Justin Bieber prays over his followers within the new gospel EP
Justin Bieber shared a picture of himself wearing a "Jesus Rose from the Dead" hoodie on Easter Sunday.(Photo: Instagram / Justin Bieber)
Pop star and Christian Justin Bieber released his first gospel EP on Easter weekend.
Freedom was set free on Easter Sunday, the holiest day on the Christian calendar when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
The six-track release follows the recent release of his secular album Justice and includes collaborations with Beam, Brandon Love, Chandler Moore, Sweat $, Tori Kelly and Lauren Walters.
There is a lot of searching for souls while he talks about "learning humility" and taking responsibility for his actions.
He also points to his troubled past, including breaking the law in 2014 after he was accused of ransacking his neighbor's home.
Some of the songs may not be to everyone's taste as he occasionally uses bad language, as in "We're In This Together" when he sings, "All of this to say that I'm grateful that I'm not who who I am. And I'm grateful that God was with me when he met the fan. "
In the same song he prays over all his fans: "I pray for every single person who hears this song right now. I pray for peace. I pray for joy. I pray for trust. I pray for confirmation.
"Thank you for the person who is hearing this. I pray that you will bless them. Bless their spirits, their finances, bless their families, bless their sons, bless their daughters, bless their mothers, bless them their fathers, bless your grandparents.
"God, I'm just praying for an overwhelming sense of your presence in their home, an overwhelming sense of your peace that says everything will be all right. In the name of Jesus."
The album features his best friend, Pastor Judah Smith, the leader of ChurcHome, asking, "Who is this Jesus?" and says to the audience: "There is no one like Jesus."
The final track, "Afraid to Say", is a request from Bieber to his fans to see their worth in God's eyes for all their shortcomings.
"God never writes us off, even in our darkest days. Even when we least deserve it. Even if we do this stupid thing, we wish we wouldn't," he says.
"God never writes us off. He is with us in our pain. He is with us in a fight. He is with us in our bad decisions. He is with us all the time. He never writes us off."