Community Prayer Guide | September 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 September 2019

“Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me.”
Psalm 34:3-4a

Pray for the Lord’s power on all new fall ministry opportunities & for families to be connected to His people.
Pray for church & ministry leadership teams to be empowered with His Spirit, unified & guided by the Lord.
Pray for your pastors: their closeness to God, health, marriage, children and grace to lead like Jesus.
Pray for all people in our community to be drawn to follow Christ through His people, the local church.

Pray for safety, peace and protection over all of our local schools & for every student to develop friendships.
Pray for local districts’ leadership to make fast and wise decisions about how to utilize newly approved funds.
Pray for Jesus-following LCC staff and students to be bold and loving in their witness for the Lord.
Pray for the health & well-being of teachers and staff: rhythms of self-care and God’s shalom.

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 the Pacific Rim Art Guild, a group of Christ-honoring artists, for new creativity and God’s guidance.
Pray for God-breathed inspiration & skill development to create Jesus-glorifying art in our community.
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 to be 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 find peace in Jesus, along with stability in jobs and housing.
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 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 truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.

Pray for God’s blessing on all local fall sports activities for students.
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 more Christ-honoring sports organizations to be established in our community.

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