Pray for Truth in Media
[Beginning 9/25, and continuing through Election Day, November 3rd, Give Him 15 is joining forces with many other national prayer ministries in 40 Days of Prayer for America. Kay Horner, Executive Director of Awakening America, provides today’s prayer focus.]
“Has secular media become such a part of our mental and spiritual landscape that we do not recognize the impact it is having on our nation? Are we afraid its powerful influence is too big to overcome? In 1 Samuel 17, we read how David was not afraid to confront giants when those giants 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 and causing him to fall face down on the ground. It’s pretty difficult to shout lies with a mouth full of sandy dirt! By the way, the frontal lobe of the brain just happens to be the ‘control panel’ of our personality and our ability to communicate. Although we are told the stone killed the Philistine, David didn't stop halfway. He used the opposition’s own sword to cut off his head, showing God's authority over the mind. This was a giant faith builder! Goliath would never taunt God's people or defy the Holy One of Israel ever again! What are some effective prayer strategies that we can use against the giants of media?”
“Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21; HCSB)
Points for Prayer (By Kay Horner):
Ask God to position His servants in the 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 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 that He has placed His Word on their tongue (2 Samuel 23:2–4).
Ask and believe that God-called media leaders will be bold, fearless, and unafraid to expose the truth about terrorist and jihadist 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: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14, 15).
A Prayer You Can Pray:
Lord, You are an expert at shutting down mocking spirits. They may rant and rave and spew forth lies against America, the Jews and the Church, but You will help us turn the tables against them. We know You have placed Your servants throughout the media mountain. It’s time to bring them forward. It’s time to give them Esther and Daniel and Joseph favor. Drop those truth-filled stories right in their laps and expose those who have tried to undermine America.
All of those loud, mocking voices are about to be discredited! They have gone too far. They have acted like experts, when they have operated in wishful thinking. They have tried to sell the American people a bill of goods, but the enemy has caused them to overplay their hand. Their stories are being found to be false. You are showing that they have concocted plans and tried to use their platforms to carry them out. But truth is coming forth. Some have tried to block that truth, but You will help the truth-tellers to find so much evidence, there is no way to stop it from being found out. We rejoice in Your Truth, Lord! These are amazing, light-filled days! Bless the Light-bearers and the heralds of peace, bringing Good News and salvation to the nations. We proclaim that media will be free to tell the whole truth once again in Jesus’ name! Amen.
God is about to shut the mouths of the taunting media! Truth will prevail!
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