Pregame prayers by sports teams are silly. So I thought. What if The Lord actually listens to this drivel and guides the team with the best invocations to victory? How would I feel if someone was praying for me to lose? Here's a news item that demonstrates what happens when sports and religion's affect on it are taken too seriously.
This also brings up a more weighty issue. I'm sure folks in New Orleans were praying that Gustav went somewhere else, and that our fellow Americans in Texas were praying that Ike would also change course. Like maybe to Mexico? So do hurricanes land at the weak link in the coastal prayer line?