January 15th, 2020
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry

We're excited about 2020 and what God has planned for this year. Thank you for joining us in the new year with a fresh perspective on Hollywood, full of hope, joy and a commitment to pray! We're jumping into awards season so there is a lot to pray for. Below, don't miss our Praises, Updates, Requests, and Featured topics and events. There is a rich list of ways to get more involved with HPN through prayer and community! And, as you pray, know that HPN needs more Intercessors to pray one-on-one with Christian industry professionals. We particularly need intercessors who are local to the L.A. area, so if you or someone you know can add one more person to their prayer list, just click here to sign up.  
Let's pray…
Tom Hanks and his family

Praise God for Hollywood celebrities like Tom Hanks, who, during his acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille honorary lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, cried as he talked about how much he loves his family. He even said: "A man is blessed with a family sitting down front like that. A wife who is fantastic in every way, who has taught me what love is. Five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man is and a loving group of people who have put [up] with me being away months and months and months at a time… Of course, otherwise I wouldn't be standing here if they didn't have to put up with that. I can't tell you how much your love means to me." Let's thank God for Tom, Rita and their family and ask the Lord to give him strength, wisdom, love and godly influence as he continues to work and build relationships in our industry.
Honoring Pastor Jeff Perry

Praise God for the faithful friends who pour their lives into the Hollywood professionals who need God's love, encouragement and support. We are so thankful for Pastor Jeff Perry from St. Louis Family Church who has flown out to Hollywood every month for the past 15 years to minister to industry Christians who are on the front lines. We want to honor Jeff because he is a visionary, has a huge heart, and uses his gift of encouragement and deep knowledge of the Bible to pray for and build up entertainment professionals. Jeff wisely understands the impact that we have on people all across the globe and the intense spiritual battle that we face every day. Please pray for continued strength for Jeff, his amazing wife Patsy, and their powerful and life-changing faithfulness to our community!
Celebrating Actor's Co-op

Happy Birthday to Actor's Co-op, celebrating 33 years and 28 seasons of shows! They were established on January 8th, 1987 and have continued to be in the forefront of the theatre community in Los Angeles. A ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, the Co-op has a membership of committed Christians who are professional actors. They present award-winning seasons of theatre in two theatres on the church campus, bringing in audiences from all over the city. We praise God for them and congratulate them on a very successful 33 years!
God-honoring projects in Hollywood

We want you to keep praying for the hundreds of Christian writers and producers in Hollywood who are pitching, selling and producing TV shows that have themes and/or characters who lift up godly principles, truths or role-models. We need to pray for them and ask the Lord to give them powerful stories, favor from the decision-makers, and a solid walk with Him. Michael and DeVon are two professionals asking for prayer for a new series in development that is a God-honoring drama. Would you pray for them and the other wonderful Christians who are changing our industry and our world, one person and one show at a time!
Pray for Academy Award nominees

The nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards just came out and we hope that you will join us in praying for the hearts of every person nominated. Would you use this list as a prayer list for this month, asking the Lord to use this vulnerable time to have each person seek Him, His peace, His love and salvation as they wait for the results of what they believe will change the course of their careers. We believe the Lord will change the course of their hearts and lives!
Cartoon Network president

At the end of 2019, Cartoon Network President Christina Miller stepped down from her role, though she will be helping with the transition to new leadership. Let's pray for the interim president, Michael Ouweleen, and for the transition as they search for Christina's replacement. Pray for unity and good communication between the leadership and the staff of Cartoon Network while also asking God to help them discern their next steps.
The impact of this year's films

In light of the awards season in Hollywood, we want you to pray for the impact of the top films on the viewing audience. Many of these films have spiritual themes, social justice themes and very real personal struggles portrayed on screen. These films do challenge our hearts and minds. For instance, Bombshell tells of the years of sexual harassment happening at Fox News. This movie brings the #MeToo movement into the general public for us to discuss. Please pray that Christians will look into this season's movie themes and talk about them, ponder them and even ask the Lord how we can all respond to them, in order to point people to Him. This news piece tells the stories of the real women portrayed in Bombshell and what really happened in their lives. Pray for them and other women and men who are victims of power and control from their superiors, all over the world in any business or social setting.
Thank you so much for your prayers. We look forward to deepening our praying community in 2020!

With love,
Karen, Erin, Virginia, and Kim 
HPN's Oscars Prayer Walk
Thursday, Feb. 6th | 7:30pm | Hollywood
Join HPN for our annual Oscars Prayer Walk! While walking the red carpet, we will be praying together specifically for the actors, people behind the scenes, the films and issues involved in the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony.
TV Taping of Mom
Friday, Feb. 7th | 4:30pm-10pm | Studio City
Join HPN to attend a live TV taping of CBS's Mom. If you'd like to attend, email your full name as it appears on your ID to virginia@hpnemail.org. Space is limited; must be at least 18 years old to attend.
Act One's Summer Programs
Act One is proud to announce the launch of its 2020 Summer Programs for aspiring screenwriters (Hollywood Writing Program for both film and television); for those pursuing a career in producing, at an agency, or at the studio level (Producing and Entertainment Executive Program); and for advanced writers focused on a television career (TV Track).
Local Events
View our local event listings for info on any upcoming events, and for many more events for HPN members to enjoy. Check for an event that interests you and gather with community. VIEW LOCAL EVENTS>>
"Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."
— Psalm 25:5
"Don't ever confuse what is legal with what is moral… You're either principled or you're not."
— Oprah Winfrey
We know that God is all-powerful, but did you know that we have access to that power? We can experience God's power in prayer, in being strong witnesses, in doing miracles, to fight Satan, and even in our suffering. We don't want to miss it, so this week we'll learn to access and embrace God's divine power. He did not give us a Spirit of timidity, but one of power!
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