While Madonna awaits the outcome of an appeal in her case to adopt four-year-old Malawian Mercy James, she's been taking comfort from a visit to her local Kabbalah centre.
The queen of pop arrived with her 12-year-old daughter Lourdes and David, the son she adopted from the African country two years ago. Seemingly unaffected by the difficult time his mother is experiencing over the failed adoption, the little boy at one point poked his tongue mischievously at passersby.
Like his brother Rocco, Madonna's son by Guy Ritchie, David was dressed in the white garb traditionally worn to Kabbalah services and had his head covered with a skull cap.
Lourdes was trendily dressed in skinny jeans, a waistcoat and shirt, teamed with a tie and blue-rimmed shades.
The family has reportedly stepped up their participation in prayer sessions to gain strength to help them cope wtih the strains of the current situation
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