Community Prayer Guide | June 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                                   June 2018

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 
Acts 2:38-39

Pray for God’s love and 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 joy, boldness and opportunities.
Pray for a genuine Jesus-love to bring new believers into the fellowship of every church in our community.
Pray for the Lord’s Spirit to be poured out and draw everyone in our community to know and follow Jesus.

Pray for transitioning leadership positions: a new Springfield Superintendent & many principal positions.  Pray for God to lead the hiring processes and appoint the right person to each position.
Pray for students struggling or behind in school to have access to summer programs and to make great gains.
Pray for Project Hope to be a community-building event, where school families connect with each other and local church communities.
Pray for district staffing and scheduling this summer for the 2018-2019 school year: wisdom and decisions that lead to a blessed and peaceful school year.

Pray for struggling families to have barriers removed and have access to affordable homes.
Pray for God to heal relationships in local families, and for entire families to turn and follow the Lord.
Pray for God to increase the number foster parents and “Safe Families” to care for vulnerable kids.
Pray for God to strengthen and empower marriages in our community: to love and care for each other,  to be healthy models of love to children, and to add to the strength and security of our community.

Pray for peace, safety and God’s light to be upon people on the streets of downtown Eugene.
Pray for greater synergy and fruitfulness through cross-agency collaboration (cities, county, water
& electric, first responders and schools): shared vision, integrity, trust, and clear communication.
Pray for God to guide the county and cities’ efforts to increase affordable housing units.
Pray for God’s wisdom, love and direction to be upon all of our government leaders and their families.

Pray for a wise, positive and godly perspective on creating wealth: Pray for local wealth to express Jesus’ love and be utilized for the greatest good.
Pray for God’s hand and guidance upon the Lane County Community & Economic Development’s collaboration for developing the economy and improving our community.
Pray for positive, encouraging & supportive relationships among our business, government & faith sectors.
Pray for more skilled workers in trade vocations, and that people apply for available jobs.
Pray for new quality businesses to be invited and established in our community.

Pray for God’s presence and provision for the Eugene Ballet and the Lane Arts Council.
Pray for empowered and gifted artistic expression at CityFest: music and live visual art.
Pray for the Pacific Rim Art Guild as they move to a new location: God’s favor, new open doors and provision.
Pray for the Lord to guide high school music & theater departments in the selection of future productions.
Pray for the Lord’s Spirit to move upon “Art and the Vineyard,” and upon the Maude Kerns Art Center.

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 see the detrimental effects of abortion, sexual impurity & transgenderism.
Pray for health care providers to come alongside the church to teach on important bioethical issues.
Pray for Christ-following providers to see their occupation as an opportunity to be an ambassador for Christ.

Police and Fire Departments 
Pray for peace and safety over all Fourth of July activities.
Pray for all city, county and state first responder (police, fire and sheriff) leadership teams: God’s blessing, truth, wisdom, clear communication, & strong, healthy working relationships.
Pray for new quality and “charactered” recruits to be hired in all agencies in every local community.
Pray for officers who train new recruits:  encouragement, strength, wisdom and joy.
Pray for the well-being and emotional health of first responders, their spouses and children.
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.

Pray for local TV, Radio and Print Media employees: to be guided by God’s hand.
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 the Lord’s favor and truth upon all media reporting Jesus-centered events.

Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.
Pray for the Lord’s blessing on Little League and Pop-Warner programs, athletes, coaches and referees.
Pray for the Lord to draw Christ-following athletes and coaches to the UO, and for godly mentors for them.
Pray for God’s favor, provision and direction towards a new UO golf facility.
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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