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WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

“Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.” Sidlow Baxter 

Weekly Prayer Focus: Jared Leto

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Jared Joseph Leto ( born December 26, 1971) is an American actor and singer-songwriter. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life (1994). He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and received critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997).

Leto is also the lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter for Thirty Seconds to Mars, a band he formed in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, with his older brother Shannon Leto. Their debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars (2002), was released to positive reviews but only to limited success. The band achieved worldwide fame with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005).

 Jared Joseph Leto was born on December 26, 1971, in Bossier City, Louisiana, to Constance Leto (née Metrejon). His mother has Cajun ancestry. “Leto” is the surname of his stepfather. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his older brother Shannon Leto lived with their mother and their maternal grandparents, William Lee Metrejon and Ruby Russell.Constance joined the hippie movement and encouraged her sons to get involved in the arts. Leto started playing music with his brother at early age and his first musical instrument was a broken-down piano. 

After dropping out briefly in the 10th grade, Leto decided to return and focus on his education at the private Emerson Preparatory School in Washington, D.C., but graduated from Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia. He was interested in large-scale visual art and enrolled at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After developing an interest in filmmaking, he transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City. While he was a student there, he wrote and starred in his own short film, Crying Joy.

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Pray for Jared Leto, that God would make his presence known to him. Also pray that God may bless and encourage him in a personal and powerful way. Pray this week for Jared Leto and all the work he is doing in the entertainment industry. 

Weekly Prayer Focus: Kate McKinnon

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Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984), known professionally as Kate McKinnon, is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. She is best known for her sketch comedy work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. She has recently been casted as Jillian Holtzmann in the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters.

McKinnon is known for her strong character work and celebrity impressions. Some of her impressions include pop singer Justin Bieber, comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres, politician Hillary Clinton and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She has been nominated for three Primetime Emmys, two for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and one for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Kate McKinnon Berthold was born and raised in Sea Cliff, New York. She is the daughter of Laura Campbell, a parent educator, and Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect. She has a younger sister, Emily. Her father died when she was 18 years old.

As a child, McKinnon played the piano, cello, and guitar. She graduated from North Shore High School in 2002 and from Columbia University in 2006 with a theater major, where she co-founded a comedy group, Tea Party, which focused on musical improv comedy.

Since 2008, she has performed live sketch comedy regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. She has also worked as a voiceover actress, and has voiced characters for series such as The Venture Brothers, Robotomy, and Ugly Americans. In 2009 McKinnon won a Logo NewNowNext Award for Best Rising Comic. She was nominated for an ECNY Emerging Comic Award in 2010. In January 2015, she was cast in the reboot of Ghostbusters, in which she co-stars with fellow SNL cast alumni Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones. For more on Kate’s bio, click here!

Pray this week for Kate McKinnon, that she may find her purpose through her Creator and that God may bless and encourage her in a personal and powerful way.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Adam DeVine

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CinemaCon+2016+CinemaCon+Screen+Achievement+MKDMgxT6xZJlAdam Patrick DeVine (born November 7, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and voice actor. He is a star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series Workaholics, as well as Adam DeVine’s House Party. He played the role of Bumper Allen in the musical films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. 

DeVine was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to Dennis and Penny DeVine. He graduated from Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2002. In June 1995, when he was 11 years old, he was hit by a 42-ton concrete truck while walking his bike across the street, resulting in multiple fractures to both his legs that required multiple surgeries over three years; it took two years for him to learn to walk again.

He attended Orange Coast College along with friend and fellow cast member Blake Anderson. He later moved to Los Angeles where he began working as a stand up comedian and actor. Upon moving to LA, DeVine has been a part of many shows and movies including the newest movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates coming out this Friday July 8th. For more on his bio, click here! 

With all of the success and career turning points, pray this week for Adam that he may find his purpose in his Creator. Also pray that God will bless and encourage him in a personal and powerful way. 

Weekly Prayer Focus: Jared Leto

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Jared Joseph Leto ( born December 26, 1971) is an American actor and singer-songwriter. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his…

Weekly Prayer Focus: Kate McKinnon

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Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984), known professionally as Kate McKinnon, is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. She is best known for her sketch comedy work as…

Weekly Prayer Focus: Adam DeVine

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Adam Patrick DeVine (born November 7, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and voice actor. He is a star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series Workaholics,…

Weekly Prayer Focus: Sophie Turner

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Sophie Turner (born 21 February 1996) is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011-present), which…