Community Prayer Guide | February 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.

One Church - One Day Community Prayer February 2019

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matt.7:7-8

Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to be poured out upon every church/ministry for life transformation.
Pray for God to give clear vision and plans to every church and ministry leadership team.
Pray for local churches and Jesus-followers to demonstrate the love and wisdom of God in public life.
Pray for healthy, good and strong relationships between all pastors & ministry leaders in our community.

Pray for the Bethel School District's new suicide prevention program to be effective and intervene in the lives
of vulnerable students.
Pray for God to lead the process and selection of the next Springfield School Superintendent.
Pray for God to provide a centrally-located facility for ECCO, 4J’s alternative high school, so they can best
serve students.
Pray that Christian educators would be discerning, and effectively rise above spiritual battles in classrooms,
on campuses, and in student lives.
Pray for effective strategies, needed resources and volunteers to increase the number of third graders reading at grade level.

Pray for the implementation of the TAC Report (Technical Assistance Collaborative): A comprehensive city/county strategic plan to house the unhoused.
Pray for clear understanding, community support, and for provision.
Pray for community harmony, support and funding for the new county courthouse development.
Pray for God’s wisdom, love and direction to be upon all of our government leaders and their families.
Pray for synergy among non-profits, government & the Church to keep youth housed, in school and thriving.
Pray for peace and safety within and around the newly-moved homeless camp on Highway 99.
Pray for the Lord’s shalom in our community narrative and public discourse.

Pray for healthy & prosperous wealth development that advances the Lord’s purposes in our community.
Pray for government and business leaders to have God’s wisdom to create plans that encourage new businesses/jobs to be developed and 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 God to turn the hearts of fathers to their children and for the hearts of children to be turned towards their fathers. Pray for fathers to take their servant leadership role at home and in church.
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 God to empower the “TIPS” class that equips foster parents to raise children impacted by trauma.

Pray for art instructors to be drawn to know their Wonderful Creator.
Pray for musicians in the local music scene to be loved by Jesus-people and led into a relationship with Christ.
Pray for God to empower local artists to illustrate His love, creativity and truth.
Pray for the Lord to guide the Hult Center towards family-friendly artistic acts for the next season.
Pray for the EUG404 art group to experience the Lord’s love and truth.

Health Care
Pray for those struggling with mental illness and physical disabilities to experience the love of Christ.
Pray for local health care providers to honor the beginning and ending of life.
Pray for health care providers to speak truth and bring healing to those struggling with gender dysphoria.
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
Pray for our local police, sheriff and fire departments to be fully staffed by men & women of noble character.
Pray for the Lord’s hand to prevent all “false alarm” 911 calls in our community.
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for effective collaboration in the multi-agency effort to stop narcotic distribution in our community.
Pray for “dispatch coordination” between agencies to operate with greater wisdom & collaboration.
Pray for first responders to have favor and positive interactions with the public, judges, lawyers & the media.

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

Pray for the Lord’s blessing to be on LCC Athletics: the students, staff and coaches.
Pray for God’s guidance in all local preparations for the 2021 World Track and Field Championships.
Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.
Pray for God’s blessing, wisdom and protection on all Christ-following coaches at every level.
Pray for better training for youth coaches, and for more quality coaches to serve long-term.

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