Monday, February 15, 2010
To Change the World Campaign though Five Core Principles Part 7
I think it is safe to say that prayer is the game changer.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6
Never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16
I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. Matthew 18:19
You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.” Matthew 21:22
Matthew 21:22 says that you can pray for anything. That includes Hollywood, which brings us to our fourth principle.
Principle Four – Prayer is the foundation of the Christian faith. Without prayer, nothing is possible. Christianity currently faces a media crisis. Therefore, we must pray for both Christians and nonbelievers working in Hollywood and the broader entertainment industry as well as all other media fields. We must pray for God’s Kingdom to become a reality in the entertainment industry.
Of all of the five principles, prayer or the fourth principle is the most important. So why didn’t I make prayer the first principle? Because we won’t pray for Hollywood unless we understand why we need to. First, Unless we accept the first principle that we are currently in a media crisis and must be part of the solution, we will not pray for Hollywood. Second, if we won’t take the time to become media literate and understand the power and influence of media, we won’t pray for Hollywood. Third, if we are not willing to accept Hollywood as a valid mission field and recognize it as the world’s most influential mission field, we won’t pray for Hollywood.