing on the Pacific Rim Art Guild as they share their artistic gifts with local non-profits, DHS offices and foster children through art classes.
Pray for Jesus-following artists & musicians to have more opportunities to share their faith through their gifts.
Pray for God to lead the Cuthbert Amphitheater staff as they select artists for the coming season.
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 that health care providers be a clear voice for the sanctity of life.
Pray for quality health care to be accessible to all who have need in our community.
Pray for harmony & good working relationships with hospital administration, employees & unions.
Pray for health care providers to be empowered and effective in treating mental illness, substance abuse, and those struggling with suicide.
Pray for Jesus-following health care providers to mentor students & serve worldwide via medical missions.

Police and Fire Departments
Pray for strength, peace, and refreshing for all 911 Communication Center and Dispatch workers.
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 God to lead the process and selection of the next Police Chief for the Eugene Police Department.
Pray for positive and encouraging relationships between first responders and community members.

Pray for the Lord’s favor and truth upon all media reporting of CityServe and CityFest activities.
Pray for local media to promote and equip community members to listen and understand one another better.
Pray for local stories to break down negative stereotypes and help neighbors love neighbors.
Pray for truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.
Pray for God to lead the Register Guard in the 2018 “community focus” series of stories.

Pray for the Lord’s blessing on the YMCA organization, 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 negative sexual agendas to be diffused in all sporting organizations, and for stories of purity to be celebrated and promoted.

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