I’m sure you’ve all seen scenes of locker rooms where all the players “get down” and pray together as a show of unity, team spirit, and hope in God’s assurance of victory. Before they’ve ever gotten to that place there have been hours of preparation and training for the game. This time of prayer before a game sets the tone for the team to trust God with the final results of the game. That whether they win or lose they have given it their best shot. They acknowledge God’s part in the game, his strength, his power, his purpose; that they play fair.

You may not be an athlete who is called upon to display your physical endurance to the world, but we are all called to the court of life where we must demonstrate our faith by playing a fair game. So I would encourage you before you begin your day, (game of life) seek God’s counsel through prayer. “Get down” and tell God that you need him. You need His mercy, His grace, His providence. You need His Presence in your life today. You need Him to help you understand the events that will unfold in the coming hours. You need His Joy that gives you strength for this new day. He will be on that court with you. He will hold your hand.

Isaiah 42:6Amplified Bible (AMP)

I the Lord have called You [the Messiah] for a righteous purpose and in righteousness; I will take You by the hand and will keep You; I will give You for a covenant to the people [Israel], for a light to the nations [Gentiles],