A couple weeks ago, immediately after hearing of Anna Nicole Smith’s death, I read a thoughtful post by Baldilocks in which she writes about someone who said that after hearing the sad news of her death, they wished they had prayed for Anna Nicole.  One could see her world spiraling out of control.  The loss of her son immediately after the birth of her daughter, all the people clamoring for a piece of her celebrity and money.  Was there anyone who loved her for herself and not for what they could get from her?

The recent news about Britney Spears – her panty-less flashing of press cameras, shaving her head, hard partying with friends, questionable parenting skills, and rapid-fire in and out of rehab – have left me feeling the same way about Britney.  She appears to be out of control, and it looks like nothing short of something drastic will bring her back to common sense.  She’s just a kid – thrust into a 24/7 spotlight of attention.  I sure hope she finds her way back to integrity, humility and care for her children.

Maybe we all should be praying for her – before, God forbid, she ends up like ANS.

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4 Responses to “Britney Spears reminds me of Anna Nicole Smith – and I wish I had prayed for her”

  1. Nick Kasoff - The Thug Report Says:

    The 24×7 spotlight isn’t something they are thrust into, it is something they sought. Indeed, much of their foolish behavior is a means of attracting the spotlight.

    But remember that there many thousands of other people, who are suffering from many of the same problems as ANS and BS – addiction, personality disorders, reckless and destructive behaviors – without the safety net provided by unlimited money, lawyers, rehab, bodyguards, drivers, and anything else their little heart desires. Personally, I think the poor woman who works in a factory, lives in a mobile home, raises her kids without a man because he left her, and never knows where the money will come from for the next bag of groceries, is just as needing, and more deserving, of our prayers. Because she’ll never be on television, we don’t know her name. But believe me, she’s out there.

    Nick Kasoff
    The Thug Report

    TMS: The great thing is that we can pray for Brittney AND for the people whose names we don’t know who are leading desperate lives. There’s no restriction on how many people we can pray for. For what it’s worth, I don’t think Brittney sought the kind of 24/7 intrusive press coverage she has now. But whether or not she sought it, she is in trouble – and worthy of our prayers.

  2. Robert Says:

    Frankly, she was a cheap, drug addicted whore who did her kid a favor by dying.

    TMS: As a teacher, I’ve been around motherless children enough to know that NO child feels the mother did them a favor by leaving or dying. Look at ANS own mother – no wonder she ended up the way she did. The fact that she took drugs and had no apparent morals does not lessen the tragedy of her life and death.

  3. Joan Says:

    Of course, we can’t pray for everybody, but every human being is worthy of prayer — I know I’ll take all the prayers anyone wants to send up on my behalf!

  4. Joshua Brunken of Omaha Says:

    Carol,I agree. We all should pray for Britney and Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton and Robbie Williams to name a few entertainers who need our prayers.

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

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