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Bishop pens prayer for England

2010-06-21 18:31

London - A British bishop has penned a special prayer in the hope that divine intervention can help England rediscover their World Cup form.

Nick Baines, Anglican Bishop of Croydon in south London, said while it might take "too much of a miracle" for his side to win the World Cup after lacklustre draws with the United States and Algeria, he wanted to try and help the side.

Writing on his blog, he joked that he had written a first prayer which consisted of just two words: "Oh God".

His second prayer is slightly longer and reads: "God, who played the cosmos into being, please help England rediscover their legs, their eyes and their hunger: that they might run more clearly, pass more nearly and enjoy the game more dearly. Amen."

England need to beat Slovenia on Wednesday to be sure of progressing to the last 16.

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