February 4 – Pray for Truth in Media
“Has secular media become such a part of our mental and spiritual landscape that we do not recognize the impact they are having on our nation? Are we afraid they’re powerful influence is too big to overcome? In 1 Samuel 17, we read how David was not afraid to confront giants when they were opposed to God and His people. Goliath’s greatest weapon was not so much his size or strength. In fact, King Saul and the Israelite army hadn’t gone near enough to test the giant’s military prowess. They were sitting on the hillside frightened, discouraged, and on the verge of defeat, simply because of Goliath’s BIG mouth! David had little, if any, experience on the battlefield, but he had developed some faith-filled strategies in the school of prayer and worship. He didn’t know much about Goliath, but he had become well acquainted with the LORD of hosts. God’s servant confronted the taunting Philistine in the name of the LORD Almighty and with a declaration of truth. Then the shepherd boy slung a stone, striking Goliath in the forehead, causing him to fall face down on the ground. Although we are told the stone killed the Philistine, David didn’t stop halfway. He used the opposition’s sword to cut off his head, showing God’s authority over the mind. This was a giant faith builder that Goliath would never taunt God’s people or defy the Holy One of Israel ever again!”
“Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21; HCSB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Ask God to position His servants in media and empower them to faithfully walk in integrity and humility. Pray they will be filled with knowledge, wisdom and understanding that comes from God. Pray they will not use their words carelessly, but their tongues will bring forth life (Proverbs 11; 18:21; Romans 10:14, 15).
Pray that deception, lies and ungodly philosophies in our media will be exposed and not allowed to infiltrate and infect the church. Decree and declare that the light of Truth will dispel the darkness (Luke 8:17).
Thank God for placing His Spirit upon the leaders He has placed in the media and His Word on their tongue (2 Samuel 23:2–4).
Ask, believing that God-called media leaders will be bold, fearless, and unafraid to expose the truth about threats to our government. Pray they will be willing to refute every evil word spoken against Jesus followers and will be unashamed of the gospel (Jeremiah 1:10; Isaiah 54:17; Romans 1:16).
Pray that God will strategically position heralds of peace, who will bring good news and proclaim salvation to the nations (Isaiah 52:7).
Wait before the Lord for further direction from the Holy Spirit and remember to thank God for hearing and answering our prayers.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, media in this nation is spinning out of control. They see themselves as the mouthpiece of America and they are shouting loud what they want the American populace to believe. This has to stop! We come boldly to Your throne and ask that you would place and grant influence to Your people in media outlets. Give them wisdom to report the news and let their tongues speak forth life over the nation! Make them fully unashamed of the Gospel and free to proclaim in over the airwaves. Replace the fear and anger currently going forth with Your words of truth and peace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God is hearing and answering our prayers to bring Truth to media in America!
By, Kay Horner, Awakening America Alliance