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>> As Aretha Franklin rests at home after falling gravely ill, many showed up to this 5 AM service in her hometown, Detroit, to pray for the Queen of Soul.>> Lord, we know you know her because you blessed her right in here, in this church many years ago.
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>> It was at New Bethel Baptist Church where her father pastored and where Franklin got her start singing gospel.>> Then Holy Father, you gifted her with the gift of song.>> Now a community is coming together offering words of hope and encouragement as the 76 year old is under hospice care at her home.
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The service coming a day after the legendary singer was visited by Stevie Wonder and Civil Right's icon Jesse Jackson. While it hits close to home for those in Detroit, news of her failing health reverberated across the globe.>> And then Holy Father, you have allowed her to share her gift with this world.
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>> With tributes pouring in for the singer on social media urging her to stay strong.
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