Justin Bieber is continuing to put his best foot
forward as someone of influence that claims to rep
“Christianity.” During a live appearance at the
Purpose album’s listening party Q&A, the singer
prayed in front of the crowd of thousands and
explained how God guides him through his career.
The LA event at the Staples Center on Friday
November 13 was called “An Evening with Justin
Bieber,” and for fans of his both in the arena and
watching on live stream, they got a little taste of the
As he was announced to the stage to a raucous
ovation, the super cool and confident Bieber yelled
out, “What’s up L.A.!” as he addressed all sides of
Judah Smith, Bieber’s pastor, then took the
microphone and said, “It’s important for Justin to
make an announcement about the senseless acts
that happened in Paris and of course the tragedy in
However, before the singer could even respond,
the pastor who came along with him explained
Bieber’s heart behind the new record.
“Justin’s heart on this whole project is to bring
people purpose in the midst of pain so we don’t
want to go any further tonight without taking a
moment to pray and acknowledge that there is a lot
of people in our world that are in a lot of pain,” the
pastor said as the crowd began to applaud.
The previously animated and hyped up Bieber
humbled himself before God as his voice barely
broke a somber whisper.
“God we just come to You right now and thank You
so much for Your grace and Your peace God.
Though there’s these things that are happening
that are sometimes out of our control, we trust You
and we lean on You during this time,” he prayed.
“We just pray for Your peace and we need to put our trust in You God, in Your name we pray amen.”
The crowd erupted spontaneously with an amen,
“You guys didn’t know you were coming to church
did ya?” said the host.
He then sat down for a Q&A about his new record
where he spoke about it being the “biggest” and
hoping for the best debut of “all time,” but none of
that plays any relevance to what he spoke of next.
The question is cut off in the video but Bieber’s
response is, “I think my relationship with God has
definitely grown over the past couple of years. I
think what that does for me is it gives me some sort
of security and it gives me an anchor, something to
hold onto so I’m not just doing this myself. If we have to do this on our own it’s going to be way too
tough having someone to count on is way special.”
Despite dropping 13 music videos and launching
his album on November 13, he still took the time to
share the impact these tragedies had on his life.
“Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas
that we lost in the tragedy. He was a part of the
team for years and I wish I would’ve had more time
to thank him. Make sure to appreciate people while
you have them. Thanks Thomas for everything you
did for me. You are appreciated and missed. Thoughts and prayers are with his family & friends
#PrayForParis” he posted on Facebook.