February 6, 2017
Prayer by Fr. John Harhager, S.M., President
I recently read survey results saying that one fourth of Americans believe God plays a role in determining the outcome of sporting events.
After last night’s game, fans in this region may be inclined to disagree with those 25% of Americans.
The survey also said that half of Americans believe God rewards devout athletes. It makes me wonder if they believe the opposite: God punishes those who are not devout.
And can some teams really be cursed by God, as 20% of Americans believe?
It does raise an interesting question about God’s involvement in our lives.
God is involved in the world which He created; and He is involved in our lives. He deeply cares for us; He is always with us; and He guides us as collaborators in His Divine Plan.
Let us pray, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
deepen our faith in you as Creator and Father of all.
Fill our hearts with a spirit of peace and reconciliation.
Let us be your instruments of mercy; making all things in Christ.
May we grow strong in your image
through which we spread your message of love and peace
in our community and throughout the world.
Grant this through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Mary, seat of wisdom…. pray for us.