5 Celebs Who Pray

In some cases, every single day
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2014 8:39 AM CDT
Australian model Miranda Kerr poses for photographers during a promotional event in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

(Newser) – Magic Johnson is turning the other cheek when it comes to LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling: "I'm a God-fearing man and I'm going to pray for him and hope things work out for him," Johnson recently said after Sterling said some less-than-kind things about him on CNN. "We just got to pray for him." The basketball star isn't alone. Here are four more celebrities who pray:

  • Supermodel Miranda Kerr recently told the Telegraph she's a Christian, and adds, "I pray every day. I meditate every day and I do yoga. I'm not religious, I'm spiritual. And praying is something my grandmother taught me as well. To pray and be grateful, have gratitude, is a big thing for me."
  • In 2010, Mark Wahlberg told the Catholic Herald that Catholicism "is the most important aspect of my life." He, too, prays daily: "The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church. ... If I can start my day out by saying my prayers and getting myself focused, then I know I'm doing the right thing. That 10 minutes helps me in every way throughout the day."

  • Beyonce may or may not pray every day, but she definitely prayed—very publicly—last week in the wake of her sister's elevator fight with Jay Z. Bey posted a prayer on Instagram asking God for "discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence."
  • In 2010, Justin Bieber tweeted, "I’m a Christian and I pray before every show and am thankful for every blessing." He also has tattoos of Jesus and praying hands on his legs.
For more religious celebrities, click for a roundup of stars who aspired to be priests or nuns.

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