ICF - Prayer Focus

Those who work in the media


Television and Radio presenters, reporters and newsreaders. Camera and sound operators along with other technical and production staff. Religious Broadcasters and programme makers. Photographers, Graphic Designers, layout and finishing staff, journalists, press-agency staff, illustrators, cartoonists, critics and columnists. Station managers, screen writers, set makers, researchers and sports commentators. Publicists, spin doctors, PR agents and press officers. News vendors, magazine and newspaper editors, newsagents and wholesalers.

All seeing and all knowing God, we live in a world where news and information surrounds us at every turn; at the touch of a button; the flick of a switch; the click of a mouse. News reports have moved nations to bring relief to the suffering, and yet the evening bulletins can leave us dismayed and sickened, as they confront us with the worst of human behaviour.
So we pray for those who work in the media. Where they are exposed to danger, may they know Your protection; when uncovering the worst of reality, may they find strength; when seeking truth that others strive to keep hidden, may they find resolve.
Help us O God to share and receive information responsibly, that we may seek truth and not simply sensation; and not become so numbed by our 24-hour news culture, that we are unmoved by the realities behind the bulletins. Through Jesus Christ our Lord AMEN

Regular prayer for the world of work can be a significant feature in Sunday services. ICF seeks to provide a variety of resources to help those who prepare these. Prayer of this nature is important because:

  • It encourages Christians to see their working lives as part of their Christian Identity

  • It helps those involved in the world of work, particularly when their job makes it difficult to participate in church activities, to feel affirmed and valued.

  • It is a vital part of our intercessory responsibility to the community around us.

  • It communicates a faith that is relevant to real issues to those who visit our churches

Each week, we highhlight different groups of workers and encourage our members and followers to particularly pray for people who work in that sector. We also encourage local churches to include regular prayers for the world of work

As you pray, Consider what might be said in the context of thanksgiving, confession and intercession, both for the workers concerned and for those present.