A reflection on advertising

Reflections for the day

Matthew 6:22-23

 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

When prayer has become secondary, or incidental, it has lost its power. Those who are conspicuously men of prayer are those who use prayer as they use food, or air, or light, or money.”  M.E. Andross


A reflection on advertising

Heavenly Father,

Thou art  Our Heavenly Father who is loving, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is compassionate, and thou loves each and every one of us. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that allows all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that allows all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, thou art the creator of thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by all of Mankind. Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou, and we exalt thou, for thou power, and for thou mightiness.

Heavenly Father, thou sent thou beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, into thou world to die for all of Mankind in order to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and in order to show all of Mankind thou way to thou. We acknowledge that during thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, revealed to all of Mankind that there is a need to focus on thou always, and not on a self.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of advertising. We are able to see in a way that is clear that much of what happens in a life that is daily is one that is directed by a thought that can be described, at times, to be a thought that is materialistic in nature. We are able to see in a way that is clear that some thoughts are ones that can be affected by what is seen, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that some thoughts are ones that can be affected by what is heard in the media.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou world today is one that has an expectation, and we acknowledge that an expectation is one that is to do with, at times, a possession that is worldly. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a difficulty for a self to do what is described as take a step back and deny a need for a possession that is worldly. We are able to see in a way that is clear that at times, a self, is in need of thou guidance. We are able to see in a way that is clear that at times, a self is led astray by another, and at times, is led astray by a thought of a possession that is worldly.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that during a time of thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that there was an occasion when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was tempted, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that at a time when thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, was tempted, was at a time when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was in the wilderness, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a temptation was one where Satan tempted thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, with thou world, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, rejected a temptation.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is daily, and we ask thou to guide a self to guard an eye, and we ask thou to guide a self to guard an ear, and we ask thou to guide a self to guard a heart, and we ask thou to guide a self to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many can reflect carefully upon a purchase, and we hope and we pray that a self can discern what is needed as opposed to what is desired, and we hope and we pray that a self can see in a way that is clear that a possession that is worldly is meaningless in thou Kingdom of Heaven. We hope and we pray that all of Mankind will see the error of a way, and we hope and we pray that a self will proffer a sorrow for an error of a way, and we hope and we pray that a self will make the changes that are necessary in a life, so that a self is able to have a life that is eternal with thou.

Heavenly Father,we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to turn to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to put aside a worry, and to put aside a concern, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to be prudent with a spending, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spake, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, who together with thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and thou Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on June 7, 2012, in advertising, being healthy, exploitation of children, media, responsibility, The sin of gluttony, The sin of greed, The sin of materialism and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. daphnewilliams

    Loving Father, I am as guilty as others of being swayed by advertisements, cheap offers etc.
    I am trying to change my ways, particularly, in the face of a world recession and determine that which is necessary as opposed to those which are luxurious extras. Amen

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