The Sphere of Arts has the potential to touch lives in a powerful way and can be, and often is, used to communicate the gospel message. Drama, dance, story, music and visual image can be expressions both of the reality of our brokenness, and of the hope that is centred in the gospel that all things will be made new. In the world of mission, the arts are an untapped resource. It is an important means for believers to engage with society, whether through the performing arts, visual arts or other creative arts.
Thank God for the many singers and musicians who have used their gift to encourage people and for those who have made their music resources available at no cost during the challenges that have faced the world this year. Pray that they would humbly model purity and chastity and not yield to any temptations that may come their way.(1 Cor 10:13)
Pray for wisdom and discernment for those who use public monies to support the arts, and for that which is displayed in the public arena.
Pray that all artists who are in a traditional marriage would reflect accurately in their art, the beauty and challenges of married life in a way that honours their spouse. Pray that they would remain faithful to their spouse and be a good role model to their family.
Pray that as artists use their art to reflect truth and the good, the ill, the strengths and the weaknesses of the human spirit, they will remember that all people are of value. That they would have compassion on the human condition, and ensure that they do not let their art influence their spouse, if married, or family for harm.
Pray that artists would not become bitter as they reflect life’s struggles in their art, but they would be forgiving and reflect this heart of forgiveness towards their spouse, if married, and family. (Col 3:13)
Pray for poets and writers that they would use their gifts from God in a manner which honours God’s Word and His design, especially relating to family life and marriage.
Pray for spouses and families of artists, that they would be patient and understanding with them especially when they are immersed in their work. That speech between them would always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that they might know how they ought to answer each person. (Col4:6)
Pray that Christian artists would know that their gift is from God and that God will supply all the needs of them and their family as they learn to rely on and trust in Him and thank Him. (Prv 3:5)(Thes 5:18). Thank God for them.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Phil 4:6 KJV
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”—
I Corinthians 13: 4-8
He (Jesus) answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?