God is my Director

Youth ministry, movies, no drugs and a variable amount of Rock ‘n Roll

Over-prayed footballers

Posted by Martin on December 22, 2006

I’ve already confessed my love of this kind of story – now possibly my favourite TV show in the whole wide world is devoting this Saturday’s programme to it. The BBC Sport website today reports that England footballer Jermaine Defoe is a Christian who says that prayer helps him to get over the disappointments in his career. He says:

‘I pray every day. In the mornings and, before I go to bed. I think it’s important to pray not just when things are going bad.

‘When things are going bad, it’s easy to pray and ask God to help you out, but it’s also important to pray when things are going well and show your appreciation.’

Good on Jermaine for saying that in public when he knows he could get stick from the fans, and good on the BBC for airing his story of faith, and those of other players, in the ‘Faith in football’ special of Football Focus, on BBC ONE this Saturday at 12.10pm GMT.

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