Heavenly Father, you show us examples of great mercy throughout every generation. Let us follow the example of Christ, that we may show mercy and love to our brothers and sisters. Help us to follow the examples of great saints, who even though they were not perfect sought and received your mercy, allowing them to do great things through You. Bless our team that we might always remember to follow this example in our practice and competition, as well as in our school and daily lives. May we glorify God in all that we do. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.