Justin Bieber Shares Guided Prayer With Instagram Followers
By Allyson Vannatta, Contributing Writer
Pop superstar and Christian Justin Bieber took to Instagram Wednesday to encourage his followers to take part in a “guided prayer.”
Churchome Pastor Judah Smith leads the prayer in the video.
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The prayer begins with 2 Corinthians 4:17:
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
Smith takes a moment to talk about the verse some before diving into prayer.
“This pain we are experiencing on this planet, that touches us all will not last forever. That we will go to forever some day and forever will be filled with the love of our heavenly father. Our God and our Creator.”
The prayer starts by thanking God that forever will be our home someday and that our pain is temporary. Smith reminds the listener that God is actively in our everyday lives.
Next, the video transitions to a part called “surrender.” The listener is encouraged to take a few deep breaths and be still.
“Take in a few moments to express stillness. Stillness that allows us to remind ourselves that we are trusting God and not ourselves.”
“Let’s start saying I trust you God in the middle of my pain. I ask you God to help me endure, to help me be strong. I ask for strength and I declare that you will not leave me. I declare you have helped me and you will help me again.”
In the final section of the prayer the listener is encouraged to ask God to see past their pain.
The video was posted 14 hours ago, and already has 1.4 million views. The comment section of the post is full of encouraging messages for Bieber and many followers who are thanking him for posting the prayer.
Actor Chris Pratt even commented, “I love this. Thank you so much what an amazing way to use this platform. Way to go JB way to go Judah. Best 6 minutes of my day.”