• The Irish World Cup Prayer:

    Dear Lord,

    You gave us football to enjoy healthy activity and a friendly rivalry.
    Take care of our Irish Team as they journey to Japan and Korea.
    May they represent their country with pride and distinction.
    Help them to play to the best of their God-given abilities.
    Let our team be supported by our prayers for their success.

    St. Patrick, patron of Ireland, watch over our team, protect them from injury, keep their spirets high, their eyes keen and their feet swift.
    Give them the strength to tackle every challenge as they journey towards their goal.
    Let them return to our country safely, with honour, and if it be pleasing to God, with the World Cup.

    Amen

    Fr. Coghlan wishes to share the above prayer with Wahyanites around the world.

    -24 May 2002