Justin Bieber leans on religion during coronavirus isolation, bonds with fans over church service livestream
As many fans would likely know, Justin Bieber has been putting aside his busy schedule with his 'Seasons' documentary on YouTube and all the attention surrounding his new album 'Changes' to pursue more spiritual outlets in the name of his Christian faith. According to the 26-year-old Grammy-winning artist's social media this weekend, he is keeping up with visiting his church remotely while still recording in isolation at home.
Bieber revealed a teaser on Instagram on Sunday, March 22 with the caption, "Making some music in isolation", while in another post he welcomed fans to join him in taking part in a live-streaming church service which was held at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon, according to Billboard.
Ahead of the service, Justin Bieber wrote "By no means do you need to believe in what I believe but know your loved and more than welcome to join me as I watch church today!" Just before the service began he said, "I'm just gonna kind of sit back and let you do your thing".
When the service was over, he thanked viewers for watching with him and said: "Hope you guys enjoyed that as much as I did ... If you guys watched that and you don't believe in the story of Jesus or whatever it may be, super OK. Everyone's on their own journey, their own faith journey." Bieber explained, "I just feel like in this time that the story of Jesus really resonates to me".
The musician seems to have taken his time during islolation as atime for spiritual regeneration.
On Thursday last week, the 26-year-old singer hosted an Instagram Live when he decided to close out the session by praying with his fans.
"I was going to say a quick prayer, and if you guys agree with me, cool,” he said. “If you don’t, it’s also cool, you don’t have to believe anything I believe, we have far more in common than we don’t.”
“We’re all people who are in this together and we’re all just trying to figure this whole thing out. I’m going to say a prayer for the world, and, again, this doesn’t make me any better because I’m praying, I just think prayer makes people come together."
"God, we thank you so much for this day. I thank you so much that you have everything in control. You know the beginning from the end and you're not surprised by this whole thing that's happening," he said in the opening of his prayer.
"God, we know that these things don’t come from you, that these things are unexplainable, but God, we trust you in these times, and we just ask God that you would make this go away as soon as possible, God.
"We just thank you so much for who you are and we just ask that you would give us more answers. In your name, we pray. Amen," Bieber concluded.
Watch Justin Bieber tease fans with some more recording here.