June 5th, 2019
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry
Dear HPN friends,

It's summer and we're watching the industry slow down as pilot season is over and the production for the new fall TV season hasn't ramped up yet. But a lot of other things are happening in our industry and we continue to covet your prayers. As you pray below, we ask that you also lift up the unknown Christians working on all levels of the industry who are faithfully showing up for work every day, doing an excellent job, loving their coworkers and seeking God along the way. We want to celebrate them this month and praise God for how many Christians He has brought into the difficult industry to be salt and light. There is so much to praise Him for…
Audio Bible

We praise God for an amazing new creative tool from HPN Board members who just finished the first ever complete audio Bible recorded by women and for women! Hundreds of available audio Bibles have been recorded by men and yet this is the first all female recorded version of the Bible. It is immediately going out to women's prisons and shelters, so please pray with us that the Lord uses this medium to change lives all across the globe.
Alex Trebek's health

Alex Trebek recently shared a hopeful health update, saying that he is in "near remission" of pancreatic cancer. Praise God for his successful treatment so far, and pray for continued wisdom for his doctors and a complete recovery. Alex said, "I've got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers. I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this."
Healing for HPN members 

Thank you for praying for our active HPN members in our industry who are in great need of prayer. We ask that you continue praying for complete and miraculous healing for Bill, who fell 40 feet off a balcony and has severe brain injuries; Rick, who is struggling for his life with either ALS or Lyme Disease; and Teri, who is preparing for radiation after breast cancer surgery. They are all vital members of our community and we ask for your powerful healing prayers.
Writers and agents conflict update

After the recent disagreements over talent agency packaging fees that resulted in thousands of writers firing their agents, the WGA and ATA may be resuming talks this week to reach a new agreement. The situation is still volatile and uncertain, so please pray that communication between the two groups will be respectful and understanding. Pray for God to work miraculously in the professional and personal relationships between the writers and agents, no matter the outcome of these official disagreements.
Cannes Film Festival

The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival took place from May 14-25, and the Palme d'Or went to the South Korean film Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho. Bong became the first Korean director to win the award. Let's pray that the films and filmmakers who attended all find God in the process of their success or continued struggles from this point forward – especially the growing South Korean film industry as it gains international influence.
MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos

Please pray for the wealthiest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, his ex-wife MacKenzie, and their four children – three sons, and one daughter adopted from China – as they walk through a very visible divorce. We thank God for MacKenzie Bezos and her desire to give away half of her $37 billion divorce settlement to charity, but the circumstances of her giving are very difficult for especially the Bezos children. Please pray that MacKenzie has God's heart in her giving and that she is a vessel for making the world a better place. Pray also for their children to feel loved and valued, and for a spiritual revelation for Jeff.
Pray for Elton John

In light of the huge opening weekend of the biopic/musical Rocketman, focusing on a portion of the larger-than-life Elton John, let’s pray for Elton, who talks about his sobriety and doubting himself as a creative artist. He is seeking fulfillment that only his Creator can supply. 
Pray for Christian community in Hollywood

Pray for the Christians in Hollywood to all find a strong, loving, supportive community so that they can grow spiritually, emotionally and professionally. "Both Scripture and new scientific research confirm this insight: Loneliness kills; friendship saves. Epidemiological studies show that isolation makes you more likely to be depressed or suffer a stroke or heart attack. Meanwhile, friends boost your immune system, help you stave off all manner of disease, and could extend your life. We are starting to learn why: As friends and communities help you navigate your problems and make you laugh, they literally alter your physiology. Why wouldn't God also use this system of friendship to help you navigate the valley of spiritual malaise?"
Thanks so much for joining us in prayer this week!

With love,
Karen, Erin, Virginia, and Kim 
Christian Women in Entertainment mixer
June 15, 12:00PM – Sherman Oaks
Join the HPN Sherman Oaks chapter for a gathering of like-minded Christian women in entertainment.
Intermission: A Spiritual Retreat for Creative Artists
July 26-28 – Murrieta, CA
Act One and The Greenhouse present a unique spiritual retreat experience for artists.
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