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LL Cool J Opens Grammys With A Prayer For Whitney Houston

Grammy host LL Cool J eschewed the conventional joke-laden monologue in favor of offering a somber prayer for Whitney Houston tonight.

“We have a death in our family,” he told those gathered. “And so at least for me, the only thing that feels right is to begin with a prayer.”

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Heavenly Father, we thank You for sharing our sister Whitney with us.
Today our thoughts are with her mother, her daughter, and all of her loved ones.
And although she is gone too soon, we remain truly blessed to have been touched by her beautiful spirit and to have her lasting legacy of music to cherish and share forever.

Amen

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