Here at the Hook of Faith, our mission is about communication - communicating the Good News of the Gospel for all humanity. For this we rely on the guidance and light of the Holy Spirit to guide our work, our words and to anoint the minds and hearts of those who hear our words, see our images and are moved, even if a little closer to a deeper faith in Christ.
Here are some prayers that we could use to help us all communicate better and more effectively as God's family of the Church who have a message to share.
Prayers of the Faithful relating to Communications
For the Church throughout the world: For Pope Francis, Church leaders and Christians everywhere. May they communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ with courage and conviction. Lord, hear us.
For all involved in the work of communications and media especially during this pandemic: that their work may serve the cause of truth and justice and bring real benefits to all. Lord, hear us.
For a desire to be faithful witness to the Gospel: That people everywhere may hear God’s good news for the world. Lord, hear us.
Prayers for Communications and Media
Prayer for Communicators
Lord, let the good news of your marvellous deeds fall on every ear, and let all tongues rejoice in your wisdom, your compassion, your faithfulness, and your love. Make me bold and let me share your Word with those you desire to reach. As my heart overflows with your love, speak through me. Let me proclaim your glory and your majesty, and tell of the kindness you have shown your people. This I ask, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Communications Prayer for those working in Diocesan and Parish Communications
Holy Spirit, you blessed the first disciples with the power to spread God’s love throughout the world.
Give me a new power to proclaim your word through my own unique gifts and through the channels of clear communications.
Make me wiling to receive that word as it enters my daily life.
Bless all who use their talents in the field of communications.
Guide those who send out the message and those who receive it, so that all people may come to know your truth and be renewed by your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
Prayer of Saint Francis de Sales
Be at Peace Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; rather look to them with full hope as they arise. God, whose very own you are, will deliver you from out of them. He has kept you hitherto, and He will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in his arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and everyday. He will either shield you from suffering, or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.
St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) Patron of Journalists, Writers, Editors and the Catholic Press.
Prayer for Journalists
Almighty God, strengthen and direct, we pray, the will of all whose work it is to write what many read, and to speak where many listen. May we be bold to confront evil and injustice: understanding and compassionate of human weakness; rejecting alike the half-truth which deceives, and the slanted word which corrupts. May the power which is ours, for good or ill, always be used with honesty and courage, with respect and integrity, so that, when all here has been written, said and done, we may, unashamed, meet Thee face to face, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Social Media Prayer by Meredith Gould
Christ has no online presence but yours No blog, no Facebook page but yours,
Yours are the tweets through which love touches the world, Yours are the posts through which the Gospel is shared,
Yours are the updates through which hope is revealed.
Christ has no online presence but yours, No blog, no Facebook page but yours.