Blogging sure gets me involved in unusual pursuits for an 87-year-old greatgranny! I’ve just read most of Wikipedia’s recap of Justin Bieber’s amazing catapult to fame. Just about everyone knows that 17-year-old Justin is a singing sensation among teens and tweens. Born in Canada, Justin not only sings, but also plays the keyboard, piano, guitar, drums and even the trumpet. Even more amazingly, he is self-taught – a truly inborn talent.

He was discovered on YouTube by his manager, Scooter Braun

His music video of “Baby” is currently ranked as the most viewed, most discussed, and most disliked YouTube video

There is more info in Wikipedia on Justin than anyone other than a true Belieber would want to know –

While there may be “stage mothers” who are praying to God for their children to be a media success, Pattie [Justin’s mother]and Justin never prayed for that. In fact, they tried to go slow as success began to come and have concluded that Justin’s singing career is God’s will and the plan for him.

Patti says, “I want people to pray for him – and for me. I’m his ‘covering.’ He’s my son and a minor. I’m held accountable by God and by the law to protect him, which includes covering him spiritually, because there are spiritual laws.”

She goes on to say, “Justin has a strong faith but he’s young and hasn’t come completely into himself yet. He has free will like the rest of us and will ultimately make his own choices. But what I can do is continue to pray and surround him with strong Christian and moral influences.”

Justin blesses the crowds at the conclusion of his concerts by exclaiming, “Jesus loves you!” He often prays for his fans and would like his fans to pray for him.

Justin and his mother ask for prayers. All that fame and adulation can be hard for a “little boy” to handle. Let’s help his mother cover him and lift him up in prayer that he may bring joy to her heart and be an inspiration to his followers.