TOMORROW IN FITZROY & 4 CORNERS FESTIVAL - 9.2.2020
POUR OUT THE CUP (JESUS BREAKING FOR THE BROKEN)

PRAYER FOR THE 4 FOOTBALL CLUBS IN BELFAST

4C-WINDSOR-PANEL--scaled

(At the 4 Corners Festival 2020 we listened to the 4 Chairmen of the Belfast Football Clubs. It was quite an evening. I promised at the end of the night that I would pray for the 4 Chairmen on Sunday. This is the prayer I prayed in Fitzroy morning worship... I dedicate it to all who volunteer in sports clubs...)

 

Lord

We pray for our city

We thank you for the love, mercy, grace and compassion 

In every street 

Lord we thank you for those who give their lives

To build a city of grace

And do not even need a definition of grace to do it

As we look back over 4 Corners

We thank you for the singers

The poets

The storytellers

The preachers

The helpers

We thank you for their contributions to building a city of grace

 

Lord, this morning we pray for the 4 Chairmen

Of our 4 main football Clubs

Cliftonville

Crusaders

Glentoran

Linfield

 

Lord we thank you for their sharing on Wednesday night

For they honesty

Personal and in their roles

Lord we thank you for their authenticity and compassion

Lord as they look after the players pastorally

The mental health as well as the physical fitness

As they seek to curb society’s ills that are cast upon them

As fans or hangers on use their stadiums for sectarian abuse

As they seek to build bridges across the city

In the relationships between their clubs

With their influence on their local communities

As they even seek to be involved in turning around educational underachievement

And as they develop players, girls and boys

Through all their youth teams

As they discipline players and supporters

As they make decisions at a national league level

About anthems and flags and security and care.

Lord as they do this quiet, unheadlined work

Guide them

Give them wisdom

Be their resilience

May they never feel alone

And may we be supporters of all these Clubs

And everything they do

To build a city of grace.

 

In Jesus name we pray

AMEN

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