Justin Bieber Leads Concertgoers In Prayer In Light Of Paris Attacks, Japan Earthquake
In light of the harrowing terrorist attacks on Paris last night, as well as the massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan's southern islands yesterday, Justin Bieber led a group prayer at his Los Angeles Staples Center concert Friday night.
Taking to the stage at his An Evening With Justin Bieber event—which included a Q&A session, acoustic set, and the official premiere of his short film, Purpose: The Movement, all in promotion of the artist's brand new Purpose album—Justin looked somber and quiet, taking a moment to reflect on the horrors of the evening's events in the middle of what was meant to be a celebration of music and moving forward.
"This entire project is about people finding purpose, even in the midst of pain," one of Justin's team members, his pastor Judah Smith, tells the crowd in the clip below, before Justin offers a thoughtful, poignant prayer for the victims.
“God, we just thank you so much," Justin begins quietly, continuing, "Through all the pain, through all the darkness—God, you still shine your light and help us to just focus on you through it all and not to be distracted. God, we just pray for the families and pray for restoration and just peace. And I know it must be so tough, I couldn’t even imagine. But God, we just thank you, and we trust you, even though it's hard and hard for the families, we just trust you. Amen.”
Billboard reports that Justin's upcoming events will move forward as planned.
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