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Transformation Intercession Conference 2017

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Transformation Intercession Conference (TIC 2017) was a time of fasting & prayer for transforming revival in our region and our nation. It lasted two days and was at the historic Bonnie Brae House in Los Angeles. Intercessors from around the country attended, and multiple ministries and churches were represented – including HPN. Kim Roberts led a prayer session for the entertainment industry, inviting the intercessors to join HPN in praying for artists and influencers. Below are a few photos from the event. Click here to view the event website.

Cyril Rayan introducing Kim

The Bonnie Brae House

Kim leading time of prayer

Weekly Prayer Focus: Leah Remini

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Leah Remini is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles in The King of Queens and The Exes, has competed on Dancing with the Stars, and was a co-host on The Talk. She is currently creating and hosting the documentary series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

Remini was baptized in a Roman Catholic Church as a child and was raised in the Catholic tradition. When she was nine years old, her mother joined the Church of Scientology. After this, Remini was raised as a Scientologist. She and her mother moved to Los Angeles when she was thirteen. As she grew up and began her acting career, she was defensive of the Church of Scientology when asked about it in the media.

In 2013, Remini left the Church of Scientology, believing that the management was corrupt and that members were being abused. Over the following years, she became more vocal about her reasons for leaving Scientology and how it had affected her life and relationships. She released a memoir in 2015, titled Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.

In 2015, in an interview with People magazine, Remini said that she is finding comfort in Catholicism and all the ways it is different from Scientology. She said that she finds peace as she visits a Catholic church “by myself, sitting and praying and doing my rosary….Sometimes I don’t do anything. To me it’s what religion is supposed to be: a beautiful thing.”

Remini’s Scientology documentary series, which began airing in 2016, is hosted by Remini and Mike Rinder. The two hosts invite former Scientologists to tell their stories, detailing the abuse, harassment, and relational damage that happen within and result from being part of Scientology. The show has received critical praise, including winning an Emmy and other awards. The Church of Scientology continues to criticize and discredit the series, attacking Remini and Rinder and claiming that they are telling lies about Scientology.

Let’s pray this week for Leah Remini, and first express gratefulness and thanks to God that she is no longer part of Scientology and is using her public platform to try to help those who are being hurt. Pray that she continues to grow closer to God, and that the peace and comfort she feels will deepen even and especially as she works to expose stories of abuse and pain. Pray for protection over her as well as Mike Rinder, and that they will know God is building protection around them despite the threats and defamation they receive. Ask God to continue to give her courage to pursue justice, and that everyone she encounters during this process will experience God’s love and compassion through her.

 

Weekly Prayer Focus: Boldness and Healing

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We invite you to pray for the women (and some men) in our industry who have been sexually harassed and abused by an overwhelming number of men through the past decades. All too often, the victims are intimidated or threatened into not speaking out, and the other people who know don’t say anything. Harvey Weinstein’s horrific acts have been brought to the surface and now many other people are being revealed for harassment and abuse. Your prayers can make an eternal difference in protecting the women and shaking up the lives of the predators. Thank you for praying for this serious issue. We believe that God is turning this into good because revealing the darkness is the first step in healing the problem. We also pray for the Christians in Hollywood to be bolder in talking about the issue, which brings more light out into the open.

Pray for courage and boldness for those in Hollywood who are devoting themselves to telling the truth about these numerous cases, such as Corey Feldman. We’d like to share HPN member Maria’s prayer for Corey: “Please pray for Corey’s protection as he exposes the names of high profile elites and a major Hollywood studio. I pray for salvation for all as Father shakes up all that can be shaken, that He can pour Himself INTO His own!”

Continue praying for healing and renewal for the hundreds of victims who have spoken out so far, and for those who intimidated and staying quiet. Pray that God would encounter them wherever they are and that they could each experience His restoration, and that He would take away any shame or guilt they may have as victims.

Click here to see our prayer focus from a few weeks ago for more prayers regarding these issues and the many victims.

Click here for updated information on these cases.

If you’d like to suggest a future Weekly Prayer Focus and make a prayer request, email Erin at erin@hpnemail.org.

New Devotional by Kathleen Cooke

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Hope 4 Today: Staying Connected to God in a Distracted Culture

HPN Board Member Kathleen Cooke’s 4-days-a-week devotional is releasing on November 15th, 2017. On why she chose the 4-day format, Kathleen says, “4 days a week of Bible engagement allows you to not feel overwhelmed or guilty when you can’t open the Bible daily. Most devotionals are based on 7 days a week. We purchase them intending to open the Bible everyday and quickly find we’re behind. So, we either toss it aside completely, or read several days at one time and get little out of it because we’re rushing through the entries to catch up. Hope 4 Today makes reading the Bible doable — manageable.”

On the content of the devotional entries, Kathleen says, “Hope 4 Today is based on my work in media and entertainment with Cooke Pictures for the past 25 years and my life growing up, raising kids, and navigating a lifelong marriage. Each entry tells stories, asks questions, and many may challenge your thinking. This is how Jesus taught. But the ultimate focus is for the reader to focus on God and to hear from Him for their personal life.” 

You can receive a free downloadable sample of the book by texting the word 4Today to the number 54900, and providing your email address.

You can also pre-order Hope 4 Today on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or on Kathleen’s website (downloadable sample also available).

Click here to read Kathleen Cooke’s bio.

Pray Boldly

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I am fasting and praying about the sexual abuse and pedophilia that is coming to light in Hollywood. I pray that those in the industry not to be silent about it!  Securing work has silenced so many.