Make the most of Media Prayer Day

These ideas are designed to help churches make the most of Media Prayer Day. You can find supporting video files, PowerPoint, printables, etc. on our downloads page.

 

  • Sometimes we forget about how many people make up NZ’s media and the roles they play. Get interactive with your congregation and brainstorm a list of media roles  – and then pray for the people in those roles. There are vision switchers, people controlling autocue, graphic designers, digital content creators, writers, researchers… just to get you started!

 

  • Or you could just focus on one area of media, or one show, say the 6pm TV news.

 

  • Interview a Christian who works in media. Maybe someone who attends your church?

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  • How would Jesus respond to the top three news items of this weekend’s newspapers?

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  • What would be Jesus’ response to BLM (Black Lives Matter)?

 

  • If Christians controlled the media, would they allow freedom of speech? What would be other implications?

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  • If you worked for a major NZ advertising firm, and you had a million-dollar budget, how would you communicate the “Christian message” as an advertising campaign? And what media would you use?

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  • Which actors/musicians/TV personalities do you think are the top three influencers of teenagers today? What are their messages? How do you respond to those messages?

 

  • What channels are your young people on? YouTube, TikTok, Instagram? How can you teach them to be wise and discerning about their media consumption? 

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  • How might the Apostle Paul use the media if he was on TV/Radio today? What lessons would he teach us about communicating the Gospel that we could employ today?

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  • We, as media consumers, are largely responsible for the stories we hear and see since we are clicking on what is known as ‘click bait’ headlines, which gravitate more to bad and sensational news than good news. Why are we attracted to these types of stories?

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  • If Jesus were born today, would the media celebrate him, or crucify him? Why?

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