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3rd Aug 2016

A Prayer for the Olympics
Olympic Games 2016

Gracious and Loving God
We celebrate and give thanks for this global sporting occasion when athletes from many nations come together to compete.
May their coming together model for us acceptance of difference at a time when hostility, violence and conflict are endemic in far too many parts of our world.
May the competition highlight human commitment, sacrifice and skill so that these athletes are a source of inspiration for us all.
May friendship, camaraderie, integrity and graciousness mark the events at every level and in every sport.
Bless the athletes, officials, coaches, supporters and viewers around the world.
Bless the winners and the runners up.
May we continue to believe that peace and harmony are possible in our world.
We ask this in Jesus’ name, who is the source of peace.