Justin Bieber Leads A Prayer For Japan And Paris At ‘Purpose’ Concert: Watch

Christina Lee | November 14, 2015 11:11 am
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Justin Bieber led a prayer for victims in Japan and Paris last night (November 13) during his first concert for new album Purpose.

Based on what he said on Twitter, Justin might not have caught up on the headlines by the time he took the stage in Los Angeles. (A 7.0-magnitude earthquake had struck Japan’s southwestern islands, as terrorist attacks resulted in nearly 130 dead in Paris.) Based on how some fans screamed when they saw themselves on the Jumbotron, the crowd might not have understood what had happened, either.

But Justin still closed his eyes and bowed his head as he searched for the right words to say: “Through all the pain, through all the darkness — God, you still shine your light and help us just focus on you through it all and not to be distracted. God, we just pray for the families and pray for restoration and just peace. And I know it must be so tough, I couldn’t even imagine. But God, we just thank you, and we trust you.”

The night, billed An Evening with Justin Bieber, entailed a lengthy Q&A, a brief acoustic set and the premiere of his “dance short film” Purpose the Movement, which he is posting right now. Watch the prayer below.

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