Bishop Calls on God for World Cup Help

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Taken from the BBC News site. Full story here.

OK the silly season starts here! The Bishop of Croydon Nick Baines, who just happens to be a football fan, has called for his imaginary friend to help those taking part in the World Cup in South Africa!

He has written three prayers, the first to “guard and protect” those who “work and play” in the cup; the second to “bless” those taking part and “smile” on the host nation; and third to give all those who are “gripped with World Cup fever” patience and understanding!

At least he didn’t entreat us all to pray for an England win, especially as every correctly conducted study into the effectiveness of prayer has come to the same conclusion. Prayer works no better than chance.

So here’s to a chance of winning the trophy!

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