Pray for Miley Cyrus

Doug

It hasn’t taken very long for Miley Cyrus (a.k.a. Hannah Montana) to become a pop music icon among pre-teens across the country.  Knowing the pitfalls of many girls who have entered superstardom at such a young age, Miley promises to pursue a different path that will keep her on the straight and narrow. 

Recently, when asked by Barbara Walters what would keep her from becoming the next Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, she responded, “I feel pretty confident I won’t end up like that because I can go out there and be more of a light to them.  I think it’s my faith that keeps me grounded, especially because I’m a Christ follower for sure.”

Saying that she’s a follower of Christ is a big deal.  No doubt Christians will be watching to see if what she believes corresponds with how she lives–which is why the following news by Walt Mueller is so disheartening:

It seems that Miley Cyrus – aka Hannah Montana – has done a controversial photo shoot for the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Entertainment Tonight scooped the story, telling viewers that the fifteen-year-old Cyrus had posed topless while wrapped in what appears to be a satin bedsheet. Not only that, but there’s a photo in the mix of Cyrus posing with her father Billy Ray that just seems extremely inappropriate. . . . and even creepy.

My good friend, Lisle Drury, said something very true in response to all this.  He said, “All this should cause us to pray.”  I agree.  Let us pause not to condemn, but to pray for Miley Cyrus.  She may well be a follower of Christ, but she’s still only 15.  She’s fifteen and making millions of dollars.  And she has an Enemy who would love to bring her down along with other pop stars who have preceded her.

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4 Responses to “Pray for Miley Cyrus”

  • Carlos Griego Says:

    I have a 2 year old daughter so Hannah Montana is not quite yet on her radar although it would be a welcome change from Dora, but something to take encouragement from is Miley’s response today.

    “I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed,” the singer-actress told E! in a prepared statement. “I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”"

    Quote taken from Reuters.

    Maybe she is different than Britney or Lohan, maybe not, time will tell. At the same time we have to understand that being a Christ follower is not being perfect it comes with making mistakes and sinning,but repenting and seeking forgiveness. It comes with depending on the Cross daily, hourly, heck every second of existence.

    Let’s keep praying for her and for Britney, and Lohan!

  • Doug Says:

    Carlos, thanks for the recent quote by Miley and for your point about Christians not being perfect but continually running to the cross. I couldn’t agree more. That’s why I’m encouraging us to pray for her and not condemn her. She influences so many young people, and so I pray this recent photoshoot with Vanity Fair would be a wake-up call for her to turn away from what the world deems as “artistic” and pursue modesty and beauty according to the Scriptures.

  • ebailey2008 Says:

    I totally agree that we should pray for Miley. We are actually called to pray for everyone – Lohan, Hilton, all of those young ladies. It is true that the photos were not the most beautiful and they were not modest, but they were far from pornographic, and I think the media has created this storm of controversy. Most of us and virtually non of the children who are her fans would have even seen the photos in Vanity fair, had it not been for the media.

    As followers of Christ, we are called to not judge or condemn. I believe that she did not intend to be “overtly sexy” nor did her parents intend it. I believe it was supposed to be artistic and not seductive, but it didn’t quite turn out that way. Now that the media has tainted our view of the photos, we will almost always look at them and see them as inappropriate, but I don’t think they are as bad as they have been made out to be.

    We all make mistakes, especially teenagers, so what we need is to pray for and support her through this, rather than judge her and act as if we have never taken the proverbial “bad picture.”

    Regardless of our view on the photos, it is important to unify as Christians and to show love, tolerance and forgiveness. the world is watching.

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