December 19, 2018
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry
Dear HPNers,

This is our last HPN Call Sheet for 2018! We are so excited to pray with you at the end of the year for the wonderful people in the most creative city in the world. As you watch your Christmas movies and binge on your favorite TV shows with your family this month, pray for the people both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. They often sacrifice their families and friendships to bring us our entertainment and we want to pray that the Lord touches their hearts and lives in order to draw them to Him.

We are not sending out a Call Sheet the first week of January, so enjoy our Christmas greeting below and know that we’ll be back mid-January with our first 2019 Call Sheet. Thank you for praying with us and know how much we love you and appreciate you!
Stephen Colbert's testimony

We praise the Lord for Stephen Colbert, a world-famous comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host who influences audiences every night through The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also knows Jesus! As you thank God for Stephen’s commitment to Him, listen to his story about the moment that caused him to embrace Christianity again.

Dick Van Dyck's 93rd birthday

Dick Van Dyck turned 93 years old last week! Praise God for his countless and joyous contributions to arts and entertainment which are still going strong with his most recent performance in the new film Mary Poppins Returns. Let’s also pray for blessings over his life and that during this next year he will experience the love and grace of Jesus.
Chance the Rapper's Sabbatical

Musician Chance the Rapper announced that he is taking his first sabbatical to get to know the Bible better. He said that he was brought up by his family to know Christ, but is “going away to learn the Word of God which I am admittedly very unfamiliar with.” Let’s praise God for Chance’s openness about his faith, and pray that his time away is fruitful and that he encounters God in new ways through scripture.
Industry professionals during the holidays

This is the month to pray for all of the industry professionals who are lonely, angry, or struggle with tough family memories over the holidays. It’s a very difficult time for people from broken families and our industry is full of “orphans” who dread this month. Also pray for those who can’t go home to visit family due to work and will be missing their loved ones. The enemy specifically attacks entertainment professionals through loneliness, isolation and depression and we need to combat that with our prayers.
Pray for nominees of the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes launch the annual awards season in Hollywood. It will be the first of many entertainment awards ceremonies of the year, so let’s pray over the nominees so that each person on this list will experience and know the love of Jesus during the Christmas season. Pray also that they would not place their worth in their work or in the awards that they win or lose, but in their value as God’s precious creation.
God's work through HPN

To those of you who have donated to HPN in the past, we want to thank you so much for your help in supporting our ministry. We love you!!! And for those of you who may not have thought of it, we’d like to ask you to prayerfully consider giving a donation to HPN. We only survive thanks to the generosity of our members and we would love to have you join our giving team. If the Lord nudges you to give then just follow this link and know that we are eternally grateful! Regardless, know that your prayers are just as appreciated and important for our work!
Thank you for an amazing year of praises, prayers and specific intercession for the creative community in Hollywood. You are a part of God’s miraculous work in our nation’s most influential city. We’ve seen people come to know Jesus, Christians finding a solid loving community and God revealing His unconditional love through your prayers.

We'd also like to ask you to end the year praying for musician and HPN friend Larry, who is on the road to recovery from his life-threatening case of E. coli. He's looking forward to a new start in 2019. Please feel free to send your healing prayers for Larry to karen@hpnemail.org, and Karen will make sure Larry receives them.

Have a very Merry Christmas, a joyous new year and we’ll be back in mid-January!

With love and thanks,
Karen, Erin, Kim and Virginia
Hollywood Chapter Prayer Walk
Day, Date, 5:00pm – Burbank

All L.A. locals are welcome to join HPN Hollywood Chapter for their first meeting of the year – a prayer walk at Warner Bros. Studios! You must RSVP by January 7th by emailing Branden and Merlinda at HollywoodChapter@hpnemail.org.
More info on our Community Calendar

View the calendar for info on the events above, and for many more events for HPN members to enjoy. Check for an event that interests you and gather with community.
We're so happy to welcome our new local chapter directors.
Please feel free to welcome them via email, or connect with them if you're nearby, by clicking their city name below.
Chapter Director:
Doug Folsom
Chapter Director:
Wynona Li
"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
Matthew 1:21
As you set your new year's goals, keep this tip in mind from HPN board member Phil Cooke.
"The way we love our children and the more we love our children, the more we will understand the capacity for our Father in Heaven to love us. Each and every one of us is a precious creation, and He just marvels in the ways in which we try to please him. That should give us all a great deal of comfort - I know it does for me."
— Chris Pratt, in his speech at Disneyland's Christmas Candlelight Ceremony (video here)
Our friends at Radiance International Ministries launched their music label by signing Michelle Williams (formerly of Destiny's Child). Check out her song "Fearless" with Radiance Music Group, as she uses her platform to be a voice of hope for those struggling with mental health issues.
Prepare to celebrate Jesus's birthday with HPN's 7-day devotional on CHRISTMAS! Christmas allows us to focus on the gift of Jesus, to send greetings and love to people, and to pray for those who struggle through this beautiful holy season. We hope to encourage you this Christmas by sharing this devotional that reminds you of the miracle of Jesus! Click the image to view it online, or find it on the YouVersion Bible app.
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