Miley Cyrus, the 20-year-old actress and recording artist, caused a stir after her MTV Video Music Awards performance, which led to countless spectators wanting to pray for her.
Cyrus, the daughter of country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus, may have rose to fame as a child star as the Disney Channel character Hannah Montana, but she has switched creative gears in music. Cyrus' recent song "We Can't Stop" is not a child anthem, but an ode to partying complete with drug references.
However, Cyrus' MTV VMA performance may have shocked spectators so much that a number of people felt compelled to pray for the singer. During the performance, she stripped down to a nude bikini while gyrating on married R&B singer Robin Thicke, 36.
Cyrus has been public in the past about being baptized in 2005, and wearing a purity ring in 2008. Although the singer speaks less about her Christian values these days, many music fans are still offering to pray for the singer.
"Honestly my heart breaks for Miley Cyrus," one person tweeted after her VMA performance. "She is so far from God in a world that keeps pushing her farther and farther away. Pray for her.
Another person said their parents were concerned for the budding singer after watching the performance.
"Just watched this Miley Cyrus thing with my parents and my ma goes 'that's really unfortunate what happened to that girl, I'll pray for her," the person tweeted.
Although Cyrus received a great deal of criticism from people on social media, some seemed to want to deter people from speaking negatively about her.
"Seriously..I think we should all take time out and pray for Miley Cyrus instead of bashing her...she's lost. #Disappointed," one person tweeted.
Another person's prayer was for Cyrus to remember the God she served.
"I pray no matter what she reads about herself in the next few days-there will be a quiet moment when @mileycyrus remembers God loves her," the person tweeted.