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Olivia Newton-John Prayed the Lord's Prayer Every Night, Revealed in Final Interview

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Olivia Newton-John had a favorite prayer she believed was beautiful and powerful.

She prayed the Lord’s prayer every night since her pregnancy with her daughter, Chloe.

The singer who died recently at the age of 73 after a 30 year battle with breast cancer shared her thoughts on prayer in what is now her final interview.

A report on Faithwire shared information from the interview on “A Life of Greatness” podcast. The singer gave listeners a window into her faith background and talked about prayer.

“Newton-John told podcast host Sarah Grynberg she grew up Presbyterian, frequently attended church, and was taught the Lord’s Prayer as a child,” Faithwire reported.

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In the podcast Newton-John recalled, “I remember when I was pregnant with Chloe, and I was close to losing her at one point and I had to go to bed. And … I asked God to please save Chloe and, if He did, I would say the Lord’s Prayer every night for the rest of my life, and so I have.”

“I believe in prayer. I think prayer is very powerful,” Newton-John said.

Metro 50 News in the UK also reported on the interview during which Newton-John talked about contemplating death: “‘We all know that we’re going to die, I think we spend our lives probably much in denial of it. I think we’re the only species that has that awareness,’ she said.”

The “Grease” actress had many years to pray over Chloe and to consider what happens after death. She dealt with breast cancer for three decades.

Little is known about the specifics of Newton-John’s faith but this glimpse demonstrates that embracing the scriptures around the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples can have great impact on people in their darkest and most private moments.

Chloe Lattanzi, Olivia’s daughter who is a singer and actress herself, now 36 posted this tribute on Instagram:

“You are my lighthouse mama,” she wrote. “My safe place. My heart space. It has been my honor and continues to be my honor to be your baby and best friend. You are an angel on earth and everyone touched by you has been blessed. I love you forever my life giver, my teacher, my mama.”

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Many adults raised in the faith and taught about Jesus as children, begin to revisit that faith when they start their families. There’s something about the miracle of children and the responsibility of caring for a small soul in a dangerous world that stirs our need for God.

Olivia Newton-John, even with her wealth and fame, felt that stirring and understood the need to go to God in prayer for her unborn daughter.

If you’re a parent and you’re seeking more understanding of praying over your children and raising children to know and love God, tune into some of Liftable.tv’s parenting shows like Why or Why Not with Benjamin and Kirsten Watson, Parent Compass, and Moms Like Us.

If you or someone you love is affected by cancer and Olivia’s death has impacted you this week, tune into this episode of Mornings on the Dove to hear what Rev. Percy McCray has to share about “How Cancer Effects Your Faith.”

CORRECTION, AUGUST 12, 2022: For clarity purposes, Liftable.com has removed the News category from this article.

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Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.
Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.




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