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On Jan. 2, 2023, the world was watching Monday Night Football. Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after completing a tackle. Presumably, his heart stopped. At once, every player on the field knelt to pray for him. In the sight of a tragedy something beautiful transpired: The people were united. It didn’t matter what team you were rooting for — this became about seeking a miracle from God for this young man.

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The media were filled with reposts of what had happened. The hashtag #prayforDamar also flooded social media. An analyst for ESPN, a secular sports channel, actually prayed on live television: ESPN host leads powerful prayer for Damar Hamlin on-air.

Even my own local news reported about the power of prayer and shared a miracle in the wake of what happened. The report focused on the prayer-faith connection.

Do you see God working through the media? Here are a few praiseworthy headlines:

New Texans Head Coach: ‘Jesus Christ is Who Matters Most’. 

Eagles QB Calls John 13:7 His ‘Favorite Verse’

Super Bowl QB Gives God Glory

Can we praise God for this? Despite all the flack the mainstream media have been taking, I see small victories taking place. This is what we’ve been praying for. Years back I wrote an article about the media and how they were used in the first and second Great Awakenings: The Truth About the Media.

Men and women of God took full advantage of the resources they had back then to spread the gospel message. With all our contemporary advances in technology, just imagine what we can do today.

Will you continue to pray for the media? (And yes, that includes mainstream media as well.)

There is a generation walking around now that is only seeking information. Believers should be seekers of revelation. Information cannot accomplish what revelation can, and only revelation can bring about transformation.

Pray for light and truth in the media.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6).

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4).

American poet Allen Ginsberg once conveyed a powerful truth: “Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.”

Is this not what we are seeing today? The media wield a great influence. This was initially intended for good, but Satan is a deceiver. He always perverts God’s creation to suit his twisted agenda. The media have divided people for too long. And social media gives everyone a platform. What has happened in the process is that many are touting opinions as facts.

There are many online arguments now between the unregenerate and the Christians. The saddest part is that Christians are also attacking other Christians. Let’s do our part by continuing in prayer, using the media to glorify God, and to win the masses. Let’s pray now:

Father, we praise You for Your goodness. Your message is spreading. The world is taking notice, and we praise You for what is taking place. Whether it’s social media, secular news, or the commercials that people are watching — seeds are being planted. 

 Forgive us for when we have used our media to promote our own opinions and “theology” over Your kingdom. Help us to keep our eyes on the prize, which is Jesus Christ. 

We pray that the message of Jesus Christ would unapologetically be front and center. We pray that miracles, signs, wonders, deliverance, and salvation would be the headlines that draw the masses to you. We pray for more professional reporters who will boldly pray on air and point to Jesus as the solution to our hurting world. 

We ask that every eye that has been blinded by the god of this world might see the Lord Jesus as He truly is, not as the media say He is. Bring a fresh revelation of Your truth to those who are seeking truth. And the Lord Jesus is the only truth that is necessary. 

Let us be seekers of revelation and bring transformation. In Jesus’ name we ask these things. Amen.

What are your thoughts about what God is doing with media? Share your prayers below.

IFA contributing writer Gloria Robles is a passionate intercessor with a prophetic voice for today. For more from Gloria, go to Spotify or Anchor and listen to her podcast, Something To Share. Photo Credit: Canva.

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Rose Rocha
February 17, 2023

God, it is time for your church, Christians on fire for you to rule and reign in the Media and the rest of the seven mountains. IJN

February 17, 2023

Father I pray as the Media write about the words of what is happening and what has happened, that these written words will sink down in the deepest parts of their heart; Jesus work miracles that these words will not be removed from their consciousness and that these words will be a reminder to them daily the words of Jesus. Jesus, Jesus there is something about that Name. Penetrate their hard hardened hearts so miracles will happen. Thank you Jesus.

February 17, 2023

I do not watch football, so I did not hear this Prayer by the CNN reporter. Does anyone know if he prayed in the name of Jesus-,or if it was just a generic prayer?.. because that does matter immensely

    Roxanne Rice
    February 19, 2023

    I don’t remember whether he prayed in Jesus’ Name or not, but it was a heartfelt, genuine prayer from the brokenness of his own heart. May God bless him for his courage and vulnerability.

Karen Covell
February 16, 2023

Thank you so much for the article. I’m a producer in Hollywood and I run THE HOLLYWOOD PRAYER NETWORK (www.hollywoodprayernetwork.org). We pray for the people in Media and Entertainment. So, this means a lot to me. I’m going to post it in my next HPN Prayer Call Sheet. If you would like a copy, please email me your email address and I’ll get it to you – knowing that thousands of Christians around the world are praising God for your article! Warmly,

    Gloria Robles
    February 16, 2023

    Hi Karen,
    I will email you shortly. Thank you

    Diane D Hall
    February 16, 2023

    I am so grateful for you Karen. It is so good to know that you are praying for Hollywood and the media. God bless you all.

Cindy cunningham
February 16, 2023

Its just starting to turn to the good. We have to keep praying for peace and that the world will continue to spread the good word.

February 16, 2023

I have prayed for the main stream media since the late 1980s when I first realized that most of the “reporters” were immoral, propaganda spreading human beings who didn’t know what they were talking about. Very few fellow warriors thought there was any hope for these people. While I believe that judgement is at the door for many of them, I pray that they repent of their deceit and turn from their wicked ways before it is too late. They may still be judged here on earth for the corruption, as the German media were in the Nuremberg trials, but that is not as bad as eternal judgement.

Darlene Estlow
February 16, 2023

Father, shed your light on the media. I rebuke the lies and deception and I pray that your Holy Spirit would hover over the media outlets and bring life through Jesus to all those who put out the news. Give us righteous journalists who will report truth and abandon lies. May the Asbury revival be at the top of their reporting!

February 16, 2023

Oh my goodness I got goose bumps when I heard that.everyone was praying for the young football player you just knew that everyone stopping to pray for him was a miracle in it self!! I love it so beautiful so like our God super cool!!.

Sheila Price
February 16, 2023

Father God, we’re asking you to cause curiosity to overrule the mainstream media bias to avoid Christian content at all costs and break down the barriers so that they begin covering what You are doing in the world… even if they come with the agenda of poking fun, get them where You know each team needs to be to hear Your Gospel and to FEEL Your Love. Let Your Love overwhelm them.
In Yeshua’s Holy Name, Yes and Amen!

Sara DiPerri
February 16, 2023

Praying The Holy Spirt spreads and increases this Rival

Sara DiPerri
February 16, 2023

Praying for the Holy Spirt to spread this revival ,
Amen and Hallelujah

Susan Eddlemon
February 16, 2023

Have you seen reports of the Asbury revival on Fox news? Check out Tucker Carlson’s report and interview with the president of the Asbury student body.

February 16, 2023

Media produces mass hysteria when unbridled . Satan is the master of deceit and lies. You can believe that as it’s written in the word. Stay focused on the truth. Lift your eyes and take your questions to GOD.


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