A excerpt of the prayer delivered by coach Ron Brown to the Penn State football team on November 12th, at the start of the first game after sex abuse charges against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky ended Joe Paterno’s coaching career:
There are a lot of little boys around the country, today, who are watching this game. And they’re trying to figure out what the definition of manhood is all about. Father, this is it right here. I pray that this game will be a training ground of what manhood looks like. And we will compete with fierce intensity. With the honor, and the gifts, and the talents that you’ve given us. And may we be reminded, Lord, as it says in John 1:14, that Jesus is full of grace and truth. May the truth be known!
(h/t to Gretchen Koch at State of Formation)