Media and the press play a vital role in our society. Undoubtedly, they give voice to the voiceless and hold the responsibility of keeping everyone informed.
From national newspapers to local radio, blogs, or TV networks, all writers and journalists have a valuable role to play. And in these dark days of press freedom in the Philippines, we call St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers and journalists, for justice and enlightenment. (Read: Why are people so keen on protecting media rights and freedom?)
Here is a short intercessory prayer to St. Francis de Sales for the Filipino press!
A Prayer for Writers and Journalists
Ah, sweet Jesus, my Lord, my Savior, and my God, behold me here prostrate before your Majesty as I pledge and consecrate this writing to your glory. By your blessing give life to its words so that the souls for whom it has been written may receive from it the sacred inspirations I desire for them, in particular that of imploring your infinite mercy in my behalf to the end that while I point out to others the way of devotion in this world I myself may not be rejected and eternally condemned in the other, but that with them I may forever sing as a canticle of triumph words that with my whole heart I utter in witness of fidelity amid the hazards of this mortal life:
LIVE, JESUS! LIVE, JESUS!
Yes, Lord Jesus, live and reign in our hearts forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer from windowstothesoul.