Chuck Colson's Breakpoint column and Dr. James Emery White's blog recently provided us with thoughtful, sobering reflections about MTV's 25-year influence on young people. If you plan to watch the channel's Video Music Awards (Thursday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m. EST), won't you consider joining me in praying through the show? As I wrote when we prayed the Oscars, judgment and fear may seem like appropriate reactions for those of us who parent teens, but we're called to pray for influential people in the entertainment industry. I'm going to keep a Philippians 4:8 list of "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy" throughout the course of the show, and pray like mad for winners and losers alike, as well as for the young people who adore them. Won't you join me?