We are all very aware that the Olympic Games have begun in Rio. I have an app on my phone called Bread4Today. It is a great resource for daily prayer. When I was praying today I opened it and there was the following prayer. Let us hold one another gently in prayer each day.
Eternal God, Giver of joy and source of all strength, we pray for those who are involved in the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.
For the competitors training for the Games and their loved ones,
For the many thousands who will support them,
For the Churches and others who are organizing special events and who will welcome many from many nations.
In a world where many are rejected and abused, we pray for a spirit of tolerance and acceptance, of humility and respect and for the health and safety of all. Amen
Pat Schifini, OSU