Men of the Mountains, Mountains of Men
Blessing II for the Morehead State University Eagles Football Team
P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R: Who made Heaven and earth (Ps. 124:8).
Let us pray.
Almighty and ever living God,
Maker of mountains and of men,
we turn to You today on our first home game.
Help us to stand strong and tall on this our stadium
that was named after Professor WL Jayne
whom generations remember
as “a man of the mountains and a mountain of a man.”
Make us, the new men of the mountains, mountains of men
that our rivals could neither withstand nor tear down.
Fortify us as we mound a defense of our mountain turf
against the Keydets of the Virginia Military Institute.
May this ground be the place where we soar as Morehead’s eagles,
where Morehead can find every reason to raise to You a song of gratitude.
grant us the guts that we need for this game,
guard our grip of the ball, and
guide us towards our goal of giving glory to Your mighty Name.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
P: The Lord be with you.
R: And with your spirit.
P: May Almighty God bless you, the Father, + and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.