I recently purchased Prince and the New Power Generation’s CD, Love Symbol Album, and was surprised by the following lyrics in his song, My Name Is Prince:
My name is Prince, I don’t wanna be king
Cuz I’ve see the top and it’s just a dream
Big cars and women and fancy clothes
Will save your face but it won’t save your soul
I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way
Would our Lord be happy if He came today?
That led me to researching his religious beliefs further and stumbled on this CNN article which tells a great story about how, since 2006, Prince would participate in door-to-door ministry for his Jehovah’s Witness church:
On one occasion, remembered Lundstrom, Prince knocked on a door in a middle class suburb of Minneapolis. A woman answered and stared at the instantly recognizable singer, easily the Twin Cities’ biggest celebrity, Lundstrom recalled. “In the middle of Prince’s very nice Bible presentation, the woman says, ‘Excuse me, but has anyone told you that you look a lot like Prince?’ He looks at her and says, ‘It’s been said.’ Then goes back to his presentation. When the woman asked Prince for his name, Prince said, ‘Rogers Nelson,'” his middle and last name.
Can you imagine answering the door and Prince is standing there ready to tell you about his faith?