The concentration of media ownership in Australia is one of the highest in the world and its power and influence can be used for either good or evil. Please pray for truth and integrity of their work and creativity in every branch of media. Please pray against against the use of obscene advertising to attract. Please pray that the ABC would give unbiased coverage in all areas.
The entertainment industry can be used to model vices such as materialism, promiscuity, substance abuse, and violence, but also can be used to model that which is good and wholesome. Interactive entertainment (computer games & virtual worlds) allows users to become part of that world and has the potential to effect the way in which consumers relate to the real world.

Please pray:

  • that God would convict the consciences of any who create, distribute, and profit from media & entertainment that is ungodly; that they might see the damage they are doing to individuals and families, turn from their shameful ways and commit to accuracy and integrity. Proverbs 28:6
  • for the spouses and families of those whose loved ones are foreign correspondents who often face dangers in covering war and terror, including kidnap, tropical diseases and even death. Pray for the safety of these journalists and camera crews, and that they would be committed to accuracy and integrity; telling both sides of the story. Please pray for their protection from traumatic stress. John 14:27. Thank God for them.
  • for the spouses and families of those whose loved ones are foreign correspondents who often face dangers in covering war and terror, including kidnap, tropical diseases and even death. Pray for the safety of these journalists and camera crews, and that they would be committed to accuracy and integrity; telling both sides of the story. Please pray for their protection from traumatic stress. John 14:27. Thank God for them.
  • for the spouses and families of reporters who report on crime & corruption. Both they and their loved one may be threatened, bullied, receive hate mail and encounter danger with this work. Pray for the safety of these journalists and camera crew and that they would be bold to confront evil and injustice with truth, understanding and compassion for human weakness. Give thanks for them.

Please pray for all married couples, especially those who create entertainment in any form:

  • That they would be accepting of each other’s short comings, work through their differences and be quick to forgive and not be too proud to accept a sincere apology. Matt 6:14.
    Forgiving a spouse doesn’t mean denying the hurt. It’s simply acknowledging that we’re all human and we all make mistakes. It also doesn’t minimise what happened. You’re not saying to your spouse, “What you did isn’t important.”
  • That all married couples would realize that they are each responsible for the quality of their relationship. Pray they would find ways to put their spouse and any dependent children first.
  • That they would not criticise each other, but honour and affirm. That family homes would be welcoming sanctuaries of peace and love. 1 Peter 2:17.
  • That they would be sensitive to each other as they openly share their feelings, dreams and needs with each other.
  • That they would each value the covenant of marriage, live their lives accordingly, not given to lust, lewdness, drunkenness or deceit, grow in their love for one another and experience true joy. These values being reflected in their work and workplace.

Pray for all fathers and mothers that the Lord would guide them as they lead their families. Pray that God would show families any areas where they have allowed unhealthy influences to come into their homes through the entertainment and media industries. Pray for wisdom and discernment for families as they seek wholesome and acceptable alternatives for themselves and their families, and explain to their children how to make wise choices in all areas. Thank the Lord that good internet filters are available, and pray that they are installed in all homes and other places where there is a vulnerability to looking at entertainment etc. which does not honour God. Proverbs 22:6.

Pray that all of the Christian church would have a greater awareness of the special needs of married couples and ensure that there is an effective ministry in place for them. ( See also ‘The Importance of Marriage’)

Pray for all who testify as to the importance of their families and their faith, that the Lord strengthens and emboldens them and grants them favour. Psalm 84:15. Thank God for them.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Phil 4:6 KJV