Apparently BYU got whacked by TCU yesterday. Which of course raises the question: how many Latter-day Saints were praying for a BYU victory before the game? And does Heavenly Father care?
I am not talking about a prayer like, “we hope nobody gets hurt at the game” or “let the players play their best.” I am talking about a full-out plea to Heavenly Father to help your team win over the other.
I am a pretty crazy sports fan sometimes, I even often bet on sports, but I usually choose free online bets where I can save dollars as I am not a heavy gambler. I’ve never prayed for my team to win. It just seems like a waste of my prayer time to ask Heavenly Father to care whether my team scores more points than the other. It seems like He definitely cares about people bettering themselves, being good sports, giving full efforts and learning how to get along. The final score? Not so much.
Not that there is anything wrong with praying for your team to win. I’d like to hear from people who have gotten down on their knees and begged for a BYU win. Or a U of U win. Or a Utah Jazz win. Or, how about the high school softball team?