Shoot for the Sky
Blessing VIII 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.
Listen to our prayer, O Lord of sea and sky,
and let us not lose sight of what is at stake today:
not the prize or our pride,
but the opportunity to prove to ourselves,
to the Dolphins of Jacksonville University,
and to everyone out there,
how much tighter we are as a team,
how much harder we are willing to work for a win,
how much better we are this season.
Set us loose, then, Lord, into that stadium
with the strength the comes only from You.
Shield us from our opponent’s every offense
and smash through their most solid defenses.
Do not allow us to be shaken
when we fumble, fall, or fail,
but stir in us instead the resolve
to play harder, to run faster,
and, as Eagles do, to shoot for the sky.
Give us, O Lord of sea and sky,
another reason to praise and thank You today,
for we know that “there is no one like You, O Lord;
You are great, great and mighty is Your name” (Jer. 10:6).
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.