Father God, 
I offer myself to you now and thank you for your heart of grace,
open to receive my prayers.
I need to bring to you people around the world
who at this moment are preparing for this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Please protect each one with your Spirit’s power,
and encourage every individual to enter into the events of 2012
with a spirit of unity and peace.
I pray for those who are working to prepare Olympic venues in the UK,
that they may know they are investing their talents and energy
into that which is potentially life changing.
I pray for the organisers of the Games, at every level,
that they will display integrity in every area of their work to every nation taking part.
I pray for the security of the athletes and the venues.
Please cover everything and everyone with your protection and power.
I pray for the athletes as they prepare themselves physically and mentally,
and seek to achieve their best performance.
I pray for the Church in the UK as we mobilise ourselves to lead the community in celebration.
give us faith to take hold of this amazing opportunity to build your Kingdom.
Thank you for my faith,
which is worth MORE THAN GOLD,
and enable me to
engage with the 2012 Games through prayer.