You communicate with us through Christ
the Incarnate Word.
Engrossed in writing about sporting events
and those engaged in them,
help me to express in honest words
what has happened,
to educate and even entertain readers.
Give me grace to relate truthfully
how sports men and women
have practised and played,
to protect their dignity above their performances.
Tempted to become involved
in contests with follow journalists and columnists,
I ask for the wisdom of the Holy Spirit
to be wary of exaggeration and egoism.
Edited from Playing & Praying by Fr Kevin O’Gorman SMA, published by St Pauls Publishing, Ireland, Moyglare Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, Tel: +353 1 628 5933. Available from St. Paul’s Bookshop, Athlone, or from the following link: Playing and Praying