How to Pray on Media Prayer Day

We encourage you to pray for all people who work in NZ’s media: presenters, writers, editors, directors, journalists, designers, actors, producers, industry executives and the multitude of others who work within NZ’s media.

If you prefer, here’s a suggested prayer:

Our Father in Heaven,

We bring before You all who work within NZ’s media.

We ask for Your blessing on the producers, directors, presenters, managers, writers, journalists, editors and the vast array of others who make up our media. Please grant them wisdom and discernment.

Help media decision-makers and content-creators to be sensitive to the needs of our communities and to be mindful of the values to which our children are exposed. Use their words, pictures and stories to touch hearts and engage people’s minds towards goodness, truth and beauty. May their work bring healing, laughter and hope.

We pray for the famous and the less well-known; for those who know You, and for those who don’t. We thank You for their talents. As they write, edit, film and broadcast, please use their skills to shine light where there’s darkness, to comfort those who are suffering and bring joy to the lonely.

We pray for Christians working in both secular and Christian media organisations. May they embody and creatively communicate Your Way, Truth and Life.
May we, as followers of Christ, seek to bless, love and serve – rather than criticise. And when we do experience media that is destructive, help us to maintain a constructive attitude of grace and prayer.

By Your guidance, may the people of our media seek to make NZ a better country; replacing division, judgement and blame… with love, empathy and understanding.
By Your grace, we pray for our media to be raised to its highest purpose; to be a vehicle for good, for inspiration and truth, for dignity and courage. Lord, make our media a blessing in this nation.

We pray all this in the name of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

 

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