“American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks and her husband Dana Isaiah welcomed their first child into the world this year.
The couple have been outspoken about their Christian faith and Sparks recently revealed to the Christian Post about the special prayer she prays over her son DJ.
“Every time I rock him to sleep, I start drifting into prayer over the choices he makes, the people he meets, and everything that’s going to happen in his life. I pray, ‘Lord, let him be strong when he needs to be, let him be kind in certain moments, let him be soft in certain moments, let him be compassionate, let him be passionate about other things and other people,” the new mother said.
“That prayer usually trails into a whole bunch of other prayers, depending on how long it takes him to get to sleep,” she added.
Sparks said the birth of her son on May 2 “completely changed” her perspective on everything—including her relationship with Jesus.
“My faith became so much deeper because I caught a glimpse of the love the Father has for us. I wasn’t prepared for the level of love I felt and the feelings that I never could’ve imagined before. I just look at DJ and I smile and I just want to cry because he’s so incredible,” she shared.
“My husband and I are so aware that we need to set a good, godly example for him, because he’s going to be looking to us,” she continued. “But it’s been such an incredible experience and made my relationship with the Lord so real.”
While Sparks has been adjusting to the roles of wife and mother, she also took on a new role in the faith-based film “God Bless the Broken Road.”
GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD tells the inspirational story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence. The film focuses on the importance of family, friends, and faith, while paying tribute to those who serve in the United States. Directed by Harold Cronk (God’s Not Dead, God’s Not Dead 2), and starring Lindsay Pulsipher (True Blood, The Hatfields & Mccoys), Andrew W. Walker (Date with Love, Steel Toes), Jordin Sparks (Sparkle, Left Behind), LaDainian “LT” Tomlinson (NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL Network Analyst), Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs), Kim Delaney (Army Wives, NYPD Blue) and Robin Givens (Riverdale).