Sunday, February 3, 2013

Prayer at the Super Bowl

One thing is for sure, there will be a lot of players praying before the Super Bowl and many "thanks to God" after it is over by the victors.  What is the role of prayer at sporting events?

I am of the (humble) camp that we have more important things to pray for - and hope that sport is seen as just that, sport and entertainment.  While it may be natural to mix the two, it often leaves a watered down effect on the davening part.  After all as it says in the Talmud, a person is not to "rely on a miracle" for salvation.  Then again, maybe I am spoiled since my prayers and hopes for my team didn't get them into the playoffs.

1 comment:

  1. Pray for safe play, for the ability to accept either a win or a loss, and for each player to play to the best of his/her ability. And make it all communal prayer. My opinion only.