Community Prayer Guide | September 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 |  September 2018

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Pray for every local church/ministry to have the Lord’s leading, wisdom & blessing this Fall.
Pray for church/ministry leadership teams:  strong & loving relationships, unity of purpose and clear vision.
Pray for God’s love to be “lived out” in our work life, school life and interactions with our neighbors.
Pray for all who responded to the Gospel through local outreaches, summer camps and ministries to be connected in local church families and discipled.

Pray for teachers to have wisdom to establish routines and develop good student relationships.
Pray for students to experience joy and peace as the school year begins.
Pray for transitioning leadership positions: a new Springfield Superintendent & other leadership positions: For God to lead the hiring processes and appoint the right person to each position.
For God to raise up people who will help reform education practices.
Pray for district staffing and scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year: Wisdom and decisions that lead to a blessed and peaceful school year.

Pray for the Lord’s shalom in our community narrative and public discourse.
Pray for God’s wisdom, love and direction to be upon all of our government leaders and their families.
Pray for peaceful, respectful and fearless conversations & decisions about caring for homeless youth.
Pray for city governments’ “housing” plans, policies & efforts to be fruitful in providing more housing.
Pray for the November voting season: For the Lord’s hand to guide the process and selection of winning-ballot measures and candidates.

Pray for positive, encouraging & supportive relationships among our business, government & faith sectors.
Pray for CEOs & business leaders to have wisdom, supportive friendships, humility and the Lord’s guidance.
Pray for veterans in the workforce to be supported, healed and walked into wholeness.
Pray for God to guide and bless the development of the Eugene Riverfront.
Pray for a wise, positive and godly perspective on creating wealth: For local wealth to express Jesus’ love and be utilized for the greatest good.

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 of 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 for children, and to add to the strength and security of our community.

Pray for God’s blessing and direction to be upon all NCU artists, musicians and choirs.
Pray for the Pacific Rim Art Guild & other visual artists to have inspiration to create God-honoring work.
Pray for the Lord’s hand to guide the professors/instructors of the visual arts & music departments at the UO.
Pray for local Christian dance companies: finances, creativity and God-given opportunities for outreach.

Health Care
Pray for health care providers to grow in compassion and love for the distressed and downcast.
Pray for Christ-following providers to see their occupation as an opportunity to be an ambassador for Christ.
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 not to be content with temporal, physical healing alone. Pray that their desire for spiritual healing & eternal life grows.

Police and Fire Departments 
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for God’s blessing and protection to be on the “Safely to School” program that First Responders provide.
Pray for new quality and “charactered” recruits to be hired in all agencies in every local community.
Pray for the wellbeing and emotional health of first responders, their spouses and children.

Pray for local media to promote and equip community members to listen and understand one another better.
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 the Lord’s favor and truth to be on all media reporting of Jesus-centered events.

Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.
Pray for the Lord’s blessing to be on 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 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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