Fortify Us for this Fight
Blessing VI 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.
Creator of the universe,
You have made us to dwell on earth
yet have destined us also for Heaven.
Stir in us, Your Eagles of Morehead, the desire for Heaven
that we may always seek the things that are above
and not the things below (cf. Col. 3:2).
Today, as we face a formidable foe
in the Flyers of the University of Dayton,
we rely on Your strength from on high
to fortify us for this fight
that we may not only surge early on,
but, more so, sustain our streak
until the very last second of the game.
When we falter, remind us, Lord,
that You have made eagles to soar to the sky
long before men ever attempted to fly.
Remove all doubts in our minds
and any fear in our hearts
and replace them
with a courage to defend our line against the enemy
and a confidence to undermine their every play.
Renew our longing to be great,
not only in the eyes of men,
but, more so, in Your sight,
so that everything we do today on that field
and every single day of our lives
may give praise to You, who have made us
for the glory of Your Kingdom.
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.