One Newcastle fan is priest Stephen Foster, and he has written a prayer seeking help from above to help Newcastle United and in particular Stephen is hoping that owner Mike Ashley will leave the club.
The report is in today Chronicle.
Father Stephen Foster a prayer for Newcastle United
The priest has written a prayer which we list in its entirety below, and he has asked the Lord for help in getting Mike Ashley out the club.
Stephen is currently living in Ireland and he’s hoping something from heaven can do the trick.
“It’s a prayer to the Lord to try and change the mentality of the owner and the club.” “It’s about getting the best for the fans. We are going through a difficult time but things can improve.”
In his prayer Stephen points out there is more to life than money, and either rhte owner – who is not named – leaves the club or changes the way he runs the club.
A prayer for Newcastle United
Dear Father in Heaven
Listen to our prayer in the midst of our suffering.
To be at St James Park is where we want to be. To win is great. To see passion, excitement, endeavour and skill is ecstatic.
To lose is always terrible. It takes some time to recover. But now we are being attacked from within. We are more financially secure now, but the cost is great. No involvement in cups is allowed.
Best players sold. Mediocre mid-table finish is what is demanded.
The balance sheet has become the most important thing.
But this is not what we want.
And so Heavenly Father, grant that the owner will see more to this than profit and balance sheet. That there is more to life than money. It’s about families and belonging.
If you spend your hard-earned money on a match ticket, it’s an insult to witness passionless, mercenary football.
Our family is Newcastle. Give us what we want.
But, if he is not prepared to change Heavenly Father, give him the insight to know it’s time to go.
Give us a new owner (or a new mentality for the present owner) who will take our spirit and not crush it but revive it.
Give us someone who will not rename our stadium from St James Park, not change the color of our strip. Not rebrand us into something we are not.
We’ve had highs and lows. Notably the Fairs Cup. That was a great year. But too many lows.
Help us now,
But Stephen we need a prayer to stay up this season too – which is more immediate ….
Here’s a question – will this be read out before the game against West Brom on Saturday over the loud speakers?
Hey – we might even win the game.
Nah – that would be a miracle.