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Ted Baehr: More Ministries Gather to Pray for Hollywood

Postby billiefan2000 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:28 pm

several great prayer ministries for hollywood

http://www.celebrity-prayers.com

http://www.prayforhollywood.com

http://www.hollywoodprayernetwork.org/

http://100megsfree4.com/csministries/

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http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/Prayer ... 082905.asp

More Ministries Gather to Pray for Hollywood
By Ted Baehr
Movieguide



CBN.com --HOLLYWOOD, CA (ANS) -- Year after year, more ministries realize the strategic importance of the entertainment industry, and they make the wise spiritual decision to pray for Hollywood and the mass media of entertainment. The Hollywood Prayer Network and several other important ministries exist just to pray for the entertainment industry. Yearly convocations and gala events are being held to prayerfully support those who work in the mass media of entertainment. As a result, Hollywood is changing, as every major movie studio is in the midst of producing movies and entertainment with strong Christian content.

However, there is still a far distance to go to redeem the mass media of entertainment. This summer has seen the release of some truly horrible movies in terms of both quality and content, including The Devil’s Rejects, Wedding Crashers, and Land of the Dead.

Therefore, it was a great joy recently to join with two dozen ministries from across the country, and some as far away as Israel and Jordan, who came to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., for three days to pray for the Hollywood entertainment industry.

This event was not the usual wonderful lecture-and-hear-from-leaders-type banquet. It was a significant prayer meeting performed with a great positive love for the people in the Hollywood entertainment industry, Christian ministries in Hollywood, and the people who are affected throughout the world by Hollywood movies, videos, and television programs.

The group prayed in great detail for top leaders and executives in the entertainment industry. The prayer gathering was an extremely unique event marked by humility, grace, love, forgiveness, and strong prophetic insights.

In the process, many of the key Hollywood people who attended were deeply moved. They said that they had never experienced such a humble, selfless meeting. In fact, some people who had abandoned the entertainment industry decided to move back to Hollywood.

One ministry reported that revival was breaking out during the meeting. After years of barely paying their bills, three gigantic gifts came three days in a row. Furthermore, projects that had languished were now being produced by major companies.

One participant wrote, “We left knowing we had a new place of faith to stand in prayer for the entertainment industry!”

Another participant reported:

“The gathering of intercessors recently at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel in California was an exciting and very blessed time, convened by Judy and Jerry Ball from Troutman, N.C., who direct the Breaker of Dawn ministry. Coming from many different states and countries, the hearts of these intercessors were quickly united as they worshipped and prayed together.

“We accept this position of faith for the city and many key people in the entertainment industry. The challenge is for continuing prayers that compel the prodigals to return, finding the place of deep repentance and restoration God desires - a transforming grace that revolutionizes Hollywood and sweeps across our nation. This is not too hard for God. He is a Miracle-maker!

“The psalmist fully understood the power of interaction and exchange with God. He wrote, ‘I cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me’ (Psalm 57:2). Surely all things can be brought to fulfillment and completion as we embrace the purposes of God in our cries before His throne. Such is our confidence as we proclaim the uncapping of wells and the release of God's mighty river of life to Hollywood, California.

“May the church arise. It is the dawning of a new day.”
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Postby billiefan2000 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:12 am

http://www.ocregister.com/news/prayer-h ... twork-says

Hollywood is in their prayers
Maverick Christian ministry calls for people to pray for celebrities instead of boycotting their movies.
By LORI BASHEDA
The Orange County Register

It's around 10 at night and Lewis Payne puts on his pajamas and eases into a chair in his study to say a prayer – for Paris Hilton.

Payne resides in the tiny city of Quincy, Ill., on the banks of the Mississippi, but at this late hour his mind is typically 1,500 miles away in Hollywood.

"Tom Cruise doesn't know he has a lot of prayers being sent up for him," he says.

Payne is among a growing number of people across the country praying for celebrities.

While most of us shake our heads, snicker or secretly gloat over celebrity scandal and misfortune, the Hollywood Prayer Network views the planet's "most influential zip code" as an important, yet written off, "mission field," rife with people just waiting to be introduced to God.

Karen Covell, a producer of documentaries and TV specials ("Headliners and Legends with Matt Lauer"), founded the non-profit ministry partly out of frustration with other members of her own faith.

"Sometimes the Christian church outside Hollywood hates Hollywood," she says. "If I can get the church to pray for the people of Hollywood, they can't hate them or be afraid of them anymore."

In what may be a first, the prayer network is calling for Christians to stop boycotting movies and asking them to turn their TVs back on.

Instead, the network gives away stickers that you can put on your remote control to remind you "to pray for the people involved in the shows on your screen" while you channel surf. You can also buy (on the network website) red rubber wristbands embossed with the Hollywood zip code, 90028, to remind you to pray for "America's culture shapers."

Nearly 5,000 people are on the network's email list; "people who want to create art but keep an ethical and moral code to our lives," Covell says.

And the ministry has put together nearly 650 prayer partnerships, in which a Christian outside the industry is teamed up with someone on the inside.

Payne was going about his business in Illinois a year ago when he saw a blurb in some random church publication about HPN seeking prayer partners.

"And I thought, 'Now there's something I'd be interested in," he says. "I'm an Anglican Priest. But I'm also an old thespian."

Payne has stood on many a community theater stage, once playing the lead cowboy, Curly, in the musical Oklahoma. Yet he is "disgusted" by many of the movies they make these days.

"They exploit women, that's what they do," he says. "And they portray religious people as, you know, strange."

Yet now he prays up to an hour most every night for the makers of those movies, and specifically for his prayer partners, two Hollywood writers whose names he doesn't feel comfortable divulging. The writers email Payne when they need divine intervention. One of them recently asked Payne to pray that his writers block lifts and his manuscript sells. There's been no word on whether Payne's prayers have been answered, he says, chuckling. "But nevertheless, to me, it's a form of ministry."

Once a month, Payne opens his mailbox to find a network newsletter with requests to pray for specific, and often unsuspecting, celebrities.

"We've all prayed for Paris Hilton, that she can find her way and that her time in jail will help her," he says. In general, though, he prays that "the needs they have may be met and that they may come to know God."

Network members can also join an "incognito" prayer team that puts a good word in up there for anyone in Hollywood who seems to need it.

Recent messages posted to the network's prayer request web page ask members to pray for rocker Richi Sambora as he goes through rehab; Seinfeld writer Larry David as he goes through a divorce; actress Drew Barrymore who "seems that she is searching for something more"; and, "considering their recent troubles," Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie, that they "all come to know Jesus."

It doesn't matter if you're a Scientologist or an atheist.

"Most people will take all the prayer they can get," says the network's accountant, Teri Rice, a San Juan Capistrano CPA who prays for and admires Covell.

Covell left Chicago in '76 for USC. "When I first came out here, I couldn't find any other people who I felt like really had the same heart that I did," she says. She and seven friends began praying for each other. In 2001, she launched the Prayer Network under the Hollywood Presbyterian Church.

Today the network is one of 19 Christian ministries in Hollywood, most of which sprang up in the last ten years. Hollywood Connect, a sister ministry to the network, provides professional, spiritual and personal resources to industry Christians.

Victoria Taylor is the new program manager for Hollywood Connect. The Mission Viejo acting and singing coach, who is about to release a prayer and worship CD, says the fellowship has "saved my life."

"It's a tough, tough business. It can be very, very cut throat. Very, very superficial."


She meets up with fellow Christians once a week on a CBS lot in Studio City. Informal Friday afternoon "prayer walks," led by network members, have also sprung up on the lots at Paramount, Warner Brothers, Disney and Sony.

"We're so wanting people in other parts of the country to know, not everyone in Hollywood is trying to destroy America," Covell says. "There are really great people here. We love the people here. God, at the end of every creation, says 'It is good.' God loves creativity."

Covell says she has met her share of skeptics, people who don't believe in the power of prayer.

"There are people who look at me, like: 'Oh, no.'" To those who have been wronged by Christians, she apologizes and asks them to "please give me a chance."

Otherwise, Hollywood might not have a prayer.

http://www.hollywoodprayernetwork.org

http://www.myspace.com/hollywoodprayernetwork


http://www.shoutlife.com/groups_home.cfm?group_id=3051


http://www.ocregister.com/news/prayer-h ... twork-says
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Postby billiefan2000 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:42 pm

Christian Group Prays for Celebuwrecks
By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer
The Associated Press



LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anyone who thinks Britney Spears' best days are behind her should know this - she does have a prayer.

The celebuwreck, who has been struggling to get custody of her kids while launching a comeback, is the top prayer-getter at the Hollywood Prayer Network

a group of more than 5,000 Christians that prays for stars instead of writing them off as lost causes.

The network recently passed a Bible to socialite Paris Hilton and plans to pass one to Spears later this month. It also picks up-and-coming child stars for its monthly Kids Prayer Calendar and pairs hundreds of mentors with struggling actors - the kind more likely to take your order in a restaurant than appear on your television.

Members of the network, which has chapters in 16 U.S. cities and eight countries, see Hollywood as the 21st century's largest mission field, a powerful industry that can be used to sow the seeds of an international cultural and religious revival.


more... http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1 ... d=10185952

Hollywood Prayer Network: http://www.hollywoodprayernetwork.org
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Postby billiefan2000 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:13 pm

Former teen idol Willie Aames and 80's tv show Charles in Charge star encourages Christians to pray for troubled stars

http://www.onenewsnow.com/2008/01/forme ... tians_.php
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Postby billiefan2000 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:43 pm

Christian TV producer says Hollywood can be redeemed
vendredi 8 février 2008


Praises the work of George Clooney and Bono, asks Christians to pray for Britney Spears

By Michael Ireland

Karen Covell, Hollywood producer and founder of Hollywood Prayer Network, says that Hollywood is more like Nineveh than Sodom or Gomorrah.

In an interview with ASSIST News following an informational breakfast held by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Hollywood Prayer Network in Minneapolis, Minnesota,

Covell said : « I believe that we can’t think that Hollywood is hopeless,

and I want people to see that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, but God sent a prophet into Nineveh and He redeemed the land.

That’s what I think will happen in Hollywood. God is sending prophets into Hollywood, sending His people in to say

’Let’s not give up, the giants aren’t too big, we will redeem the land.’ »



Covell also said that we need more Christians in Hollywood, not necessarily more Christian films.

« I believe that God gave Christians a gift and a talent to be in a place where He wants them to share their faith and be missionaries

and be ambassadors and that if we get more Christians in Hollywood in the secular community building relationships with non-believers, making product to the global market that’s got their faith,


their point of view, their world view in it, then we can reach those people to change their hearts so that their product then will change.

And if we just stay in a little Christian bubble and just do Christian product,

we won’t reach the decision makers and the creative people in the secular world, which is where we feel called to be. »

Covell was also asked about the Writer’s Guild of America strike.

In what ways is the strike affecting Christians in Hollywood in the Thirty Mile Zone that makes up the 90028 zip -code where Hollywood is located ?

« Well the Christians are struggling just like the non-Christians.

They’ve lost their jobs there are people whose shows have been cancelled.

They’ve been three months without any work, they don’t know how long it’s going to be and it’s scary.


So what we’re trying to do is to encourage the Christians to reach out to the non-believers and take advantage of this opportunity when people are vulnerable and use it as a time to love them and reach out and share their faith and care about them.


We have a group called Care for Hollywood every Thursday night that gathers people who are going through the strike and we meet their physical needs — we try whatever we can do : we pray for them, we build communities so that people don’t feel like they’re going through it alone.


The Hollywood Prayer Network has also been going to the studios (to meet) the strikers and passing out water bottles with stickers on them that say ’We’re praying for you, the Hollywood Prayer Network,’ and letting people know that we care about them as they go through this time. »

Covell was asked for her opinion about George Clooney who is now a Good Will Ambassador to Sudan for the United Nations. What did she think about people like George Clooney and Bono doing this kind of work ?

« I think that God uses everybody to reach the world with His message and I think George Clooney is somebody who has a heart to help people, he just doesn’t know the source of that heart.

So as we pray for him — and as he comes from the Clooney Christian family including Rosemary Clooney and his cousin is a believer,

now the family is praying for him. We pray for him, he’s reaching out and doing God’s good will, and we just pray that someday he’ll realize the source of his work.


»Bono has got God in his heart and he knows what he’s doing and God has given him a specific way to reach the world and we encourage people to do that, so that regardless of whether they know God or not they’re reaching the physical needs and then sometimes even the spiritual needs of people around the world.«



more... http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2008/s08020053.htm
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Postby billiefan2000 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:23 am

Messianic Jewish singer Aviad Cohen


shares a personal witness video he made to be shared with

Larry King and Sasha Baron Cohen and Jackie Mason

and Matisyahu (Matthew Miller)


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Aviad Cohen is a Messianic Jewish singer who does songs such as Hooked on The Truth



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xRlXx1GP5I

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMoTO7qaT2Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghz5b-DpY-8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUfYvUrqWrw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZTD1xl6aiE




Messianic Jewish singer Aviad Cohen


shares a personal video he made to be shared with

Larry King and Sasha Baron Cohen and Jackie Mason

and Matisyahu (Matthew Miller)
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21)
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Postby billiefan2000 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:40 am

http://rapturealert.com/2008/062008willangelina.asp


Quote:

Pray for Will Smith and his family

I've always sensed Will Smith to be a decent man, a loving husband and a wonderful father. Likewise, I've always sensed Jada to be a great mom and wife. Thus, it breaks my heart to see them traveling down the pathway into Scientology.

More than that, I hate to see them preparing to raise their children in it. How sad it is to see such beautiful and talented people!

We should remember the Smith family in prayer.

Not only should we keep them in prayer, we should pray for lost humanity everywhere as the hour is late as the prophetic warning signs manifesting themselves around us on every side these days indicate.


Quote:


In spite of what's currently going on with Brad, Angelina and their growing brood, there is hope for all of them so we should keep them in prayer. We should pray for their salvation as we need to be doing where all of the lost are concerned, but we should make a special effort today, in light of what I've documented here, to particularly pray for those who are so enamored with celebrities they model their spiritual and moral values after them.



http://rapturealert.com/2008/062008willangelina.asp
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Postby billiefan2000 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:23 pm

related:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTAPHUX9rnc

from Way of the Master tv show

John Travolta takes million dollars TRACT from fan in PUBLIC.
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