Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Praying for Celebs
Because of the way America views movie stars, music stars, reality TV stars, we often forget that they are REAL PEOPLE. Seriously. They're JUST like us, right? They were created by the same God. They were babies, and then kids, and then teenagers, and then adults....JUST like us. They laugh. They cry. They struggle. They have jobs. They joke around with their friends. They love their mommies. The only difference is that they are cut off from the rest of the world. They live and work in this place that is NOT real. Their world is the epitome of a "fallen" place. I get the impression that it is just completely NOT the "it" thing to be a Christian.
I'm constantly reading about celebs who are going through SUPER stormy weather in their lives. They talk about searching for peace, happiness, and satisfaction in SO many different places. They look for comfort when they lose loved ones, when they experience failure, and when their hearts are broken. The problem is that they continue to look in all the wrong places. It seems that there is an insanely small Christian influence in Hollywood.
Isn't this all the MORE reason to pray for these people? We're talking about some of the most influential people IN.THE.WORLD. We should pray for their sake. We should pray for our sake. We should pray for our children's sake. We should pray for the sake of God's Kingdom.
When we struggle, what do we ask for? PRAYER. If these people can't ask those around them to pray for them, why don't we just step in and do it for them? They shouldn't have to ask. Instead of just chatting about how sad it is that Katie Holmes married a scientologist or how pathetic it is that Britney couldn't even take care of herself-much less her children...why don't we lift them up in prayer and ask God to surround them with people who love them with the love of Christ? Ask God to break their hearts and piece them back together with the Holy Spirit? Ask Him to put people in their lives who will encourage them and spur them toward Him? If it was your friend struggling, instead of someone famous, that would be your first reaction wouldn't it?
Anyway...that's my soapbox for now. When Britney had her huge crash&burn a few years ago, God put this on my heart and it has been with me ever since. I'm not claiming to be an amazingly dedicated prayer intercessor, but I hope to be! There is SO much work God can do in Hollywood. And then SO many people He can reach THROUGH Hollywood! :)
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