June 3, 2020
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry
Dear HPN members,
We are reaching out to you today at a tragic time in our American history. As we continue to experience a pandemic, after almost three months of quarantine, we are now experiencing another disturbing act of racial injustice, triggering a national outcry. The enemy has come again to steal, kill and destroy and he’s hitting us from all sides. So, HPN wants to stop and take time to respond with prayer and lament. Therefore we have chosen to step away from our usual Call Sheets and dedicate this issue to humble prayer and lament. Please join us in seeking God’s face for the betterment of both our media and entertainment industry, and our nation.

It’s a time in which we need to step up as followers of Jesus and proactively LOVE unconditionally, SERVE whomever we can around us, and LISTEN to people with differing opinions, so that the Lord can bring supernatural unity, peace, and love amongst ALL people. Would you join with us this month to not only stand firm in our convictions of love, but to step out to make a positive eternal difference in our world. I am reminded of the powerful quote from Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” 
We invite you to join us as we pause and take time as artists to lament and pray.
We want to begin with a prayer written by our faithful HPN member and Local Chapter Director Jana M. Gamble in St. Louis, Missouri, in the midst of this time:

Father God, we give You all of the praise and honor today. You are Jehovah Rapha- God our Healer! You are Alpha and Omega and You know the end from the beginning. God, we ask You for forgiveness for the times that we have not walked in love personally and corporately as members of every nation You created. We repent for the leaders that birthed laws rooted in injustice. You are a just God and as the world cries out on behalf of George Floyd, in the midst of a global pandemic, Lord we ask You to wrap us in Your loving arms of protection and remind us that red and yellow, black and white, we are precious in Your sight. God no matter our complexion- we matter to You! Lord give us wisdom and understanding that causes us to pivot into a season that Your will manifests. Let the church arise! God, inspire the entertainment industry to take the responsibility of producing stories that advance constructive dialogue. May these days spark eternal positive change in our hearts, government, and every land that You consume with Your agape love. We humbly ask You for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, unity, peace, justice, love, comfort, and joy as You heal our nations. In Jesus’ name–Amen & Amen!
Hope in the Hills
A Sermon of Hope

This past Sunday, HPN Board member Dr. Naima Lett shared the message What Do We Do Now?, calling our community into unity and spiritual action to seek God for His definitive answer addressing our nation's ongoing issues with injustice. We hope all of you will take the time to listen. 
A Poem of Lament

Propaganda, a Christian and a rapper, released this video poem, an artistic expression of lament.

Jason Petty aka Propaganda
Hands folded in prayer over Bible
Prayers of Unity

On Pentecost Friday, we had a supernatural time of racial reconciliation during our HPN Friday Prayer Call with pray-ers from six countries united in a beautiful hour of praise and prayer. In the middle of it the Lord moved and brought us together in powerful vulnerability and unity, as we stood firm on the truth that we are all God’s creation and we truly love one another! The Spirit moved through us as we prayed for racial reconciliation and healing in our nation. Please continue to pray that the Lord will keep speaking through our weekly prayer:
Production Guidelines

We don’t know what the future of film and TV production looks like. Please join us in praying for the Lord to reveal wise guidelines so that our people can go back to work. We are badly hurting since production shut down almost three months ago. Let’s pray that our leaders in all the states where production takes place to have the wisdom and discernment to guide us into this next phase of opening so that people would be safe and healthy but also be able to work and make an income.
production crew
two female execs
Industry Lay-Offs
Our industry is seeing massive furloughs, lay-offs and closed businesses and we ask that you pray with us that the Lord will redeem those He wants to continue, bring new ventures and companies to those who need to move on and hope to all of us here. We don’t know yet what the “new normal” will be for production but in the meantime, we want to pray for those who have lost their jobs.  Attached is a list of people who have been laid off by CBS. Would you pray for each one by name so that the Lord will touch their lives.

It can be hard to know if the news we're getting is true or exaggerated. Instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, we want to pray for the journalists who are writing newsworthy pieces of integrity, sometimes even risking their lives to get the real story. One thing that we want to pray for is the fair treatment of journalists. We grieve the arrest of journalists and we praise God for the apologies that officials have made. Pray that God would protect the people who report current events so we can be well informed about what’s going on in the world. We can only make imaginative, creative, fantastical art through the truth.
man taking pictures of a crowd
In our May 20 Call Sheet, we mentioned XXXChurch and its leader Craig Gross. However, Craig turned over the reins last year to Brittni de la Mora (who happens to be an ex porn star) and her husband Richard de la Mora, who are both pastors in the San Diego area and expanding the growing ministry of XXX Church. Let’s pray for Brittni and Richard as they lead this impactful movement.
Thank you so much for lamenting with us this week. Know that we are here for you, we need your continued prayers and we are praying for all of you! Let’s keep showing up each day and asking God to use us to bring His Kingdom down to earth in Hollywood!

With love,
Karen, Kaelyn, Virginia and Kim
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