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HOLLYWOOD PRAYER NETWORK NEWSLETTER



November 2017 Newsletter





“Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”
1 Chronicles 29:13

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of our HPN pray-ers! This is a month to be thankful for everything the Lord has given us, done for us, and is doing in us! Let’s thank Him for something every single day this month and tell the people around you how thankful you are for them. And let’s pray for the world’s creative community with an attitude of thanks!






Summary:​
•  Thank God for the “Spiritually Healthy Creativity” Conference
•  Praise God that Veronica and Megan both have full-time industry jobs
•  Keep praying for our friends fighting cancer
•  Continue to pray for Harvey Weinstein and other accused industry pros
•  Pray for the victims of sexual assault who have spoken up

•  Pray for Leah Remini and her show, Scientology and the Aftermath
•  Pray for the nominees in the 2017 Film & TV Awards
•  Pray for the people creating and reading graphic novels
•  Pray for the family and friends of Hugh Hefner
•  Pray for documentary films that both inform and educate people
•  Pray for HPN as we reach out to and disciple cultural influencers
•  Pray for HPN as we begin to reach out to LA based film school students
•  Pray about supporting HPN financially with an end-of-the-year donation
•  Check out our Upcoming events









Praises:





Spiritually Healthy Creativity Conference
Thank you for praying for Karen as she spoke at the “Spiritual Healthy Creativity” Conference in London. It was a wonderful time and she met amazing artists. Her host, Peterson Feital, has a vital and growing ministry to Creatives in London. If you are in England or know someone who might like to reach out to Peterson, email him using the link below.






Congratulations, Veronica and Megan
Both Veronica Garcia and Megan Furnish, our wonderful former HPN employees and friends, have both moved on to full time jobs in the industry! We’re very excited for Megan at her production company and for Veronica at Hallmark, and we thank God that He put them into the marketplace with incredible hearts for prayer and outreach. Let’s both Praise the Lord and pray for Veronica and Megan as they work in influential companies in our industry.







Updates:





Healing for Our Friends
Please keep praying for complete healing for Brenda, Edie, Marion, Jill, Monsita, and Jen as they continue their battle with cancer. We believe the Lord will bring all of them through this and that they will experience victory!





Harvey Weinstein
Continue to pray for Harvey Weinstein and the growing list of other sexual predators in Hollywood who are being outed for their decades of inappropriate and/or criminal behavior. (ALERT – Sexual content in article below.) 







Requests:





Sexual Harassment and #MeToo
The Hollywood Entertainment Industry is exploding with accusations, pleas, cries for help, and #MeToo stories about women and men who have been sexually harassed, exploited, or abused by successful, highly visible men in Hollywood. Heartbreaking stories are coming out and people are being named in the frenzy. Shows are being cancelled, contracts broken, and in one film a character is being replaced by another actor, even though the film has already been shot and edited. And it’s all in the wake of criminal acts of sexual exploits. On one hand, it’s frightening to see the truth of some of our country's greatest “stars.” On the other hand, it’s an incredible chance to have the truth come to the surface and for Christian insiders to pray for, minister to and speak healing truths into the lives of the people involved. We are now in “such a time as this” with the prayers and relationships that we have built up in the past decades. So, would you pray for us as we minister to the hurting, the fearful, the broken, and the angry TV and film professionals during this window of opportunity for truth, comfort, and healing in Hollywood.  





Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
Actress Leah Remini is host and producer of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. It is a documentary series focused on exposing the abuses and damages that many former members, including herself, have experienced within and after leaving Scientology. Scientology has a lot of influence in the entertainment industry. Many celebrities are members, and the Church of Scientology has monetary and physical presence in Hollywood and the surrounding area. We pray for the Lord's protection over Leah and her co-host Mike Rinder as they work to reveal the truth about the pain and abuse within Scientology. Let's pray that Scientology's power, especially in Hollywood, would drastically decrease and fade away. Click here to read HPN's Weekly Prayer Focus on Leah Remini.





Nomination Season
It’s the Nomination Season for America’s films and we ask that you pray for the people nominating the films and for the people who put their hope and their identity into the awards, the recognition and the success of their careers. We ask that the Lord touches their hearts with wisdom and understanding, and that they can get their identity from Him, their loving God who created them and wants them to live out His purposes for their lives. You can pray through each of this year’s films, directors, writers and actors on the “Prediction List” below. 





Graphic Novels
One of the most popular forms of current entertainment is graphic novels. Comic-Con in San Diego and even the LA Comic-Con gatherings bring in hundreds of thousands of people as they showcase thousands of graphic novels and merchandise. The number of graphic novels turned into films is astounding. From anime to Marvel, these best sellers come in every package, from inspiring to dark and scary. Would you pray for the people creating this genre and the millions of young people reading them, watching them and living them.  





Hugh Hefner
Pray for the family and friends of Hugh Hefner and for what will be passed on in the history books about “Hef.” Hugh Hefner, who died last month, had a deeper influence on all of our lives than we will ever fully understand. Out of his own brokenness, he not only perpetuated the view of women in our nation, but pushed us out of our comfort zones with sexuality, nudity and objectifying women. Hef is a perfect example that sin causes brokenness and brokenness causes more sin. Karen interviewed Hugh Hefner in the 2007 and it broke her heart as he talked about his hunger to experience a “real love.” Then she read this article from another woman who also interviewed him and came to the same conclusion. As you read it, would you pray for the many many people in Hollywood like Hef, (and Harvey Weinstein,) whose brokenness causes sin that hurts people. Let’s pray for the Lord to heal the root of the problem in man’s heart, not just the results of it. 





Pray for Documentaries
Documentaries are a powerful way to both inform and educate people on what’s happening in our world.  More and more documentaries are coming out and embraced by audiences and so we ask that you pray for the people who are telling true stories in quality, powerful documentaries, and for the people whose stories are being told. A new doc, which just opened on Nov. 10th for Veterans Day, is “No Greater Love” and is about what our soldiers go through in Iraq. As you pray, watch the trailer below.





Pray for HPN's New Initiative
HPN has started a new initiative, as a result of 16 years of prayer, to more strategically reach the people in Hollywood who are either too busy, too famous or too far from the Lord, to join any public prayer group, Bible study or small group. We are going under the radar to reach more of the influential people who either need discipleship or need to hear about the saving grace of Jesus. Would you pray with us that we can touch even more of the lives of the toughest people to reach in our culture. We are now in a place to have that favor to encourage the “untouchables” and we are praying for the best team of professional industry Christians to join us. Below is a list of this year’s top 20 deal makers to pray for.





Connections to LA Film Schools
We ask for your prayers as our HPN team begins to reach out to LA based film schools in order to encourage, pray for and connect the Christian film students who will be coming into our industry to work. Would you pray that we find Christian film students at these LA local, secular, respected film schools: USC, Emerson, UCLA and AFI. We want to help these young film leaders to plug in to our community, find a church and open up friendships in order to help them grow spiritually, professionally and personally. If you are attending one of these film schools or you know a Christian who is, please email Erin at erin@hpnemail.org.





Get Involved: Prayer Partners
If you are an industry professional and want to be a prayed for by one of our One-To-One Prayer Intercessors, just email Erin at erin@hpnemail.orgClick here to find out more about prayer partnerships.




Join YouVersion: HPN Prayer Devotional
Join the YouVersion App for the Hollywood Prayer Journal Devotional. Recently we posted a 7 day devotional on THANKFULNESS! More great topics are already available to every HPN member and friend. Just go to YouVersion and type in "Hollywood Prayer Network"!





As you start planning your end-of-the-year giving, would you prayerfully include the Hollywood Prayer Network in your financial gifts? We only survive on the generous donations of our HPN members and we would be SO THANKFUL to either add you to our Giving Team or have you increase your giving to HPN. We do not take our donations for granted, but praise God for every dollar that comes into our office. We are convinced that our partnership of prayer and finances are changing the world! Click here to view our donation page. 

May you all have a very Happy and Thankful Thanksgiving. We thank you so much for your prayers and your faithful commitment to lift up the Hollywood and global entertainment industry to the Lord in prayer. You are making an eternal difference and we are SO THANKFUL for you!

With love and deep appreciation,
Karen, Erin and Kim







Upcoming Events:




Nov. 8th - Dec. 3rd: King Charles III 
King Charles III, the 2015 Olivier Award for best new play, is playing at the Pasadena Playhouse and they have graciously offered our HPN community a special invite to join them. Click here to view info, dates, and times of the show. If you’ve never been to the Pasadena Playhouse before and want to attend this play, then reach out to Susan there and tell her you’re an HPN member. She’d love to hear from you at svontress@pasadenaplayhouse.org.





Nov. 3rd - Dec. 17th: The Man Who Came To Dinner
The Man Who Came To Dinner is playing up to the holidays at Actor’s Co-Op, an award winning theatre company run by Christians. You’ll have fun here with your family! Click here for tickets and more info.





Dec. 2nd: Rockin' Red Christmas Experience
The Rockin’ Red Christmas Experience is back again this year on Saturday, December 2nd! It will be held from 4:00 – 8:00pm at the Salvation Army facility, 5941 Hollywood Blvd, in Los Angeles. Everyone is welcome. Click the image to the right to enlarge and see more info.




Community Calendar
Check out our HPN community calendar for more local events! Email us at info@hpnemail.org if you have an event to add.






Video Of The Month​ 
Dancing with the Stars of Old:
Old movie stars dancing to
"Uptown Funk"



Verse Of The Month
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
1 Chronicles 29:13





Quote Of The Month
“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing at all.” 
— Camille Pissarro




Tip Of The Month
"Discouragement is only a temporary loss of perspective."
From The Prayer God Loves to Answer: Accessing Christ's Wisdom for Your Greatest Needs
by Daniel Henderson








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