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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: Emma Watson

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emma-watsonEmma Charlotte Watson was born in Paris, France, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. Watson lived in Paris until the age of five. Her parents separated when she was young; following their divorce, Watson moved back to England to live with her mother in Oxfordshire while spending weekends at her father’s house in London. Watson attended the Dragon School in Oxford, remaining there until 2003. From the age of six, she wanted to become an actress, and trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school where she studied singing, dancing, and acting. By the age of ten, Watson had performed in various Stagecoach productions and school plays, including Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince. Following the Dragon School, Watson moved on to Headington School. 

In 1999, casting began for Harry Potter and the Sorcerers (2001), the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling novel. Casting agents found Emma through her Oxford theatre teacher. Emma and fellow applicants were casted for the roles of the three leads, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. The release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) was Emma’s cinematic screen debut. The film broke records for opening-day sales and opening-weekend takings and was the highest-grossing film of 2001. After the release of the first film of the highly successful franchise, Emma became one of the most well-known actresses in the world. She continued to play the role of Hermione Granger for nearly ten years, in all of the Harry Potter films. Other credits include: My Week With Marilyn, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, This Is The End, The Bling Ring, Noah, Colonia, Beauty & The Beast and the upcoming The Circle. On the subject of faith, Emma has stated to be an universalist. Watson is a huge women’s rights activist and has been appointed as an UN Women Goodwill ambassador. For more of Emma’s bio, click HERE!

Pray for Emma Watson this week, that she may encounter God’s unconditional love, mercy, grace and peace in a personal way! Pray the she would be drawn to God and find her purpose and worth in Him! Pray for God’s protection and guidance over her career and personal life!

Weekly Prayer Focus: Hugh Jackman

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hugh-jackman2Hugh Michael Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman. His parents were devout Christians, having been converted by Evangelist Billy Graham after their marriage. His parents divorced when he was eight, and Jackman remained in Australia with his father and his two brothers, while his mother moved back to England with his two sisters. Jackman went to primary school at Pymble Public School and later attended the all-boys Knox Grammar School, where he starred in its production of My Fair Lady in 1985, and became the school captain in 1986. Later, he studied at the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating in 1991 with a BA in Communications. In his final year of university, he took a drama course to make up additional credits. 

After graduating, he pursued drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, immediately after which he was offered a starring role in the ABC-TV prison drama Correlli (1995), opposite his future wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Several TV guest roles followed, as an actor and variety compere. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series. Other credits include: The Fountain, The Prestige, Happy Feet, Australia, Reel Steel, Les Miserables, Prisoners, Chappie, Pan, Eddie The Eagle, and the newly released Logan. In Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. Jackman has described himself as a Christian and a “religious person”. For more info on Hugh’s bio, click here!

Pray for Hugh Jackman this week, that God may bless and encourage him in a personal and powerful way! Pray that he would experience God’s love, peace and mercy in a closer way. Pray for his marriage and family. Pray that Hugh would continue to find his purpose and worth in his Creator!

Weekly Prayer Focus: Milo Ventimiglia

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Milo Anthony Ventimiglia was born in Anaheim, California, the son of Carol and Peter Ventimiglia. Ventimiglia attended El Modena High School in Orange, California, where he wrestled, acted in drama productions and held the office of president in student government. He graduated in 1995. At eighteen years of age, Ventimiglia studied at the American Conservatory Theater for their summer program. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles as a theatre major.

At 18 years of age, Ventimiglia started auditioning, booking jobs, and working his way up. His first starring role was in Must Be the Music, a short film. From there, Ventimiglia studied at UCLA before landing a role on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He also guest-starred on such television series as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Boston Public. Other major TV show credits include: Gilmore Girls, Boston Public, American Dreams, The Bedford Diaries, Heroes, Mob City, Chosen, The Whispers, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, and This is Us. Milo is advocate for veterans and has been involved with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. For more of Milo’s bio, click here!

Pray for Milo Ventimiglia this week, that he would encounter God’s blessings and unconditional love in a personal way! Pray for God to minister to his heart and put people in his path to bless and encourage him! Pray for Milo to know how much God loves him!

Weekly Prayer Focus: Emma Watson

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Emma Charlotte Watson was born in Paris, France, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. Watson lived in Paris until the age of five. Her parents separated when…

Weekly Prayer Focus: Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Michael Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman. His parents were devout Christians, having been converted by Evangelist Billy Graham after their…

Weekly Prayer Focus: Milo Ventimiglia

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Milo Anthony Ventimiglia was born in Anaheim, California, the son of Carol and Peter Ventimiglia. Ventimiglia attended El Modena High School in Orange, California, where he wrestled, acted in drama productions and…

Weekly Prayer Focus: Madeline Fontaine

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Madeline Fontaine is a French costume designer. Fontaine is also the president of the French Association of Film and Audiovisual costumers (AFCCA). Her credits include: Let There Be Light, Babel, Amélie,…