An inspiring scene unfolded on Wednesday night inside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, just before Team Puerto Rico faced-off against Team USA in the final game of the World Baseball Classic championship.
The entire Puerto Rican team gathered in the dugout for what has been described as a lengthy and very public prayer — a moment that inspired and encouraged some of the audience members. Among them: TV host Matt Faraci.
“I was sitting with my two oldest boys getting ready for the game, and one of them said to me, ‘Hey, dad, look over there!'” Faraci told Faithwire. “And there it was: Team Puerto Rico huddled together in the dugout in front of everyone at Dodger Stadium, arms around each other, saying a long prayer.”
He continued, “I was instantly reminded of Psalm 133:1 (which reads), ‘How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!'”
Team Puerto Rico in a lengthy prayer before their emotional title game against USA pic.twitter.com/KAFMb3I4AR
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Faraci, who hosts “Frankly Faraci,” a new weekly, original program that premiered March 21 on the Dove Channel, said that the scene was “inspiring and encouraging” and that it offered an “amazing example” to those who watched it unfold.
He said the scene also left him wondering why the U.S. team wasn’t also turning to prayer.
And there’s one other element we should mention: It turns out, Team Puerto Rico also gathered for a group prayer at the end of the game as well “then saluted their thousands of fans in the crowd of 51,565, applauding them, waving to them, tipping their caps,” according to Fox Sports.
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