A reflection on the media

Reflections for the day

1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

1 Corinthians 6:18

 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Luke 17:2

 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.

“A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men.”  Leonard Ravenhill




A reflection on the media

Heavenly Father,

We are able to see that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, welcomed thou children, and that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, taught Man to love and respect thou children. We are able to see that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, taught Man to treat thou children in a way that is fitting.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time that we are able to see that many of thou children are able to access the internet and use websites that can be described as ones that are inappropriate. We are able to see that many of our children are influenced by what they view on the internet and in the media. We are able to see that the influences thou children are faced with relate to attitudes of sex, relate to attitudes towards relationships, and relate to attitudes towards body image. We are able to see that it is necessary for thou children to be safeguarded against many of these influences.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that thou children can be safeguarded against an inappropriate use of the internet, we hope and we pray that thou children can be safeguarded against an inappropriate access to television, and we hope and we pray that thou children can be safeguarded  against an inappropriate access to DVDs and multi-media games.

Heavenly Father, there are many of us who are unable to come to terms with what we see on the internet and there are many of us who are unable to come to terms with what we see on the television. We hope and we  pray that providers of the internet and we hope and we pray that providers of television, are able to provide a solution to this at source.

Heavenly Father, thou art almighty, thou art most powerful and thou art the creator of all things known and unknown to Man. We hope and we pray that we can draw closer to thou in all aspects of our lives, and we ask that thou can guide us in our daily life always.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thou all that has been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within us, who dwells amongst us and who advocates for us, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

You are invited to respond either by way of a comment or a prayer. Any prayers will be posted.

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Posted on April 19, 2012, in exploitation of children, media, The ministry of Jesus and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. daphnewilliams

    It is a sad state of our times that issues about divorce, illicit sex and news of such are regular items before the so-called watershed. Magazines designed for teenagers appear to encourage clothing which are, to them, inviting sexual relationships. Even our schools seem unable to help parents quell these attitudes. I pray that a change in attitudes will help to promote a more sensible approach to these problems.

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