Novena for the Sanctification of Modern Media by Cathy Gilmore ( Via (2017), CC0 Public Domain[/caption] We join together for our eighth day of prayer for a renewal of virtue in American media focusing on news media creators and consumers. March 24: The feast day of St. Gabriel the Archangel, patron of messengers and communicators. Prayer for God to infuse virtue in the hearts of all those who manage and report news and all who read, listen and watch it. Heavenly Father, infuse virtue in the hearts of all those who manage and report news and all who read, listen, and watch it. Dear Blessed Mother Mary, we ask you to pray with us for God to empower the actions of all who work in the news media industry with the virtues of honesty, inspiration, kindness, courage, and perseverance. May they follow the example of Gabriel the Archangel and choose to be heralds of truth guided by God. We pray the protection of St. Michael the Archangel upon the consumers of news media, that they will be strengthened with discernment to see truth hidden behind sensationalized stories and hype.     Pray the Hail Holy Queen and the Prayer to St Michael Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen. St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. Thanks for joining us in these nine days of prayer together. (Or at least as many days as you can!) I gratefully, humbly ask you to also include Virtue Works Media with your intentions in each of these daily prayers. Let's start today and take the inspiration and strength we receive through these prayers to communicate a joyful desire to create and consume virtue in media and entertainment in our little circle of life. God is the original creative artist; working with him we can have confidence that it is possible to overcome evil with good and renew the face of the earth, from Hollywood to Silicon Valley and beyond.
Copyright 2018 Cathy Gilmore