Dear Father, Bill Maher, 62, is a comedian, political commentator, and the television host of Real Time with Bill Maher. He is known for his sarcastic commentary on current events. His political beliefs are both socially liberal and libertarian. He is an agnostic/atheist who says he is too apathetic to care about issues of theology or life after death. He does not consider atheism to be a religion, even though atheists cannot prove You don’t exist and must place their faith in that assumption. He is an avid supporter of the First Amendment, believing everyone should be permitted to express their opinions. He is in the news for stating that Alex Jones, the left’s enemy #2 behind President Trump, is entitled to express his beliefs without the liberals silencing him. Father, I ask that You reveal Yourself to him. Show him that You are real and that You not only will hold him accountable for his life but that You also love him dearly and You are eager to overwhelm him with Your grace, mercy, and compassion. Father, give him a “Damascus Road” experience with You. Transform his heart and mind. May he become a defender of the faith in the 2020s. I pray that the First Amendment will enable him to speak his mind with others about Your amazing goodness to hi
Dear Father, Madonna, born Madonna Louise Ciccone in Bay City, Michigan, is considered the best selling female recording artist of all-time. She has sold over 300 million records worldwide since her breakthrough in 1983. She has earned over $ 1.4 billion on tour throughout her career, the highest earnings by any individual performer. An accomplished drummer, guitarist, and vocalist, the “Queen of Pop” has written and produced most of her hit songs. She has also starred in movies such as Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own, and Evita. Her wealth has enabled her to be an entrepreneur in fashion design, health clubs, and film making. She has written children’s books and has become an advocate for the needy in Malawi, Africa. She is in the news today because of her 60th birthday on August 16. Father, I know that You love Madonna. You created her. In fact, You gave her the ability to perform and entertain. She has become famous using the gifts that You gave her. Father, bring her to Yourself. Work a miracle in her life so that she has a life-changing encounter with You. May she write and perform songs about Your goodness and glory. Turn her into an inspiration for other wealthy and famous people to experience the transforming work of Christ even late in their lives. Reach out to her in her 61st year and begin an amazing work in her life. Amen.
Dear Father, Elon Musk is a native South African and a serial entrepreneur who is estimated to be worth over $ 20 billion. His childhood fascination with computer programming, along with his business and physics degrees from The University of Pennsylvania, has enabled Elon to create successful technology companies in the aerospace, neurotechnology, and automobile industries. He was one of the key developers of the website that is now known as PayPal. PayPal was sold to eBay for $ 1.5 billion. A man who considers himself socially liberal but fiscally conservative, his vision for a better world includes the establishment of human colonies in outer space. He was an economic advisor to President Trump until Trump pulled the U.S. out of the global climate change agreement. He is in the news today because of catastrophic tweet he sent on August 7th. He announced his intention to turn Tesla, his publicly-traded automobile company, into a private company. He predicted the price of a share of stock would essentially double. He said he already has the financial backing to do it. The tweet was apparently spontaneous and without the counsel of any advisor or the approval of his board of directors. Tesla stock soared, leading to an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is apparently experiencing great emotional duress because of his mistake, facing intense pressure from both inside and outside of his companies. Father, even the wealthy can experience the consequences of poor judgment. Elon’s wealth cannot force his detractors to forgive him for his mistake. He is apparently losing sleep. Father, I ask that You help this man. Visit with him. May he know that You have compassion on the wealthy and powerful just as much as You do on the poor and disadvantaged. Our economic status does not represent our value. Our economic status is an opportunity to show incredible faith in whatever condition we are in. Help Elon demonstrate to the world what happens when a billionaire turns his life over to You. Father, rescue him from his crisis in such a manner that he has no choice but to praise You. Amen,