Faith Matters! (Or How Kris Allen Made The Top 12)
As we’re learning this season, you don’t just need votes. You need PRAYERS.
Ok. Well maybe its more like just making sure a pastor makes their congregation vote in the 100s or 1000s. And then some praying that all your texts and calls went through?
One Arkansas man could become the next American Idol. And his North Little Rock church is behind him all the way in both prayers and votes.
Kris Allen is no stranger to the spotlight. The 23 year-old UCA student has been on the worship team at New Life Church for years and often helps with their outreach.
But now the Church is reaching back.
At the Pastor’s urging church members have been at their prayers and their phones for Kris. In some cases they’ve called or sent texts to cast in hundreds or thousands of votes each for the rising star.
“I know some families that everybody had a phone including little itty bitty kids to text for those two hours,” said Pastor Rick Bezet.
“There’s just no way not to be excited. He’s just a young cool guy with this wonderful opportunity. He loves the Lord so he will be blessed because of that. We’re just all rooting for him. He can go all the way,” said church member Mandy Ferguson.
While some church members say they don’t know Kris personally, they say the community will support him to the end.
Well, now we know how Allen beat out fan favorites like Matt Giraud, Meghan Corkrey and the exquisite Normund Gentle. Itty-bitty kids and their parents were calling in votes for him. (Sorry, you know I just really wanted to say itty-bitty again.)
He’s just this young cool guy. He’s got this wonderful opportunity. He loves the lord. So, I mean…he just will be blessed because of that.
I’m sorry. I just loved that blonde chick’s quote. I couldn’t resist. So if he’s blessed by the lord, does that mean Sarver and Gokey are blessed any more or less? What about Adam Lambert? I think he is SUPER BLESSED. Anyway, does this mean the person who wins Idol is the most blessed?
OH MY HIM???!!!! The Lord plays favorites AND he watches American Idol????
Of course, other people are praying for Chris, too!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for uniquely gifting Kris Allen and for giving him an opportunity to compete on AI this season. We ask that he find favor with You, the fans, the judges, and the producers. We know that the joy that comes through in his music comes from You. We pray that this joy will touch the hearts of those watching and listening. We ask that You soften hearts and draw them to You through the witness of Kris Allen. Place Your hedge of protection around him. Keep him in good health, and keep his voice strong. Guide him as he makes his song selections and makes decisions about the music arrangements. Help him to make choices that best showcase his talents. Thank You for providing him with Christian friends in the top 12. We ask that You foster these friendships and friendships with those on AI that do not know You as Savior. Let the light that is in these men of God shine. Open the eyes of unbelievers. Let them see that their relationship with You is what makes these young men who they are. Give Kris opportunities to share Your love with others. Give him supernatural strength, energy, and endurance for the weeks ahead. May he continue to grow in grace and knowledge of You. We thank You for answering our prayer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Don’t get me wrong. Of course I think it’s wonderful to see people come out and support their hometown boy on a national television show. I’m just getting super sick and tired of Praise & Worship Idol. (And people praying about song selection and musical arrangements on Idol.)
Thank God for Adam Lambert.