God demonstrated the ultimate creativity when He created the Heavens and the Earth and all that is within it.
The creatives who make up the arts, entertainment and media sphere need our prayers to honor the God-given creative gifts and steward them to bless our culture.
WHY to pray
As people populated the Earth, God poured creative talents into people for different works that would benefit them and glorify the Lord. Today, people with these creative gifts make up the Arts, Entertainment, and Media spheres. The average American consumes an astounding amount of media each day: entertainment television, digital games, social media, news, and music. These influences shape the things we think about, the words we say, and the way we see others and treat them. It takes prayer to discern what media influences will keep the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts acceptable and pleasing to God. (Psalm 19:14)
The people who make tv shows, report the news, and perform in shows need our prayers. They are filled with God-given talents and abilities and need the Lord to guide them in using their gifts to glorify Him. Some need to experience salvation, while others need a faith community to surround them with support. Thousands of Christians who work in arts and entertainment are fighting to infuse life-giving and uplifting content in our culture while Christians in the media sphere work hard to honor the God of Truth through truthful news reporting.
Arts, Entertainment and Media needs our prayers!
HOW to pray
Pray the Father’s heart. To do this, seek scripture for the heart of the Creator who is the source of all creativity and who knows what our hearts and minds need in the entertainment we consume. Meditating on scripture before beginning prayer puts our hearts into a position of submission to the will of God. These verses are good starting places to see God’s design and purpose for Arts, Entertainment and Media:
“He has filled them with skill to do all the work of a gem cutter; a designer; an embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine linen; and a weaver. They can do every kind of craft and design artistic designs.” – Exodus 35:35
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” -Philippians 4:8 ESV
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15 NASB
WHAT to pray
Lord, encourage the believers who are called to use their creative gifts to glorify You and cultivate a culture of concern for one another
Teach us to use the news as prayer prompts and ideas for how to serve our local community
Pour out wisdom for people who bring funding to entertainment media to fund things that are wholesome and speak the truth of God
Send creativity for artists to create thought-provoking works of art and entertainment that point towards Your redemptive plan for humanity
fill the hearts of artists who can fill stadiums with adoring fans but still feel alone—You are the only one who can make them whole
Guide news professionals to seek truth and gather evidence, to present the issues of the day clearly and honestly
Strengthen the Christians in these spheres to boldly stand for Biblical truth in the writer’s rooms, board meetings and creative processes