Prayer on the football field

I sat in the back of the quiet bus. My teammates’ faces were tensed in concentration, and the faint murmur of music through headphones drifted in the air. Some tried to sleep; others bounced their legs anxiously, looking out the window. A small red box sat in my lap. I shuffled around inside to find five small stones. They were meant to symbolize the qualities and spiritual ideas I’d need to think about before the game. I looked at the words written on each one: strength, protection, confidence, gratitude, love.

A week before, my high school football team had played in the sectional championship for our division. During one play, an opposing player’s face mask caught me on my right shoulder. I felt a shooting pain down my arm, which then lingered in my shoulder. I was playing outside linebacker, a defensive position, and it was the same shoulder I used nearly every play. 

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