For the Good Use of the
While we give thanks to God for the marvelous means of communication given to humankind for the service of truth, let us ask him to give everyone the possibility of knowing the truth for the proper shaping of their lives.
May priests and bishops of the Church recognize and use the media of social communication to illuminate
the events of life with the message of the Good News entrusted to them by God for our salvation, let us
pray to the Lord.
May all countries be guaranteed the possibility of freely making the truth known through the
communications media in the interest of human development and for peace among people, let us pray to the
May all who and direct the modern means of communication have the courage to prefer the service of truth
to which all have a right, rather than their own personal views or interests, so that the divine plan of
salvation may be realized, let us pray to the Lord.
May professionals in the communications media — journalists, producers, technicians — aware of their
responsibility, work objectively and unselfishly for the good of society and for the spiritual role of
the Church, let us pray to the Lord.
May all people of our times—especially the young—distinguish between what is true and useful from what is
bad and immoral, for themselves and others, let us pray to the Lord.
O Jesus, the Father has sent you as the "light of nations." To you we pray: enlighten us with your Spirit, so that the truth that good media brings us will free us from evil and help us to follow you, who are "the Way, the Truth and the Life." Amen.
Queen of Apostles Prayerbook, compiled by the Daughters of St. Paul, St. Paul Books and Media, Second edition, 1991, Copyright © 1991 by the Daughters of St. Paul.