• A concussion can spell the end — for a footballer's game, season, or career. Concussions aren't just a concern for athletes in American Football, but soccer as well. It can be a shaking time for an athlete because there may not be a clear pathway forward, a lot is at stake. This is a simple prayer from an athlete who has experienced a concussion or concussion symptoms. There may be questions about playing again or even being normal  — this is a prayer asking for restoration from God.

    May 23,
  • Some injuries in football (soccer) require surgery. It may be that someone's season is over or that someone's career is over. It can be that someone is facing surgery for the first time or for, yet, another time. No matter the situation and circumstance, surgery is difficult for those in football and there is often much at stake — one's contract, one's livelihood, or something else. This prayer is for the one who is about to undergo surgery. It is a prayer for peace for the one facing surgery and asking for the skill of the surgeon and those caregivers to be applied, and where there are human limits, asking God to do a miracle to heal and make someone new.

    May 23,
  • In many places around the world, if a football club or team is relegated to a lower division, it can be devastating on many levels — for a community, for those that work in the team's front offices, and it can be disheartening for the fans, athletes, manger, and others. On the outside looking in, it may not seem that big of a deal, but it can have tremendous impact into the daily lives of people and on local economies. This prayer is really a praise, based on Psalm 126. It is a praise offered as a fan of a team reflects on and acknowledges God's help for the club being able to "escape" relegation or gain promotion to a

    May 23,
  • Perhaps you are about to get on a bus or a plane for the next match or to join a new team. Maybe you have a fear of flying, or you cannot rest on the long bus ride, or maybe there is a spiritual or emotional uncertainty as you leave. You leave behind familiarity, family, or something else for a new place, a new challenge — you may feel that you are ready, you may feel that you are not — and the travel to get there is a big barrier for you. This prayer is designed to bring peace and comfort to the traveller — no matter how long the journey, no matter what lies ahead or behind.

    May 23,
  • Goals and goal setting is important in sports — for an individual and for a team. Sometimes certain goals are in conflict between an individual athlete and between the team. Sometimes a team or club might take steps to mitigate an individual's goals to avoid a payout. Sometimes an individual athlete might selfishly put their own interests in front of what might be best for the team in a particular moment or in a particular match. This prayer is for the one who is setting personal goals — but not just for football (soccer) but for life and for faith. It is a prayer that seeks to place a right priority on goals and goal setting.

    May 23,