Morality in Media (MIM) recently announced the day of prayer, urging Christians across the nation to join thousands of others to stand in the gap on behalf of those that struggle with or are affected by porn.
“The war on pornography can only be won with the blessing of almighty God, and we humbly join together to seek that blessing,” said MIM President Patrick Trueman. “This day is set aside to help those who are struggling with pornography addictions as well as their families, and to inspire and encourage those involved in this fight.”
The organization has listed a number of prayer points on its event page, including that those who are struggling with porn use will receive help, that the spouses of those who view porn will find strength, that children will be protected from exposure, and that those who have been exploited and abused due to porn will find support and comfort.
Alliance Defense Fund, American Family Association, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America and Movieguide are among the groups who are backing the effort.
“Pornography is inherently dehumanizing, sexually exploitive, and an affront to God,” MIM states. “Not only does it lead to addiction and the breakdown of families, but porn is also strongly tied to violence against women, sex trafficking, and child abuse.”
The organization noted that a recent study concluded that pornography in the workplace is a problem at many businesses across the nation. A ThreatTrack survey outlined that 40 percent of malware found on the computers of business executives is caused by their frequenting of pornographic websites.
“Companies are paying for their employees to watch porn and contribute to the sexual exploitation of women,” commented MIM’s Dawn Hawkins. “Not only does pornography inherently dehumanize women, but it creates a higher demand for trafficked and prostituted women.”
Some search engines are stepping up their efforts to block pornography on the web, most significantly material that exploits children or encourages child abuse, but the organization notes that many magazines and television programs also expose viewers to porn. MIM’s 2013 Dirty Dozen list marks Cosmopolitan Magazine among the nation’s top facilitators of pornography.
The organization asks Christians around the world to join them in this prayer effort as they fight against addiction, exploitation, sexual violence against women and other forms of abuse that stem from looking at porn.