June 19th, 2019
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry
Dear HPN friends,

It's summer! This is a great time of year for going to the movies, bingeing on TV shows, playing video games and listening to music. Our summers are full of entertainment so let's remember to pray as we indulge!

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Community of Christians in Hollywood

We praise God for the growing community of Christians who are TV and film professionals living lives of integrity and are role models to the younger generation. We know thousands of Christian professionals who love Jesus as they live and work in Hollywood. Please spread the word that God is moving in Hollywood through amazing, Christ-like, talented people, and we praise God that He is faithful in making our community stronger every day!
Ava DuVernay's storytelling

We also pray for those in Hollywood who are role models for young people across the world, regardless of their beliefs. One example is Ava DuVernay, who, as a director, is attracted to projects that expose the injustices in our country by telling true stories about the disenfranchised, abused or victimized. In the process, she honors and respects people along the way. As her new miniseries, When They See Us, airs on Netflix, we want to ask that the Lord continues to use Ava to inspire other women and people of color through her work and life. HPN wants to let the world know that God's heart is represented through a multitude of people and projects in our industry.
Summer movies

The summer movie season has already begun, so let's pray for the people behind the films that are releasing weekly as theater attendance increases. Pray for the creators, casts, and crews of all of these films, and for audiences to see God's truths in the characters and stories they're enjoying. Pray for the conversations and community that theatergoers engage in as they experience films together. HPN is asking the Lord to reach people's hearts through Hollywood’s summer films!
Pray for industry pros hurt by the church

Pray for the hearts of many people in our industry who have been hurt by the church, a parent, a friend or an acquaintance, all in the name of God or Jesus or Christianity, and now want nothing to do with Him. Many people also can't embrace God the Father because they had a terrible earthly father. Let's pray for the Holy Spirit to come in and melt their hearts, to bring solid, loving Christians into their lives or for them to miraculously have a life-changing encounter with God. This quote represents the belief of many industry pros whose hearts are broken: "See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Jo, 'cause God is tribal. God takes sides. No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from Daddy's fist and abominations. I figured out way back if God is all-powerful, He cannot be all good. And if He is all good, then He cannot be all-powerful. And neither can you be." – The ancient struggle identified by Lex Luthor in Batman Vs. Superman
Influential industry leaders

Pray for the influential filmmakers, executives, performers, and entrepreneurs in Hollywood. Whether they have a platform that reaches countless fans, lead teams of creative people to produce content, or make business decisions that affect millions, let's pray for them to have wisdom, discernment, and kindness in all they do and that they would experience the love of Jesus in their lives. Pray through this list of "12 Hollywood Innovators" as you read about the ways they've impacted the industry.
Video gaming and E3

The video gaming and interactive entertainment industry had its annual expo, E3, last week in Los Angeles. An HPN member, Michael, who attended let us know his prayer for everyone at E3 in the video gaming industry: "That everyone there would feel special and seen by the Lord; that they would know that the joy, excitement, and belonging they get from games comes from Him; that they would know God as the ultimate game Creator." Let's pray for wisdom for the top video game executives of major developers like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. Pray also for discernment for investors and that their financial support would build up projects, stories, and games that reflect Jesus's love and redemption.
Pray for actors

Being an actor is one of the most common pursuits in Hollywood and yet one of the most difficult careers in our nation. It is quite competitive, oversaturated and full of tough moral decisions. It is difficult to become a union actor, and yet 98% of union actors don't make an annual living at their craft. One of our HPN members, Stephanie, has written a letter for actors that is a prayer of encouragement. Read as you pray for the thousands of people pursuing acting in Hollywood and around the world.
Thanks so much for joining us in prayer this week!

With love,
Karen, Erin, Virginia, and Kim 
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— Psalm 199:76
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