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Christians Called to Pray for Hollywood

On Project Inspired, we often ask you to pray for people in Hollywood. Whether it’s for married celebrities struggling in an environment that lacks Christian family values or individual stars challenged with the pressure to be perfect, we have asked for prayer.

TheCRY Hollywood, a cumulative prayer movement, takes this request much further. This March, TheCRY Hollywood will gather together with thousands of people, including artists and worship leaders, to pray and fast at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California. Their goal is to bless Hollywood so that it produces more positive media.

There is power in our prayers. There is power in our praise. There is power in our blessing (Faytene Grasseschi, Director, Thecryhollywood.com).

The group feels that the media and Hollywood play such a huge role in peoples’ lives and that people are influenced and impacted by what they watch on a daily basis. However, because it’s mostly negative media, people are constantly exposed to a high volume of violence, sex, and other explicit material.

But that can be turned around if we pray for the opposite. If we pray for movies and television shows that reflect Christian values and positive messages, such as the movie Courageous, people will be impacted in a positive way.

Following is a clip featuring Ted Baehr from movieguide.com. In it he explains why TheCRY Hollywood movement is so important and how we can all make a difference, even as individuals.


In North America today the average person spends less than 28 hours a year in church but 6 hours a day saturated in media. That is 2190 hours. That is 28 to 2190 (Thecryhollywood.com).

TheCRY Hollywood will be followed by a two-day special revival conference at which Patricia King, senior pastor Shawn Bolz, and other Christian leaders will speak.

We believe God’s eye is on entertainment media and He desires to move through it powerfully to speak of His love, power and redemption to a generation” (Faytene Grasseschi, Director, Thecryhollywood.com).

What do you think about TheCRY Hollywood? Do you agree that if Hollywood focuses more on media with Christian values, people as a whole will be impacted positively?

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by mc1207 on May 28, 2012 at 12:34

    This is really awesome!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by dubl duf on February 18, 2012 at 08:14

    I think it is a great idea and a great way to get our christian views out there. I really think this could make a difference. But I also think we can affect the people around us by making good choices in what we watch and subject ourselves to. Everyone can make a difference!

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by beautifulsmiler02 on February 18, 2012 at 01:33

    I do think people will be impacted. Whether the impact is positive or negative, I don’t know. It all depends on how people take in the new messages. And it may highly impact Hollywood. Anyway, you can’t expect more people to turn to Christ… They may attempt to, just to be like the stars in Hollywood, but you can’t expect them to be in it for God, or for themselves..they may turn to Christianity just to be popular or something like that.

  4. Jesusrockz1122

    Posted by Jesusrockz1122 on February 17, 2012 at 19:11

    I LOVE these types of things..Wish I can be there PERSONALLY, but, CAN’T I WILL be praying at home for this!!

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by crazydaisy98 on February 14, 2012 at 20:53

    I think that people will definitely be impacted. Maybe if more media focused on Christian values, people would start to think about their relationship with Him (whether that be a good one or no relationship at all). So many people, both adults AND children/teens, are completely absorbed in the media. I am guilty of that. If more positive messages were sent out, things might start changing in the world!!! All we can do is pray, pray, pray!!! 🙂

  6. Paris

    Posted by Paris on February 14, 2012 at 18:41

    I do believe that he will answer our prayers. Prayer is the answer to ALL THINGS.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kathrie on February 14, 2012 at 13:10

    YESS!!!! Except… I’m not sure how non-Christians would feel about this… fusturated? Muslims? We do have A LOT of different people here…. BUT I LOVE IT!!! I WANNA GO!!!

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by GodsGirlAlways on February 14, 2012 at 12:58

    I can’t make it to hollywood, but I definately plan on praying! 🙂

  9. trumpetchick

    Posted by trumpetchick on February 14, 2012 at 06:31

    Speaking of Courageous… I watched it a few weeks ago and it made me cry so hard. When I cry while watching a movie, I try to keep it quiet so I don’t disturb anyone, but I just couldn’t this time. Will pray!