Christ’s Center Prayer Points
Pray that the Lord would grant us His Shalom—His perfect peace—throughout the Christmas season
Pray the Lord would comfort those who are mourning the loss of loved ones during the holidays
Pray the Lord would bless us with generous hearts
Pray that our foster families would experience the grace and peace of the Holy Spirit
Pray for peace and joy for our children who are dealing with autism and other developmental disabilities
Pray that we would be able to give many thousand of dollars to George and Crystal Nita and their ministry, iCare4U, during our Advent Conspiracy campaign
Pray for healing over those in who are battling cancer and other serious illnesses
Community Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to empower every Christmas service and outreach this season.
Pray for Jesus-followers in our community to love one another and all of our neighbors more and more.
Pray for the beauty of Christ’s Advent to lead people to pursue Jesus and His kingdom.
Pray the Numbers 6:24-26 blessing over our community: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Pray for Christian educators to walk in the Spirit daily, and see specific students at specific moments who need God-inspired specific interactions.
Pray for Christian students to unite and pray for their campuses, and gain a heart and passion for their peers who are in darkness. Pray they respond with acts of love and Gospel conversation.
Pray for peace, protection, and God-inspired actions to address behavioral unrest in all schools.
Pray for students and families to have the peace of God in their homes during Christmas break, and be drawn to Christ-centered worship gatherings and community.
Pray for God to heal relationships in local families, and for entire families to turn and follow the Lord.
Pray for the 200+ teen parents in our community to find and access to the support that they need.
Pray for the “Marriage Team” ministry to gain more coaches and for a strong local network of marriage support.
Pray for God’s blessing on all parenting classes, and for parents to be equipped to love and lead their children.
Pray for the Lord’s blessing, wisdom and grace to be upon all of our government leaders.
Pray for a positive and constructive “community narrative:” reconciliation, respectful public discourse, discussions and efforts for the best community outcomes.
Pray for all new planning for land use, parks, transportation, and economic development to proceed with a habit of cooperation among private and public groups.
Pray for government agencies to work together with greater synergy and effectiveness: The county, cities, utility companies, schools, first responders, etc.
Pray for new businesses to start, and established businesses to move to our community in order to create more family-wage jobs.
Pray for a greater partnership between business and education sectors to train more people in trade skills.
Pray for business leaders to train and mentor younger leaders to build virtue, skill and humility.
Pray for encouraging and wise relationships that build trust among our business, government and faith sectors.
Pray for God’s power and truth to reveal Jesus through all musical and artistic Christmas expressions.
Pray for deliverance and healing from drug addiction for musicians, actors, writers and visual artists.
Pray for the Lord’s vision and clear direction for the leaders of the Pacific Rim Art Guild.
Pray for artists, musicians and performers to be drawn to Jesus and the Gospel, so that they can find the peace and meaning they are looking for.
Pray for “end of life care” to be more holistic to maximize the quality of life.
Pray health care providers are a voice for the sanctity of life. Pray those with unexpected pregnancies to pursue help through Dove Medical and other encouraging providers.
Pray fo harmony and good working relationships with hospital administration, employees and unions.
Pray for health care providers to be empowered and effective in treating mental illness and substance abuse.
Pray for God’s hope and love to intervene for those struggling with suicidal thoughts. Pray for a decrease in the suicide rate (The Lane County suicide rate has almost doubled this year).
Police and Fire Departments
Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments.
Pray for the well-being and emotional health for first responders, their spouses and children.
Pray for wise, experienced and empowered chaplains to be established in all agencies.
Pray for God to lead the process and selection of the next Police Chief for the Eugene Police Department.
Pray for new quality and “charactered” recruits to be hired in all agencies.
Pray for positive and encouraging relationships between first responders and community members.
Pray for local media to promote and equip community members to listen, and understand one another better.
Pray for God to lead the Register Guard in the 2018 “community focus” series of stories.
Pray for truthful, fair and accurate reporting in all areas of local media.
Pray for local stories to break down negative stereotypes and help neighbors love neighbors.
Pray for the Lord’s blessing on the KidSports organization, athletes, coaches and referees.
Pray for coaches at all levels to be empowered to encourage, teach, inspire and lead with integrity.
Pray for funding and the fruition of the Eugene Civic Alliance’s vision to build a new sports and recreation complex for children on the former Civic Stadium site.
Pray for safety, protection and peace over every public sporting event.
CITY-FEST PRAYER POINTS
(These are some prayer requests for CityFest, next year’s collaborative outreach with the Palau Organization.)
1) For more of God’s power & grace to be expressed through His people; and for God to do infinitely more than we imagine.
2) For ReNew (encouragement + equipping for believers with Francis Chan in February): For God to inspire confidence, boldness, + unity in His people.
3) For the Gospel to advance at the University of Oregon + other campuses:
– For God to prepare college student to hear & respond to the Gospel (Andrew Palau + Francis Chan will speak at UO in February during a campus-wide outreach)
– For Jesus-following students to live missionally + share their faith boldly
– For campus ministries, leaders + students to be united
– For God to give wisdom and sculpt the outreach
4) For churches participating in CityServe (months of collaborative serving before the festival) to make lasting relationships + long-term impact in:
-Vulnerable Children + Families (Every Child + Safe Families) – Affordable Housing Collaboration
Love Inc + Other Serving
5) For God to make us harvesters, and for the harvest (Luke 10:2).