Almighty and Eternal Father, we bless, praise and thank Thee for the gift of life and most of all for Thy Son, Jesus, who opened the way to eternal life for us through the shedding of His Most Precious Blood. We humbly ask Thee to bless our Troy football team and all the coaches, and shield our players from all harm. We humbly ask Thee to protect the opposing teams and coaches from all harm. We humbly ask that all Troy fans and our opposing team fans be protected in their travels to and from the games this year. Help us to be sportmanlike and charitable, and we ask Thee to forgive us for the times when we were not. Through Christ our Lord. AMEN.