By: Wanda Alger, IFA Field Correspondent
“Experiences in a nation form beliefs depending on who has control of the lenses.” Lance Wallnau
This statement by Lance Wallnau, Christian leadership coach and political strategist, calls believers to prayer concerning the current state of media and the attempts of many liberals to censor biblical and conservative input. He urges intercessors to recognize the critical time we are in.
“… whoever controls that lens creates the belief system that forms the decisions that people make, and out of that decision come the results. What concerns me about this is that we have about a year and a half with which to capture the courage to be able to advance the agenda that the president has been put in to accomplish.” (7M Underground website)
Wallnau stresses the importance of prayer and engagement within this next year to see the tide turn. If believers are to have a voice in this nation to influence future generations, we must rise to the challenge and speak up. We must be consistent in our intercession and willing to confront ungodly agendas and those who seek to distort the truth.
“When will we understand that this battle is coming to you—like it or not! We must stand AS ONE in the arena.…If the Left takes the midterms in 16-18 months the landscape will change over America and a democratic House will push to impeach the will of the American people. We don’t have 8 years or 4 years as some prophets say. We have less than a year and a half to organize and influence. Never has so much been at stake and the church been so asleep at the headwaters of history!” (Facebook, Lance Wallnau)
Here are some recommended prayers from Proverbs 2 Concerning Media and its Gatekeepers:
(Verses 1-5) “My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.”
-Lord, may the hearts of those reporting the news be drawn to what is true and right. May they not be satisfied with rumors and innuendo, but cry out for greater understanding. May they value and embrace what is true and good. May the fear of the Lord lead them to the knowledge of God giving greater insight and revelation into kingdom ways.
(Verses 6-11) “For the LORD gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright. He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair — every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.”
-Lord, may those who speak the truth gain greater favor in the eyes of God and man. May their voices rise above the false reporting and may they be shielded and protected from the enemy’s advances. Lord, grant them graceful speech and heaven’s ability to articulate and communicate truth that will cut through the enemy’s schemes.
(Verses 9-19) “Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men; from men whose words are perverse, who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways; who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil; whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways. It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words, who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.”
-Lord, may those who speak truth be clearly separated from those who don’t. May the lies and half-truths be exposed, displaced by words of wisdom and eternal truth that counter and nullify the deception. May the words of the deceitful fall away, bear no fruit, and be lost in obscurity.
(Verses 20-22) “Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.”
-Lord, bless the good men and women in the media mountain who have hearts for You and seek to walk in truth. May abundant favor and provision be given to the obedient and those whose walk is pure. May media outlets be transformed by Your hand to reflect honesty, objectivity, and fair coverage, so that all citizens may make wise and informed decisions. Give us boldness to confront unrighteousness and the grace to demonstrate Your heart and ways to a world that is lost.
Reprinted with permission from Intercessors for America.
Original article can be found at https://www.getamericapraying.com/blog/call-to-prayer-for-media