Euro 2016 – Prayer #13 – Sports Commentator


people rely on me
to inform them immediately
what is happening in the game,
on the court or course,
at the track.

I sometimes feel stressed
facing this responsibility
and need the strength of the Holy Spirit
to cope and continue.

To be professional
I know that proper preparation
is the pathway to passing the test,
to have facts and figures at my fingertips.

Grant me wisdom to pronounce prudently,
remembering that it is people I am talking about
and to rely on former players
to play the part of pundits.

Amen.0006efce-1024The Memory Man – Jimmy Magee


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