"May our Lord Jesus Christ; Our Savior, our Redeemer, and our Benefactor,
BLESS the participants and fans of the World-wide Soccer community, as we
join in the excitement of this great momentous event!
Protect our athletes from injury; and, give them courage and speed and determination to be an example to 'all' athletes of good sportsmanship and enthusiasm.
Bless us: the spectators, as we watch and join in the excitement of the moment yet, merciful Lord: give us restraint in our emotions, so we do not repeat the mistakes of the past. Help us to maintain our dignity, as Your sons and daughters, so that order and control will not be jeopardized.
We know Satan has put in our midst evil people who are determined to disrupt this triumph of human achievement, with their animalistic misbehavior. Lord, seperate us from them so we do not lower our standards nor intentions to walk in Your footsteps.
It is because of You that we take pride in our athletic achievements ; because, we are made in your image and likeness.
Bless us, Dear JESUS, with Your Love and your Peace, so that when this event is but a memory ,....we will remember with Pride and Joy, our participation.
AMEN." About -