Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
A Prayer For Light Upon God's Performers
There was a radiance around Him.
Ezekiel 1:27 (NAS)
His radiance is like the sunlight.
Habakkuk 3:4 (NAS)
Thank you, Father God, for hearing our prayer. We pray to You, the 'Father of lights, with Whom there is no variation or shadow of turning' (James 1:17), that each actor, model and talent for Christ is filled increasingly with the Holy Spirit of God. We ask our Father to give supernatural strength to His light within us, because it is written, 'He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire' (Matthew 3:11). Let that fire burn like a bonfire: clear, bright, and unmistakable.
We believe Jesus, 'The Light of the world,' fulfills His promise that 'He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life' (John 8:12). Lord Jesus, we seek your light not just for ourselves, but for hundreds of millions who have been blinded by the false light of media--because our 'Adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour' (1 Peter 5:8).
In theaters, in places with curtains closed, are those who sit 'In darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in misery and chains' (Psalm 107:10), misled by false witnesses and wandering stars who celebrate 'evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders' (Matthew 15:19). Yet we do not condemn them. We love them. We denounce the enemy who tricked them, and we thank Jesus 'Who gives us the victory' (1 Corinthians 15:57).
It is He who 'Brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces,' and we are His ambassadors (Psalm 107:14). We commit our lives with full hearts to bring true light to the entertainment industry. Furthermore, we believe 'The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined' (Isaiah 9:2). Hope is restored. The world is turning upside down and right side up.
Jesus said, 'As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world' (John 17:18). We are they. We are actors, models and talent for Christ. We move onward and upward. In Your Name we believe. In Your power we perform.