Philippians 4:8,9 (MSG)
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
Communication was God’s design. Media was intended to promote healthy relationships. Now, with social media, we are flooded with new ways to communicate with others. In the media, Jesus should be revealed as the way, the truth, and the life. Here’s how you can pray for the media sphere.
- Pray for truth revealed to be the foundation of all media.
- Let all lying lips be silenced.
- Pray for media that has no agenda, for pure reporting filled with wisdom and understanding that comes from God.
- Pray for men and women who currently fill media positions to walk in integrity and have a righteous fear of the Lord.
- Pray for an awareness of the power of words. Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
- Pray that the media would not tear down, but be used to build up others
- Pray that we would see God in the media reporting and that he would be given all the glory.
- Pray for godly men and women to fill anchor, television, radio, and production positions in the media sphere.
- Pray for protection for those who travel to dangerous territory to report the news.
- Pray for believers in this sphere to be bold.
PrayerLord, we thank You that communication is your divine way of connecting us with you and with others to build relationships. We pray that the media will be a beacon of hope and truth. Set a watch before our mouths as we participate in social media. We pray that any lies being spread would be confronted by the truth. We call forth voices of righteousness and truth to rise up in the media. We pray for truth that brings compassion and clarity. In Jesus’ name, amen.
ActionIf you work in media in any way, producing, reporting, writing, or social media, this is your sphere. You can use your social media platforms. You can reconnect with friends and family far off. Take some time and share Jesus with others. Be a witness. Be connected.
Author Gloria Robles is a passionate intercessor with a prophetic voice for today. If you would like more information on the seven spheres of society, we highly recommend reading the article by David Hamilton called “God Revealed Through the Spheres of Society.” It’s a free 10 page download, packed with revelation and Scripture.