A Prayer for the Provisional Feast Day of Eric Liddell

God whose strength bears us up as on mighty wings: We rejoice in remembering thy athlete and missionary, Eric Liddell, to whom thou didst bestow courage and resolution in contest and in captivity; and we pray that we also may run with endurance the race that is set before us and persevere in patient witness, until we wear that crown of victory won for us by Jesus our Savior; who with thee and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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2 comments on “A Prayer for the Provisional Feast Day of Eric Liddell

  1. USMA74 says:

    Eric Liddell’s portrayal in the movie Chariots of Fire was inspiring. This clip shows Eric winning his Gold Medal in the Olympics.
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwyltmUR3MU&NR=1

    When Eric’s head goes back during the race you can feel God’s pleasure. His sister and brothers in the stands “get it” – and many others did also that day. Well done Eric Liddell – be thou at peace.

  2. evan miller says:

    I came upon Chariots of Fire on TV the other night and watched it ’til the wee hours. I’d forgotten what a splendid movie it is. Ian Charleson’s portrayal of Eric Liddell was superb.