A Rodeo Prayer
Our gracious and heavenly Father.
We pause in the midst of this festive occasion,
Mindful and thoughtful of the guidance that you have given us.
We would ask, today Lord, that you be with us in this rodeo arena
As we pray You will be also with us in lifeís arena.
As cowboys, Lord, we donít ask for any special favors in this arena today.
We only ask that You will let us compete in this event, and in life, as You did for us.
We donít ask that we never break a barrier, draw the steer that wonít lay,
Draw around a chute fighting horse, or a bull that is impossible to ride.
Help us to compete in life as honest as the horse we ride;
In a manner as clean and pure as the wind that blows across this Texas country;
So when we make that last ride, that we know is inevitable, to the country up there.
Where the grass is green and lush and stirrup-high and the water runs clean and clear;
You will tell us, as our last judge, that our entry feeís are paid.
A Rodeo Cowboy's Prayer
Our gracious and heavenly Father,
we pause in the midst of this festive occasion,
mindful and thoughtful
of the guidance that you have given us.
As cowboys, Lord, we don't ask for any special favors,
we ask only that you let us compete in this arena, as in lifeís arena.
We don't ask to never break a barrier,
or to draw a round of steer that's hard to throw,
or a chute fighting horse, or a bull that is impossible to ride.
We only ask that you help us to compete as honest as the horses we ride
and in a manner as clean and pure
as the wind that blows across this great land of ours.
So when we do make that last ride that is inevitable for us all to make,
to that place up there, where the grass is green and lush and stirrup high,
and the water runs cool, clear, and
You'll tell us as we ride in that our entry fees have been paid.
These things we ask.