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Father, we ask for Your help in reclaiming our culture from the strongholds of the enemy, praying for You to strengthen, broaden and deepen the influence of Christ in every aspect of our country.
We admit to often being discouraged at a growingly irreverent culture that flagrantly abuses Your Holy Name, mocks the Cross, and easily buys into the lies that defy Your natural order. Protect our culture, Lord, from all attempts to belittle, marginalize and make fun of Your Gospel and Your people.
We ask you, Lord, to open greater and greater opportunities for Your Gospel to flow freely across our airwaves.
Please grant Americans the wisdom to discern truth from deception.
We pray for those in the entertainment industry that they may better serve the families of our country by creating programs and movies that are uplifting in nature and extol positive virtues. Thank You Almighty God, for the growing number of excellent movies that focus on You. Their success gives us hope, and we are grateful.
We ask You to raise up, equip, and abundantly provide creative ideas and resources for Your true disciples in the media, the arts, entertainment and journalism. Bless those who are driven by loyalty to You, and bestow upon them favor and acceptance for their work. We ask You to reward honest journalists with recognition and sucess.
We pray for those who would intend to bring our country down by bringing our culture down. We ask you to foil their plans. We ask for Your transforming power in the lives of those who would divide, deceive and destroy.
We pray for Your protection from pornography and the indecency that plagues our communities, harms our families and undermines our country. Lord, there is something deeply amiss when 2/3 of all pornography in the world is produced in America. We ask You to break the power of this evil and loosen the chains that bind the hearts of so many men, women and young people. Replace deadly desires with a hunger for goodness.
Father, we plead with You for a resurgence of manners, respect, modesty and sobriety in our country. Help those in media, entertainment, journalism or the arts to do the right thing by You with the talents You have given them. Give them wisdom and knowledge to speak Your truth with power, respect, grace and love.
“There is no other book so various as the Bible, nor one so full of concentrated wisdom. Whether it be of law, business, morals, or that vision which leads the imagination in the creation of constructive enterprises for the happiness of mankind, he who seeks for guidance in any of these things may look inside its covers and find illumination. As a nation we are indebted to the Book of Books for our national ideals and representative institutions. Their preservation rests in adhering to its principles.”
President Herbert Hoover – May 5, 1929