Performance-Enhancing Prayer?

  (26 July 08)
  by Greg Spearritt

The Sydney Morning Herald tells us that Churches of Christ-trained pastor Nett Knox of Sydney will be one of six international chaplains at the Beijing Olympic Games. She will support athletes of all nations and faiths, though from the SMH article praying with them seems to loom large in her modus operandi.
The article claims that Pastor Knox might pray for athletes to win “in the context of fulfilling their potential and doing what God wanted of them” since, in her own (quoted) words, “God has given them that gift.” 
Given the power of prayer, is Pastor Knox a potentially performance-enhancing factor? And would she pray for rival athletes to win the one event?


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