Scripture: My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skilful writer. You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever (Ps.45:1-2). I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it (Ps.81:10).
Proclamation: The hearts and minds of all people are like streams of water in the hands of God – He will lead them where He wants. Like with Cyrus, God will make Himself known to the world even through people that are not fully committed to Him.
Prayer: Father, we pray for all writers in South Africa. Those writing for the media, magazines, radio, television, fiction and non-fiction. As they open their hearts and minds to write, that You would fill and anoint them with thoughts of grace, bringing glory to You. We pray that they will no longer be filled with the thoughts and inspiration of this world, but with words of truth and grace from Your heart.
Blessing: Heavenly Father, bless all those who write for the media in South Africa, that they will choose noble themes that will bring glory to Your Name. Bless them with a revelation of Your excellence, and bless them with salvation in Jesus Christ forever. Bless them by filling their hearts, minds and mouths with Your words.
Something practical to do today: Ask God to show you over which person or group in the media world, to pray this blessing today.