Hollywood’s Big Night

Hollywood’s Big Night . . . the Red Carpet . . . and Prayer?

red-carpet-2In 2004, Mastermedia’s inaugural National Media Prayer Breakfast (NMPB) dramatically expanded the mobilization of prayer for media leaders.

As a result of this dynamic gathering in Hollywood for several years, a special, new media event was launched to expand the prayer effort made outside of Hollywood.

In 2011, a national network of churches offered concentrated prayer for Hollywood and New York media’s most powerful and influential people . . . on the same day as the 83rd Academy Awards® on Sunday, March 4th.

It seems like such a logical and natural thing for the Church to do . . . to serve the leaders of global media through prayer on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Imagine the possibilities!

What if Hollywood’s biggest night of the year was also the Church’s biggest day of prayer—for media and entertainment?

What if the millions of dollars promoting and covering all the events and telecast of “Hollywood’s Big Night” were utilized by churches to call their congregations to pray for media?

What if church youth groups, prayer chains, Sunday school classes, and congregations across the country and around the world prayed for media in one mighty unified chorus on “Hollywood’s Big Night” every year?

For us, it’s just the right thing to do.

As Mastermedia’s Media Leader Prayer Calendar states, “Our responsibility is to pray for these leaders. Theirs is to decide whether or not to allow Him to work in and through them for great, pure, and noble purposes.”

Won’t you join us in doing just that? And won’t you help mobilize your church to pray for media this year and every year . . . on “Hollywood’s Big Night”?

Watch the video below to see how Pastor Dudley Rutherford led Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, California, to pray for Hollywood during services on Academy Awards® Sunday in 2017 . . . i.e. “Hollywood’s Big Night.” Imagine if churches across the country caught the vision of Shepherd Church to pray for media every year on Hollywood’s Big Night!

The phrases Oscar®, Oscars®, Academy Award®, and Academy Awards® are all copyrighted property and registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

The phrases Oscar®, Oscars®, Academy Award®, and Academy Awards® are all copyrighted property and registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Organize a Prayer Event



Sunday, March 4, 2018!

  • Brainstorm with your pastor and church leadership on how your church can participate in praying for media on Academy Awards® Sunday each and every year.    ___________________________________________
  • Place informational inserts in the church bulletin briefly explaining the importance and power of joining with other churches nationwide to pray for media on Hollywood’s Big Night each year. ________________________________________________
  • Have a brief time of prayer for all the awards nominees and other media leaders in your worship service, Sunday school, youth group, or adult education classes.  _______________________________________________________
  • Ask your pastor to speak on how prayer can bring about spiritual rebirth in the lives of media leaders, which will result in changed media product.   __  _________________________________________________________________________________
  • Ask a prominent Christian media professional (or two) from your community to give personal testimony to the need for prayer and a spiritual awakening in media.       __________________________________________________
  • Have all church attendees in your congregation or fellowship who work in, have retired from, or who are students preparing to enter media professions to stand up or come forward in the service to receive a prayer of “commissioning” to take the light of Christ into their media worlds.  _____________________________
  • Inform church members of the opportunity to give free The Master Plan Bibles—custom-designed for media professionals—to non-Christians in media (available through Mastermedia International at info@mastermediaintl.org).     _____________    ________    ____________________        _______________________________________
  • Ask local radio and/or television stations to announce that there will be nationwide prayer for media on the Sunday of Hollywood’s Big Night as a public service announcement.    ________________________________________________________________
  • Encourage local clergy groups to be involved in the prayer effort.  ___________________________________________________
  • Ask God for other ways to promote this special day of prayer for media in other churches and in local media._   _______________   ______    ______    _______   ____    ____   ____________            _______________________    ________ _________   _________ ________________________________
  • Download the 7 Prayers for Hollywood’s Big Night card and print copies for yourself, for bulletin inserts or for church service/Sunday School prayer guides. This is the simplest, easiest way to encourage personal and corporate prayer for Hollywood’s Big Night!  _____________   _____   _______________________________________________________________
  • Order copies of the 7 Prayers for Hollywood’s Big Night card or the Media Leader Prayer Calendar as a bulletin insert, for distribution, or for pickup before and after the service.

    The calendars are 17 cents each and the cards are 10 cents each.  Postage and handling are paid for by Mastermedia International. To order, email info@mastermediaintl.org or call 1- 800-552-1248. For orders of 100 or more you are welcome to make a gift to Mastermedia online or by sending a check to Mastermedia International, 330 Sixth Street, Ste. 110, Redlands, CA  92374.  You may also call 1-800-552-1248, x10 (8am to 5pm PST, M-F) to order.  ________________________________   _______ ___ ____ ____ __________________________ ________________
  • Large orders (more than 100) must be received by January 15, 2018.


The phrases Oscar®, Oscars®, Academy Award®, and Academy Awards® are all copyrighted property and registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

How to Pray for Media . . . Every Day 

  1. Make sure you are receiving the quarterly Media Leader Prayer Calendar
  2. Got a minute to pray for media each day?  Get a daily email with two of media’s most powerful leaders (plus photos) when you sign up to pray through the Media Leader Prayer Calendar.
  3. Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN), is another strategic Hollywood prayer ministry. It is an opportunity to be involved in a movement of prayer for media individuals and projects through local chapters and one-on-one prayer partnerships.  Find out more at www.hollywoodprayernetwork.org.


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