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On Sunday 17th May people across the country will pray for the media. The initiative is a project of the Church and Media Network – which aims to build bridges between the media and the Christian community.

This year we are especially focused on praying for media professionals working in dangerous circumstances in the Middle East and other conflict zones. The recent murders of reporters, camera people and others highlights just how dangerous that can be. We also want to remember the countless important jobs which done here at home, often unnoticed and not well-paid, secure or with an on-screen role.

New prayers for 2015 have been commissioned from Steve Clifford – General Director of the Evangelical Alliance, Revd Kenneth Howcroft & Mrs Gill Dascombe – President and Vice President of the Methodist Conference, Revd Dr Karin Achtelstetter – General Secretary of the World Association for Christian Communication, Bishop Ephraim Tendero, General Secretary of the World Evangelical Alliance and Mark Meynell – Writer, Speaker and Ministry Trainer.

Prayer requests can be uploaded to the Day of Prayer site, and that site also contains further resources –

We’re asking churches, individuals and other Christian groups to pray specifically this Sunday, 17th May for the Media – it’s as simple as that!

Interviews with Church and Media Network Chair Steve Cox available on request and further information from Andy Walton, Church and Media Network trustee on

Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.

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