Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pray for America - Day 25



This post is part of a 31 day series from the American Prayer Initiative
You can sign up at the link and have the prayers sent to you daily in your
 e-mail box.  I encourage you to join us in praying daily for America
up through the general election on November 6, 2012.
The Culture/Media/Journalism/Entertainment/Arts
Suggested Scriptural references ...
For we do not war against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.  Ephesians 6:12
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience   Ephesians 2:2
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  Philippians 4:8

Suggested prayers ...
Father, we ask for Your help in reclaiming our culture from the strongholds of the enemy, praying for You to strengthen, broaden and deepen Christian influence on the culture.
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, L-rd, from all attempts to belittle and make fun of Your Gospel and Your people.
We ask you, L-rd, to open greater and greater opportunities for Your Gospel to flow freely across our airwaves.
We ask, L-rd, for You to 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.
We especially pray Your blessings upon those in media, entertainment, the arts and journalism who are driven by loyalty to You.  We ask for favor and acceptance for their work.
We ask You to raise up, equip, and abundantly provide for Your true disciples in the media, the arts, entertainment and journalism.
We pray for honesty in journalism.
We pray for those who would intend to bring our country down by bringing our culture down.
We ask you to foil the plans of those who would bring others down in any form.
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 morality.
We pray for an end to the surge of pornography.  We ask You to loosen the chains that bind the hearts of so many men, women and young people.  We ask You to replace deadly desires with a true desire for righteousness and purity.
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Yes, Father, I agree and offer these prayers in the name of Yeshua Ha-Mashiach. Amain.


7 comments:

  1. Love this series -- prayer is so powerful.

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  2. I appreciate how words in print help to weave our prayers together.

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  3. Amen. I am with you in this prayer.

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  4. Couldn't agree more!! Here from Favorite Things!

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  5. Prayer is SO powerful!!!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Thankful Thursday with First Day of My Life...sorry it took me so long to visit!! Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

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  6. This is the one that breaks my heart so often. I join you in praying this prayer.

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