Community Prayer Guide | December 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 December 2018

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11

Pray for Christmas celebrations: for God to empower church/ministry outreaches and events.
Pray for the Lord to draw all people to follow Jesus through Gospel and Christmas presentations.
Pray that God provides a new warehouse for Love INC, a local ministry that mobilizes churches to serve others.
Pray for your pastor’s marriage to be strengthened and nurtured. Pray for their overall well-being: physically, relationally, emotionally and financially.

Pray for school district leaders to wisely steward new funding approved through November’s election.
Pray the funding is used to its fullest potential to benefit the most students.
Pray for God to lead educators in a comprehensive and effective strategy to increase students' reading levels to meet national standards by 3rd grade. Currently, only 52% of local 3rd graders read at grade level.
Pray for Christian educators to cultivate peaceful environments and be ambassadors of peace for students, parents, and their co-workers.
Pray for effective collaboration between school counselors, social service providers and mental health professionals to holistically care for students.

Pray for God to empower the “TIPS” class that equips foster parents to raise children impacted by trauma.
Pray for God to “set the lonely in families:” for isolated people to be welcomed into family & friend gatherings.
Pray for struggling adults, teens and children to have hope, be loved and rescued from suicide.
Pray for struggling families to have barriers removed and have access to affordable homes.
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 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 local government housing plans to implement the best solutions for people to be safely housed.
Pray for clear, open and effective communication between our government agencies and citizens.
Pray for synergy among non-profits, government & the Church to keep children housed, in school and thriving.

Pray for government and business leaders to have God’s wisdom and guidance in plans for new property development that encourages new businesses/jobs to be established in our community.
Pray for positive, encouraging & supportive relationships among our business, government & faith sectors. Pray for businesses and business leaders to be a vital part of increasing affordable housing.
Pray for national, state and local governments to create policies that strengthen small businesses.
Pray for God’s hand and direction to be on the local tech community’s “Silicon Shire Initiative.”

Pray for every local Christmas production to honor God and be graced with His love & presence.
Pray for God’s hand to be on the UO dance & music departments; pray for believers there to be “salt & light.”
Pray for the Emerald Art Center: for the Lord to guide the selection of new leadership & direction.
Pray for God to guide, bless and provide for the Eugene Opera.

Health Care
Pray for Jesus-following health care providers to clearly present Jesus in word and deed.
Pray for health care providers to understand and speak out about the dangers of opioid & marijuana use.
Pray for health care providers to embrace & communicate Godly perspectives on bioethical issues
(i.e. beginning & end of life issues).
Pray for God to use health care workers, teachers, parents and friends to be empowered to bring hope, healing and rescue to those struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Police and Fire Departments
Thank the Lord for His protection over our fire and police departments during the arson ambush
in October.
Pray for God to heal every first responder and their family from the trauma of October’s ambush.
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for financial provision for all law enforcement budgets: Eugene, Springfield, Junction City & Lane County.
Pray for God to expose and bring to justice main narcotics dealers. Pray for narcotic distribution to stop.
Pray for “dispatch coordination” between agencies to operate with greater wisdom & collaboration.

Pray for truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.
Pray for positive and uplifting stories to be highlighted.
Pray for local media leaders to have clear vision and wisdom to effectively lead our local media organizations.
Pray for local TV, Radio and Print Media employees to be guided by God’s hand.

Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.
Pray for the Lord’s blessing to be on Junction City Athletics: the kids, staff, coaches and referees.
Pray for God’s blessing, wisdom and protection on all Christ following coaches at all levels; college & youth.
Pray for peace & strength for local athletes who face scrutiny and pressure from negative social media.
Pray for better training for youth coaches, and for more quality coaches to serve long-term.

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