Hi! Just wanted to share:
The picture above is from a tournament in Fayetteville, NC. It was the last tournament of the season and our son’s team lost terribly. (Our son plays for the Carolina Rebels out of Fayetteville and we had played the Wayne County Strike Eagles.) We lost like 20 something to like 2. I can’t remember the exact score, but it was bad…for us. LoL. Each team prayed before the game, like most teams do. But when the game was over, the other team asked that both teams come together on the pitcher’s mound. At that moment I wasn’t sure what they were doing as another team was waiting to take the field. I watched as these 2 teams met on the pitcher’s mound to pray together. My son has played a LOT of tournaments, in a lot of towns, but I had never seen 2 teams come together like this. It was awesome and touching and I just kinda felt like it should be shared. —-Brandy Jackson, Fayetteville, NC
What a cool story! There’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing travel ball families joining hearts in prayer…win or lose. Right now, we’re working on a post about the benefits of praying together as a team. Where we live, in the South, seeing teams huddling together, sharing their faith before a game is very commonplace. You’ll see them gathering on Sunday mornings for ballpark devotions also. This is who we are and we’re not ashamed or afraid to be seen giving thanks to God.
But I’m told this is not the case in other parts of the country.
What are your experiences with team prayer? Are you for or against this type of observance? Feel free to share your opinions and stories in the comments.
Here are a few more we just received and wanted to include.
And, as always, if you have a success story or touching moment that’s too great not to share, please let us know! (We love that sort of thing.) Message us on our Travel Ball Parents Facebook page.