Community Prayer Guide | August 2019

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.

Community Prayer Guide August 2019

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

Pray for Jesus-followers in our community:
“that (we) may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and
high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that (we) may be
filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:18-19
Pray that God empowers all local Christ followers to love each other & our neighbors the way that Jesus does.
Pray for local pastors and ministry leaders to love one another the way Jesus loves us.

Pray for leadership transitions: for God to place people of strong character with God-given wisdom in
significant roles for the next school year.
Pray for students in unstable homes to have security, care, and purpose during the summer days away from
their school community.
Pray for Project Hope: for the Lord’s love to be experienced by those who serve, the families served and for
joyful, lasting relationships among all involved.
Pray that Project Hope leads to more church & school partnerships.

Pray for the process and selection of the new Springfield City Manager.
Pray for God’s love, wisdom and guidance to be upon all of our government leaders and their families.
Pray for God to direct the preparations of local governments, businesses, churches and non-profits for the
2021 World Track & Field Championships. Pray for the Lord’s shalom in the preparation, the events and the long term impact.
Pray for God to guide the implementation & leadership selection of the TAC Report (Technical Assistance
Collaborative), a comprehensive city/county strategic plan to house the unhoused.

Pray for an increased harmony & synergy between local businesses and the U of O.
Pray for more skilled trade-workers to be sent to our community & for more local trade-training programs.
Pray for local governments to create helpful and supportive policies for the growth of businesses.
Pray for ethical & flourishing wealth development that advances the Lord’s purposes in our community.

Pray for God-breathed inspiration & skill development to create Jesus-glorifying art in our community.
Pray for the Oregon Christian Writers’ Conference: the Lord’s anointing and continued grace to apply learning.
Pray for the Arts to flourish at Northwest Christian University and New Hope Christian College.
Pray the Arts in public schools: for God’s hand upon art teachers’ preparation and student participation.

Pray for those struggling with drug addiction: for God to intervene, that they would be delivered of their
dependency, and that they would find healing and peace in Jesus.
Pray for foster families to be supported and thrive: for community to come around them and for organizations
who serve vulnerable families to be strengthened.
Pray for all people to see the inherent value of unborn babies and for God’s power to rest on families &
organizations that serve pregnant mothers.

Health Care
Pray for Health Care Providers (HCPs) to have wisdom and grace to treat children with special needs.
Pray for HCPs to be empowered by God to guide families through “end of life” issues.
Pray for HCPs to have strength, wisdom & compassion to bring God’s healing to people with addiction.
Pray for more physicians to have compassion for the unborn & for strength to practice their convictions.

Police and Fire Departments
Pray for the leadership teams of our First Responder Agencies:
God’s guidance, wisdom and blessing. Pray also for stronger & renewed collaboration among agencies.
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for the families of our First Responders: healthy marriages, peace, God’s blessing upon their children.
Pray for a Mental Health Crisis Center to be established (a necessity according to first responders & civic leaders). Pray for our local police, sheriff and fire departments to be fully staffed by men & women of noble character.

Pray for truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.
Pray for Jesus-glorifying stories to be reported through local media outlets.
Pray for God to use local social media posts to inspire and bring hope to those struggling with suicide.
Pray for local news reporters: clear vision, grace to report full stories, blessing and protection.

Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.
Pray for all young people to be involved in healthy physical activities, sports, and recreation.
Pray for mentors to engage athletes in all levels and types of sports.
Pray for more Christ-honoring sports organizations to be established in our community.

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