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Thoughts About Britney Spears

What do you think when you read about the very public downward spiral of Britney Spears? What thoughts do you have when you see her drunken tirades, over-exposed body parts, trips in and out of rehab? And today, when you read she allegedly tried to hang herself, what are you thinking?

Here are my thoughts...

  • Where are the people in her life that will lift her up rather than pull her down?
  • Why isn't there anyone around her that will tell her how much she matters, how precious her life is?
  • How does a daddy watch this happen to his little girl?
  • Is her life so public that it is impossible for her to get real help?

My prayer: Oh God, bring someone into Britney's life that will speak truth into her; someone that will love her for who she is, not for what she has or how she looks; someone who will lift her up toward you; someone who will give her hope and purpose for living. I pray this not so that Christians' around the world can claim her as their most recent poster-child (oh God, please no), but so that she will understand how precious she is to You and how her life matters.